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    Beautiful British 16th The Queen's Lancers Officers' Cap Complete With Black Feather Plume. Black patent-leather body trimmed with gold bullion lace tape and bullion embroidery on the front visor; with a ribbed black wool mortarboard crown accented with bullion cord trim. Gilded-brass starburst backing plate mounted with the 16th Lancers' regimental insignia and bandeaus commemorating their battle honors up to Sobraon, indicating this plate likely dates from the late 19th Century before the Relief of Kimberly whose bandeau does not appear. Complete with a gold bullion rosette with "GR VI" cipher that serves as the holder for a black feather plume; lion head bosses and velvet backed chin chain. Interior has a tan sweatband and maroon silk head liner. Army & Navy Cooperative Society gilt-stamped retailer's label in the crown.

    Condition: Excellent. A superb example carefully stored over the years and with only faint signs of wear. Exhibits the ubiquitous light crazing on the helmet body. The feather plume is complete but fragile as you might expect. A choice example.


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    10th Sunday
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