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Old 31-08-17, 09:17 PM
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Many thanks for the reply, seems to correspond accurately to one I am looking at.

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What a really lovely thing!

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Shooting prize in silver/gilt and enamel, by Benjamin Ninnes assayed Birmingham 1921. Awarded to Sgt A.G.Brown E Coy 1922. 1st Bn were stationed in Allahbad at that time.
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Thanks Frank, another medal by Ninnes with 1908 bar. (Gilt fading)
Inter-Company match won by "A" Corp B Francis.
Bertram Francis was commisioned in WW1 won the MC and retired as Captain in 1919.
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Old 10-09-17, 02:20 PM
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I just think they are superb little things, I have no particular interest in the regiment, but, those are really lovely, the attention to detail and the quality, truly magnificent.
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Old 29-09-17, 08:35 AM
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Cast brass numerals conjoined at the base for wear on the kilmarnock circa 1870s. 2.1/32" x 1.5/8". Metal seems to have suffered water damage at some time? Slighlty larger than other examples I have.
Officers station masters cap below.

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Gilt brass mount from a skean dhu handle, fittings removed from reverse.
Old style St Andrew reminicent of Churchill 1157 collar worn untill 1882.
1 1/4 inch high.
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Crimea excavated ORs open backed pewter button complete with iron shank.
Back marked I & B Pearse London.

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I believe this to be a depiction of 2/42nd in Malta circa 1840s.
Can anyone identify the print? Would this be a Brockdorf?
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Default 42nd bullion badge

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42nd St. Andrew bullion badge in silver/gilt on a black background.
2.3 1/16" x 1.7/8" imperial measurement. Coat tail ornament or hat badge? Crimean hat badges I have seen do not have the sunburst behind St. Andrew's head. Am i correct to assume this is pre 1855?
Fenton's pictures of the 42nd officers in the Crimea shows the forage caps with a bullion badge but no idea about the sunburst. Hutchison's Crimean Memories shows an example of the the badge sans sunburst
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Old 28-12-17, 08:32 AM
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Over the years this brooch has been described as, 2/42nd plaid brooch Aberdeen 1842, 42nd officers plaid brooch Edinburgh 1826 and finally Black Watch officers with faint hallmark.
My description is as follows.
42nd officers silver levee dress brooch circa 1850s, bearing a thistle makers mark. A 62mm quoit surmounted by an emerging St. Andrew wearing a sunburst behind head, below the Sphinx battle honour. The whole profusely engraved with a repeating pattern of thistles.
The reverse bears a thistle stamp flanked by two I or J letters which is not an official hallmark although the quoit does appear to be silver. There was a Dundee silversmith Ian Johnson who signed his work I I but have not been able to confirm his dates. The style of the engraving sems to suggest a date of 1850/60.
At a later stage in its life the brooch has been mounted with a silver circlet of 38mm diameter. There are remains of an edge inscription which reads DECUS ET TUTATUM ANNO REGNI LX, which means it was made from a hollowed out 1897 diamond jubilee crown. Perhaps this held a memento of a loved one, a photo or a lock of hair which has since been removed from the brooch, see evidence of prise marks below the thistle mark.
See below dirk mount of RSM Rankin retired 1853, for sunburst details.
Also silver buckle dated Edinburgh 1855, for engraving style comparison.



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Old 08-04-18, 09:53 AM
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1st Bn The Black Watch Annual Games Quetta 1923.
Three large prize medals 45mm diameter. Relay race & foursome reel silver, Tug of war in bronze.
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Another sports award 1926 1/2 mile.
Not being satisfied with his bronze medal Bandsman J.Mc' Intosh used a worn down Indian silver rupee to enhance his prize.
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Old 17-05-18, 10:04 AM
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Sgts silver plate and GM glengarry badge.
Well worn example with heavy polish wear, also top point of star missing.
Hobnail points on the star are polished flat. 42 numerals unusual in GM rather than silver or WM but not unique, the only one I have ever owned but have seen two others. Numerals held by split cotter pin, the reverse with residue of Pinko polish.

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