Indian Princely State Forces - 3rd Nizam of Hyderabad's Own Golconda Lancers Cavalry White Metal Helmet Cap / Collar Badge
A small cast white metal / silver plated / nickel plated cap / collar badge with two original integral loops to the reverse. Circa 33mm tall x 21mm wide. This pattern worn between 1931- 1948.
In September 1948, the Indian Army invaded Hyderabad State. The battle between the Nizam's army and the Indian Army lasted for five days, and culminated with a decisive Indian victory. On ... read more
Indian Princely State Forces - Nizam of Hyderabad's Own Golconda Infantry Brass Helmet Turban Hat Cap Badge
A good large scarce die cast brass example. Two integral lugs to the reverse. Some sight staining to front and heavily polished to front which has nearly obliterated the title of the unit otherwise in good overall condition. Circa 8.6cms tall.
In September 1948, the Indian Army invaded Hyderabad State. The battle between the Nizam's army and the Indian Army lasted for five da... read more
Indian Army - 5th Light Infantry Two Part Large Cast Badge
A two part cast badge with original fixings. Similar to the pagri badge for this unit but in two parts and the shape of the fittings suggest it may have been worn on a shoulder belt or pouch. The bugle has been highly polished and lost some of its detail. The fixing on the numeral '5' appears to have been deliberately bent over. The bugle is circa 4cms wide and3.5cms tall. The numeral whic... read more
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The Nazim of Hyderabad Prince Body Guard (PBG) Gilt Brass Cap / Collar Badge, pre 1948 Indian Princely State
An attractive die cast gilded brass cap badge of the Nazim of Hyderabad 's Bodyguard. It measures 3.4cms wide and 3.2cms tall, with two small integral lugs to the reverse. In very good condition.
In 1947, at the time of the partition of India, Britain offered the 566 princely states in the sub-continent the option of acceding to either India or Pakistan, or remaining independent... read more
Indian Army - Assam Rifles Chromed White Metal Other Rank's Cap Badge
A cast and chromed white metal cap badge with original slider. In very good condition. This pattern worn from 1992 - 2001.
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Indian Army - 7th Rajputs Regiment Brass Shoulder Title
A cast in brass with two original loops to the reverse (slightly bent inwards). The 'A' not fully voided otherwise in good condition.
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Indian Army Supply and Transport Corps (STC) Officers Unmarked Silver Cap Badge
A very fine unmarked silver example with black enamel central backing, of two part construction and with two gorgeous long silver loops to the reverse. Monogram to centre is 'STC'. Worn circa 1901 - 1923.
Cox 2589 refers.
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WW2 Indian Army Cavalry - 18th King Edward's Own Lancers Silver Pagri Badge
A smaller than usually encountered UK made die cast silver version of the cap badge (stamped 'silver' to reverse) but with the wording "King Edward's Own" in place of what is usually borne on the cap badge scroll which is "KEO Cavalry" (as worn until 1943) and a stick pin fitting as opposed to a proper pin fitting. This pattern worn from 1943 - 1950. Circa 4cms tall excluding the pin. In ... read more
Indian Army - General Officer's Staff OSD Bronze Cap Badge - UK Made
Worn 1911 - 1935, a large die cast bronze OSD cap badge with two original blades to reverse, UK made. Circa 5cms tall. In very good condition. Scarce.
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