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Crimean War Period Staff Officer’s Scarlet Coatee

A fine rare example of scarlet melton cloth, with dark blue facings to the collar and cuffs, each decorated with gold bullion embroidery. To the front two rows of ten gilt Staff Officer buttons arranged in pairs, with further buttons to the cuff facings. The tails with white turn backs and Staff Officer pattern bullion tail ornaments. It is interesting to note that the tails were originally tailored as per regulations with false pocket flaps, to conform with the new 1848 dress regulations these have been removed. The interior with quilted cotton lining. The overall condition is good, scarlet is fresh, but with some areas of dulling and some small moth holes not effecting the overall appearance

Code: 50714Price: 2500.00 GBP

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Scots Guards Officer’s Scarlet Tunic

A fine quality post 1953 example with dark blue facings to collar and cuffs. The collar is with gold bullion decoration of regimental pattern, mounted with a thistle device. Complete with gilt metal regimental buttons, arranged in three groups of three. The shoulder straps mounted with a bullion Regimental Stars denoting the rank of Captain. To the left breast provision for medals. Scarlet remains fresh.

Code: 50713Price: 450.00 GBP

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2nd VB Notts & Derby Regiment Sergeant's Scarlet tunic.

A good example of scarlet woollen cloth with white facings. The shoulder straps are embroidered “2 V Notts and Derby” in black thread. Right arm bearing three silver lace chevrons surmounted by silver bullion proficiency star; left forearm with silver bullion crossed rifles.Complete with white metal post 1901 General Service buttons. The interior with wool loning. One collar badge absent scarlet remains bright. Minor moth

Code: 50712Price:

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1/7th BN (Robin Hood Rifles) Sherwood Foresters Commanding Officer’s Uniforms and Medals.

A rare and important Regimental Grouping worn by Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Atkinson Walton TD, who along with his brother Captain Harold Henry Walton MC (K.I.A. 13/10/1915)both served as pre Great War Territorial Officers with the Robin Hood Rifles Notts & Derby Regiment. It is evident from this grouping that Lt. Col Walton would keep is brothers memory alive by wearing some of his uniform in the post Great War years.

Medal Group: 1914/15 Star, (2. LIEUT A.A. WALTON NOTTS & DERBY R), British War Medal, Victory Medal (MAJOR A.A. WALTON), GVR Jubilee Medal, GVI Coronation Medal, Territorial Decoration (GVR)Mounted as originally worn. .... Accompanied by corresponding miniature medals mounted as originally worn.

Officer’s Astrakhan Cap. A very fine example tailored by Hawkes of London. Complete with Regimental pattern silvered Maltese pattern Cross, surmounted by a crown mounted onto a black mohair boss. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson silk lining, with gold embossed tailor’s stamp. Complete with chinstrap. .... Contained in original Japanned storage tin the lid with brass engraved name plate “Arthur A Walton Esq The Robin Hood Rifles”. Superb Condition.

Officer’s Torin style field service side cap. Green melton cloth with silver cord piping and mounted with a small size Regimental Cap badge. Hawkes stamp to the interior.

Full Dress Rifles pattern tunic of dark green melton cloth Black mohair cords with drop loops to each breast and to the silver cord epaulettes Lieutenant Colonel Rank insignia. The left breast with provision for medals.

A Similar Full Dress Rifles pattern tunic, this example with tailor’s label of Hawkes and ink name “H.H. Walton”.

Regimental pattern Patrol Tunic. Dark green melton cloth, tailored with stand collar and both chest and waist pockets. To the left breast medal ribbons of the 1914/15 Star, BWM, VM, 1935 GVR Jubilee Medal, TD. Complete with Lieutenant Colonel Territorial rank insignia. Tailors label with ink name “H.H. Walton”

Mess Jacket of universal pattern, dark green melton cloth with black silk collar, this mounted with Regimental pattern collar badges. To the silver loop shoulder straps, Lt.Col bullion rank insignia. Tailors label with ink name “H.H. Walton”.

Two pairs of overalls, one set with black lace line.

The overall uniform condition is near VGC, with some minor surface moth to both pairs of overalls

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Atkinson Walton TD along with his brother Harold Henry Walton lived at the Manor House Chilwell Nottinghamshire, they were both commissioned into the Robin Hood Rifles on the 1st January 1914 and both visited Hawkes the tailors to be measured for their new uniforms. They embarked for France on the 28th February 1915. Harold was promoted to Captain, he was lightly wounded on two occasions and was Killed in Action on the 13th October 1915 at Loos. He was awarded the MC for gallantry at Ypres earlier in the year. Arthur remained with the Regiment and on the morning of the 1st July 1916 on the Somme as Captain Commanding C Company stood with his men waiting for the whistle to go over the top to sound. Later in the day he would be wounded. Returning to the Regiment, by 1918 he was promoted to Acting Major. After the war he took a more active part in the Robin Hood Rifles, reverting to Captain he was once again promoted Major in 1929 and Lt Col. Commanding in 1935, this rank he would hold until 1938

Code: 50597Price: 2800.00 GBP

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Manchester Local Militia George III Officer's coatee circa 1808-16

A rare Georgian Officer's coatee to a local militia in remarkable condition. Scarlet cloth with black facings, complete with all its gilt buttons (69) and bullion bugle tail ornaments. Ornate cord circular ornamentation on the shoulder and down the front, One or two moth holes mainly to lining.

Unit raised in Manchester 24th September 1808commanded by Lt. Col. John Sivester. Disbanded 1816.

Code: 50660Price: 3500.00 GBP

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Irish. Royal Meath Militia Officer’s shell jacket circa 1871-74.

A fine and rare example of the short stable pattern undress jacket. Scarlet melton cloth with dark blue facings to the the collar and cuffs. The latter mounted with four silvered regimental buttons Two further buttons can be found to the silver twist cord epaulettes. The jacket is edged with flat silver lace; quilted crimson silk lining. Ink name label of “W.N. Waller”. Minor age wear.

Lieutenant William Newcome Waller who joined the militia 13th February 1871 and resigned in late 1874. Headquarters at Naven.

Code: 50581Price: 350.00 GBP

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14th King’s Hussars pre 1922 Officer’s Mess Jacket.

A good scarce example of the universal pattern dark blue melton cloth with cream silk collar bearing bullion embroidered regimental devices. Some age wear, silk lining shot.

Code: 50206Price:

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Life Guards post 1922 Trooper's Shell Jacket.

A fine rare example of scarlet cloth with dark blue facings to the collar, cuffs and shoulder straps; the latter with scarlet piping. Complete with regimental pattern brass buttons and full lining. Scarlet remains bright, small repair patch to the back.

1st Life Guards amalgamated with 2nd Life Guards in 1922 to form The Life Guards (1st & 2nd). Redesignated The Life Guards in 1928.

Code: 50203Price: 150.00 GBP

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Royal Horse Guards Officers cuirass.

A good rare example comprising of front and back polished steel plates complete with gilt brass shoulder scales. The front plate is edged with gilt brass and studs. The centre is with a high comb. The back plate is again with gilt brass edging and studs. Also with the shoulder strap attachments in the form of two silvered lion’s head boss’s. The straps are with silvered floral studs and lion’s heads. Lining of red grained leather and velvet edging. With some minor age wear, backing to the shoulder straps loose but present.
NB Shown on Life Guards tunic just for display. Tunic NOT included

Code: 50478Price: 1450.00 GBP

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19th century Military style buckskin breeches.

A good and scarce pair of white buckskin breeches of the style commonly worn with the military coatee. To each lower leg five mother of pearl buttons, Flat tin buttons to the waist and fall front panel. These with the tailors details of S.B. Whitings of London. The breeches remain supple a little age wear to the ankles.

Code: 50393Price: 320.00 GBP

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