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Old 08-01-20, 09:34 PM
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Default Hugh King Victorian Cavalry Collection

I found this in my photo archive.

The Hugh King Victorian Cavalry Collection - a very impressive collection of badges!

Enjoy!

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Nice I was at the auction when it sold I suspect one member will make a comment regarding the position of some of the collar badges ,as he did on one of my boards
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There’s some great badges there, thanks for sharing.
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It's one of the images that inspires me to collect cavalry badges.

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I was at the auction as well when it was sold.

Indeed, a very impressive collection.

If I remember correctly, Hugh King didn't put the board/frame together himself, he purchased it from a serving or retired Senior NCO, (I may be a tad hazy on those details), but I believe there was a hand written note on the reverse of the frame giving these details.

Nevertheless, a fabulous item.

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Thanks for sharing ...I think Mick. I aspired to collect Victorian cavalry but that is as far as I got. Impressive to see these, cheers Dean.
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Thanks for sharing ...I think Mick. I aspired to collect Victorian cavalry but that is as far as I got. Impressive to see these, cheers Dean.
This is one of the pics that inspired me to collect WW1 Cavalry.

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That is certainly not a easy thing to achieve these days, the badges, whilst still obtainable, are now rather expensive, but, actually finding really good matching pairs of collar badges is now more challenging that ever before.


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I found this in my photo archive.

The Hugh King Victorian Cavalry Collection - a very impressive collection of badges!

Enjoy!

Mick
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Trawled through some old Bosley's catalogues and found said item.

Sold on 1st December 2010 and my note at the time shows it sold for £5600.

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Just in case the text below the picture is illegible, or can't be enlarged, briefly it states that the collection was put together by The Bandmaster of 11th Hussars in 1900, who purchased the badges directly from Army Stores.

Hugh King bought it for £55.00 in 1955.

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Trawled through some old Bosley's catalogues and found said item.

Sold on 1st December 2010 and my note at the time shows it sold for £5600.

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Just in case the text below the picture is illegible, or can't be enlarged, briefly it states that the collection was put together by The Bandmaster of 11th Hussars in 1900, who purchased the badges directly from Army Stores.

Hugh King bought it for £55.00 in 1955.

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Wow! That's some serious coin as I would say a hefty premium would have been added to the final hammer price?

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It is, but, then there is the provenance to consider as well as the retail price of each item within the frame, should you decide to make up your own example.

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Wow! That's some serious coin as I would say a hefty premium would have been added to the final hammer price?

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The text by Hugh King says the seller asked for £5 pounds! (Not £55)

In 1955 a pint of beer cost nine and a half pence. At 240 pennies in the pound £5 was 126 pints.

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That's a lot of beer!


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The text by Hugh King says the seller asked for £5 pounds! (Not £55)

In 1955 a pint of beer cost nine and a half pence. At 240 pennies in the pound £5 was 126 pints.

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That's a lot of beer!
It was a lot of beer! If we assume that a haircut in 1955 cost two shillings (24 pence) then Hugh (who was a barber) would have needed to do 50 haircuts to earn the £5 to buy the frame!
Still a very handsome return on the initial investment over 60 years (£5 to £5,600).

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Indeed, but, I think, given the choice, I would much rather have the badges!


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It was a lot of beer! If we assume that a haircut in 1955 cost two shillings (24 pence) then Hugh (who was a barber) would have needed to do 50 haircuts to earn the £5 to buy the frame!
Still a very handsome return on the initial investment over 60 years (£5 to £5,600).

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