A Fine Collection of Cavalry Badges

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Date of Auction: 28th February 2018

Sold for £260

Estimate: £100 - £160

5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks 1871 Pattern Helmet Plate, Sabretache Badge, Horse Furniture. The helmet plate of standard format, the white metal elongated star mounted with a brass Garter Proper enclosing a white metal 5’ on a black patent leather ground, an officer’s undress sabretache badge in gilt brass and silver, being an eight pointed star six of the principal rays with battle honours mounted with a QVC crowned strap, ‘Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum’ in the centre the White Horse between ‘V’ ‘DG”, four loop fasteners, (c1840-1856), a similar item in heavy die-stamped brass but with the bottom star point now inscribed ‘Inkerman’, one screw post fastener and evidence of an earlier top mount, a much plainer post 1902 issue but without any battle honours, one screw post fastener, a heavy gauge cast brass bit-boss, a Guelphic crown over a strap ‘Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum’ in the centre ‘5/DG’, the two fastening posts reduced, good overall condition (5) £100-160