Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Silver Plated Irish Pipers Badge
An early and attractive heavy cast silver plated piper's badge with two original silvered loops to the reverse with cut to shape green felt backing. In excellent condition. Circa 5.6cm wide and 4.5cm tall. See my item 59860 for a later chromed version of this badge. Scarce.
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1st (City of Dundee) Volunteer Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) White Metal Forage Cap Badge
Die struck in white metal with two long copper loops to the reverse. Circa 4.2cms tall as per most cap badges. At first I would have thought this was a sporran device but Bloomer claims this was worn by the band on the cap. Scarce.
Bloomer "Badges of the Highland and Lowland Regiments" p75 refers.
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Large British Army Bandmasters Brass Arm Badge, King's Crown
A large brass die struck badge with three original short loops to the reverse. A lyre, wreath and crown, but much larger than the more commonly encountered bandmans' trade badge at circa 8cm tall. Worn on appointment to the position of Bandmaster on the lower right sleeve. In good condition except there is a fracture at the top right side between the base of the crown and the top of he lyre ... read more
78th Ross-shire Buffs forage cap pre 1881, modified
A 78th Ross-shire Buffs yellow brass die struck forage cap badge with three dark toned loops to the reverse but with the top number '78' removed.
This pattern was worn prior to 1881, but this one has had the '78' which was located at the top of the scroll Assaye neatly removed. The originally the badge would have been 57x55 mm but is now 57 mm wide and 42mm tall. Perhaps modi... read more
22nd Cheshire Regiment Bandsmans / Drummers Shoulder Belt / Pouch Badge - FN Birmingham - Unvoided Issue
An excellent pouch badge, with two original loops. Post 1881 until amalgamation, found voided and unvoided, this being the latter. A large badge at 6.5cms tall. Maker marked FN Birm (Frank Narborough, Birmingham). The central device bearing the 22 in commutation of its pre 1881 status as the 22nd Regiment of Foot. Some loss of detail to high points of the central device from polishing and ser... read more
2nd Battalion Band The Lincolnshire Regiment Musicians Brass Metal Foreign Helmet Pagri Badge
A die struck two-part construction brass unvoided example with two original loops (north -south) to the reverse. The centre disc is in a yellow brass and has been inserted and braised into a copper coloured brass star with King's Crown above. A reasonably large badge at circa 5.8cms tall. Initially a bit of a puzzle but as usual the BMBF came to the rescue where it is identified as the he... read more
Royal Warwickshire Regiment Musicians Large Cast Band Pouch Badge
A large and impressive badge nicely cast with flat back and with a stout pin fitting and c clasp, possibly a low grade of silver. The quality, whilst good overall, does suggest theatre made, possibly in India. Some polishing to the antelope otherwise the detail is good. VI below is a reference to the Regiment's pre1881 status as the 6th Regiment of Foot. Apparently worn on the large white le... read more
1st battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Piper's White Metal Badge
A large badge at circa 6cms (2 inches and three eighths) tall with three original loops to the reverse. Some spotting to white metal finish and service wear to lugs.
John Gaylor's Military Badge Collecting page 107 (shown on Plate 26) states that the Mullet of the Douglas family arms looms large in the badge worn by the pipers of the 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rif... read more
Royal Marine RM) Band Badge (GV) Cypher, King's Crown
Silver plated device mounted on gilt grenade. With two original loops to reverse. Worn post GV sometimes with ERII monogram above. In very good condition.
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Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Bandsmans / Musicians Brass Cast Pouch Badge
A scarce die struck gilt pouch badge with two original screwposts to the reverse and with its two original retaining washers and nuts remaining. Some verdigris to front of scroll and top edge of banner, and to reverse of badge, otherwise in good condition and gilt bright.
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