An original Victorian QVC shako plate for the 13th Regiment of Foot (1st Somersetshire). This is the last pattern variety of the badge dating circa 1869 - 1878. In good condition complete with original dark toned lugs.
Comm SiSa (14)
A quality heavy yellow brass die struck badge with three original long and toned loops to the reverse. Vendor stated it was worn by Connaught Rangers as a pagri / sun helmet badge until 1881 (as the 88th Foot). In lovely condition with sharp detail. Circa 5.8cm wide and 5.2cm tall.
A scarce heavy yellow brass other ranks WBC but rather crudely made, poorly fitting and badly cast. Despite this, a rare survivor as officers' versions were private purchase. If nothing else, it could serve as a gap filler until you can find a better one (if ever!).
Comm RoHa (B1)
An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in yellow brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted east-west. In very good condition.
K&K Vol 1 No 455 refers
Blackened die stuck brass with two original brass loops to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail and only minor wear to blackened finish.
Out of the series of numbered territorial regiment glengarry badges, this is the odd one out as it looked very much like the badge to follow with the re-organisation post 1881 into county regiments, with the exception that its antecedent was struck in white metal.
K&K Vol 1 No 588 refers.
An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in a gorgeous yellow brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted north / south. One of the nicest examples I have ever seen.
K&K Vol 1 No 466 refers.
A die struck yellow brass pre territorial first pattern glengarry badge with two original east - west BRASS loops to the reverse. A thickly struck badge with no damage and good detail. Roman numerals for 16 to centre of a multi-rayed crowned star bearing a maltese cross and a wreath of laurel with s a strap "Bedfordshire". Worn from 1874 until replaced by the smaller example more usually encountered (No 445). Simply gorgeous example.
K&K Vol No 1 No 444 refers.
105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, OR’s glengarry badge and matched facing collar badges set, worn circa 1874/6-1881. A good die-stamped gilt example of all three. Crowned coiled bugle horn; lined ‘105’ to voided centre. Brass lugs East and West to badge. (K&K Vol 1 , No 582). Collar badges are fitted with two original copper lugs, East and West (Chruchill No 1388 refers, 2nd pattern variety as worn 1876 - 1881 only).
In 1861 the 2nd Madras (European) Regiment was transferred to the British Establishment as the 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, becoming the 2nd Battalion, The King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) in 1881. An attractive but scarce set.
An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in a coppery brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted east-west. In good condition with sharp detail.
K&K Vol 1 No 570 refers.
An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in yellow brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted north / south. The Fox copies had loops mounted east / west. A Good stiff badge, nicely struck and original to the period.
Ivan Machin A Guide to the Badges of the York & Lancaster Regiment 1822 - 1968 Fig 31 / Pages 35-36 refer (he also confirms the lug configuration).
K&K Vol 1 No 555 refers.
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