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

Date of Auction: 14th December 2011

Sold for £150

Estimate: £150 - £250

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Officer’s 1881 Pattern Helmet Plate. A worn example being a crowned eight pointed star with laurel and Garter overlays, in the centre on a black velvet ground a silver Dragon on a torse, a silver scroll below ‘The East Kent Regiment’ and a silver scroll below the crown ‘The Buffs’, two out of three loop fasteners, no gilt remains, star rays buckled and orb and crown crushed £150-250


Note: The Buffs scroll was added c. 1900.