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Title Silver-topped cane to Sgt Drummer I.H. Macintyre
Nationality British
Period 1912

Engraved on the 1912 hallmarked silver top is: 'SERGt. Dr. I.H.MACINTYRE // 1st (Highland) Cadet Battn. // The Royal Scots 1913'. It would appear, therefore, that this was a presentation piece. The hallmarks are London marks. The cane is malacca, somewhat worn for the bottom 15 inches through use.

The silver has bruising and signs of wear throughout, but, in particular, one side has been crushed. These cane tops were normally filled with resin, which would take a certain amount of punishment, but, in this case, obviously it was overdone! However, it is a nice example of a pre-war cadet battalion walking stick to an interesting rank.

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

[Militaria : Miscellaneous : British : 20th Century]


My order arrived this morning, thanks for the prompt delivery.

Two excellent original pieces, I must say.

Buckle is in minty condition retaining so much detail esp plummage on eagle's neck and chest, like to see those 'creases' on the legs also... a beautiful example of an early O&C buckle.

Belt is very interesting, rather thin, CROUPON stamped and also behind the tongue...maybe Allegmeine but no SS markings as you state. Beautiful piece none the less.

Thanks for a speedy transaction Chris, I am very happy with my purchase :)

B M, United Kingdom, 26.10.2018

Safely arrived. Many thanks for the information. Your site is on my list of favourites.

R B, UK, 16.11.2005