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Large Sepia Edwardian Cabinet Photo of a Rifle Brigade Officer India General Service Medal, circa 1901 - 1903

A Pre WW1 sepia image of "Roger" a captain of the Rifle Brigade wearing a four clasp India General Service Medal. The ribbon looks like the 1854-1895 pattern. Kings crown pouch belt plate dates it to 1901-02, and the logo Bassano Ltd to 1903. Photographer Bassano Ltd, 25 Old Bond Street, London. Image is in very good condition and has been touched up by the photographer at his eyes, on his hairline and moustache. Circa 28cm by 20cm. Blank reverse.

The Pouch belt plate is identical in format and positioning of the battle honours to the plate (three to each side) recently sold at Bosleys lot 59 8th July 2020. The pattern then changed to 7 scrolls either side in 1903 - 1905. The latter lasted 47 years. Thanks to MIke H for the additional information.

Possible clasps to the medal include 'Burma 1885-7', 'Burma 18187-89' (both 1st & 4th Bn Rifle Brigade) 'Burma 1889-92' (4th Bn Rifle Brigade) and the fourth I cannot account for unless he was an 'odd man' at some other engagement / action, and officers often got themselves attached to campaigns as staff officers.

Alexander Bassano opened a studio in 1850 in Regent Street, London, moving to Old Bond Street in 1876. The studio was large enough to house an eighty-foot panoramic background scene mounted on rollers, which provided a variety of outdoor or court backgrounds. Bassano retired in around 1903, when the premises were refurbished and relaunched as Bassano Ltd, Royal Photographers.

The image is in good condition, some foxing to mount, front tissue paper (ornate B for Bassano) still present but has a tear and one corner of tissue paper is missing.

Any information regarding his identity most welcome.

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Code: 61958Price: 18.00 GBP


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Large original mounted black and white group photograph of a squadron of the 3rd Dragoon Guards in India early 1920s

A good clear image with plenty of interest for the militaria regular cavalry collector, including khaki drill uniforms, NCO arm badges, proficiency badges, the trumpeter wearing collar badges and metal shoulder titles visible on the troopers seated on the ground, 3DG. The regiment was merged with the 6th Dragoon Guards in 1922, so this would date this image to 1922 as prior to this they were in Ireland until 1921. Both Regiments were in India in 1922 onwards. The NCOs have WW1 medal ribbons. Some damage to mount but the image itself is in good condition except there is one crack / scratch which runs diagonally across some of the 1st and 2nd row of standing troopers, but it does not touch the seated NCOs. A very sharp image, but reading the shoulder titles does require a magnifying glass. Mount is 36cm by 27cm, removed from frame.

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Code: 61957Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 Original Photograph of Three Royal Engineers - 'show & tell' session with a model WW1 tank and bi-plane

A great image of boys and their toys! The soldier standing to the rear has a wooden bi-plane tucked under his arm, and the two seated at the front look like they have collaborated on the making of detailed wooden WW1 tank. I believe the sapper to the right with pipe clenched in his mouth is the same soldier as the one in the hand-tinted photograph listed below (item 61934) but cannot prove it other than they came in the same lot. Postally unused, in very good condition. Dover photographer, reverse with ink message 'with love George'.

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Code: 61942Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 Two Rare Preprinted Field Service India Message Postcards for use by Indian Troops at the Front - Hindi

A rare pair of two patterns, one has an army number form A.F. A2042 D (Hindi). The script to the reverse of each is pre-printed Hindi script. No doubt one of my Indian customers will provide us all with a translation! In poor condition and stained. However, not something you come across everyday, and reminds us all of the part played by India on the Western and Eastern Fronts.

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Code: 61937Price: 30.00 GBP


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WW1 Hand Coloured Cabinet Photo of a Geordie of the Royal Engineers Circa 1919

Post WW1 hand coloured cabinet portrait photograph of an sapper of the Royal Engineers. He sports 4 WW1 blue service chevrons, a 1914-15 Star medal ribbon and a magnificent pair of eyebrows! Not sure the crudeness of the artist here has done him any favours except I suppose he does look a bit like Rudolph Valentino! His brass badge, shoulder titles and buttons, now look like silver blobs, the colour gold used appears to have not fixed over the years. Circa 5.5 inches by 3 inches and the photographer is identified as Whinfeld, 161 Northumberland Street, Newcastle.

See also item 61942.

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Code: 61934Price: 12.00 GBP


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The Support Arms & Services - Set 2 Postcards published by Geoff White

In mint condition in original packaging.

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Code: 61835Price: 3.00 GBP


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The Brigade of Gurkhas Set of 7 Different Postcards published by Geoff White

In mint condition in original packaging.

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Code: 61834Price: 3.50 GBP


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The Cavalry - Set 1 of Six Different Cards published by Geoff White

In mint condition in original packaging.

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Code: 61833Price: 3.00 GBP


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Set of 15 Different Modern Coloured Art Cards Celebrating the History of the Green Howards

Only removed from original packaging for photographing, 15 different mint postally unused art cards depicting the uniforms and campaigns of the Green Howards throughout their history. Top information leaflet describes the contents. The work of the artist Rob Chapman.

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Code: 61832Price: 10.00 GBP


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Scots Guards Uniform Postcard

Large format modern postcard, gloss finish, postally unused. In excellent condition. Circa 21cm by 15cm.

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Code: 61817Price: 3.00 GBP

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