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.
Indian Army - a large and imposing 1st Punjab Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate, Indian cast and of two part construction with a brass floret with kings crown to the top and a mounted metal elephant with Assaye tablet and Chinese dragon below. Two out of three screw posts remaining (one bent). Two old holes to either side of the elephant appear to have been filled in with lead solder. Worn 1922 - 1947. Circa 8.5cm tall. Also some polishing to detail, more especially the crown otherwise in good overall condition and probably fairly unique. Worn by colour party bearers perhaps?
The 1st Punjab Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army from 1922 to 1947. It was transferred to the Pakistan Army on the Partition of India in 1947.
See my item 60429 for the cap badge of the same design (now sold). The latter is 4.4cm tall.
A quality two part construction quality bi-metal cap badge with four original small lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.2 cm tall. No damage to lance pennants or points. Some minor service wear to gilt finish.
The regiment was formed in 1923 as 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers by the amalgamation of 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers and 32nd Lancers. On Partition of India in 1947, the regiment was allotted to Pakistan.
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.
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.
Sold to Andrew
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.
On hold for Mr MS
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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