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  1. David - I would identify this as a general's plumes to be screwed into the top of a bicorne (pointed at each end) ceremonial hat.

    The feathers are from swans and generally - the larger the length of the plumes, the higher the rank. I have some for very senior Met. police officers and they are blue - not red - and the feathers are shorter.

    The type of tins these were carried in had a shiny brown varnish finish - known as 'japanning' - the plumes were never left on the hat. Most examples - I have seen of these tins - have the owner's name painted on. Have a close look - it could help you to identify him. By the way - there were two ways of fixing the feathers to the hat - the screw type shown here - and, sometimes a wire bracket which slipped into a sewn pocket in the top of the hat.

    Mervyn (p.s. it could also be for a : Gentleman at Arms : Diplomatic Corps etc. - look for the name.)

    Hello Sir,

    My sincere apologies i had not been notified of any response to this post,i cannot find any name on the tin other than the maker. I was offered this to purchase but had no idea of it's value,i have purchased a number of item's from this stately home which is being sold off and the owner keeps finding various bits and pieces all related in some way to his family.again my thanks for your help.

    David (H)

  2. Hello,

    After going through a box of items bought by me 35 years ago i came across the ww2 japanese wound badge pictured below,this version is for wounds in battle what i would like help with is to find the box it would have been supplied in.Any help would be most appreciated.

    Regards David

  3. Hello,

    I was about to list a m96 mauser bayonet on here asking if anyone could help with the value,its in its original frog but i know nothing more.

    Regards David

    I am looking at purchasing yet some more Boer war militaria and was hoping to get myself a Mauser bayonet (Since the Mauser isn't obsolete yet i can't have one of those!!)

    My question is what bayonet was used with the M95,96,97 mausers? I have scratched around the internet and can't seem to find any reference.

    Did the Boers purchase bayonets with their Mausers? You never read of them getting close enough to use them!!

    Failing the Mauser bayo I could always get a Lee-Metford but everybody and his dog seems to have one!!

    thanks for any assistance!!

  4. Hello,

    Thank you for your information most helpful,and to all who have been kind enough to reply my thanks again.I realise i have not been on here long enough to sell but could you advise me as to the best place to sell a kia group please details below.

    1-QSA WITH CLASPS-CC-TH-OFS-RLS-TRNVL-LNK

    2-KSA 1901/2

    3-LSGC EDV11 ALL 3 MIDDSEX REG

    1915 TRIO 1/R BERKS

    DEATH PLAQUE

    TEMPERANCE MEDAL 1900

    RANKS AS FOLLOWS QSA[CPL]-KSA[sGT]-LSGC[C.SGT]

    STAR-2/LIEUT-WAR & VICTORY [CAPT]

    BRIEF HISTORY-CAPT COX WAS KIA SUNDAY16/MAY/1915 NEAR FESTUBERT WHILE LEADING A COMPANY 1,ROYAL BERKS HE WAS 41.COMES WITH LARGE AMOUNT OF COPIED PAPERWORK SERVICE DETAILS ECT.ITEMS FOUND ON THE BODY OF THIS OFFICER WERE STOLEN BY A CPL OF THE BAT WHO WAS TRIED BY COURT MARTIAL

    regards david

    According to Gordon, this combination is correct for the second contingent of the 21st Coy. I.Y.
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