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Jamaican Militia Officer’s Shoulder Belt Plate c. 1790, an extremely rare example, the face being engraved with the ‘GR’ cypher over an alligator standing upon a torse, complete with one hook and two stud fasteners and the reverse doubly stamped ‘Saunders’, slight dents to the top edge otherwise in very fine condition £1000-1500
Sold for £3,200
Jamaica Militia Officer’s Silver Shoulder Belt Plate Hall Marked London 1792, an excessively rare engraved example and displaying the entire arms of Jamaica, in the centre a shield bearing a cross emblazoned with five pineapples with motto strap in surround ‘Indus Uterque Serviet Uni’; on top of the motto the alligator upon a torse, the shield has supporters in the form of two natives both crowned with feathered headdress one holding a pine...
Sold for £2,100
1st West India Regiment Officer’s Shoulder Belt Plate c. 1820, an extremely fine rectangular example, the copper gilt backplate overlaid with three silver battle honour scrolls, ‘Martinique Guadeloupe Dominica’ in the centre in gilt a crowned pierced strap ‘West India’ and in the centre on a ground of white enamel a floreated ‘1’. Complete with all fasteners and original leather liner, near mint state £800-1200
Sold for £1,500
Jamaican Militia Officer’s Shoulder Belt Plate c. 1830 - 1855, a very fine example, the large rectangular back plate with silver mounts comprising the crown over the full arms of Jamaica (shield, alligator and supporters) with the motto scroll at the bottom ‘Indus Uterque Serviet Uni’, all four fasteners present, some of the fixing wires lacking otherwise very good condition £500-800
Sold for £2,300
Royal Dutch Artillery Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate c. 1799 - 1802 (British West Indies), a very rare oval example in heavy cast brass, in the centre a shield bearing the arms of Ordnance (worn) and around the edge ‘Royal Dutch Artillery’, one stud fastener remains, two small ‘nibbles’ on the lower rim otherwise good condition for age £300-500
Sold for £1,050
The Royal Irish Brigade Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate c. 1794 - 1799. An excessively rare cast brass example the face engraved with a crowned strap ‘Loyal Irish Brigade’, two stud fasteners remain, the badge probably excavated but good condition for age £300-500
Irish Brigade Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate 1794 - 1799, another excessively rare example in cast brass the face engraved with the crown over GR and the legend Irish Brigade above and below, retaining all three fasteners, very good condition £300-500
Sold for £400
Jamaican Militia Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate c. 1800, an extremely rare cast brass rectangular example engraved in the centre with an alligator upon a torse and above this ‘Jamaica’, retains all three fasteners, excavated but in very good condition £300-500
Sold for £900
Jamaica Militia Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate c. 1800, an extremely rare rectangular cast brass example engraved in the centre with an alligator upon a torse and ‘Jamaica’ above, retains all three fasteners, excavated but in very good condition, £300-500
Sold for £820
Jamaican Militia Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate, a very rare die cast brass example, engraved with ‘1803’ over the alligator upon a torse over ‘Jamaica’, all three fasteners missing, very good condition for age
Sold for £950
Jamaican Militia Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate, a rare heavy die cast brass example, deeply engraved with ‘Jamaica’ over the alligator upon a torse over ‘1803’, all three fasteners are present, very good condition
Sold for £920
Jamaican Militia Other Ranks Cross Belt Plate, a very scarce cast brass example, engraved with ‘Jamaica’ over the alligator upon a torse over ‘1803’, the hook and one stud remain, very good condition for age
Sold for £330
3rd West India Regiment Officer’s 1861 Pattern Shako Plate, a superb example in all gilt, the crowned eight pointed back star being overlaid with oak leaf sprays and enclosing a strap ‘West India Regiment’, in the centre on a domed ground a floreated ‘3’, two loop fasteners, near mint state £300-500
Sold for £700
2nd West India Regiment Officer’s Waist Belt Clasp, a very fine 1855 pattern example, in the centre the crown over ‘2’ in silver and the legend ‘West India Regiment’ highlighted in silver, the rest in all gilt, mint state
Sold for £280
4th West India Regiment Officer’s Waist Belt Clasp, a fine quality 1855 pattern example in all gilt except for the central mounts being a silver crown over ‘4’, on the circle ‘West India Regiment’. The female section struck ‘Firmin & Sons London’, the crown fixing loose otherwise near mint condition, £120-160
The West India Regiment Officer’s Waist Belt Clasp, a very fine all gilt example of special pattern, the large central disc mounted with sprays of laurel and palm enclosing the Garter Proper and in turn enclosing script ‘WIR’, oak spray finials, matching benchmarks, mint state £150-250
Sold for £320
Jamaican Militia Other Ranks Cartouche Badge, a very rare example in heavy die cast brass, being an eight pointed star with central circle, this engraved with ‘Jamaica’ and ‘1803’ and in the centre the alligator upon a torse, two out of four integral brass fasteners remain, very good condition for age £200-300
Sold for £350
Jamaican Militia Badges, comprising a QVC die stamped gilt metal helmet plate showing the crown over ‘KJM’ over the full arms and motto of the island, an o/r gilt brass waist belt clasp the centre showing the full arms but grass or palm sprays only on the circle, a small KC gilt brass collar badge, together with an officer’s fine quality KC gilt pagri badge to the Jamaica Militia Artillery, a rare solid gilt brass KC cap badge to the Jamaic...
Sold for £750
West Indian Regiment Insignia, comprising an officer’s cap badge in gilt silver and blue enamel, an o/r bi-metal cap badge, a brass s/t ‘WIR’, together with two o/r KC cap badges to The British West Indies Regiment, a painted tin lapel badge, a sterling silver KC brooch (lacking fastener) and a fine quality 18 carat gold and enamel sweetheart’s brooch (lacking fastener), gilt lacking on the first item otherwise good overall condition (8)...
Sold for £230
Jamaican Constabulary Four Other Ranks’ Brassards, of large oval outline all with raised outer legend ‘Jamaica Constabulary’, the first with applied QVC, the second with die stamped arms over ‘2’, the third similar but the arms over ‘15’ (heavily worn) and the fourth lacking its centre mount, the latter plate also missing part of the outer edge otherwise good condition and as described £200-300
Sold for £580
Jamaican Constabulary Insignia, a group of items comprising three KC other ranks w/m helmet plates (one lacking fasteners), two KC w/m cap badges, a senior officer’s black leather pouch and pouch belt, the pouch bearing a simple QVC and the belt with whistle and lion’s mask guard only, good overall condition (7) £100-150
Sold for £150
Jamaican and West Indian Buttons, an interesting collection mainly KC and relating to the Jamaican Constabulary, the Jamaican Reserve Regiment and the British West Indies Regiment but including the following single examples: Jamaican Militia c. 1800 showing the alligator on a torse with the island motto in surround (excavated and lacking fastener), 2nd Regiment West Indies an officer’s small coatee c. 1810, 1st West India Regiment officer’s l...
Sold for £180
Jamaican Defence Force 1914 - 1918 Gold and Enamel Sweetheart’s Brooch, an extremely fine example in 9 carat gold and of hollow back construction, being a fused grenade 4.5 cm in height and with a maximum width of 3.2 cm. Across the flames of the grenade a tripart scroll ‘For Empire Defence’, below the grenade a further scroll ‘Jamaica’, both these scrolls on a ground of blue enamel, on the ball of the grenade in raised white enamel ‘...
Sold for £500
Swagger Canes, comprising two white metal topped examples being a QEC Jamaican Constabulary and a QVC 2nd West India Regiment (lacking bottom finial), a black wooden example with an unmarked silver top engraved ‘Harry McCrea’; a riding crop sword stick with a carved alligator’s head handle, a Chinese gentleman’s trousse comprising two bone chopsticks and a bone handled knife in its snakeskin covered wooden case, the latter item missing on...
Sold for £45
This collection was sold on 27 June 2012.
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