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WW2 Royal Army Service Corps RASC Officers Forage Cap with Gilt & Enamel Forage Cap Badge, Corps Buttons, All GVI Cypher
A top quality black melton cloth cap with white crown and whiet pipe edge with its original matching gilt cap buttons on fixed shanks and both maker marked Gaunt London, and a fire gilt and enamel collar badge GVI cypher (as also worn on the Forage cap) with two original loops to the reverse and holes match those in the cap lining; secured with a cotter pin. Badge and cap in superb condition with no damage to finish or enamel. Original silk liner and velvet sweat band, minimal wear. Only small sign of damage I can find is at the very back of the cap where there is slight damage to the white felt piping where it meets the back of the cap. Does not detract.
Code: 61963Price: 85.00 GBP
Rifle Regiments Black Busby Plume
Horsehair plume with brass stem and retaining ring. It also has two black plaid cloth wood lined holders which the brass slider sits in. The wood of one has shattered but the pieces are still in there. The other is undamaged. I suspect these latter pieces are harder to find than the plume itself. Anyway sold as seen, no returns on this item. Reluctant to post overseas without a discussion first about import restrictions given it is horse hair. the plume is about five inches. The brass stem about 2.75 inches so total length just under 8 inches.
Code: 61756Price: 25.00 GBP
Infantry Pattern Brass Spike for 1878 Pattern Helmet
An original brass spike for 1878 Home Service Pattern Helmet. In good overall condition some light service wear marks to spike. includes fixing nut.
Royal Artillery Brass Ball Spike for 1878 Pattern Helmet (No 2)
in good overall condition some light service wear marks to ball. no fixing nut. Second of two listed.
Royal Artillery Brass Ball Spike for 1878 Pattern Helmet (No 1)
In good overall condition some light service wear marks to ball. no fixing nut. Another one also listed.
1878 Pattern Spiked Helmet Brass Chinscales with Roses
Mounted on leather, some stitching repairs otherwise in good condition.
1878 Original Home Service Pattern Spiked Helmet Brass Top Plate
In good condition to the reverse with four of four original fixing loops.
Pre Boer War, 1897 Dated 1st Lincolnshire Regiment Other Ranks Scarlet Tunic - Attributed
Some moth, minor holes and the odd stain / black paint mark. Despite all these small faults, it is a complete and untouched example with all of its QVC buttons, White worsted Lincoln epaulettes, original white metal collar badges and stencilled in white paint to inner liner "1st Lin" army number "4576" and "7 97" which matches the original dated label which is dated "Sep 1897" and the WD arrow plus measurements. On the leather strap inside the collar, there is an ink annotation " D / 4576" and I think the name "Hill". Billion marksman's badge and single good conduct stripe to bottom left sleeve. White facings. A rare survivor.
Army number 4576 would put the date of enlistment as between 20th January 1896 and 1st May 1897.
Regret unable to post to USA due to textile import restrictions.
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Code: 60509Price: On Request
Korean War vintage United Nations ( UN ) Peacekeeper 's Beret with Enamel UN Badge
The vendor told me this was the property of a Royal Northumberland Fusilier who served in Korea, which would date it to the early 1950s. Unfortunately he could not recall the chap's name. No makers marks or personal details on the beret. Badge has some slight enamel loss to top outer ring, gilt still bright. No moth, stains or damage to outside. Some signs of having been worn to the inside, but a good clean beret overall.
Regret unable to post to USA due to textile import restrictions. Please note the head is for display and is not for sale.
Code: 60513Price: 25.00 GBP
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