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Hello Chaps

Recently found this in a box of bits.I think it's Gold Coast in cast silver.
The piece is approx' 27mm in height.
Comments welcome.

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Hi,

Your elephant with the upturned trunk appears to be a locally made collar/cap/sweetheart for the Gold Coast Rifle Volunteers. I've attached a few scans for your reference, and one in particular showing: Sir Frederick Mitchell Hodgson wearing a nice pair of these collars. The picture incidentally comes from a magazine that was printed in 1900 called "Black & White Budget".

"Sir Frederick Mitchell Hodgson: Born 1851; son of the Rev. Octavius Arthur Hodgson, Rector of East Stoke, Dorset. In Savings Bank Department of G.P.O. 1868-69; Postmaster General, British Guiana 1882-88; Colonial Secretary of Gold Coast 1888-98. Governor and Commander in Chief of Gold Coast 1898-1900; Governor and Commander in Chief, Barbados, 1900-04; Governor of British Guiana 1904-11. Major Commanding Gold Coast Rifle Volunteers which he raised in 1892; K.C.M.G. 3 June 1899. Married (1883) Mary Alice, daughter of William Alexander George Young, Governor of Gold Coast. Sir Frederick died in 1925".

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Hello Zob

I appreciated your posting and the items are bloody great!
Over the last couple of years I have come across GCV headress badges in white metal and have veered away from them due to their fresh looks and lack of patina of any kind.What has compounded it for me has been the bronze/braze welding which has been as fresh as you like.
Do you think some rascal is faking these?

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Please find title to above unit.

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