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Old 13-01-20, 08:14 PM
Drmiggy Drmiggy is offline
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I picked up these Victorian collar badges of 1st Kings Dragoon Guards. I am trying to work out the years these were worn. There appeared to be a change in 1906, so are these collar badges 1898-1906 or are these 1898-1915?
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Old 24-01-21, 04:24 PM
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Hi All

just bumping this thread up, as I am after a pair of Victorian 1KDG collards, and would love to know if there are any identifying features between Victorian and 1901 - 15 issues. At present, I'm relying on dark toned lugs, but possibly a design change can date these?

Cheers, Tim

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Old 29-01-21, 06:44 PM
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The 1st pattern 1898 other ranks collar was a large Hapsburg eagle in gilding metal apprx. 42mm high x 37mm wide, with the diamond shaped tail, very similar to the NCO arm badge and was I believe worn for a very short period maybe until 1901. It was followed by the smaller eagle as shown in Drmiggy's post which were worn until the change in cap badge 1915.

I hope that is of help.


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