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RESERVED. RESERVED. **SCARCE** Imperial German Leib Husaren (Hussar’s) Busby Metal Totenkopf Death’s Head / Badge. BA 900 - BA 900
Totenkopf (i.e. skull, literally 'dead's head') is the German word for the skull and crossbones (or "death's head") symbol. These metal plates were worn on the Uniform fur Busby’s of Imperial German Leib Husaren (Hussar’s). Image 2 shows a copy of an original image of an Imperial German Leib Husaren in a portrait setting wearing full Uniform including his Busby mounted with Totenkopf plate. The plate is complete with its original 3 prong fixing lugs (set North, West & East). The plate has traces of original silver plating. The price for this scarce Busby plate includes UK delivery. BA 900
£0.00

**MINT** Cased, Post 1902 King’s Crown British Suffolk Regiment Officer’s Silver & Gilt Helmet Plate. Sn 17756 - 17756
The Suffolk Regiment was an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army with a history dating back to 1685. It saw service for three centuries, participating in many wars and conflicts, including the First and Second World Wars, before being amalgamated with the Royal Norfolk Regiment to form the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk) in 1959 which, in 1964, was further amalgamated with the 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire), the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment to create the present Royal Anglian Regiment. This is a superb post 1902 Suffolk Regiment Officer’s King’s Crown Silver & Gilt helmet plate. It features a castle in silver on a black velvet backing & silver scroll with ‘The Suffolk Regiment’. The rest of the plate is in gilt (see Kipling & King Volume 1 No 227 but with King’s Crown ). The plate is professionally mounted on a blue card and sealed in a glazed wooden case measuring 10 ¼” x 8 ½” x 1 ½”. The rear of the case is mounted with twisted wire for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17756
£325.00

**MINT** Cased, Post 1902 King’s Crown British Norfolk Regiment Officer’s Silver & Gilt Helmet Plate. Sn 17755 - 17755
The Royal Norfolk Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army until 1959. Its predecessor regiment was raised in 1685 as Henry Cornwall's Regiment of Foot. In 1751, it was numbered like most other British Army regiments and named the 9th Regiment of Foot. It was formed as the Norfolk Regiment in 1881 under the Childers Reforms of the British Army as the county regiment of Norfolk by merging the 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot with the local Militia and Rifle Volunteers battalions. The Norfolk Regiment fought in the Great War on the Western Front and in the Middle East. After the war, the regiment became the Royal Norfolk Regiment on 3 June 1935. The regiment fought with distinction in the Second World War, in action in the Battle of France and Belgium, the Far East, and then in the invasion of, and subsequent operations in, North-west Europe. In 1959, the Royal Norfolk Regiment was amalgamated with the Suffolk Regiment, to become the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk); this later amalgamated with the 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire), the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment to form the Royal Anglian Regiment, of which A Company of the 1st Battalion is known as the Royal Norfolks. This is a superb post 1902 Norfolk Regiment Officer’s King’s Crown Silver & Gilt helmet plate. It features Britannia in silver on a black velvet backing (the later version with her hand raised), silver scroll with ‘The Norfolk Regiment’. The rest of the plate is in gilt (see Kipling & King Volume 1 No 223). The plate is professionally mounted on a blue card and sealed in a glazed wooden case measuring 10 ¼” x 8 ½” x 1 ½”. The rear of the case is mounted with twisted wire for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17755
£325.00

Edwardian British 1st Volunteer Battalion Hampshire Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Helmet Plate. BA 897 - BA 897
An O/R’s helmet plate from the Edwardian era, with King’s crown in white metal. This came from a damaged helmet and is in excellent condition with 2 loops (east & West) to the rear. The helmet plate centre has 4 lugs and a black leather backing behind the Tiger. The centre reads ‘Hampshire 1st Volr Battn’. A very nice helmet plate in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. BA 897
£195.00

Framed Post WW2 British Irish Guards Banner & 2 Irish Guards Pennants . Sn 17543 - 17543
The Irish Guards (IG), part of the Guards Division, is one of the Foot Guards Regiments of the British Army and, together with the Royal Irish Regiment, it is one of the two Irish infantry Regiments in the British Army. The regiment has participated in campaigns in the First World War, the Second World War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan as well as numerous other operations throughout its history. The Irish Guards claim six Victoria Cross recipients, four from the First World War and two from the Second World War. This is a framed banner of the IG with 2 IG pennants. The tasselled maroon and blue stripe cloth banner mounted on a blue background features the embroidered Capstar badge of the IG with motto "Quis Separabit" (Latin)"Who Shall Separate Us?". The banner is clean and undamaged with no mothing. The banner is contained in its glazed wood frame. The frame measures 25 ½”x 24 ½”x 1 ¾”. The top of the frame has 2 holed brass bars for wall hanging. The banner is accompanied by two, IG cloth pennants . One made of blue serge material has ‘Sergeant’s Mess 1st Battalion Irish Guards’ embroidered in gold and the IG Capstar embroidered badge with motto. The rear of the pennant has a tab label ‘Mayfield Jays heraldic embroidery with their Hampshire England address (illustrated). The gold stitch edged with tasselled bottom edge pennant has bullion tasselled cord and is mounted on a brass bar. The second pennant of blue and maroon striped cloth has a tasselled lace bottom edge and printed IG Capstar badge with motto. The rear of the pennant has a manufacturer label ‘Signet Tie Co Made In Linlithgo Scotland’. The pennant comes with its blue and maroon rope tasselled cord. The pennant is mounted on an ivorine bar. The price includes UK delivery (NB we will only ship Internationally without the glazed frame as damage during transport would be inevitable). Sn 17543
£295.00

Victorian Officers Waist Belt Clasp To Prince Alberts Light Infantry. Sn 16486 - 16486
This is a Victorian officer’s belt clasp to Prince Alberts Light Infantry. The clasp dates to 1881 when under the Childers Reforms the old 13th Foot became Prince Alberts Light Infantry (Somersetshire Regiments), however within months the regiments title had changed to Prince Alberts (Somersetshire Light Infantry) making this belt clast a short lived pattern. The male portion has the strung bugle with 13 and a crown with Jellalabad. The female portion carries the ‘Prince Alberts Light Infantry’ on a circle. Both portions carry the matching bench marks of 6. There is slight wear to the high points of the male portion due to polishing but overall the clasp is in excellent condition. The price includes U.K delivery. Sn. 16486
£225.00

Sudan Defence Force Hallmarked Silver Officers Cap Badge. BA 896 - BA 896
This is a scarce Sudan Defence Force officers silver cap badge by WJD and is hallmarked for Birmingham in 1930. Originally the badge had a central screw post fitting but this has either broken or been removed. This has been replaced with a slider which appears to be contemporary. The Sudan Defence Force was a British Army unit formed in 1925 to maintain the boarders of the Sudan whilst under the British administration. During the Second World War the force also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert campaign. Most of the officers of the Sudan Defence Force were British Army Officers on secondment for a few years whilst the troops were mostly local native troops. This is a very nice genuine hallmarked officers cap badge to a scarce unit. The price includes U.K. delivery. BA 896
£195.00

SOLD SOLD (09/10) RARE, Original, British, Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry Kings Crown Gilded Metal Helmet Plate Issued For Use At The Coronation Of King Edward VII (9th August 1902). Sn 13907:29 - 13907:29
This is a large original Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry Helmet Plate. These plates were issued for use by the 3 Troops of Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry in attendance at The Coronation Of King Edward VII (9th August 1902). Less than 40 Troopers were present and this example is in excellent condition made of gilded metal and with the correct 4 screw posts in the centre of the badge. These plates are larger than the standard helmet plate which are brass with 2 posts. This is a rare helmet plate. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:29
£0.00

Original, WW1 Era Imperial Prussian NCO Guard’s / Grenadier’s Infantry Pickelhaube Helmet Plate. Sn 13588 - 13588
This is a large original Imperial Prussian NCO Guard’s / Grenadier’s Infantry Pickelhaube Helmet Plate. The plate features the gilt brass Imperial Prussian Eagle With motto banner and central silvered metal star with central embossed Eagle and motto roundel. The curved Eagle is 7 ½” from wing tip to wing tip. The rear has the correct mounting rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13588
£275.00

Victorian Other Ranks Helmet Plate To The Loyal North Lancashire's. BA 885 - BA 885
This is a very nice 'Other Ranks' helmet plate to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) (until 1921 known as the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that was in existence from 1881 to 1970. It is the Star and Wreath two part construction with a separate removable central boss. It has 3 loops to the rear. It is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. BA 885
£145.00
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