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Title 15 carat gold swagger stick, 3rd Glamorgan Rifle Volunteers
Nationality British
Period 1898

Engraved: 'Presented to Major W.D. Rees by Col. Richardson and officers of the 3rd G.R.V. Sept. 3rd 1898'. In 1908, under the Cardwell reforms, this regiment (based in Swansea) became the 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion Welsh Regiment. Regimental swagger sticks in gold are rare, and a presentation example in gold is even rarer.

This stick is mounted on a malacca cane with a gilt finial at the other end. There are minor blemishes to the malacca, but, considering the age, it is a magnificent example. Major Rees seems not to have had any foreign service, but rose to at least the rank of Lt. Col. as I also bought his full dress uniform (already sold) from one of his descendants. The whole piece measures approximately 24".

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

[Militaria : Equipment : British : 19th Century]


Today Iíve received your parcel in good order. Iím vey happy with [t]his piece.

C A, Netherlands, 15.07.2013

Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011