Die cast example with two original loops. In very good condition, with a dark toned silvered bell held in its right claw. The black finish to the front remains mainly intact. This pattern (without scroll) was sealed 11th January 1952. No QEII pattern was issued (although there were collar badges with a QEII pattern crown - I would like to hear of anybody who wishes to dispose of the same on behalf of a customer) and the regiment was amalgamated to become the Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry in 1956, so all in all a short lived badge.
K&K Vol 2 No 2312 refers.
A Victorian QVC blackened brass helmet plate for the 1st Volunteer Battalion (East Kent Rifles). Dating circa 1883 -1898 with a blackened white metal horse above invicta to the centre. In good condition complete with three original lugs to the reverse and red felt backing (looks to be a recent addition). Circa 93mm tall and 65mm wide. In 1898 the unit adopted a rifle pattern busby for full dress as their form of headdress.
The final photo shows another example as worn on the 1878 pattern officers helmet which is included here for information purposes only.
A large undress two part silver plated Officer's Sabretache badge of East Kent Yeomanry c. 1820 - 1840, this pattern could equally have been worn on the bell top shako. Sadly there is some damage (which I have drawn in with a pencil): a section of the ‘Invicta’ scroll is missing and one of the forelegs is broken and absent. There is a separate large and matching St. Edward’s crown with identical loop fittings to the other part. which is in good condition. The main horse section including scroll is circa 13.5cm tall. Historically important and rare.
See pouch badge listed separately as item 59647.
A nicely die cast badge with good colour, little service wear and two original blade fixings. In very good condition. Worn 1898 - 1969.
An officer's small sized OSD die cast bronze cap badge with two original long blades to the reverse (unbent). Maker's mark J&Co ( Jennens & Co ) stamped in reverse of crown dates this to 1902 - 1924. Circa 3.4cm tall, similar to collar badge size. Most probably for wear in the Field Service Cap. In superb condition with good colour and rare.
K&K Vol 1 No 737 refers.
A scarce OSD officers cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. As usual, not recommended to play with the blades as they can get brittle with age. In very good condition. Pre 1922.
K&K Vol 1 No 788 refers.
A pre 1922 small pattern field service cap badge, die cast in bronze with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 3.1cm tall. In superb condition.
Die cast with two original loops to the reverse of each. Flags flying to left. Very good condition and scarce.
A very fine vintage embroidered gold and silver wire Prince of Wales's plumes. On black felt backing. Some edge wear to black felt backing especially on bottom right otherwise in very good condition with some age to it.
Die cast, two part construction with two original long loops to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm wide. In very good condition, some bending to loops and minor wear to gilt on the high points. Worn 1920 - 1956.
K&K Vol2 No 1496 refers (page 126).
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