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Title Hussar officer's busby plume
Nationality British
Period c 1900
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I am fairly sure that this is made of osprey feathers, definitely not ostrich, with a black vulture feather base. These busbys were worn until the end of full dress, perhaps at the Coronation in 1953.

The small gilt bomb, which should cover the base of the vulture feathers, is missing, though the little gilt collar on the white element of the plume is still present.

Its condition is excellent for its age, complete with its slightly scruffy tin.

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


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J D, USA, 05.04.2011

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

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