1st Northumberland & Berwick RV HP
A rare, blackened brass, helmet plate for the 1st Northumberland & Berwick-on-Tweed Rifle Volunteers with three lug fastenings (north, east and west). Reference 108 in Denis Wood's new book or 103 in the earlier version.
Wood estimates the date of use for this plate as 1st June 1880 to 30th June 1881, or perhaps only up to September 1880.
Code: 53200Price: 180.00 GBP
The Buffs HPC
A very nice, brass, helmet plate centre for The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) with all four loops intact. KK362.
Code: 53176Price: 35.00 GBP
1st Cardigan RGA (Vols) HP
A rare, white metal, helmet plate for The 1st Cardigan Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers with two lug fastenings (east and west - top lug missing). Litchfield & Westlake 55.
Note: The unicorn's horn is missing, as is often the case with these helmet plates.
Code: 53175Price: 150.00 GBP
A brass helmet plate centre for The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry with two loop fastenings (east and west), as worn on the slouch hat. KK323.
Code: 53173Price: 25.00 GBP
Staffordshire RV Shako Plate
A scarce, white metal, shako plate for a Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers unit with three lug fastenings (north, east and west).
Code: 53165Price: 80.00 GBP
1st VB Suffolk HP
A rare, blackened brass, helmet plate for the 1st volunteer battalion of The Suffolk Regiment with three lug fastenings (north, east and west). HQ at Ipswich.
Note: This plate shows the early two-towered castle. Kipling & King states "the change in the design of the castle [to the later three-towered version] was necessitated by an instruction from the War Office, dated 30th January 1900...". This would suggest this is an early Edwardian helmet plate.
Code: 53160Price: 160.00 GBP
Cinque Ports Artillery Vols Officer's HP
A superb and rare, silver-plated, helmet plate for an officer of The Cinque Ports Artillery Volunteers with three lug fastenings (north, east and west). Litchfield & Westlake, reference 61, illustrates an other rank's version of this plate and dates it to 1878-1901.
Note: The lugs have been replaced but this has not affected the very attractive frontal appearance of this plate.
Code: 53150Price: 200.00 GBP
1st VB Royal Berks HP
A white metal helmet plate for the 1st volunteer battalion of The Royal Berkshire Regiment with three lug fastenings (north, east and west). HQ at Reading.
Note: The front is slightly discoloured, possibly once lacquered?
Code: 53145Price: 145.00 GBP
Oxfordshire LI HPC
A brass helmet plate centre for The Oxfordshire Light Infantry with all four loop fastenings intact. KK333.
Sandhurst Cadets Shako Plate
A rare silver-plated, gilt and enamelled shako plate for The Royal Military College (Sandhurst) with two lug fastenings. Worn prior to 1878. KK1069.
Note: Unfortunately, the enamel is damaged/mostly absent.
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