Kings crown officer's die cast bronze service dress cap / collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition with only minor wear to bronze finish. The large collar was discarded by the 1st Battalion in favour of the simple knot badge by 1918 although the 2nd Battalion persisted with the large collar as depicted here for a few more years.
Westlake No 1064 refers.
A scarce die struck collar badge with two original loops to the reverse (some bending). In good condition with sharp detail. The badges of the regiment were paid for my the Mayor of the Borough and officially sanctioned by the War Office. Worn in facing pairs. Scarce.
Raised in 1915 and disbanded in 1919.
Churchill No 890 refers.
Comm StWi (57)
A die struck cap / collar badge coronet bent to shape of cap. Great if you have a large brodrick grenade cap badge looking for a coronet. It looks to be an early pattern of manufacture with two original dark toned loops to the reverse (bent inwards). Circa 3.4cm wide and 1.9cm tall.
Churchill No 1787 refers.
Comm StWi (56)
Scarce brass collar badge with an original single loop to reverse, as issued. In very good condition with sharp detail.
Now, to dispel a myth, these may well have been worn by the 11th ( Devonshire Regiment), but they were generic issue to most regiments without a special device, such as fusilier regiments which were authorised to wear grenades, or light infantry regiments who were authorised to wear bugles, or other special devices approved at the time. There were other special devices, such as the 1st Regiment ( Royal Scots) who were authorised in 1872 to wear a collar badge in the form of a thistle.
In an attempt to list the units who may have worn this generic pattern of collars in the early 1870s (typically 1872 - 1878), I have compiled the following list from Churchill:
2nd ( Queens )
3rd ( Buffs )
11th (North Devon )
12th ( East Suffolk )
14th ( West Yorkshire )
19th (Green Howards ), replaced in 1875 with a different pattern crown (Churchill 559)
29th ( Worcestershire )
35th ( Royal Sussex )
39th (Dorsetshire )
42nd ( Black Watch )
44th ( East Essex )
45th ( Sherwood Foresters )
48th ( Northamptonshire )
53rd ( King's Shropshire Light Infantry )
62nd ( Wiltshire )
64th ( North Staffordshire )
83rd ( County of Dublin / RIR / RUR )
Churchill page 1 and No 333 refers.
Comm StWi (20)
A facing pair, from the front a reasonable match (some colour variation), but different lug configuration to the rear. (some twisting to lugs) In good overall condition. Worn circa 1908 - 1922.
in 1908 the South Wales Borderers were allocated a single Territorial Battalion, the Brecknockshire Battalion.
Churchill Nos 675 / 676 refer.
Comm StWi (29)
Issued in 1882, the white horse facing left over a brass scroll Invicta, replacing the dragon collar badge and then being replaced once again by the dragon collar badge in 1894. A closely matching facing pair with original dark toned lugs to the reverse of each. In good condition but with some wear to the lugs. A confusing and unexpected change in regimental motif. Scarce.
Churchill No 78 refers.
Comm StWi (68)
Die struck brass collar with two original lugs to the reverse. In very condition and with a pattern of coronet or crown unique to the 19th Regiment (as opposed to the flatter and wider crown worn by other infantry regiments pre 1878 - see my item 60673). Circa 2.2cm wide and 1.7cm tall. Scarce.
In 1881 the 19th Foot became the Green Howards ( Yorkshire Regiment).
Churchill No 559 refers.
Affiliated to the Northumberland Fusiliers, a neat little collar badge, die cast, with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm tall. More brass looking than bronze. In very good condition.
Die Cast bronze large pattern collars, facing pair, also matching. Two original lugs to reverse of each. In lovely condition.
Facing left, with two original brass loops to the reverse. Worn 1881 - 1897. In good condition, slight service wear. Scarce.
Westlake Fig. 36 refers.
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