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Title Hussar officer's busby plume
Nationality British
Period c 1900

This is made of white ostrich feathers, with a white vulture feather base, worn by the 3rd, 7th, 13th, 14th and 19th Hussars. These busbys were worn until the end of full dress, perhaps at the Coronation in 1953.

The little gilt collar on the white element of the plume is still present, although partially hidden by the vulture feathers. The ostrich feathers are slightly soiled with dirt and age, otherwise the condition is excellent for its age. Its tin is in quite good shape, with most of its original black paint, and the original linen plume bag is present.

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

[Militaria : Headdress : British : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017

Received sword yesterday thanks. Very pleased with it. Thanks Chris, most excellent service.

R G, UK, 26.01.2013