The Professor Charles Thomas Collection Auction
on Tuesday 24th April 2018
Saturday 21st April: 12 noon to 4pm
Sunday 22nd April: 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 23rd April: 12 noon to 4pm
Sale commences at 10am precisely
Lots: 300-350 of 450
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Lot 300
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Volunteer Battalion Forage Cap Badges c.1881 - 1899.
An officer's badge: silver-plated bugle-horn with knotted strings. On the strings, crossed feathers on red cloth edged with gilt metal behind an arched gateway. Complete with three fixing lugs; and an NCO's badge, of the same pattern but in white metal, with a green velvet backing behind the bugle-strings. One lug absent. (2 items)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 301
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Volunteer Battalion Officer's Helmet-Plate c.1881 - 1908
A Universal Pattern QVC silvered star plate of the 2nd VB. The centre mounted with the bugle-horn, crossed feathers and Gateway on a black velvet ground. Regimental and Battalion scrolls below. Complete with fixing lugs. Silver plate rubbed.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 302
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Volunteer Battalion OR's Helmet-Plate c.1881 - 1901
A Universal Pattern QVC white metal star plate of the 2nd VB. In the centre, the bugle-horn, crossed feathers and Gateway voided within a strap inscribed with the regimental and battalion title. The original three fixing lugs replaced in service by a two-lug fitting.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 303
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. A Volunteer Battalion Glengarry Badge and other Items.
A white metal glengarry badge, probably of the late 1880s, for an NCO of the 2nd VB: voided within a circlet surmounted by QAVC and inscribed 'Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry', the bugle-horn, feathers and gateway. Below the circlet, a scroll inscribed '2nd Volunteer Battn.'. 3 fixing lugs; two OR's collar-badges c. 1881 - 84 (one brass, the other in white metal), in the form of the bugle-horn, feathers and Archway (the white metal badge lacking fixings); a pair of OR's collar-badges 1884 - 1908, in the form of the County Arms beneath a coronet, with a scalloped scroll inscribed 'One and All'; a white metal field cap badge c.1895 - 1908, as worn by Service Companies in South Africa: a bugle-horn with knotted strings beneath a coronet; a badge of similar pattern but strings with solid knot (all complete with lugs); and a smaller badge of the same pattern; together with an OR's Universal Pattern circular KC waist-belt clasp in white metal by Hobsons of Lexington St; and a KC Royal Arms button by Firmin. (10 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 304
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. A Volunteer Battalion Officer's Waist Belt Clasp.
A silvered clasp of the 2nd VB by Hobson & Sons. The outer circlet with oakleaf loops and inscribed with battalion title, the centre mounted with a coronet and bugle-horn.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 305
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. A Volunteer Battalion Officer's Collar Badges and other items.
A pair of Full Dress collar-badges: the Prince of Wales's Coronet above the County Arms in white metal on black enamel, and Motto scroll on black velvet ground, with lug fixings; a similar pair, slightly defective; an OSD cap-badge, a plastic cap-badge (blade fixings) and a pair of bronze inward-facing OSD collar-badges (coronet, scroll and bugle-horn) with separate 'V' below. A title-scroll for an officer's helmet-plate; two pairs of rank-stars (one pair silver-plated, the other of bronze), and two large and four small silver-plated buttons bearing regimental devices and title; a badge with 'CBL' above the County Arms with a bugle horn below; a Volunteer Force Proficiency Star c.1878; a Bugle Major's rank badge (intertwined bugles); and a Sergeant's shooting badge c.1891, all in silver embroidery on scarlet cloth; together with a Volunteer Efficiency Badge (flattened diamond in white worsted embroidery on red cloth), and various qualification badges. (Lot)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 306
An Officer's Shoulder-Belt Plate of the 32nd Regiment.
A rectangular gilt plate mounted with an eight-pointed star in white metal, the rays bearing battle-honours to 'Nive'. A QVC above the central circlet, inscribed 'Cornwall Regt', with regimental number, within a laurel wreath above 'Waterloo' scroll.
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 307
An Officer's Waist Belt Clasp of the 46th Regiment.
A gilt clasp with rococo loops, the outer circle inscribed 'South Devonshire Regiment' in silver lettering, the centre mounted with QVC and regimental number in white metal.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 308
An Officer's Waist Belt Clasp of the 32nd Light Infantry.
A gilt clasp with rococo loops, as Ryan Fig 51, the outer circle inscribed 'Or Cornwall Regiment' in silver lettering, the centre mounted with a bugle-horn with '32' in the strings, surmounted with a QVC, all in white metal.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 309
A Victorian Officer's Helmet Plate of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
A QVC Universal Pattern post-1881 gilt star plate, the green cloth centre mounted with the bugle-horn, feathers and Gateway. White metal scroll below bearing regimental title. Three lugs to reverse. The crown present but detached from the plate.
Estimate:  £180 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 310
An Officer's Helmet Plate of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
A KC Universal Pattern gilt star plate, the black velvet centre mounted with the bugle-horn, feathers and gateway. White metal scroll below inscribed with regimental title. Three lugs to reverse.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 311
An Officer's Waist Belt Clasp of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
A post-1881 gilt clasp with oakleaf loops, the outer circle inscribed 'The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry' in silver lettering, the centre mounted with the Prince of Wales's coronet in white metal above a bugle-horn; and a clasp of similar style, possibly a rejected prototype, also with white metal coronet and bugle-horn but never gilded. (2 items)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 312
An Officer's Pouch Belt Plate of the Royal Cornwall Rangers.
A massive cast white metal plate with a coronet above a rococo shield bearing the County Arms voided within an oval strap inscribed 'Royal Cornwall Militia or Duke of Cornwall's Rangers', flanked by oakleaf sprays. 3 fixing lugs. Together with three bronze badges c.1858 - 74 for ORs' 'pork pie' forage caps with variously worded title-scrolls; a brass glengarry-badge c. 1874 - 81 with coronet above the County Arms and Motto within an oval strap inscribed 'Royal Cornwall Rangers'; a badge of identical pattern in white metal; and sundry minor items. (Lot)
Note: The 38th or Duke of Cornwall's Rangers, as they are described in the 1861 Army List, or Royal Cornwall Rangers Militia, as in the 1883 Army List, became the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the DCLI in the Cardwell reorganisation of 1881. The Prince of Wales had been the regiment's Honorary Colonel since 1875.

Estimate:  £300 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 313
Other Ranks' Insignia of the 32nd and 46th Regiments and the DCLI.
An 1869 Pattern brass shako-plate of the 46th Regiment; two numerals (one brass, the other in white metal) for Crimean period "pork pie" forage cap of the 32nd Regiment complete with separate bugle-horns; two numerals of the same period of the 46th Regiment; five post-1874 Glengarry-badges of the 32nd LI (various patterns) and the 46th Regiment; a massive brass shoulder-belt plate of the 46th Regiment with four hooks to reverse; a pair of collar-badges c.1884 - 1901; An OR's brass or gilding metal waist belt clasp of the 46th Regt, the outer element inscribed 'South Devonshire Regiment'. Together with an OR's QVC brass helmet-plate of the DCLI; a glengarry-badge, possibly for Militia battalion, with device as for helmet-plate centre on red cloth within a crowned circlet bearing regimental title (crown re-fixed); a later valise badge of the 2nd Battalion DCLI; and assorted buttons. (Lot)


Estimate:  £180 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 314
Insignia of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. An officer's Field Cap badge in silver or white metal (coronet above CLI monogram) and a similar badge in white metal; an officer's gilt cloak-chain with white metal bugle-horns on the finials (one finial missing); and an officer's silver forage cap badge (Hallmarked 1901-2) (4 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 315
Insignia of Cornish Militia and Volunteer Units.
An officer's white metal cloak-chain, the finials mounted with gilt bugle-horns; a white metal breastplate badge for an officer's charger, inscribed 'Militia Mounted Officers'; together with an OR's white metal Militia universal pattern shako-plate c. 1870, with QVC and rayed star with oval Garter, voided with the Royal Arms, in the centre; and a plate of similar pattern but smaller.
(4 items)

Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 316
Insignia of Cornish Rifle Volunteers and other Units
A pre-1877 rank-badge of a Colour Sergeant of a Rifle regiment, displaying Crown, crossed swords and a bugle-horn, within bayleaf sprays in silver embroidery on black cloth; and two black leather pouches, of the 1st and 2nd Administrative Battalions, Cornwall Rifle Volunteers, complete with bugle-horn badges in white metal. (3 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 317
An officer's Victorian Helmet-plate of the DCLI.
A QVC Universal Pattern post-1881 gilt star plate, the centre mounted with the bugle-horn, feathers and Gateway on red velvet ground. White metal scroll below bearing regimental title. Three lugs to reverse. Gilt rubbed, the central device crudely re-fixed and edges of feathers slightly damaged.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 318
Insignia of the DCLI
Including a pair of officer's Full Dress collar-badges in gilt and black enamel; a pair of OSD collar-badges, and a similar pair with crossed pick and rifle insignia for a Pioneer battalion; officer's silver-plated post-WW2 collar-badges and brass collar-badges for wear with tropical uniform c.1880; several cloth and metal shoulder-titles, including a two-piece example; and various ORs' collar-badges and khaki shoulder-titles c.1900. (56 items)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 319
A Volunteer Battalion Officer's Helmet, possibly of the DCLI.
A blue cloth spiked helmet with white metal fittings, lacking plate. Spike and chin chain detached but present. Roan leather lining. Some moth damage, leather of back peak split, spike-base rubbed. In a tin with plaque inscribed 'EJP Magor Esq Devon & Cornwall Miners Arty', but containing a typed note stating that the helmet was worn by Capt CC Thomas, 4th DCLI.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 320
A Rifle Volunteer Officer's Helmet.
A dark grey cloth helmet by Hobsons, with white metal peak-edging and other fittings, complete with blackened QVC Maltese Cross plate bearing Cornwall Arms and Motto. Corded chin chain with black velvet lining. Roan leather headband inscribed in manuscript 'JT Thomas'. Minor moth damage. In an unmarked tin.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 321
A shako-plate of the 11th Cornwall Rifles c.1860.
A blackened brass plate with Prince of Wales's plumes above twin shields bearing the Arms of Cornwall and those of Truro respectively, and a scroll inscribed 'XI', all in a bayleaf wreath. Lug fastenings.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 322
A Sabretache Plate of Cornish Yeomanry.
A large silver-plated star badge c. 1814 -1838, struck with circlet inscribed 'Duke of Cornwall's Yeomanry', with Prince of Wales's plumes in centre. Replacement lug fixings; together with a white metal pouch-badge or pouch-belt badge of the 3rd Devonshire Light Horse Volunteers c.1865 - 75, struck with '3' above initials DVLH on a chequered ground within an oakleaf wreath. Previously with a crown, now absent. (2 items)
Estimate:  £120 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 323
An Assortment of Cornish Regimental Buttons.
Including officers' tunic buttons of the 32nd and 46th c.1855 - 81, by Jennens, Firmin and other manufacturers; a pre-1855 coatee button of the 46th by Jennens, a post-1881 button of the DCLI by Pitt & Co, incorrectly showing a QVC instead of the coronet, and a correct example by Jennens; four mess waistcoat buttons by Firmin, with mounted device in white metal, a tunic button for auxiliary battalions, forage cap and blazer buttons. (41 items)
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 324
A Collection of Cornish Militia and Volunteer Prize Medals.
A medal of the 1st Cornwall RGA (V) dated 1907, in HM silver; two small chain-linked plaques, also in silver, of the Helston Ex-Servicemen; a silver prize medal of the 5th Bn DCLI for snapshooting 1911; a white metal (possibly silver) medal of the 6th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Rifle Volunteers dated 1870; and a bronze medallion of the City of London dated 1965 inscribed 'In honour of the Regiments which fought at the Battle of Waterloo 21 June 1865'. (5 items)
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 326
Assorted Cornish Militaria
A card mounted with brass shoulder-titles of Cornish organisations including 14 CORNWALL and RED CROSS/CORNWALL, an OSD cap badge, Marksman badges in embroidery, various insignia on khaki cloth, DCLI buttons, a printed arm badge of the 12th Cornwall (Lands End) Battalion; together with a number of shooting badges and other privately manufactured insignia. (Lot)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 327
Irish Insignia
A card bearing ten badges in various metals, and three buttons, of Irish Free State military units, one with a scroll inscribed 'Dublin Regiment', the remainder with titles in Celtic script; and another card, with cap and collar badges of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, mainly KC but a few QEC, in white metal or blackened. Together with an oval cap badge of the UVF in white metal and enamel, and a similar badge in bronze. (Lot)


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 328
Channel Islands Military Insignia
An officer's embroidered cap-badge of the 2nd Royal Guernsey Militia, with scroll; a similar badge, without scroll; an OR's helmet-plate centre of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, a gilt metal bugle-horn cap-badge with Royal Guernsey scroll (slider fitting) and a similar badge in copper, with '2' between the strings of the bugle; a collar-badge (described as a lion-leopardé in 1911 Dress Regulations); an officer's gilt button of the 1st RGLI; various cloth and metal shoulder-titles; a Liberation Medal dated 9 May 1945; and an anodised metal cap-badge of the Royal Alderney Militia.
(19 items)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 329
Assorted World War Two Period Insignia of Allied Nations
Badges, brooches and shoulder-titles of national contingents of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Chile and Norway, including an item in hallmarked silver (B'ham 1943-44), and an unidentified device of an Eagle perching on an open book. Together with some post-war British items including cap badges of the Control Commission Germany and the Mixed Services Organisation, a large badge inscribed British Security Co-ordination, a card bearing examples of ID discs, and a UN brooch in gilt and white enamel. (Lot)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 330
Imperial German Headdress Plates and other insignia
A card bearing pickelhaube plates of Prussian infantry and a Baden Reservist; buttons and waist belt clasps for Prussia and elsewhere, together with Austrian and Turkish items. (23 items)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 331
Imperial German, Austrian and Hungarian WW1 Insignia
Including five brass plaques removed from the German cruiser Kurfast, sunk in Scapa Flow; an Iron Cross (2nd Class), a Lusitania medallion, an ID disc, token coins, patriotic badges, and a trench art crucifix made from cartridge-cases and bullets, with a plaque inscribed 'Cathedral de Reims', and a 'Gab ich fur eisen' 1914 brooch; an Austrian shield of Albaner Formation Shkodra 1916, and a Hungarian soldier's ID document dated 1917 in a brass case. (Lot)
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 332
Continental and other Insignia
A card bearing French and Belgian buttons and other insignia, and another card with a French Croix de Guerre 1914 -15, and Portuguese military badges. (Lot)
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 333
Polish Insignia of WW2
A card bearing badges of the Polish 2nd Corps, 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division, 2nd Warsaw Armoured Division, Artillery, Engineers, Supply and Provost, and the 1st Armd Div Independent Parachute Unit, mainly in enamel; and another card, with badges of units including the 4th and 6th Armoured Regiments, and the 7th and 19th Lancers; together with devices for Polish troops enlisted in Brazil and with the Free French, many in enamel.
(2 cards, 53 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 334
Assorted Formation Signs and Regimental Arm Badges
A card with woven arm-badges of the 43rd (Wessex) Division, 39th and 143 Brigades, and 101 Logistic Brigades; a card of woven Divisional and Brigade insignia; a card with woven insignia of 1st Armoured and 3rd Divisions, and of various Armoured and Mechanised Brigades; and a card with regimental arm-badges of the Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire and Northamptonshire Regiments, the Royal Scots Fusiliers, Black Watch and Seaforth Highlanders. (4 cards, 26 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 335
Formation Signs 1
A book containing formation signs of brigades (Guards, Infantry, Gurkhas and Mechanised), Regional (including Artillery, AA and Airborne) divisions, Combined Operations HQs, shoulder-titles of individual Commando units, the Royal Marine Division and medical detachments; and another book, (ca. 1940) containing formation signs of County divisions, Corps (Regular and TA), the Guards Armoured Division, armoured divisions and brigades, infantry divisions and Anti Aircraft Corps and divisions. (2 books)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 336
Formation Signs 2
A book containing formation signs of the Polish Army and Polish divisions; and another book, with formation signs of Indian Corps, divisions and brigades, line of communication areas and Districts.
(2 books)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 337
Formation Signs 3
A book containing formation signs of Allied Force HQ, Desert Air Force, 5th US Army, HQ 15th Army Group, GHQ Middle East, MELF Districts, Malta, Jewish Brigade Group, HQ British Troops Aden, Persian Gulf, West African Division, GHQ FARELF and Commands; 12th Army, 14th Army, India Command, Australian Army HQ and State Commands, 6th Australian Division, Singapore District, Ceylon Army, British Troops Siam, Malaysia and Borneo; British Commonwealth Forces Japan, Korea, 1st Commonwealth Division, 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 40th Division and HQ Land Forces Hong Kong; and another book, with insignia of War Office units, Ministry of Supply, GHQ Home Forces, 1st, 2nd and 8th Armies, 1st Allied Airborne Army, SHAEF, US Forces Overseas, HQ 21st Army Group, BAOR, Control Commission Germany, SHAPE, BRIXMIS, Allied contingents, TA formations etc. (2 books)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 338
Formation Signs 4
A book containing insignia of UK Commands, Scottish Command and Districts, Northern Ireland District, Northern, Eastern, and South Eastern Commands and London District; together with 8 cardboard sheets bearing Canadian Qualification and Employment badges in worsted embroidery; a plastic folder containing embroidered cloth badges for Canadian Army Arctic or Field caps; three cards bearing arm-badges of various Signals regiments and their squadrons; and a plastic folder containing pre-1966 arm-badges of various Royal Engineer and RCT units, and some coloured formation signs. (Lot)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 339
Cadet Force and other Insignia
A box containing five large plastic albums of formation-signs, arm-badges and metal cap-badges, mainly of county Cadet units, complete with copious documentation. (Lot)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 340
An Assortment of Buttons, QVC and KC period
A card including a gilt button, possibly of the 72nd Highlanders, mounted with motto Cuidich'n Rhi above QVC flanked by thistles; a card of mainly Deputy Lieutenants or Police items, some possibly for HM's Marshalmen; a depleted card, retaining a number of gilt, brass, white metal and other buttons, a few mounted with monograms; and another card, of mainly Royal Arms buttons in brass, white metal or plastic. Some gilt items mounted as for Royal Household etc., and a few bearing the crowned VR cypher within a laurel wreath. (4 cards,101 items)

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 341
Assorted Military, Royal Household and miscellaneous Buttons
A card of Staff Officer's gilt buttons, mainly tunic size, with the Royal Cypher within a crowned Garter. QVC and KC (GvR and GviR) examples; and a few of EviiR, of similar pattern but with the device mounted; a depleted card, retaining some QVC buttons of the Royal Engineers (officers' and ORs'), KC brass buttons of the Royal Artillery, a flat gilt engraved button of the Civilian Technical Corps c.1940, a white metal button of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and three (KC and QEC) of police forces; a depleted card, retaining Royal Arms buttons (without supporters), as shown in Dress Worn at Court (Plate I, No.2) for members of the Royal Household, the Earl Marshal, Civil Uniform, etc, in Levée Dress, mainly gilt, a few brass, QVC and KC. A small brass button with the Prince of Wales's feathers within a crowned Garter; and four white metal bugle-horn buttons; a depleted card, retaining a flat button of the Civilian Technical Corps, a mounted gilt button of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (as Dress Worn at Court Plate II No. 22); two QVC gilt buttons, probably military, mounted with monograms; and miscellaneous items; and another card, with Corps and miscellaneous buttons, including examples of RE, RAChD, R Signals, RAPC, REME, ADC, RADC, RAOC, RPC, RAMC, ASC, RASC, APTC, Army Apprentices College, etc. A few brass KC, the majority anodised QEC. (5 cards, 120 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 342
Military and Civil Uniform Buttons
A depleted card, containing two for Field Marshals (including one mounted), eight for General Officers (including three mounted), two for Victorian Staff Officers; and buttons for Officers of Arms, Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland, Military Knights of Windsor, Windsor Uniform etc. QVC and KC periods, mainly gilt, a few in white metal; a card of buttons of Highland regiments, Infantry Brigades c.1958 - 63 and infantry regiments post 1963, including R Irish Rangers. Mainly anodised; a depleted card, retaining buttons of Commonwealth institutions including the West Indies, Africa, Canada and Australia; and a number of British military or official organisations. Mixed gilt, brass, white metal and anodised; a card displaying large and small anodised pre-1958 buttons of twenty-four infantry regiments (excluding Light Infantry, Rifles and the Manchester Regiment) in seniority from the Gloucestershire Regiment to the Highland Light Infantry; and a card displaying large and small mainly anodised pre-1958 buttons of twenty-four infantry regiments (excluding Light Infantry, the Buffs, East Yorkshire and South Wales Borderers) in seniority from the Royal Scots to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. (5 cards, approximately 211 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 343
Assorted Badges, Accoutrements and Militaria

Officers' Waist Belt Plates and Clasps
A wide rectangular frosted gilt plate with burnished edges, probably for Dragoon Guards, mounted with silver QVC Royal Cypher and motto within an oakleaf wreath (lacking detached loop); a frosted white metal plate of the Cameronians, mounted with Guelphic crown and regimental devices between thistle sprays (lacking detached loop); a white metal plate mounted with QVC cypher within an oakleaf wreath (lacking detached loop); a richly-gilt plate mounted with VR cypher, reversed and intertwined, above the motto, between oakleaf sprays (detached loop present). A round gilt clasp of the Indian Medical Service, the outer circle with laurel leaf decoration, the centre mounted with ERI cypher in white metal; a Volunteer officer's clasp with brass acanthus loops, silver outer circle inscribed Depot Battalion, and centre mounted with QVC in silver; a gilt clasp of the Honourable Artillery Company with silver inscription on outer circle (cypher and silver backing missing from grenade in centre) and an oblong gilt plate believed to be of the City of London Engineer Volunteers, mounted with the City arms and QVC above a strap within an oakleaf wreath, in white metal (detached loop present); a Coldstream Guards clasp in white metal (no traces of gilding, enamel backing missing from Garter star). Two infantry officer's universal pattern levée belt clasps (one lacking all gilding). Together with two officers' defective clasps, one gilt, with oakleaf loop, the circle inscribed 'ARMY MOTOR RESERVE' (lacking central element), the other in white metal, with acanthus loop, on the centre a gilt bugle-horn with '4' in the strings (lacking outer circle).
(13 items)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 344
A Group of ORs' Waist Belt Plates and Clasps
An oblong white metal plate mounted with the badge of the Cameronians; a brass plate of the King's Own Border Regiment, mounted with Lion Passant within a laurel wreath; a chromium plate mounted with badge of the King's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry (Light Infantry) in gilt and enamel; and a chromium plate with anodised badge of the Army Air Corps; together with two QVC Universal Pattern circular brass waist belt clasps (one brass, one white metal), two similar brass clasps with KC, a similar clasp with circle inscribed INNISKILLING and Castle on the central element, and another clasp without inscription on the circle; two clasps of the Royal Marines (one with wider loops), (12 items)
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 345
Various Headdress Plates.
Three unidentified metal plates in the form of Trophies of Arms, believed to be for musicians' Regency or Bell Top shakos c.1816 - 45, with a note stating that these appear to be unofficial shako-plates, originally bought by AR Cattley and purchased at auction by the vendor in 1951; together with two smaller badges, possibly for a "Pork Pie" forage cap. (5 items)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 346
Musicians' Insignia
A board with musical instruments (lyres, bugles, Trumpets, drums and bagpipes) in gilt metal, AA and embroidery, including an extremely fine Pipe Major's badge in silver embroidery on blue cloth; together with a card bearing a sealed pattern for a Drum badge; and a bag containing three well-made white metal star cap-badges (one with QVC, one with KC), mounted with a musical instrument, and a gilt star KC badge mounted with Prince of Wales's plumes. (approximately 50 items)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 347
A Collection of Officers' Headdress Fittings
A gilt pompom-socket, probably for 1869-pattern shako; and a similar socket, slightly defective; three gilt spike-bases (one rubbed) for officers' cloth helmets; two white metal helmet-spikes; assorted rosettes, including four small gilt ones with screw-posts, possibly for Dragoon Guards plume-finials; a gilt plume-socket for a Hussar officer's busby; and a white metal title-scroll from a helmet-plate of the Queen's Regiment. (Lot)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 348
Victorian Officers' Headdress and other Ornaments
A Militia Officer's 1855 Pattern Shako Plate, the white metal rayed star mounted with QVC and gilt Garter with incised lettering (fixings removed); a Medical Officer's extremely fine gilt star pouch belt plate; and an officer's gilt bit-boss with VR cypher within the Garter. (3 items)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 349
Assorted Embroidered Insignia
Including General's, Staff officers' and diplomats' gorget tabs, a large Bath star shabracque ornament, thistles, gold grenades, a gun, shooting badges and a Royal Scots Dragoon Guards SNCO's rank badge. (Lot)
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 350
A Gentleman Pensioner's Waist Belt Plate.
An extremely rare example: a fine rectangular burnished gilt plate, mounted with a Georgian crown above a portcullis, all in white metal. Complete with both loops.
Note: The Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners was the forerunner of the present day Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms. A painting by Dubois
Drahonet in the Royal Collection, dated 1831, clearly shows a Gentleman Pensioner wearing a waist plate of this pattern.

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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