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

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2011

Sold for £320

Estimate: £200 - £300

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Other Ranks Helmet Plates 1878 - 1914. A rare 1878 - 81 example being crowned eight pointed star with laurels and central Garter, in the centre a ‘slip-over’ ‘3’, a good quality post 1881 QVC example being the universal crowned eight pointed star with pinned through centre (KK 294), a good quality post 1902 example this with the post 1911 hpc being central Dragon with ‘The Buffs East Kent Regiment’ on the circle; together with an unidentified item possibly a foreign service helmet plate being a Dragon upon a torse standing within three quarter laurel sprays and an applied scroll at the base ‘East Kent Regt.’, two loop fasteners, one loop fastener on the 1881 pattern QVC plate otherwise good overall condition (4) £200-300