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Title Royal Irish Fusiliers officer's busby bomb
Nationality British
Period c 1881 on

In 1881 the 87th Prince of Wales Own Royal Irish Fusiliers and the 89th (the Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot were amalgamated to form the RIF. The eagle commemorates the capture of the eagle of the 8th French Regiment by the 87th at the battle of Barrosa in 1811.

This is an almost mint example with all its firegilt finish intact. One lug is missing on the reverse and I have yet to clean the piece, so there is some dried metal polish still in the flames of the bomb, but this will be easily removed.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


Hallo, Mr. Seidler, my buckle comes today in very nice condition

I am delight for next time

T V, Czech Republic, 14.08.2012

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005