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Title General officer's cocked hat plume
Nationality British
Period c 1880s
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These were worn from Waterloo onwards on staff officers' cocked hats and, indeed, on most cocked hats worn by the military throughout the 19th century. From memory, the only man to still wear one of these is the senior medical officer of the Household Cavalry on parade. It is white over red swan's feathers.

It is in excellent shape for its age and the tin, though a little crumpled in parts, is still in reasonable shape with considerable scarring to the paintwork.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]

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The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

Buckle arrived this morning. Better than expected. Many thanks.

M H, UK, 11.12.2007

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