I believe this is pre 1947 British Indian Army, but have now forgotten the unit. A large solid die cast bugle with two original brass loops to the reverse. Well made. It could of course be a British volunteer unit (6th Cornwalls?) but looks Indian made to me. Circa 4.4cm tall. Any information welcome.
Die struck silver plated cap badge with two original dark toned loops to the reverse (some bending with service wear). Circa 4cm tall. This pattern as worn 1901 - 1947. In very good condition.
Colonial Indian Police Senior Officers Silver Plated Cross Belt Plate / Pouch Badge, die struck with three original screw fittings with original retaining nuts to the reverse. Circa 6.4cm tall and 5.4cm wide. King's Crown. In great condition. This pattern as worn 1901 - 1947.
The final photo contrasts it with the smaller cap badge listed for sale as item 62555.
A well made badge of two part construction, cast and with original slider the reverse. In very good condition.
Worn 1937 - 1948.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1015 refers.
on hold for AC
Brass Metal Numeral 29 Most probably a sepoy 's shoulder title Indian Army, two original copper loops. Measures 2 cm tall and 2.7cm wide. Somewhat larger than the ones listed above.
Most probably a sepoy's shoulder title Indian Army, two small original brass loops. Measures 2cm tall and 3cm wide. Happy to be corrected on what it is.
Stunning English made die-cast fire gilt crowned star mounted with silvered “ De Bon Vouloir Servir Le Roi ” bearing “PLH” to centre. Circa 4.5cm tall with two original loops to the reverse. Great condition.
The Punjab Light Horse was raised in 1867 and formed part of the Cavalry Reserve in the British Indian Army. The regimental headquarters was at Lahore, in Punjab. The regiment was disbanded following India's independence in 1947.
A good stiff cast brass cap badge with fine detail and a long original slider and the dates of the Indian Mutiny 1857-58 to the front. Maker marked to the reverse of the star "Made in Germany - Manufactured for S.M. Qasim Bros Cawnpore." Given stated place of manufacture this probably dates to early 1930s.
S.M. Qasim Brothers still seem to be in business today making leather belts in Kanpur (used to be Cawnpore), Uttar Pradesh. After independence in 1947, the United Provinces were renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950.
A locally made cap badge in cast brass with two original loops to the reverse. Black paint worn off on highpoints to accentuate the detail. Some service wear otherwise in good condition. As worn 1881-1947.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1111 refers.
Burma Rifles Unmarked Silver locally made Cap Badge in the form of a decorative peacock. A die cast unmarked thin silver cap badge to the Burma Rifles. Two integral loops to the reverse (north - south). Attractive and in very good condition. According to Renfrew worn 1941 - 1942 only.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1012 refers.
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