Auction 27.04.1999

Christie's
Spink London

Datum der Auktion: 27.04.1999

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An Assortment of Metal Badges, &c

An Assortment of Metal Badges, &c Approximately 60 badges, mainly British Army collar-badges, together with miscellaneous items including a battered QVC swagger-cane top of the Royal Scots Greys, a large gilt Royal Arms and a brass plate 57mm x 112mm inscribed in raised lettering: HERE ON 4TH MAY

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 50 £ - 80 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Group of metal badges

A Group of metal badges Mainly British Army OR's KC vintage but including cap-badges of Anson and Nelson Battalions of the RND (both with GAUNT labels on reverse), an OR's glengarry-badge of the 78th Highlanders (KK546), a white metal cap-badge of the Ceylon Mounted Rifles, and a gilding metal badge

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A large assemblage of lapel-badges, sweetheart-brooches etc.

A large assemblage of lapel-badges, sweetheart-brooches etc. Mainly British, some Commonwealth, the group including approximately 15 sterling silver brooches, among them Black Watch, King's Liverpool, RN and RAF; some 95 badges in total, a few of them on mother-of-pearl backing. (lot

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Collection of Badges and Insignia

A Collection of Badges and Insignia A large assortment, mainly of British items but also some 60 overseas badges, the British material including many officer's metal rank badges, some 25 buttons and some 50 metal badges of KC vintage, among them an officer's cap-badge of VDG, a GC's cap-badge of the

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Waistplate of the Guides Cavalry and other items

A Waistplate of the Guides Cavalry and other items A rectangular white metal plate from the Guides special pattern Sam Browne belt, mounted with the title GUIDES above the reversed GC monogram; together with a large white metal QVC star cap-badge of the Sinde Rifle Corps (one ray of the star

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Group of British Badges and Insignia

A Group of British Badges and Insignia Cap-badges, collar-badges and STs, plus a few rank/trade badges etc, the badges mixed officer's/OR's, mostly KC vintage metal, including an officer's bronze cap-badge of the Northumberland Fusiliers (blade fixings), officer's gilt collar-badges of 10th Hussars

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 160 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Collection of British Insignia

A Collection of British Insignia Mostly British Army, including cap-badges, collar-badges, buttons and STs, mainly KC period metal but a few AA, some reproductions and some damaged or lacking fixings. Units include Cavalry, Infantry, Corps, Yeomanry and TA; items include OR's cap-badges of the Royal

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Group of British and Canadian Insignia

A Group of British and Canadian Insignia Cap-badges, collar-badges, buttons and STs, mostly British Army/Canadian Army KC period metal (some AA, some reproductions, some damaged or lacking fixings); pieces include an OR's HP of the Royal Scots (as KK 292 but all in gilding metal), an OR's cap-badge

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 180 £ - 240 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Collection of British Army Badges &c

A Collection of British Army Badges &c A piece of black cloth bearing cap-badges, collar-badges and STs, mainly OR's British Army KC period (a few QVC); all badges lacking their fixings; cap-badges include OR's Border Regiment (QVC as KK 643), VDG (KK 743) and Connaught Rangers (KC as KK 696); STs

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Assortment of British, Commonwealth and Foreign Insignia

An Assortment of British, Commonwealth and Foreign Insignia Twelve mainly metal, mostly British Army cap, etc, badges, including a gilding-metal badge of the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry; some 25 cloth devices (STs, formation-signs etc) of British, Polish and US units/corps etc, including slip-on

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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British Helmet Plate Centres and other items

British Helmet Plate Centres and other items OR's HPCs of the Queen's, King's, East Lancs, Hampshires, Loyals and KOYLI; together with an officer's brass (originally gilt) waist-belt clasp of the 68th DLI (similar to Ryan 104 but slightly different design of mount); a large gilt Maid of Erin Harp

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Officer's Pouch-Belt Plate of the 10th Gurkha Rifles

An Officer's Pouch-Belt Plate of the 10th Gurkha Rifles A good silver plate (HM incomplete but probably B'ham 1900-01) of the 1903 pattern, with four screw-post fixings; together with a smaller badge of the same regiment, in cast white metal (one string of Bugle-horn broken) See illustration (2

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 220 £ - 300 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Officer's Waistbelt clasp of the Perak Sikhs

An Officer's Waistbelt clasp of the Perak Sikhs A clasp of standard pattern, in white metal, with matching parts, the outer circle inscribed PERAK SIKHS, the inner element mounted with Guelphic Crown in gilt See illustration

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Officer's Waistbelt clasp of the Wexford Militia

An Officer's Waistbelt clasp of the Wexford Militia A rare silver-plated clasp, with matching parts, the outer circle inscribed WEXFORD MILITIA XCIX , the centre section mounted with the Crowned Harp. See illustration

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Officer's Waistbelt Clasp of the Irish Guards

An Officer's Waistbelt Clasp of the Irish Guards A rare gilt-brass clasp, with matching parts, the centre section mounted with St. Patrick's Star in white metal, gilt and enamel (enamel somewhat defective), the loops as for Royal Irish Fusiliers (Ryan Fig. 233). See illustration

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Officer's Colour-Belt Badge of the Irish Guards

An Officer's Colour-Belt Badge of the Irish Guards A rare device, in the form of a white metal rayed star 3 in. high, the centre mounted with the Motto and Cross of the Order of St. Patrick in gilt and enamel (the enamel backing to the Motto now missing), four screw-post fixings at rear. See

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 350 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Officer's Cap Badge of the Guards Machine-Gun Battalion

An Officer's Cap Badge of the Guards Machine-Gun Battalion A very fine silver hobnailed star badge (pattern as KK923) in two parts, both HM B'ham 1916, enamelled Centre with silver MG monogram on red ground within a circlet inscribed QUINQUE JUNCTA IN UNO 1916, in incised lettering on deep blue

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Lapel Badge of the Home Guard Special Auxiliary Unit

A Lapel Badge of the Home Guard Special Auxiliary Unit A small shield-shaped badge in red and blue enamel on white metal, bearing a KC above numerals 1/203/3 See illustration

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 140 £ - 180 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Grenadier Guards Vesta Case

A Grenadier Guards Vesta Case A rare and fine silver match-case (HM London 1886) in the form of a Sentry-box, on which stands a painted sentry of the Grenadier Guards, the side inscribed LIEUT COLONEL HENEAGE and the reverse bearing engraved monogram MH See illustration

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Memento of the Gordon Relief Expedition

A Memento of the Gordon Relief Expedition A porcelain plate (9in. diameter), bearing a humorous view of the Gordon Relief Expedition. On one side of the Nile, Gladstone, carrying an assortment of baggage labelled GOM , announces I am afraid that, as at Sinkat and Tokar I shall be too late!, while

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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Miniature Kilts &c

Miniature Kilts &c Two child's kilts, both of MacDonnell of Glengarry tartan, and another miniature kilt, of Cameron officer's tartan; four brown leather purse sporrans without badges; a miniature sword of poor quality; and a miniature scarlet doublet, in relic condition, incorporating elements of a

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 40 £ - 60 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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An Assortment of Militaria

An Assortment of Militaria A British No.4 Mk2 spike bayonet in its steel scabbard; a British WW2 steel helmet, painted sand-colour; a copper bugle, mounted with cap-badge and shoulder-title of the Somerset Light Infantry; a similar bugle, mounted with insignia of the Border Regiment and fitted with

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A World War 1 Memento

A World War 1 Memento A bunting Union Flag, 39in. x 72in. (99cm x 183cm), bearing stamped WD marking, stated to have been flown over Cologne during the Allied Occupation in 1919

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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Two Bunting Flags

Two Bunting Flags Bunting flags, each 72in. x 100in. (183cm x 250cm), as for Blue Ensign, but with yellow Crown superimposed on centre of the Union. See illustration of one in colour (2

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 180 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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Silk "Colours" of the Gloucestershire Regiment .

Silk "Colours" of the Gloucestershire Regiment . A glazed wooden frame, 18in. x 21in., containing miniature King's and Regimental Colours of the Gloucestershire Regiment in silk and embroidery, the Regimental colour bearing battle-honours to SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, both colours bearing number LXI in

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 40 £ - 50 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Memento of the Suffolk Regiment

A Memento of the Suffolk Regiment A tapestry 28 in. x 20 in. (72 cm x 53 cm), depicting the Queen's and Regimental Colours of the Suffolk Regiment circa 1890 and inscribed with battle honours to AFGHANISTAN 1878-80 beneath QVC, Castle and Motto, woven on a black ground within a floral border, in a

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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English School: Four Soldiers of the HEIC, &c

English School: Four Soldiers of the HEIC, &c Four well-executed water colours of men of the Madras Army c1835-45, three of them being native soldiers (a Sepoy Grenadier of Line Infantry in scarlet coatee with braid loops on the chest, a Gunner of Horse Artillery in blue Full Dress jacket with

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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PAJOL - Lt Colonel Comte Charles Pierre Victor

PAJOL - Lt Colonel Comte Charles Pierre Victor Arme Russe 1854 A large, 24in. x 16in. (61cm x 43cm), edition, containing 60 plates depicting uniforms, 46 of them aquatints, the remainder in monochrome, with a further 10 plates showing the order of battle of the Imperial Guard and Grenadier Corps

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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A Military Photograph Album

A Military Photograph Album A leather-bound album, 9in. x 11in., now containing approximately 60 photographs circa 1875, some 30 of them showing field-guns, both ready for action and prepared for movement, water-crossing instructional exercises, probably at Chatham, involving movement of field-guns

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 27.04.1999

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Head-Dress Badges of the British Army

Head-Dress Badges of the British Army Volumes 1 and 2, by A.L. Kipling and H.L. King, published Frederick Muller Ltd 1972 and 1979, very good condition (2

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 27.04.1999