A very attractive little die cast unmarked silver badge at circa 26mm tall and 29mm wide in unmarked silver with two stout long silver lugs to the reverse, most probably for wear on the officers' Kilmarnock Cap. Slightly shaped to cap and the lugs are too long to make this a collar badge. The crown was introduced in 1937. This was one of the Gurkha regiments transferred to the Indian Army after independence as part of the tripartite agreement in 1947, so only worn 1937 - 1947. Scarce.
An early pattern grenade, as per Churchill no 193 for the regulars but in sliver thread as opposed to gold bullion thread. He confirms this pattern was also worn on the field service cap (see page 43). Circa 5.5cm tall, two original copper securing wires to the reverse, paper backing mainly present and the usual floppiness at the neck of the grenade and flames. Slight damage to sides of grenade with pulls in the bullion thread (see photo) otherwise in good condition. Scarce.
Churchill No 193 refers.
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A stunning cap badge die cast and of two part riveted construction. on original long silvered loops. No damage or wear, near mint.
K&K Vol2 No 2425 refers.
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A superb set in frosted silver, gilt and enamel. Two original long loops to reverse and pins with retaining clasps to the facing collar badges (one retaining clasp a replacement). Some slight twisting to loops otherwise in fabulous condition.
A quality and fine small sliver (stamped sterling to reverse) & enamel officers dress forage cap badge. Maker. Two original long silver loops to the reverse. Circa 35mm tall. In excellent condition with no damage to the enamel.
A die stamped gilt flaming grenade with applied silver crown and H.L.I. cypher. Two original loops to the reverse. Gilt bright, some minor service wear to finish. Worn from 1958. In very good condition.
K&K Vol 2 No 2045 refers.
A die cast two part construction cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Worn circa 1936 - 1959. Sometimes found with a short slider but this version presumably from a different manufacturer. In good condition.
Superb officers silver, gilt and enamel glengarry badge with 2 original loops to reverse. Silver and gilt on a black enamel background. Lovely condition with only slight dulling to gilt, no damage to the enamel. What appears to be the original red felt backing as an extra bonus!
An officer's blackened silver plated Victorian helmet plate. This pattern of castle also noted on a similar quality officer's helmet plate to the 3rd VB of the Suffolks. Black velvet backing in good order. Unusually this plate has three screw posts but they look like the original fittings but would normally expect to find three loops.
No damage to plate crown or star tips. A roman numeral IV has been scratched onto the reverse of the bottom point of the star. The three retaining pins are also replacements.
Please note other ranks of this battalion wore a blackened brass helmet plate. HQ Ipswich. Worn 1887 - 1901.
Possibly of use to somebody out there, an original silver plated central device of the Manchester Regiment mounted on its original black velvet (worn and threadbare) and hand cut backing plate with one fixing pin remaining, plus an associated silver plated scroll without its fixing pins. As found condition, no returns on this item.
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