MILITARY FASHION BY JOHN MOLLO.
An excellent 1972 work, 240 pages of how military uniforms follow forms of fashion. The work begins in the 17th century and works its way through the four centuries of how various countries follow the fashions of other countries in styles of military uniforms. Excellent in-depth informative text coupled with many colour plates of military headdress and uniforms beginning with the mitre cap ( he... read more
GALWAY MILITIA OFFICERS COATEE.
An exceedingly rare Irish Militia coatee dated from the period 1820 to approximately 1850. Any of the early British uniform items of this style are extremely difficult to find, this example is in excellent scarlet cloth with mustard coloured facings to the cuffs and collar. The collar is with silver bullion lace, each breast is tailored for 10 silvered regimental buttons arranged in pairs, eagl... read more
BRITISH 5TH ROYAL IRISH LANCERS HEADDRESS.
Out of all the British Regular Line Lancer Regiments headdress. This is a very fine example of an officers helmet, King's crown, the period being from 1902 to 1910, it is all complete with its correct fittings. The red mortarboard top just has one moth nip to the ribbed sides and 1 tiny nip to the flat top, apart from that the cloth top is completely moth free. The bullion lacework to the whole... read more
BRITISH 11TH HUSSARS OFFICERS SWORD.
A most magnificent and rare regimental officers sword for the 11th Hussars. The full length blade has superb etched decoration, the last third of the blade is plain, the first two-thirds having etched panels with the Fleur- De-lys Victorian Crown, the etched lettering 'Prince Albert's Own Hussars' with the badge of the Sphinx with 'Egypt' below with Battle Honours of Salamanca, Peninsular, Wate... read more
HERTFORDSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS HELMET PLATE.
A nice condition helmet plate for the Hertfordshire Rifle Volunteers blue cloth helmet. Standard gilded officers back plate with the Hart of Hertfordshire in a white metal overlay. Both fitting lugs remaining to the reverse side. Some black paint loss to the star. read more
BRITISH BOER WAR FIELD SURGEON'S INSTRUMENT CASE.
A very nice brass banded mahogany carrying case for a military field surgeon's kit measuring 45 x 17cm. Oval disc to the lid, brass disc reads'Surgeon instruments' broad arrow marked, date '1901'. The upper inner lid is lined in purple velvet. A maker's label of 'Evans & Wormull 31 Stamford Street, Blackfriars, London'. The base has three surgeons knives only. All remainder of instruments missing. read more
BRITISH VICTORIAN 1st GLOUCESTERSHIRE YEOMANRY HUSSARS OFFICERS SABRETACHE.
An extremely rare pre 1855 large size officers sabretache for an officer in the 1st Royal Gloucestershire Yeomanry. The bullion work is absolutely superb with good bright lace. Some minor patched repairs to the blue lower field. Complete with its rear message pouch, three brass suspension bands and its correct matching large sized foul weather cover. The 1st or Cheltenham group of Gloucestershi... read more
BRITISH VICTORIAN KUKRI.
A scarce early pre 1900 military issued kukri, General good blade, some minor black spotting and minor corrosion to the point of the blade otherwise generally good. Good carved wood hilt with steel pommel top. All leather wrap and leather covered scabbard in excellent condition. read more