A militia other ranks brass 1855 general pattern plume holder. Many corps of militia wore the busby with full dress for a period beyond 1882 when gold lace and gilt and brass badges were introduced for all the Militia Artillery. Plumes were worn in these holders were usually made of white goat or horse hair, 6 inches in height and worn on the left side of the busby. The busby itself was made of brown or black fur.
Some minor spotting / staining otherwise in very good condition with original slider and sharp detail.
Norman Litchfield 'The Militia Artillery 1852 - 1909' p24 refers.
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An attractive scroll forage cap badge with the entwined letters SVA. Two loops to the reverse suggesting for wear on the cap rather than a pouch. In good condition with no damage and sharp detail. Circa 5.2cm wide and 3cm tall.
Silver plated, in good condition with original fixings to the reverse. Slight wear to silver plate. Excellent condition otherwise. Scarce.
Small Brass shoulder title with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.5cm wide and 1.2cm tall. In very good condition. This pattern introduced 1952 for the Artillery Section.
Westlake No 1476 refers.
Circa 1950s issue, smaller than their WW1 counterparts. Original lugs with minor signs of service wear, but generally very good condition.
A scarce Royal Military Police die struck brass gilding metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse. In very good condition. Sealed pattern 14th May 1948.
K&K Vol 2 No 2131 refers.
A good post 1953 gold wire embroidered example. On black felt backing. Glue marks to the reverse.
The bottom half only of a one piece brass title, two original loops to the reverse. Some damage to the places where it was removed from the top part, most likely a T/RAMC
Westlake No 416 refers.
RAMC Officer 's single collar badge in tip top condition with some tarnish to reverse only. The badge is impressed on reverse JR Gaunt, London. King's Crown pattern. Superb.
A die struck brass cap badge with original slider. Stress mark to top of slider where it bends to meet the crown, so some care required in handling this not to weaken it further.
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