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Title East Lancashire Regiment officer's dress cap badge
Nationality British
Period 1903-14
Price £25.00

This design, introduced in 1896, mirrors the issue badge, but in a silver as opposed to white brass finish. The crown is the king's pattern, hence the dating, although these officer's badges were produced up to 1940 or so.

This has had a hard life! The original fittings (blades) have been removed and replaced with a lead soldered brass lapel crescent, probably done by its veteran owner to wear in civvies after the war. Thus I suspect that this is an officer's bronze field service badge that has been heavily silver plated, evidenced from the bronze core showing on the remains of the blades.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


Fantastic purchase, all badges genuine as described, a pleasure to do business!

J N, UK, 10.02.2007

The tipstaff arrived safe this morning, and I am very pleased with it.

J B, UK, 17.08.2005