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hi guys could someone give me an idea of value....thanks kev

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These hallmarks are for Birmingham 1897. They were on the front to be seen, since the back is leather covered.

The 7th. King's Dragoon Guards were originally formed as a private Regiment for the Duke of Somerset. An

important honour - his private guard had gone to the assistance of the Princess Royal - Charles 2nd's Daughter.

He had just died and his Catholic Brother - King James 2nd. - tried to have her seized as she fled to York.

They were the last Dragoon Guards Regiment and are known as the Princess Royal's Own.

James 2nd. was forced to flee to France - where he became 'The Old Pretender' . His son was the 'Young

Pretender' - Bonnie Prince Charlie. Mervyn

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I've always loved that quintessentially British approach to the army: "You raise a regiment, pay all its bills and we'll let you name it after yourself. Or whatever." Exceeded only by the sheer genius of requiring people to accept the title of 'baron' and charging them for the privilege! :jumping:

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This is the 1870's pattern helmet that would go with the Pouch. Officer's type - gold plated.

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