Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 27th June 2012
On view:
Sunday 24th June 12 noon to 4 pm
Monday 25th June 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 26th June 10 am to 5 pm
Sale commences at 12 noon

Lots: 331-360 of 566

Lot

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331

AN OFFICER'S POUCH BADGE OF THE 4TH /5TH BATTALION POST 1922
a Thistle Star, 65mm x 65mm, in cut white metal, mounted with gilt thistle centre on green enamel beneath the Crown and with a stringed bugle-horn below, maker's mark of Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh, Screw-post fittings to back
Estimate: 80-120

Nil

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160

332

A VOLUNTEER OFFICER'S HELMET-PLATE OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
a Victorian officer's plate with silver-plated Star, the title-scroll inscribed 6th VB THE ROYAL SCOTS (minor damage to green enamel centre)
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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400

333

AN OFFICER'S ALBERT SHAKO-PLATE OF THE 2nd BATTALION THE 1ST FOOT
a fine gilt plate, with battle honours and devices as listed for the 2nd Battalion (see K&K Page 62)
Estimate: 700-1000

Nil

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1900

334

AN OFFICER'S HELMET-PLATE OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
a regular battalion officer's plate 1881-82, the title-scroll inscribed THE LOTHIAN REGIMENT (minor damage to green enamel in centre)
Estimate: 500-600

Nil

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650

335

AN OFFICER'S SHOULDERBELT-PLATE OF THE 1ST FOOT
an exceptionally fine example of the pattern worn from 1844 to 1855 (see Parkyn p.70), frosted gilt plate with burnished edges, mounted with the Star of the Thistle in white metal on a burnished slip, the centre bearing St Andrew in gilt on a blue enamel ground and title THE ROYAL REGIMENT, complete with original leather backing (slight chipping to blue enamel)
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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2400

336

AN OFFICER'S 1855 PATTERN SHAKO-PLATE OF THE 1ST FOOT
a fine gilt plate, as K&K Figure 111, but with no numeral "1" below the VR cypher on the domed centre
Estimate: 600-900

Nil

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1000

337

AN OFFICER'S HELMET-PLATE OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
a regular battalion officer's plate 1882-1901, the title-scroll inscribed THE ROYAL SCOTS (possibly re-gilded)
Estimate: 350-400

Nil

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450

338

PART OF AN OFFICER'S FORAGE CAP BADGE OF THE ROYAL SCOTS POST 1852
a small oval badge bearing the VR cypher within the collar of the Thistle, all in gilt metal, voided on blue enamel, loop fixings to rear (enamel chipped at edges)
Note: The complete badge, as described in 1857 Dress Regulations, would have had an embroidered numeral "1" below.
Estimate: 150-200

Nil

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400

339

ASSORTED ITEMS TO THE ROYAL SCOTS
a rope-tensioned brass tenor drum, complete with both skins, painted with the blazon of 4th/5th Battalion, the title scroll inscribed 4TH/5TH BN THE ROYAL SCOTS (QUEEN'S EDINBURGH) and displaying battle honours to PALESTINE 1917 -18 (paintwork of the blazon defective); a pipe-banner of Hunting Stewart tartan with black tasselled edging, both sides bearing an appliqué blue silk shield embroidered with the regimental badge, between two scrolls inscribed THE ROYAL SCOTS and THE ROYAL REGIMENT; a Piper's white horsehair sporran with two black tassels in thistle-embossed sockets, black leather cantle with silver plated edging, mounted with cast white metal badge of St Andrew, flanked by thistle sprays, above the regimental title; another horsehair sporran with black tassels in plain sockets, the nickel-plated cantle with a cartouche between embossed thistle sprays (badge now missing from cartouche) and an Aynsley china ashtray with silver rim (hallmarks illegible), painted with the regimental badge
(5)

Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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600

340

A GEORGIAN OFFICER'S GORGET OF THE 1st FOOT 1796-1812
a gilt brass gorget, engraved with GR cypher, the horns mounted with devices of the 1st Foot and title-scroll inscribed THE ROYAL, all in gilt metal (a small crack in the top edge, liner and rosettes missing)
Estimate: 700-1000

Nil

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1900

341

AN OFFICER'S HELMET-PLATE OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
a regular battalion officer's plate 1901-1904, the Star surmounted by King's Crown, (minute traces of verdigris on gilt)

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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550

342

VARIOUS CAP BADGES OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
four officers' cap-badges of the regular battalions, and three Territorial Force officers' badges of the 4th/5th Battalion; a bronze badge of OR's pattern and modest quality, with blade fixings; three ORs' "WW1 Economy" brass badges; an OR's plastic badge; an OR's badge of the 4th VB, two ORs' badges of the 5th VB and one of the 6th VB; five ORs' badges of the 4th or 5th Territorial Force Battalions c.1921; a Glengarry badge, 65mm high, of the 2nd Midlothian & Peebles Rifle Volunteers c.1880 - 86; a Volunteer Battalion badge on tartan backing; a badge on blackcock feather plume, and another blackcock feather; together with some 15 assorted ORs' cap-badges, some in white metal, some with gilding metal mounts, a few anodised
(a lot)
Estimate: 750-1000

Nil

    

850

343

A VICTORIAN FIELD OFFICER'S FULL DRESS DOUBLET OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
with maker's label of Morris & Co, 50 Pall Mall, inscribed to Major CA Logan RS, now with badges of rank for a Lieutenant Colonel, together with a Field Officer's gold-laced sword belt, complete with waist-plate and sword slings, and the original owner's commission dated 1858 (the left-hand rear pocket-flap of the Inverness skirts of the doublet has been removed)
(3)

Estimate: 300-450

Nil

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750

344

AN OFFICER'S FULL DRESS DOUBLET OF THE ROYAL SCOTS, POST 1902
with maker's label of Meyer & Mortimer, 36 Conduit St, London, inscribed to JCH Grant Esq, now with Major's KC badges of rank, together with a gold-laced waist- belt, a buff leather baldric, complete with sword-slings but lacking plate; a crimson silk shoulder-sash, and a good pair of strapped trews of Hunting Stewart tartan
(5)

Estimate: 200-250

Nil

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550

345

A COLOUR SERGEANT'S FULL DRESS DOUBLET OF THE ROYAL SCOTS, PRE-1881
a scarlet doublet of the 6th Volunteer Battalion, with white metal Royal Arms buttons and collar-badges, plain red shoulder-straps inscribed 6/V/RS in black worsted embroidery above a silver-embroidered R, silver lace chevron on right sleeve below crossed flags and crown, five Efficiency badges above right cuff and Marksman's badge on left sleeve; together with a small portrait photograph of the original owner, Charles Wilson (1846-1933) and a typed biography of him by one of his twenty six grandchildren
(3)


Estimate: 150-250

Nil

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260

346

TWO OFFICERS' FULL DRESS TUNICS OF THE QUEEN'S EDINBURGH LIGHT INFANTRY CIRCA 1855-68
a Lieutenant's scarlet tunic of pre-1868 Infantry pattern, with silver "Vellum" pattern lace to collar, cuffs and skirts, fine silver-plated buttons bearing the Thistle star above EDINBURGH, gold-embroidered Crown at each end of collar; and a Major's tunic, with additional field officer's silver lace to collar, cuffs and slashes, of particular interest in having clearly been converted from a double-breasted 1855 pattern tunic (six buttons missing from front); together with a pair of Line Infantry blue trousers with scarlet welts and buttons for foot-straps
(3)

Estimate: 350-500

Nil

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350

347

A RIFLE VOLUNTEER OFFICER'S FULL DRESS DOUBLET CIRCA 1859-1870
a very rare grey doublet, probably of the Highland Company of the Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade, Royal Scots, with gauntlet cuffs and Inverness skirts, edged with grey braid and with black Russia braid loops fastened by dull white metal buttons bearing a crown over stringed bugle, massive plaited black shoulder-cords forming wings; black mohair braid edging to collar and fronts, the latter trimmed with six rows of black square cord forming eyes and drops, with olivets; massive gold-embroidered crowns to collar

Estimate: 300-450

Nil

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250

348

A VICTORIAN OFFICER'S CLOTH HELMET OF THE 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
with white metal fittings and plate, the thistle centre in gilt with green (not enamel) backing, the double white metal title scroll inscribed THE ROYAL SCOTS and 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION, fine quilted lining stamped in gilt with maker's name of Stewart & Son, 88 George St, Edinburgh
Estimate: 600-900

Nil

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700

349

A VICTORIAN OFFICER'S CLOTH HELMET OF THE 6TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
of same style as the previous Lot, by Gardner & Co, 50 Argyle St, Glasgow, the plate with double title scroll inscribed THE ROYAL SCOTS and 6TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION, and with fine gilt centre backed with green enamel, complete with its (unnamed) tin. (minimal moth damage, the cloth of the side panels a slightly different shade of blue to the front and rear)
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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850

350

A VICTORIAN OFFICER'S CLOTH HELMET OF THE ROYAL SCOTS POST 1881
a fine example, for an officer of a Regular battalion
Estimate: 700-900

Nil

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950

351

OFFICERS' UNIFORMS OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
a Full Dress doublet with Lieutenant's badges of rank; a similar doublet with Captain's badges of rank (tailor's label and owner's details now illegible, now with 9 gilt buttons on cuffs and skirts replaced by silver-plated ones); a rare scarlet frock by Bartels & Co, 8 Hanover St, London, named to E.F. Perrin Esq, 3rd Royal Scots, with blue collar and scarlet Russia braid loops to cuffs and side pocket-flaps, shoulder-straps bearing gilt star and initial M (collar-badges removed, two large buttons missing from front); and a Major's khaki Service Dress doublet by Wm Anderson & Sons, tailor's label named to Capt D. Greig, April 1948, with bronze buttons, collar-badges and badges of rank, four medal ribbons, with MiD oakleaf emblem to War Medal and GSM; a pair of strapped trews in Hunting Stewart tartan, by Marshall & Aitken, Edinburgh, and named to Col Sir JM Clark (?); and an officer's waistbelt of an auxiliary battalion, with white metal waistplate
(6)

Estimate: 250-350

Nil

    

250

352

OTHER RANKS' UNIFORMS OF THE ROYAL SCOTS
a blue serge doublet for an SNCO, with gilding metal thistle collar badges and remains of a Colour Sergeant's chevron on right sleeve; an OR's No1. Dress Lowland pattern blue doublet with blue cloth cuffs trimmed with white Russia braid, fitted with anodised Royal Scots collar-badges and detachable buttons; a good crimson silk shoulder-sash, probably for a Warrant Officer; four soldier's Glengarries with red/white/blue knitted diced bands (all except one lacking badge, one lacking ribbons); a blue Balmoral bonnet with knitted band, complete with towrie and badge; a khaki serge Tam o'Shanter with khaki towrie, unissued and without badge, by Sylvester & Co, dated 1940, another Tam o'Shanter, with badge on tartan backing, lacking towrie; three Kilmarnock bonnets with woven diced bands, complete with rosettes but no badge, two lacking towries; the exterior of a khaki drill tropical helmet with Hawkes label, lacking its inner element; five swagger sticks of various types of wood, three with ball tops, two with thimbles, all in nickel plate and bearing badges of the Royal Scots or associated units; and a WW1 vintage leather bayonet-frog (unused) with issue stamp to 2nd Battalion Royal Scots
(a lot)
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

    

360

353

A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF ROYAL SCOTS INTEREST
A Commission dated July 1915 to 2nd Lieutenant WS Gavin, 16th Battalion Royal Scots, in a glazed frame; an album, in relic condition, the cover named to Captain C. Daniel, The Royal Scots, containing some 35 loose stiff cards 17in. x 14in., mounted on both sides with an assortment of photographs, newspaper cuttings etc, relating mainly to the 1st Battalion's tour of duty in Chatham c.1894 - 97; photographs include images of parades, formal and informal groups in uniform and plain clothes, and other military events, together with many family photographs and domestic scenes; a large quantity of material relating to Lieutenant T.W. Reynolds, 1st Battalion, including certificates, lecture-notes, proformas, reports, précis and examination papers of the RMC Sandhurst, in the mid-1920s; some postcards printed from regimental photographs, and a few small photographic portraits of soldiers,
a hardback copy of "Souvenir of the Queen's Brigade" by Capt Moir-Bryce, 2nd RVB, published 1889, a record of Queen Mary's visit to the 2nd Battalion in Redford Barracks Edinburgh in 1920, a Tercentenary souvenir of 1933, a hard-back pamphlet dated 1935 containing Dress Regulations for 7th/9th Highlanders Battalion RS, plus regimental journals, Christmas cards etc; a Commission on parchment, dated September 1818, appointing John Arthur Allen Esq to command a company of the 64th Foot; a certificate on parchment that JA Allen successfully attended the Royal Military College from February 1819 to December 1820, and another commission, signed by William IV, appointing him to command a company in the 1st Foot; another commission, also signed by William IV, appointing Frederick (?) Meir to be an ensign in the same regiment; a Certificate from No.2 Record Office, Hamilton, confirming that Pte George Burnside of the Royal Scots was disabled during the Great War and honourably discharged in January 1920; and three coloured prints showing uniforms of the Royal Scots at various dates (lot)
Estimate: 500-800

Nil

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500

354

AUCTION CATALOGUES: ARMS AND ARMOUR , MILITARIA AND SPORTING GUNS
including sales from Sotheby's, Christie's, Thomas Del Mar Ltd, Galerie Fischer and others. Covering the period of 1936-2010.

A full listing is available on request.
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

100

355

BLAIR, Claude, European & American Arms, London 1964; MARTIN, P. Armour and Weapons, London 1968; FFOULKES, C. Arms and Armament, London 1947; MÜLLER, H. Albrecht Dürer Waffen und Rüstungen, Berlin 2002; HUMBLE, R. Warfare in the Middle Ages, London 1989; BALDICK, R. The Duel, Norwich 1965; CLEPHAN, R. The Defensive Armour, London 1900; WILKINSON, F. Small Arms, London 1965; DOLÍNEK, V. & DURDÍK, J. The Encyclopedia of European Historical Weapons, Prague 1993; NORMAN, V. Arms and Armour, London 1969; VON MICHAELI, V. Schöne alte Waffen und Rüstungen, Bayreuth 1979; EDGE, D. & PADDOCK J. Arms & Armour of the Medieval Knight, London 1988
(11)
Estimate: 100-150

Nil

    

50

356

BLAIR, C. European Armour, London 1958; ATTARD, Collecting Military Headgear, A Guide to 5000 of Helmet History, Atglen 2004; HAWTREY GYNGELL, D. S. Armourers Marks, London 1959; KARCHESKI, W. J. & RICHARDSON, T. The Medieval Armour from Rhodes, Leeds 2000; GODOY, J. A. & LEYDI, S. Parures Triomphales, le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne, Geneva 2003; CAMBIN, G. Le Rotelle Milanesi, Fribourg 1987
(6)
Estimate: 100-150

Nil

    

140

357

BOCCIA, L. & COELHO, E. Armi Bianche Italiane, Milan 1975; BOCCIA, L. Nove Secoli Di Armi da Caccia, Florence 1967; TROSO, M. Le Armi in Asta delle Fanterie Europee (1000-1500), Milan 1988; BOCCIA, L., ROSSI, F. & MORIN, M. Armi e Armature Lombarde, Milan 1980
(4)
Estimate: 120-180

Nil

    

160

358

BRETT, E. J. Ancient Arms and Armour, London 1894, brown covered board with pictorial gilt, three-quarter leather
Estimate: 100-150

Nil

    

160

359

DEAN, Bashford. The Collection of Arms and Armour of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, Printed Privately 1914, later cloth covered board gilt

Estimate: 200-300

Nil

    

200

360

FFOULKES, C. The Armourer and his Craft, London 1912, red pictorial cloth gilt, gilt edges
Estimate: 150-200

Nil

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150

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