The Collection of Militaria Formed by The Late R.E. Handley

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2011

Sold for £370

Estimate: £400 - £600

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Officer’s Helmet Plate 1881 Pattern. A superb example, standard crowned eight pointed star with laurel and Garter overlays, in the centre on a black velvet ground a silver Dragon, a silver title scroll at the base ‘The East Kent Regiment’, above the Garter another silver scroll ‘The Buffs’, three loop fasteners, mint state
£400-600

Footnote

Note: ‘The Buffs’ scroll was added c. 1900.