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Old 24-01-22, 04:33 PM
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Can anyone identify this Regiment ? I assume its a Cloth Helmet plate circa 1878 > 1881 ? I'd also be interested in likely value as I'm making enquiries for a friend who purchased it in a Bonhams lot and is keen to move it on. Tim
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Old 24-01-22, 05:54 PM
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Interesting. Similar - looking at the wreath, but obviously different to this senior ranks (superintendent) Police helmet plate.
Could it be police?

https://www.scottishpolicemedals.co....g?t=1527761120

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Old 24-01-22, 06:23 PM
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Its going to be a Militia Bn, and I am guessing its white metal and the flash has made it look yellow.

Is that assumption correct?

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Old 24-01-22, 06:33 PM
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In fact looking at the Bonhams auction description is clearly identifies it as
"2nd Royal Surrey Militia, an officer's plated helmet plate 1878-1881, crowned star back plate with Garter and laurel overlays in the centre the Royal Crest on a ground of black enamel. "

So I dont understand why hes asking?

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Old 24-01-22, 07:06 PM
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I was going to say the design is similar to the generic Militia battalion badge.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=143288

And link to Bonham’s…

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26019/lot/215/

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Old 24-01-22, 07:27 PM
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I think this has been hanging around a while, I showed some interest but gave it a miss in the end, too expensive

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