This pattern (note crown) attributed to the 5th (Gateshead) Volunteer Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry. Worn until 1908. With original slider and in very good condition.
A stunning and scarce officers frosted silver, gilt and enamel cap badge with two original silvered loops to the reverse. The Hampshire Rose in red enamel above the title scroll, "Hampshire & Isle of Wight " between crowned laurel sprays. A fabulous badge, the photos do not do it justice. Worn 1967.
K&K Vol 2 No 2387 refers.
A scarce die struck white metal cap badge with the flat topped Victorian crown as worn from 1896 to 1902. Two original dark toned loops to the reverse.
A scarce blackened brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse. South Africa honours to top arm of cross. In very good condition. Worn 1908 - 1935.
K&K Vol1 No 1824 refers.
A scarce large pattern King's crown officer's fire gilt pouch badge with mounted wheel (does not turn) and three original screw posts to the reverse. In great condition.
A bi-metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse and five braising / expansion / sweat holes. Blank plinth. In very good condition with sharp detail.
K&K Vol1 No 1735 refers.
Blackened Brass Die Struck version with two original loops to the reverse. As worn on the grey slouch hat with grey full dress up to 1914 (See Gaylor p78). Circa 4cm tall. In very good condition with a good patina and some minor wear to black finish on the highpoints. As also worn by the 20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers pre 1908. Scarce.
A large die struck metal crown with long single loop to reverse which appears to have been removed from a volunteer 1878 pattern helmet plate as worn 1902 - 1914. One corner of base of crown a bit ragged. Of use to anybody missing a crown off their QVC or KC helmet plate. Quite a few QVC plates were converted locally with KC versions so this could be used in this way to repair a relevant QVC plate also. Circa 4.3cm tall and 4.3cm wide. This checks out with the size and style of crowns on HPCs in my collection.
This, together with the item listed above, is a real oddity. It appears to be an Other Ranks HPC device die struck in white metal with two original lugs to the reverse. It is not a collar badge as far as I can determine (not listed in Churchill) so I can only presume they are NCO issue for wear in the side or forage cap. It shows no sign of having been removed from the Helmet Plate Centre; the lugs are original and not in place of any other fittings. Circa 2.5cm wide and 2.4cm tall. Any information welcome.
A scarce die struck glengarry with QVC and two of two original staple style loops to the reverse (north-south). Sharp detail and rare.
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