Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 30th June 2010

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Property from the Hart Family Collection

General George Vaughan Hart (1752-1832)

Ensign, 46th Foot, 1775; lieutenant, 1777; captain-lieutenant, 55th Foot, Mar. 1779; captain, Dec. 1779; major, 75th Foot, 1787; lieutenant-colonel, 1795; colonel, 1798; brigadier-general, 1801; major general, 1805; lieutenant-general, 1811; general, 1825.

ADC to Maj.Gen. The Hon. John Vaughan in America 1776-77; ADC to Maj.Gen. James Grant in the West Indies, 1778-79; ADC and Military Secretary to Maj.Gen. William Medows in proposed attacks on the Cape of Good Hope and Buenos Aires 1781 and in India 1782; ADC and Military Secretary to Medows in Bombay and Deputy Paymaster-General, Bombay, 1788-90; Deputy Paymaster-General, Madras, 1790-95 and Deputy Paymaster-General, India, 1792-95; Deputy Paymaster-General, Madras, 1798-99 and Commissary of Grain, Mysore, 1799; Officer Commanding in Canara, 1799-1800; Brigadier-General commanding NW District, Ireland, 1801-05; Major General commanding NW & NE Districts, Ireland, 1805-11; Lieutenant-General commanding West & Central Districts, Ireland, 1811-14 and Northern District, Ireland, 1814-15; Governor of Londonderry and Culmore Fort 1820-32. MP, Co. Donegal, 1812-31.

Served in: American War of Independence (Cape Fear, Charleston, Flatbush, Brooklyn, Forts Washington and Lee and Philadelphia, 1776; New Jersey, Chesapeake Bay, Germantown, Brandywine, Monmouth Courthouse and raids into Connecticut, 1777-78; St Lucia and Grenada 1779); 2nd Mysore War 1782; 3rd Mysore War 1790-92 (siege of Seringapatam and capture of Pondicherry) and 4th Mysore War (battle of Malvilly and capture of Seringapatam) 1799.

A LIEUTENANT-GENERAL'S COATEE, CIRCA 1811-25
of scarlet wool, with dark blue lapels, cuffs and collar patches, gold embroidered loops to the sleeves, lapels and skirts arranged in threes, with gilt-metal half-domed general officer's buttons, the coatee lined in white silk, shoulder-knot of interlaced gold-wire round-cord with a pendant aiguillette of the same material, the lapels buttoned back and the front of the coatee fastening with hooks and eyes, the tails each bearing a pair of gold-wire embroidered ornaments and with hooks and eyes enabling them to be turned and fastened together, sewn to the left breast of the coatee is the early 19th century embroidered star of a Masonic order, probably that of the Knights Templar (added at some point after the garment's formal life, (areas of moth damage)

This coatee is of the pattern laid down in Horse Guards General Orders of 18th June, 1st July and 27th December 1811 for wear by lieutenant-generals in 'full dress' and 'dress'; it was worn until the pattern's supersession in Horse Guards General Orders of 23rd December 1828 and 20th January 1829. George Vaughan Hart was promoted lieutenant-general on 4th June 1811 and promoted general on 27th May 1825. He would have worn this coatee in 'full dress' and 'dress' between those dates.

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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3400

242

A GENERAL'S COATEE, CIRCA 1825-1828
of scarlet wool, with dark blue lapels, cuffs and collar patches, gold embroidered loops to the sleeves, lapels and skirts equally spaced (to denote a general), with gilt-metal half-domed general officer's buttons, the coatee lined in white silk, shoulder-knot of interlaced gold-wire round-cord with a pendant aiguillette of the same material, the lapels buttoned back and the front of the coatee fastening with hooks and eyes, the tails each bearing a gold-wire embroidered ornament, the skirts sewn back and retaining both tail ornaments (areas of moth damage)

This coatee is of the pattern laid down in Horse Guards General Orders of 18th June, 1st July and 27th December 1811 for wear by generals in 'full dress' and 'dress'; it was worn until the pattern's supersession in Horse Guards General Orders of 23rd December 1828 and 20th January 1829. George Vaughan Hart was promoted general on 27th May 1825. He would have worn this coatee in 'full dress' and 'dress' from 1825 to 1828.





Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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2800

243

VARIOUS OWNERS

Captain Matthew Benson Harrison, Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry Cavalry, circa 1851-66

AN OFFICER'S LIGHT DRAGOON PATTERN 'BELL TOP' SHAKO, SABRETACHE, POUCH AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS OF THE WESTMORELAND AND CUMBERLAND YEOMANRY CAVALRY, CIRCA 1851-66
the shako with body of black felted material with a crown, front peak and false back peak of black patent leather (all crazed); the crown encircled by a band of silver lace 1⅞ inches wide and the base encircled by another ½ inch wide, the front and back peaks edged with bands of silver lace ½ inch wide; a boss, cords and lines of silver round-cord, the lines terminating in acorns of woven silver wire; below the boss, on a silver lace cockade, a regimental badge comprising, in struck gilt metal repoussé, the Royal Cypher VR within a strap-and-buckle bearing the title WESTMORELAND & CUMBERLAND YEOMANRY and surmounted by a monarchial crown, the gilt metal centre mounted upon a multi-rayed white metal star; white metal lion's mask chin-chain bosses and a white metal chin-chain of overlapping links sewn to a leather strap; with a white leather and crimson silk head-band and a (loose) padded interior; separate gilt metal plume holder; generally good condition; 23cm; 9in high; 23.5cm; 9¼ in diameter of crown; THE SABRETACHE, with body and expanding pouch of black leather, the pouch secured with a loop and button; the front of black wool (some moth) with a border of silver lace 2 inches wide enclosing, in silver wire embroidery, the cypher WCYC beneath a monarchial crown in gold and silver wire embroidery and coloured fabric; three white metal suspension loops; inside the pouch, the retailer's label of 'Andrews Helmet Maker &c to Her Majesty 9 PALL MALL'; generally good condition; 33cm; 13 in x 27.4cm; 10¾ in; THE POUCH, with body covered in crimson leather, the white metal frontal flap having an engraved border of oak-leaves enclosing, in gilt metal, the applied cypher WCYC beneath a monarchial crown; on the front of the pouch body, the retailer's label of 'Andrews Helmet Maker &c to Her Majesty 9 PALL MALL'; generally good condition; frontal flap 6.5cm; 2½ x 17cm; 6¾ in; and MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, comprising a pair of gentleman's white doeskin gloves with two buttons at each wrist; the white metal regimental medal of the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry Cavalry fitted with a flat white metal bar suspender and contained in a box bearing the date 1857 on the lid; a bronze medal of the 'National Rifle Association 1860' fitted with a German silver bar suspender; a single instep-chain from a field spur; generally good condition, the gloves appearing unworn.

Matthew Benson Harrison (1824-1879) was the eldest son of Benson Harrison of Greenbank, Westmoreland and his second wife, Dorothy, née Wordsworth - second cousin to the poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850). He became lieutenant in the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry Cavalry on 3rd May 1851 and was promoted captain on 6th September 1858, leaving the regiment in about 1866. A Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Westmoreland, he was High Sheriff for the county in 1860. He is shown, seated and in civilian clothes, in a group photograph of officers, and ex-officers, of the regiment taken in 1872 and reproduced in Bargett, C.: Better by far a Cumberland Hussar: a history of the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry (Kirkby Stephen, 2001), p. 13; this photograph also appears in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. XXXVIII (1960), p. 136, with a note on those depicted in Vol. XXXIX (1961), p. 105.

Estimate: 3000-5000

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3000

244

AN OFFICER'S JACKET, OR SHORT-TAILED COATEE, AND SHAKO, 1ST ROYAL EDINBURGH VOLUNTEERS, CIRCA 1803-1808
the double-breasted jacket of scarlet wool with dark blue collar and cuffs and white turn-backs to the skirts; lined in white cotton/linen (some moth and wear) and quilted over the shoulders; the buttons gilded and half-domed, embossed with the Arms of the City of Edinburgh, the crest flanked by the title 1st and REGT and the shield surrounded by the title ROYAL EDINBURGH VOLUNTEERS, two rows of eight buttons, in pairs, to the front, one on either side of the collar, four on each cuff and 16 on the skirts, with an additional pair of buttons on discs of blue cloth forming the tail ornaments; label inside collar marked 72-74-1; with a pair of wing epaulettes of dark blue cloth, edged white, faced with interlocking gilded rings descending in size outwards and secured at the neck by regimental buttons; the shako of short, 'stove-pipe' form, the body 17.2cm; 6¾in high and the diameter of the crown 21.9cm; 8⅝in, of black felted material (repaired); with a squared-off patent leather peak below a band of black silk extending at the rear to a band of black oil-cloth; chin-scales of overlapping gilt metal descending in size downwards, sewn to strips of black leather and secured by lion-mask bosses; the plate of die-struck brass in the form of a crowned circlet, bearing the motto NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET, above twin sprays of thistles, the circlet enclosing the initials REV; with black leather head band and black linen lining and (indistinct) retailer's label pasted inside crown
(2)

Estimate: 3500-4500

Nil

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3200

245

AN OFFICER'S LEVEE DRESS COATEE AND SHAKO, ROYAL MIDLOTHIAN YEOMANRY CAVALRY, CIRCA 1819-38
the coatee of dark blue wool, with scarlet collar and cuffs and white turn-backs to the skirts; embellished on the front with continuous loops of silver gimp and three rows of half-domed silver-plated buttons, 26 in the centre and 29 at either side, embossed with a crown between the initials R, M, L and C, the front closing with hooks and eyes; the cuffs and collar trimmed with silver gimp and embellished with designs in silver Russia braid, the skirts embellished with trefoils in silver Russia braid that terminate in Austrian knots; tail ornaments in the form of the Star of the Order of the Thistle in silver wire and sequins and coloured silks; lined in white silk throughout (conservation netted); the shoulders bearing a pair of epaulettes with straps of overlapping silver-plated plates and terminating in a crescent of silver purl from which descend a double row of silver bullions; the shako of bell-top form, the black felted body 19cm; 7½in high, the patent leather crown 22.9cm; 9in in diameter, with front and rear peaks of patent leather and a band of silver lace 5.1cm; 2in wide encircling the crown; chin-scales of overlapping silver-plated plates sewn to a velvet ground and with quatrefoil bosses; rosette and border of silver wire embroidered loops, centred by a silver-plated regimental button from which ascends a loop of silver regimental lace terminating in a silver-plated plume boss; black leather headband with white linen draw-strung skull fitting
(2)

Provenance
Mr Gerald Flint-Shipman, the coatee

See A.V.B. Norman 1963, pp. 129-133.

Estimate: 5000-6000

Nil

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A LIGHT COMPANY OFFICER'S JACKET, OR SHORT-TAILED COATEE, AND BREECHES, EAST SUFFOLK MILITIA, CIRCA 1815-20
the double-breasted jacket of scarlet wool, with high pale yellow collar, closed at the front, and with mustard-yellow cuffs and lapels and white turn-backs to the skirts; lined in white cotton or linen, quilted at the neck and shoulders; pair of skirt ornaments, each in the form of a strung bugle-horn, of silver-wire embroidery on pale yellow cloth; buttons of silver-plate, half-domed and engraved with the initials: E*S - 38 to the front, 4 to each cuff; 2 to each collar side; 16 to the skirts and 1 on either side of the neck at the shoulder wings; with a pair of shoulder-wings of scarlet cloth, edged yellow and faced with three interlinked sections of interlocking white metal rings of descending size, centred at the shoulder upon a white metal disc mounted with a gilt metal strung bugle-horn and terminating at the neck with a regimental button, the wings edged with silver-wire bullions; the breeches of white 'doe-skin' with a trap-fly and some contemporary buttons
(2)


Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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2800

247

AN OFFICER'S COATEE, SHOULDER-BELT AND SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, KENDALL AND LONSDALE REGIMENT, WESTMORELAND LOCAL MILITIA, 1809-14
the double-breasted coatee of scarlet wool, with dark blue cuffs, lapels and collar patches and white turn-backs to the skirts; lined in glazed cream linen; with an additional fillet of scarlet wool at the front-waist suggesting a contemporary alteration; pair of skirt ornaments, each in the form of a 'garb' or wheatsheaf, in silver wire and sequins on a blue wool ground; the buttons gilded and barely domed, embossed with a crown between the initials W, L and M, all above the title KENDALL & LONSDALE - 20 to the front, 4 to each cuff, 1 to each collar side, 10 to the skirts and 1 to the epaulette; with a single epaulette to the right shoulder, of gold vellum lace, edged with purl and with a double row of gold bullions descending from a gold bullion crescent; the shoulder-belt of whitened buff leather 2½in wide pierced for a belt-plate and terminating in a sword frog; the shoulder-belt plate of gilded copper 3¼in x 2½in, slightly domed, fitted with a hook and two studs to the rear and engraved on its polished face with a crowned strap-and-buckle containing the title KENDALL & LONSDALE and enclosing the initials W over LM, all upon a horizontally hatched ground
(3)

The Kendall and Lonsdale Regiment of Westmoreland Local Militia was formed on 22nd April 1809 from the Kendall and Lonsdale Volunteers and from other companies of Volunteers in that area of Westmoreland; it was disbanded in 1814.


Estimate: 1500-2500

Nil

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4000

248

AN OFFICER'S FROCKCOAT, ROYAL ARTILLERY, 1838-55
of dark blue wool, with dark blue collar and cuffs, double-breasted and with an unlined body; the front, skirt-vents and cuffs piped scarlet; two rows of eight gilt buttons at front, two pairs on the skirts and two small gilt buttons to each cuff; the shoulders fitted with brass plates for attaching shoulder-scales; two gold-wire embroidered grenades at the collar, one worn and the other with a replacement ball; skirts lined with black twill; some moth and lining wear

Frockcoats of this pattern were introduced for officers of the Royal Artillery in 1838 and abolished in 1855. See D. A. Campbell 1971, p. 41

Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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950

249

AN OFFICER'S UNDRESS POUCH, 17TH LIGHT DRAGOONS (LANCERS), CIRCA 1846-55
the body of tin, painted green internally, covered with black patent leather and measuring 10.7cm; 4¼in x 18.4cm; 7¼in; the front flap mounted with the regimental badge in silver-plate; with silver-plated belt fittings; the securing loop broken and with wear to the patent leather


Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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250

AN OFFICER'S DRESS SABRETACHE AND POUCH, 2ND THE QUEEN'S DRAGOON GUARDS, 1837-55
the bodies of both items of, or covered in, black Morocco leather, faced with black velvet, bordered by gold lace of regimental pattern and with the crowned Royal Cypher VR within a wreath of oak-leaves and acorns; the crown, cypher and wreath in gold wire embroidery, sequins and coloured silks; slight wear; the sabretache 36.8cm; 14½in x 31.2cm; 12¼in, the pouch
9.5cm; 3¾in x 17.2cm; 6¾in
(2)


Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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1800

251

AN OFFICER'S DRESS POUCH AND POUCH-BELT, 8TH THE KING'S ROYAL IRISH (LIGHT) DRAGOONS (HUSSARS), CIRCA 1837-55
the pouch body of tin, covered in red Russia leather and scarlet cloth and measuring 10cm; 4in x 17.2cm; 6¾in; the front flap edged with gold gimp and embroidered in gold and silver wire and coloured silks with the Royal Cypher VR, on which is superimposed a crowned Harp of Erin, all within a wreath of shamrocks on which are superimposed two scrolls bearing the title THE KING'S ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS; gilt metal fittings; the belt of scarlet cloth, 5.1cm; 2in wide, faced with gold regimental pattern shamrock lace and with gilt metal fittings; some moth to the pouch
(2)


Estimate: 1500-2500

Nil

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3800

252

A SEPOY'S SHAKO, MADRAS NATIVE INFANTRY, CIRCA 1830-50
the body of basketwork or rattan covered in black lacquered pitch, cloth or leather with a partially divided sphere on the top, crossed diagonally by a 1⅝in wide strip of green cloth with a dark green ball-tuft at top right, as worn; with a label indicating its former place in the collections of the National Army Museum, London
26cm; 10¼in high

Shakoes of this style are illustrated and referenced in W. Y. Carman 1969, pp. 132, 144-145, 147 & plate 25A, in W. Y. Carman 1966, pp. 127-129 and in B. Mollo 1981, pp. 70-71 & 78. This example was probably worn by a sepoy in a rifles or light infantry company or regiment; the divided sphere on the top of the shako is said to have been designed for use as a musket or rifle rest.

Provenance
The National Army Museum, London (accession number 7109-21)

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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AN OFFICER'S LANCE CAP OR CZAPKA, 12TH (THE PRINCE OF WALES'S ROYAL) LANCERS, 1846-55
the skull, front and rear peaks of black leather embellished with gold lace, the centre encircled by a broad band of gold lace with a central scarlet train; the trencher top of rigid cane, 9½in square, covered in dark blue cloth and quartered by gold round-cord; the plume boss encircled by gold bullion and bearing the Royal Cypher VR in gold wire embroidery on a crimson velvet ground; the plate of fluted and gilded metal with scrolls bearing the battle honours PENINSULA and WATERLOO and mounted in silver with the Royal Arms, the Badge of the Prince of Wales and the Sphinx; gilt metal lion-mask chin-chain bosses with a chin-chain of gilt metal interlocking links sewn to a black velvet base; black leather head-band; lining absent.
24cm; 9½in high

Provenance
Mr Gerald Shapiro

Literature
W. Y. Carman, Headdresses of the British Army: Cavalry (Sutton, 1968), plate 31.

Estimate: 6000-8000

Nil

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7500

254

AN INFANTRY OFFICER'S SHAKO, CIRCA 1812-16
the body of black felted material (moth), with a false front 21.3cm; 8⅜in high and a crown of 17.8cm; 7in diameter, the base of the body with a band of 1in wide black cotton lace at the back and the false front edged with black cotton lace ½in wide; with lines (incomplete) of narrow crimson and gold braided round-cord and a peak of black leather; the plate, of 1812 'Universal' pattern, in gilded copper with the Royal Cypher GR interlaced and reversed below a crown; with a white leather headband, white silk liner and the retailer's label of HICK, KEATS & Co, 61 CHEAPSIDE pasted inside crown


Estimate: 3500-4500

Nil

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255

AN OFFICER'S 'TARLETON' HELMET, PERTHSHIRE YEOMANRY CAVALRY, CIRCA 1798-1804
the skull and peak of black leather, the peak edged with silver-plated copper; with a silver-plated copper band impressed with the title PERTHSHIRE YEOMY CAVALRY and a pleated silk turban fastened with silver-plated chains; attached to the right skull, a silver-plated die-struck badge of a thistle flower above a scroll bearing the motto PRO ARIS ET FOCIS; a scarlet silk cushion at the rear, from which is pendant a silver-wire tassel; with replacement bearskin crest and contemporary upright white feather plume; the lining worn.

The Perthshire Yeomanry Cavalry was raised in 1798 in three troops, in the Carse of Gowrie and in Strathearn, and augmented in 1803 to four troops. Leather helmets are said to have been worn 1798-1804 and the regiment was reduced in 1809. See The Marchioness of Tullibardine 1908, pp. 195-231 and A.V.B. Norman 1963, pp. 133-134.

Provenance
Fingask Castle, Perthshire, sold Christie's, 26th-28th April 1993

Estimate: 4000-5000

Nil

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4200

256

VARIOUS OWNERS

AN OFFICER'S GORGET, PROBABLY ROYAL EAST INDIA COMPANY VOLUNTEERS, CIRCA 1800-02
silver-gilt (approximately 25% of gilt remaining), struck with hallmarks for the London assaying year of either 1800-01 or 1801-02 and the maker's mark GT; on a polished ground at centre-front, the engraved complete armorial achievement of the East India Company above the engraved numeral 16; partial chamois leather lining to the reverse
10.9cm; 4 ¼in x 7.4cm; 2⅞in

Two regiments of Royal East India Volunteers were raised in London in September 1796 and were joined by a third in 1798; all survived the 'Peace' of Amiens in 1801-03 and continued into the 19th century, being officered and manned from among the staff and employees of the East India Company in the City of London and with the principal role of defending the Company's docks, shipping and possessions; each regiment had two battalions, each with a strength of at least six companies.

Estimate: 1000-1500

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1200

257

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE OFFICER'S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, 1ST (OR THE KING'S) DRAGOON GUARDS, CIRCA 1788-1800
oval, of gilded brass, the raised border incorporating a tied wreath of laurel and enclosing an eight-pointed, silver facet-cut star on which is mounted, in gilt metal and coloured enamels, a crowned Garter enclosing the initials KDG on a scarlet ground; one hook and two studs on the reverse
7.3cm; 2 7/8in x 5.7cm; 2¼in

Cavalry officers wore shoulder-belt plates for a very short period at the end of the 18th century; the comparatively small size of this fine and rare example, not recorded in Parkyn, suggests that it dates from that period.

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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4500

258

AN OFFICER'S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, 1ST NORTH YORK LOCAL MILITIA, 1808-09
oval, of silver, struck on the reverse with hallmarks for the London assaying year of 1808-09 and with the makers' mark of Peter and William Bateman; engraved on the polished front, the crowned Royal Cypher GR above sprays of laurel in saltire and within the title FIRST NORTH YORK LOCAL MILITIA; a hook and two studs on the reverse, together with the incised letter W
8.9cm; 3 1/2in x 7cm; 2¾in

The Local Militia, as distinct from the Militia, was created from existing regiments and companies of Volunteer Infantry in 1808 in order to assist with the drafting of men for the regular Army; it continued in existence until 1814. 1st North York Local Militia was formed in November 1808 around a cadre of officers and men from the Dales (Loyal) Volunteers that had been raised in October 1803.

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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259

AN OFFICER'S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, COLDSTREAM GUARDS, CIRCA 1840-50
rectangular, of gilded brass with a matted ground on which is mounted the Star of the Order of the Garter in facet-cut silver, gilt metal and coloured enamels, all superimposed upon a star of larger size in gilt and polished metal (all fittings absent from the reverse)
10.9cm; 3 3/4in x 7.5cm; 3in

See H. G. Parkyn 1956, p. 64-65, fig. 66.

Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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750

260

A SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, CIRCA 1803-08
oval, of cast and polished brass, engraved with the coronet and crest of the Earls Scarbrough above the initials CVI, all within a border engraved with the motto: MURUS AEREUS CONSCIENTIA SANA (the motto of the Earls of Scarbrough) and the date 1803; a hook and two studs on the reverse
7.5cm; 3in x 5.7cm; 2¼in

The use of the coronet, crest and motto of the Earls of Scarbrough on this plate suggests that it relates to a unit raised, officered and manned from among the inhabitants and tenants of a settlement or area on one of the family's estates.

Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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400

261

AN OFFICER'S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, COLDSTREAM GUARDS, CIRCA 1795-1805
oval, of gilded cast brass or bronze with a polished and beaded edge enclosing a matted centre on which is mounted the Star of the Order of the Garter in facet-cut and pierced silver and coloured enamels; a broad flat hook and two studs on the reverse and a chamois leather liner bearing the inked inscription: this Star was worn on the military Belt of King George III third at Reviews
7.8cm; 3 1/8in x 6.3cm; 2 ½in

Shoulder-belt plates of this form seem to have been worn by officers of the Coldstream Guards from the 1790s until the 1820s (H. G. Parkyn 1956, pp. 63-65, fig. 65) but the form and high quality of the star on this example, together with the type of hook on the reverse, suggests a date towards the beginning of the period. HRH The Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, (1763-1827), second son of King George III, was colonel of the Coldstream Guards 1784-1805 and is depicted in several illustrations wearing a shoulder-belt plate similar to this example when in regimental uniform.

Estimate: 800-1000

Nil

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2300

262

AN OFFICER'S SHOULDER-BELT PLATE, PROBABLY OF A REGIMENT OF IRISH VOLUNTEERS, CIRCA 1778-83
oval, within a polished beaded edge of gilded bronze and mounted upon a blue enamel ground laid upon a silver base, a Harp of Erin in silver beneath a monarchial crown, also in silver; one hook and two studs on the reverse.
7.5cm; 3in x 5.5cm; 2⅛in

The size and iconography of this fine plate suggests that it relates to one of the many regiments of Volunteer cavalry and infantry raised in Ireland during the War for American Independence.

Estimate: 1500-2000

Nil

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263

01.07.10 - Mrs. White rang. Please include in next sale at lowered estimate and reserve at our discretion.
One of the 'cap badges' is actually a limited edition ladies brooch, No. 4, presented to her by the regiment.
No. 1 was presented to Princess Alice
No. 2 was presented to Commanding Officer's wife
No. 3 was presented to the R.S.M.'s wife
They were produced when regiments were to be amalgamated in 1993, which didn't happen.

TWO SILVER CAP BADGES OF THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, ONE WITH SHEFFIELD SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1993
each decorated with the crowned regimental device, and fitted with a pin on the inner face
6.5cm; 2 1/2in and 3.5cm; 1 3/8in
(2)
Estimate: 200-250

Nil

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264

A GOOD COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY SEVENTY FIVE CAP BADGES, POST 1902 AND LATER
including First Armoured Motor Battery, Hussars, Lancers, London cyclists, Dragoons and yeomanry etc
(75)
Estimate: 300-400

Nil

    

320

265

A RARE REGIMENTAL LABEL FOR THE RATTRAY SIKHS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
of pierced steel, the reverse fitted with a spike for attaching (the other spike missing) with two serpentine finials.
27cm; 10 5/8in

The Bengal Military Police Battalion was raised by Captain T. Rattray in January 1856.

Estimate: 100-150

Nil

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80

266

AN OTHER RANK'S FULL DRESS TUNIC AND PANTALOONS, 11TH (PRINCE ALBERT'S OWN) HUSSARS, 1907 & 1913
the tunic of dark blue wool embellished with yellow cotton square-cord around the edges, on the breast in the form of six loops with trefoil drops at the ends, on each of the two back seams with a single line having three eyes at the top and an Austrian knot at the bottom and on the cuffs with an Austrian knot; six brass ball buttons at centre-front; with paper Royal Army Clothing Factory label dated 1907 inside; lacks collar badges; lining detached inside right breast; the pantaloons of crimson wool with a 4.5cm; 1¾in wide stripe of yellow cotton lace with a central narrow scarlet train on the outer seams and an oval patch of scarlet reinforcing cloth inside each knee, metal fly and braces buttons; with paper Royal Army Clothing Factory label dated 1913

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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180

267

Captain Brian Surtees Philpotts (1875-1917)

AN OFFICER'S FULL DRESS TUNIC AND UNDRESS OVERALLS, ROYAL ENGINEERS, CIRCA 1895-1904
the tunic of scarlet cloth, with collar and cuffs of dark blue velvet and with the front, skirt and skirt-plaits similarly edged; the collar edged all round with gold round-cord and the cuffs decorated with an Austrian knot in similar cord and gold gimp, the collar also bearing, at top and front within the round-cord, gold lace 1.9cm; ¾in wide; on the front of the collar a pair of flaming grenades in silver wire embroidery; shoulder-cords of braided gold round-cord bearing captain's rank insignia; nine buttons at front, two at the waist and two at the inner ends of the shoulder-cords, all gilded brass embossed with a crowned strap-and-buckle bearing the title ROYAL ENGINEERS and enclosing the Royal Cypher VR; body lining largely absent, collar partially detached, some moth; the overalls of dark blue cloth with a 5.1cm; 2in wide scarlet stripe on the side seams; strapped at the cuffs for Wellington boots and with fly and braces buttons; tailor's label of 'J.Daniels & Co., Woolwich and Bury Place' with owner's name Capt. B.S. Philpotts RE

Brian Surtees Philpotts (1875-1917) was the son of J.S. Philpotts, headmaster of Bedford School, where B.S. Philpotts was educated before attending RMA Woolwich. Commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1895, Philpotts was promoted lieutenant in 1898, captain in 1904 and major in 1914; appointed Commandant Royal Engineers (CRE) in a Western Front Division in the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1916, he was mentioned in dispatches in June 1916 and made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in January 1917; he was severely wounded in action on 2nd September 1917 and died of his wounds two days later.

Sir O'M Creagh and E.M. Humphris 1923, p. 322.


Estimate: 100-150

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100

268

A VATICAN LIVERY BY GIOMINI, ROME, AND AN ITALIAN TAILED COAT WORN BY MARCHESE MARCO DORIA LAMBA
the first comprising tail coat of blue wool, with red collar and cuffs decorated with silver brocade, and brass buttons, and a pair of dark blue trousers; the second of blue wool, with white collar and cuffs decorated with gold wire, with gilt-brass button decorated with the crowned cypher 'FERT' and applied with label of its owner Marco Doria Lamba and dated 1921
(3)
Estimate: 400-600

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300

269

A FRENCH OFFICER'S SHAKO OF THE FOURTH GUARD NATIONALE REGIMENT, MID-19TH CENTURY
with felt skull with leather top and peak, fitted with a red band around the top, silvered helmet plate incorporating a cockerel, painted tricolore cockade, two-stage red pom-pom, and white metal chin-scales (restorations)
24cm; 9 1/2in high
Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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270

NINE BUGLES, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
variously marked including two by Boosey & Hawkes, one by Butler, one of the Royal Welsh fusiliers, and one for the Royal Ontario regiment, eight of brass and one of white metal, and each with a mouthpiece (small dents, areas of wear)
(9)
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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350

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