East Yorks Regt HP
A nice, bi-metal, helmet plate for The East Yorkshire Regiment with two staple-style loop fastenings on the backplate and three on the centre (the central loop is missing). KK287/304.
Note: Unusually, this plate has two strengtheners behind the crown. There is a hint of gilding too - perhaps a non-commissioned officer’s example? read more
2nd VB Glosters HP
A scarce, blackened brass, helmet plate for the 2nd volunteer battalion of The Gloucestershire Regiment with three lug fastenings (north, east and west). HQ at Gloucester. Brinson G61.
Note: Brinson dates this plate to circa 1881-1908 (despite the Victorian crown). He notes no example with a King's crown has been discovered. read more
Northants Regt Officer's HP
A lovely post-1902 pattern, silver and gilt, helmet pate for an officer of The Northamptonshire Regiment with three lug fastenings (north, east and west). As KK261.
Note: It is possible this is an expertly converted Victorian plate, as was sometimes done circa 1902 (rather than buy a new helmet plate, since officer's paid for their own uniforms). read more