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Luu-verly, Stuart. Drooling on my keyboard here! :jumping: Hope they give you great pleasure, but not even gonna comment on them being in the bedroom! :cheeky:

Peter

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Am I missing something here? The collection is in the billiard room or more to the point the billiard table is in the collection room.

Stuart

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Stuart

First time I looked I thought the covered billiards table was a bed. Too too Freudian! :P Shows where my minds at, don' it?

P

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Peter,

I thought it was the painkillers but helmets are Freudian aren't they?

Mark,

some closeups follow

1834 Pattern 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons

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1847 Albert pattern 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards

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53rd Regiment Bell Top Shako

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Stuart

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More -

1901-1911 East Riding Of Yorkshire Yeomanry

EastRidingYorkshireYeomanry1910.jpg

Northumberland Fusiliers Volunteers

NorthumberlandFusiliers1stVolunteer.jpg

1899-1902 4th (Lancaster) regiment

4thLancs.jpg

Stuart

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Stuart

Really great.. keep them coming.....

Is that a Gentleman at Arms next to the 1834 Pattern 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons ?

I also really like the lancer's helmets....... I like German Spikes.. but I always thought that the lancer's helmets really gave the spikes a run for thier money in appearance...

makes me green with envy over my little collection !

Please keep them coming !

Cheers

Mark

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Mark,

you are correct, it is a Gentleman at Arms with Queen Victoria crown. My current favourite is the Furness Yeomanry diagonally below the GAA.

As to posting more am I allowed to or will I run foul of the authorities?

Stuart

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Mark,

you are correct, it is a Gentleman at Arms with Queen Victoria crown. My current favourite is the Furness Yeomanry diagonally below the GAA.

As to posting more am I allowed to or will I run foul of the authorities?

Stuart

Stuart,

I thought that was Gentleman at Arms...... NICE... I almost picked up a complete uniform for one last year... named to a Brigadier General who was awarded the VC in WW1..... I should have.. but the condition of the set was not as nice as I like.....

As far as the pics... please post away..... Just blame me if anyone complains :P

Cheers

Mark

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OK Mark,

here are a few more

1768 Pattern Mitre Cap to the 9th Foot

9thFootMitreCap-1768.jpg

1818 Pattern 2nd Dragoon Guards

2ndDragoonGuardsOfficers1818-12800.jpg

Volunteer Engineers HSH

VolunteerEngineers-2200JohnBurridge.jpg

Stuart

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Peter,

I thought it was the painkillers but helmets are Freudian aren't they?

Very Freudian! "Look, daddy. That man's hat has a knob on top! It looks just like yours." :cheeky:

Peter

PS It isn't just the painkillers - I'm like this when I'm not stoned too! "Better living through modern pharmaceuticals". (big beer grin here)

P

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Stuart,

What amazes me is the CONDITION of these helmets.... fantastic!

How about more of the lancers and the Gentleman at Arms !

Cheers

Mark

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Mark,

I just had a look at your site. A wealth of information there and some very, very nice uniforms - naturally I went straight to the British section. Where did you source your Army Lists? I get mine from www.youroldbooksandmaps.co.uk and currently have 26 on CD/DVD and 2 in original book form.

As to the condition you have to pay for that. As my friend Peter S says "I have to admit I'm the type of collector who often pays 'next' year's prices. I am actually sometimes surprised by the collectors who only want a 'deal.' " and I wholeheartedly agree.

Stuart

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OK Mark,

5th Royal Irish Lancers

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17th Lancers

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Gentleman At Arms

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I've got to rephotograph most of these but first I have to setup a good environment for doing so.

Stuart

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Mark,

I just had a look at your site. A wealth of information there and some very, very nice uniforms - naturally I went straight to the British section. Where did you source your Army Lists? I get mine from www.youroldbooksandmaps.co.uk and currently have 26 on CD/DVD and 2 in original book form.

As to the condition you have to pay for that. As my friend Peter S says "I have to admit I'm the type of collector who often pays 'next' year's prices. I am actually sometimes surprised by the collectors who only want a 'deal.' " and I wholeheartedly agree.

Stuart

Hey Stuart,

All of my info either came from the British archives, who's who or other misc research material that I have. There is also an on-line London Gazzet search for Mentioned in dispatch.

I'm embarassed as I have not updated my site in almost 3 years..... But I have posted a few pics of the new war room in this section under 'collection overview' if you want to see the thread.

Due to space limitations.. I'm only concentrating on parade uniforms now and have moved all the field wear stuff (I like the bright and shiney :love: )....

I really admire your helmets.... and I have always liked the Victorian stuff... !!!

Cheers

Mark

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Thanks for the compliment, Peter. I hope that one day you will make it to Australia and see it in the flesh. I have been to the US at least 10 times so over to you.

Stuart

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Fantastic collection! Thank you for posting close ups!

You have a gift for understatement :blush: ... its a frigging AMAAAAAAZING collection....

Scrolling down this thread makes me feel humble... as if all my collecting life had been wasted.....

This was.... astounding!

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Thanks for the kind words, Chris. Collecting has been a labour of love but researching has been damned hard work!

Stuart

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WOW! :love:

Lovely collection!!! I am speechless. What you have is sheer beauty....including the wall to wall display!

Jim

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