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Title 4th Irish Dragoon Guards officer's 1848 pattern helmet plate centre
Nationality British
Period c 1848-71

This regiment has an ancient lineage, being raised in 1685 as the 6th Horse, changing in 1690 to the 5th Horse, in 1746 to the 1st Irish Horse, and in 1788 to the present title. In 1922, it amalgamated with the 7th Dragoon Guards. The 1848 helmet was replaced in 1871 by the last pattern, a simplified version.

This is firegilt, die-struck brass and there is a 6mm dent at the top left-hand corner of the plate, which could be ironed out with careful treatment. It would appear to retain nearly all its original finish. There are two lugs on the reverse in the correct positions and both are original.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Just a short note to let you know that I have collected the Police fur cap this morning from the Post Office. I am really happy with it, and for sure I will give a thumbs-up to your service. This was the first item I ever bought from you, and I hope it will not be the last.

I G, Malta, 03.10.2005