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militaria item Guards officer's gorget
- British
This is a Foot Guards gorget (approx 3" across), as worn throughout the Napoleonic Wars, although in this case the form of the coat of arms (showing the electoral bonnet of the House of Hanover over the central escutcheon) indicates a firm date of 1801-16. Thereafter the bonnet was replaced by a royal crown.
£600.00
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militaria item Officer's gorget, 1796 pattern
- British
This is the classic gorget as worn by line regiments throughout the Napoleonic Wars. It was a universal issue, the only regiments using differentiated gorgets at this period being volunteers/militia, Foot Guards, the 1st Foot and a handful of other units.
£300.00
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militaria item 1st Bombay Light Cavalry sabretache badge
- British Empire
These silver-coloured ornaments would have decorated a black patent leather sabretache of an officer of the Ist Bombay Light Cavalry. The 1st BLC served with great distinction at Ghuznee, in the Afghan campaign, at Mooltan, Goojerat and Central India (in the Mutiny). The badge was worn until c 1880 when sabretaches were discarded.
£600.00
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militaria item 1st Baluch Light Infantry officer's crossbelt pouch badge
- British Empire
This regiment was raised by Sir Charles Napier for local service in Scinde province
in 1844 and was the only Bombay unit at the siege of Delhi. It then went on to serve in Abyssinia (1866) and Afghanistan (1878-80).
£150.00
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militaria item Yorkshire Militia (?) officer's crossbelt pouch badge
- British
This die-struck badge is almost certainly of the York Militia (Rose of York and a blank plinth for a potential battle honour). The other possibility is Hampshire Militia, who also used the rose as a unit emblem. The badge may well be unhallmarked silver or heavy duty EPNS. As yet untested for either.
£140.00
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militaria item 4th Bombay Rifles cross belt plate, hallmarked silver
- British Empire
This fine silver badge (Birmingham hallmarked and maker marked for Hobson & Sons of Lexington Street, London W) was made for an Indian Rifle regiment with a most distinguished pedigree. Raised in 1775, in 1889 it became the 4th Regiment Bombay Infantry, in 1903 becoming the 104th Wellesley's Rifles.
£350.00
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militaria item Jamaica Militia shoulder belt plate, other ranks
- British Empire
This is an other ranks shoulder belt plate of the Regency era. The Jamaica Militia of 1662 was the immediate successor to Oliver Cromwell's troops which had taken Jamaica from the Spaniards seven years earlier. In 1694, the French landed a force of over 1,400 men and were repulsed by some 250 militiamen.
£450.00
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militaria item Gloucestershire Regiment cap badge, 1896 pattern
- British
This commemorates the service of the Gloucestershire Regiment in Egypt in 1801, unique in the annals of the British Army, inasmuch as they are the only regiment to wear the back badge commemorating the moment when the rear file of the regiment was ordered to turn around and fire at the French who were attempting to take them from behind.
£20.00
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militaria item Royal Engineers horseshoe sweetheart brooch, George VI
- British
The Royal Engineers were responsible for bridge/road building, mine fields, their laying and clearance, etc. These brooches would have been worn by women on their handbags and lapels to commemorate the service of their men in the field, a tradition which started in the Boer War.
£5.00
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militaria item Dublin High Court official's cap/collar badge
- British
This is a particularly fine die-struck gilt badge (4 x 4.5cm), possibly fire gilt (as opposed to electro-gilt), with the coat of arms of Dubin in the centre, backed by the sword and scales of justice and a civic mace, topped by the burgher's crown. A court official (eg the Tipstaff of the Court) would have worn this.
£150.00
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