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Coldstream Guards Officer Dress Cap & Hat Tin Boer War Victorian Soldier

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Coldstream Guards Officer Dress Cap & Hat Tin Boer War Victorian Soldier

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A very nice pre WW1 Coldstream Guard's Senior Officer's dress visor cap complete with it's matching japanned metal transit tin. The cap bears the original London hat makers paper label (Edward Smith 139 Ebury Street Eaton Sq. London S.W.) inside naming it to L/Col Sterling Coldstream Guards with a May 1903 date) - it's  matching original japanned metal hat tin is also maker marked with a metal insignia on it to Edward Smith and named in stenciled white paint  J.T. Sterling Coldstream Guards.  

Dark blue almost black colour cap is very nice soft high quality fabric  (doe skin??) with a brown silk type lining embossed with makers label.  

The leather visor peak is still tight to the body with nice age to it but no heavy crazing - the officer rank gilt silk thread trim has nice patina - the Officer's rank cap badge is very nice with silver finish and red enamel intact and undamaged.  Both original Coldstream Guards officer's brass side buttons are present as is the original thin leather chinstrap.
The cap comes with a photo copy of a memorial write up and some material on Col Sterling.  Some info on this great decorated soldier full name John Trelawny Sterling:
- he was an Aide-De-Camp to the Governor of Hong Kong in 1892 - 1897 as confirmed in the Month Army List of 1892 and the Dominions Office and Colonial list.
- he served in the Boer War and while a Captain in the 1st Battalion was wounded at . Magersfontein on 11 December 1899. At the end of the war holding the rank of Major with a Brevet Rank of Lieut/Col was awarded the Queens South Africa medal with following Clasps:
Modder River

Kings South Africa Medal with two clasps

- On October 14, 1903 with the Brevet Rank of Lieut/Col was appointed to be Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General Home District. 

Upon reorganization he was appointed Lieut/Col of the General Staff a position he held at the time of his sudden death in 1905 at the age of 39.

A very nice original Coldstream Guards Edwardian era item with some of it's very distinguished owner's service  information!

Please note shipping by Canada Post to the UK has high overseas shipping rates (airmail postage for tracked and insured shippingto the UK is 125. UK or $160. US Dollars) but I will get the best rate I can.  I will ship to the US - Canada and the UK but please remember Customs clearance at your end is your responsibility with duty fees payable on your end - I will declare it at full value as a 100 year antique.  Because of high banking fees charged to me payment would require that payment be by Paypal.


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