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

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2011

Sold for £500

Estimate: £600 - £800

The East Kent Regiment of Militia Officer’s Shoulder Belt Plate c. 1840 - 55 & Coatee Elements. The belt plate of rectangular plated format with similar mounts comprising the crown, oak sprays, the White Horse of Kent and two scrolls ‘East Kent’ and ‘Invicta’; a silver lace panel from the coatee skirt, pocket mounted with relevant plated buttons and a small fragment of the Kentish Grey facing colour; a silver lace panel with two plated buttons from the collar of the coatee on a ground of Kentish Grey, and the silver bullion skirt ornaments for a Light Company Officer being crowned coiled bugle horns and floral sprays these on a red cloth ground, the hooks and studs lacking from the shoulder belt plate otherwise very good overall condition (5) £600-800