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

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2011

Sold for £410

Estimate: £500 - £700

3rd (East Kent) Regiment (The Buffs) & The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Officers’ Pagri Badges. Comprising an extremely rare pre 1881 solid unmarked silver example, a title circle ‘East Kent Regiment The Buffs’ enclosing the Dragon on a torse over ‘3’, original pin back; a very rare solid unmarked silver post 1881 example being the Dragon over a furled scroll ‘The Buffs’ original pin back; a later H/M silver example (Birmingham 1912) being a Dragon upon ground original pin back; a later pattern in gilded silver plate being a Dragon on ground over a scroll ‘The Buffs’ original pin back (by J.R. Gaunt London), very fine overall condition (4) £500-700