A superb example with sharp detail, braising / sweat hole to reverse and two original dark toned lugs.
In 1920 the spelling was changed to "Welch".
K&K Vol 1 No 653 refers.
A large cast badge with two original long screw posts to the reverse for fitting to the sporran. Circa 4.6cm tall and 42.2cm across (1 3/4 inches) In very good condition. Used as both a glengarry badge as well as a sporran badge. This pattern worn from 1880 according to Bloomer.
See MHS Bulletin pp32-33 Vol VI No 21 (August 1955) for illustration, size (1 3/4 inches) and use.
Comm StWi (5)
Die struck Bi-metal (or Festubert pattern) Other Ranks Back Badge with original slider. Nicely toned with sharp detail. This variety worn circa 1888 - 1914 and then reintroduced 1918 - 1935. Circa 3cm in diameter. See the Pagri version listed separately above.
Blackened Brass crown (most of black has now worn off) but worn by a number of Vounteer Battalion Rifle Regiments for use as part of glengarry with helmet plate centre. One of two original staple loops to reverse. Some service wear but in overall good condition. I have a similar one in my collection which worn by the 4th VB DLI.
Comm StWi (19)
A die struck gilding metal brass star with two original loops to the reverse. These are flat electrical connector style loops, as originally manufactured. Circa 6.9cm tall. Some minor touches of verdigris to lower section of star rays otherwise in very good condition and scarce.
Bennett No 353 refers.
A most attractive badge, die struck with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse and a number of braising / sweat / expansion holes to the reverse of the 'A'. Some slight twisting to lugs otherwise in very good condition. This pattern worn until circa 1908.
K&K Vol 1 No 615 refers.
Blackened brass die struck with two original loops to the reverse. Worn 1906 -1911 only by all ranks on the khaki helmet / gurkha forage cap. In 1947 they became part of the Indian Army. Worn on a dark green rectangular patch. Rare.
Sold to Russ
A larger than the typical cap badge of the period, with grenadier guard style flames to the grenade. Two part construction (St George un-voided) with two original loops to the reverse of the grenade. Some loss of detail to the front of the flames, the motto scroll and St George through polishing. The example in my own collection is the same, so clearly the band master had to have them sparkling! Circa 56mm tall and 44mm wide.
Photographed against the example in the winderful book "The Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" by Col D R Wood. Worn as a cap and pouch badge by Musicians of the 2nd Battalion Band and by the 1st and 2nd Battalions' Drummers on their music pouches, and by Musicians of the 5th (Militia) Battalion, c.1900-c.1905. A rare badge.
Col DR Wood No 418 refers.
A large stiff die struck badge in white metal with King's Own Borderers in the circle ( No "Scottish", which was not added to the title until 1887). A lovely badge with sharp detail and two original brass loops (a good sign on an early badge) to the reverse. Circa 7.4cm tall. Worn 1884 - 1887.
Bloomer book 1, p25 (centre-right).
A large and heavily die struck gilded brass valise other ranks badge of the Grenadier Guards with the cypher for King William the Fourth (who predated Queen Victoria) with four old contemporary replacement loops. The original patterns had three iron loops and these valise badges are found with either no loops due to corrosion or with replacements, as per this one. Circa 10.7cm tall and 8.1cm wide. Some marks consistent with age but in very good condition. A smasher!
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