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A fine and very rare short lived example of a 16th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Home Service Helmet, probably belonging to a Regimental Sergeant Major or Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant. The dark green four panelled Melton cloth covered skull is complete with all its white metal fittings of officer’s pattern and quality
A scarce example of a 1st Brecknockshire rifle volunteers blue cloth helmet. The dark blue four panelled Melton cloth covered skull is complete with all its white metal fittings, of spike and cruciform, rose head bosses which are supporting a fine black velvet backed chin chain.
A nice and rare 1878 pattern 1st East Kent Rifles Green Cloth Helmet. The helmet is of the standard four panel design with a dark green cloth body and dark metal cross piece and spike with subdued white metal rose pattern supports which are supporting the black velvet backed chin chain.
A very fine example of a 1st Life Guards Cavalry Officers Helmet. The skull is of German silver and decorated with a gilt brass laurel and oak leaf design. Gilt rose pattern ear bosses, support a gilt brass leather backed chin chain. To the front is the helmet plate of a half laurel and half oak leaf wreath surrounding the collar
A good example of a 2nd Durham rifle volunteer corps helmet. With black leather binding to the front and rear peaks and blackened metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a leather backed chin chain. To the front is a crowned Maltese cross helmet plate with lions between the arms.
An outstanding and exceedingly rare officer’s 3rd Forfarshire Rifle Volunteers Helmet’ attributed to Captain Frederick Tosh. The dark green four panelled Melton cloth covered skull is complete with all its white metal fittings, of spike and cruciform, rose head bosses which are supporting a fine black velvet backed chin chain.
A very good and rare 5th battalion Gloucestershire regiment busby, attributed to a Captain Frank Balfour. The body of the busby is of black tufted wool with dark green plaited cords to the front and double row of cord to the back finished with a plaited tail The crown is dark green melton cloth
A very rare example of a Pre-WW1 7th Hussars Officers Visor Cap. A fine red Melton cloth body and crown, to the front is a nice officers gold bullion embroidered ‘QO’ monogram cap badge, black patent leather peak edged in gold bullion and correct thin black chinstrap held in place by plain gilt half ball buttons.
A very fine Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry. With a dark blue crown and body with lower red and white checkered band. Red pom pom and black silk lower strapping, sweatband, tails and badge backing, the latter with a white metal Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry badge.