Large Georgian / Early Victorian Fused Cap Grenade British Pattern - Possibly Grenadier Guards / HAC / Royal Artillery, pre 1855
unidentified bronze grenade but similar to patterns being worn by the Grenadier Guards and Honourable Artillery Company ( H.A.C. ). Sew on rather than fitted with lugs (never has been), see the deliberate holes in the bottom edge of the flames. Note the unusual jaggered edges to the bottom of the flames Large at circa 9.7cm tall and 7.3cm wide. Rare item, any information welcome. Circa 181... read more
68th ( 1st Bn DLI ) Light Infantry Other Ranks Glengarry Badge, 1874 - 1881
An original and very clean heavy die struck version of this original glengarry badge, as worn by the predecessors of the 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry, the 68th Light Infantry Regiment. Two strong and original brass loops to the reverse (one larger and longer in the mouth of the bugle), and correctly positoned. A copper tone to it rather than a yellow gilding metal, but spot on ... read more
105th Madras Light Infantry brass cast badge, pre 1881 ( later 2nd Battalion, KOYLI )
A small other ranks brass cast glengarry badge with two original lugs (e-w) to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm wide and 4cm tall. Certainly not one of the later and larger die struck copies. Of Kings Yorkshire Light Infantry interest.
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68th ( Durham ) Light Infantry Other Ranks Crimean War Period Albert Shako Plate, 1844 - 1855
In relic condition, but good colour to brass. Circa 7.2cm in diameter and 10cm tall, impressed brass plate ribbed horizontally and edged with a raised wreath of oak on the left and laurel on the right, surmounted by a large Victorian crown. The regimental number "68" in raised numerals below a stringed bugle. the "6" has been slightly damaged.
This is in repaired / exc... read more
Victorian Border Regiment Pagri Sun Helmet Badge
A large die struck white metal pagri badge to the Border Regiment. With a long slider to the reverse and both tabs to hold red felt in place are present. It only has battle honours up to Inkerman in the Crimean War. This is a stunning badge, well over twice the size of a normal cap badge; 5.5cm tall excluding slider, and 6cm wide. read more
Original 52nd Regiment of Foot ( Oxfordshire Light Infantry ) Glengarry Badge, pre 1881
A brass pre-territorial glengarry badge with two original brass loops to the reverse. The number "52" to the centre of a bugle horn with strings. See item below, which contrasts this original item with a frequently encountered reproduction.
52nd Foot ( Oxfordshire Light Infantry ) - Comparison between an original glengarry badge and a modern copy
I thought this pictorial comparison may be of interest to collectors as collecting glengarry badges, which have reproduced by Fox in the late Victorian period and by others since the 1970s onwards, is an area fraught with uncertainty. Things to note in particular are the colour of the brass, the metal used for the retaining loops, the shape of the numerals and the colour of the reverse,... read more
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry DCLI Valise Star Badge
Large, stiff and heavy die struck in gilding metal, broad slider to rear (as issued) for wear on the valise or 'large pack', the design was based on the old helmet plate. Circa 10.5cm tall and 9.5cm wide.
Worn by 2nd Battalion DCLI when on service as the Army of Occupation (Rhineland, Germany) 1922 to 1924 and also when stationed in Guernsey from 1924 to 1927. In excellen... read more
12th (East Suffolk) Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81.
An original die-stamped brass example, with signs of service wear (has been well polished in its time and the edges of the two towers are slightly folded over with wear). Star surmounted by Castle and Key; on the star a strap inscribed “Montis insignia calpe. East Suffolk” with “12” to voided centre. Reverse with brass (not copper) loops, north - south. Age patina and slightly polished.... read more
78th ( Highlanders ) Regiment of Foot (The Ross-shire Buffs) Other Ranks Feather Bonnet Brass Badge, pre 1869
An early and scarce brass badge. Note the motto "CUIDICH'N RHI". Major Parkyn's book "Shoulder belt plates and Buttons" (p288) states " For many years the motto was spelt "RHI" and was amended to the correct spelling in 1869... being "RIGH", predating this badge to 1869. With two loops to the reverse (east-west). K&K no 545 refers.