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Title Indian Police officer's collar dog
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1901-48

This is a die-struck badge in white metal (just over 30mm high) and was the badge of the Indian Police, a slightly larger version being worn as a cap badge, and a larger one still as a shoulder belt ornament. This is almost certainly English made and could well be unhallmarked sterling silver, or equally heavily plated.

This amazing unit served not only to control India internally in the days of the Raj, but also fought on the North West Frontier, the North East Frontier and in Burma until the Burma Police was formed. They had an extremely distinguished military and civilian record, varying from stepping in to prevent disorder in mixed Muslim and Hindu villages on the various festival days of both communities to chasing robbers in the NWF district and sorting out dacoits in Burma.

Its condition is excellent, but it is somewhat tarnished with age.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British Empire : 20th Century]


The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

Thank you for the bayonet... I am absolutely thrilled with it. Look forward to more purchases from you.

D B, UK, 16.02.2006