Single piece in a loop for wear on this distinctive Gurkha cap, circa 48cm in length. In very good condition.
A scarce officers stable belt, not often encountered and unlike the later RRF stable belt which was worn by all ranks, this was worn by officers only and purchased by the PRI, not official issue. Slightly narrower than the later RRF stable belt at 6.2cm tall. Slight signs of service wear and a few small marks but about 9 / 10 condition. Introduced in the early 1950s and worn either with short-sleeve order or the later pullover. Gosling green central strip with burgundy red coloured outer stripes. Would prefer not to post to the USA unless by prior agreement (as I have had problems exporting textiles to the USA).
See http://www.stablebelts.co.uk/ for identification.
Directly from a former officer of the regiment.
A scarce WW1 Kitcheners Blues cap, with red piping (as per the Northumberland Fusilier red pagri stripe), a brass other ranks cap badge on lugs, a khaki wallet named in Ink to H L Taylor 12290 9th NF, the cap with a monogramed HT sewn to inside lining, a post war reunion dinner photo (large format mounted on card) B Company 9th Northumberland Fusiliers. B company were the toffs, otherwise known as the Burberry set, and when travelling around often mistaken for officers in mufti, which caused some amusement on occasion as retold in the Battalion Regimental History. The Latter confirms 12290 H L Taylor as embarking with the Battalion in 1915 for France and Flanders and also that he was a member of B Company. Later commissioned in the RAF. An interesting lot of related items which all came together, including a small picture of his gal, found in the lining of the wallet.
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.
An original brass spike for 1878 Home Service Pattern Helmet. In good overall condition some light service wear marks to spike. includes fixing nut.
in good overall condition some light service wear marks to ball. no fixing nut. Second of two listed.
In good overall condition some light service wear marks to ball. no fixing nut. Another one also listed.
Mounted on leather, some stitching repairs otherwise in good condition.
In good condition to the reverse with four of four original fixing loops.
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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