private purchase regimental kilt of the Seaforth Highlanders.Complete with all metal buttons which are maker marked Dugald Maclachlan Oban. Correct course material which is in very good condition despite it's age with no mothing which is usually found on these type of kilts.
Original oil painting on wooden ammo box lid from 1917 by British Soldier W.S. Donald during his time convalescing in hospital.It is copied from a painting called The Strongest from 1915 by an Italian Illustrator Fortunino Matanio. He was one of the most accomplished wartime illustrators and his work appeared in Allied,neutral and Central Powers alike.The painting was copied from a magazine the soldier had in hospital and shows the soldier's painting skills as its an excellent copy of the original
Approximately 1840s-50s this helmet was worn by Egyptian Cuirassier regiments who were bodyguards to the Khedive of Egypt Muhammed Ali Pasha.He was Khedive or Viceroy/Governor of Egypt and Sudan, a vassal of the Ottoman Empire.
These helmets were made in France and also by Henry Wilkinson of London.The Cuirassier Uniforms of the Khedives regiments followed European military styles of the time particularly France.There is much rust throughout the surface and interior of helmet but this could be cleaned up and removed and improve the appearance.
Crown is missing its dome and half moon spike and there is no chainmail aventail present to rear.Interior liner is also absent.Left side of chinstrap chainmail is present however the right side is missing a part of its attachment.Interior rear neck guard has the aventail chainmail attachment hooks present. Brass helmet centre band and round brass side discs in reasonable condition.There are three dents to the upper crown at front,side and rear.
The front arrow shaped visor guard is rusted but intact.To front right side of helmet crown is white paint that appears to be an accidental occurence at some time.
An unusual and rare helmet.
Edwardian pre WWI era HLI doublet in nice condition.Collar,Shoulder insignia and HLI buttons all present .Rear of collar shows wear with some of the lining and bullion tresse coming away.Rear of tunic in good condition with all buttons and tresse intact .Small stitched repair to rear above white braiding.The buttons to cuffs on left sleeve have been repaired with stitching.Interior lining all in good order and stitching intact.Number 42 and faint label to collar.Name of 'Green' in ink to inside right lining.
Included are correct tartan trews, these are modern but complement the tunic.
Death Plaque named to Andrew Johnstone. Very nice brass photo frame trench art decorated with 'Somme' and 'Ancre' to top corners with crown in centre.To bottom 'France' with flowers engraved on both sides.Photograph has the soldier in full uniform,however it is very difficult to determine his regiment as his belt buckle and Plaid brooch are quite small and it is hard to make out the images.
A wooden frame with mounting and recess featuring the Princess Mary tin ,the original packets for the cigarettes and the tobacco,the pipe and period photos of the King and Queen and Princess Mary and a message from the Princess. .The burgundy backing cloth is now very faded over the many years since WWI. The frame shows understandable wear but in good condition.Does not appear to have had glass in frame as this would have not fitted with the contents in frame. The cigarette packets have not been opened, so we are unsure whither they contain the cigarettes and tobacco, we would rather not open the packets to find out. The packets do appear to be full but could not say for certain what is in them. The paper items have been glued to the backing cloth. Due to the frame being fragile this item cannot be posted outwith the UK.
WW1 Commemorative Glazed bust approx 3 inches tall.City Of Canterbury crest to front and Kitchener details to reverse.Base stamped 'GRATTON CHINA B.A.J. & SONS ENGLAND' and 'MADE FOR S.A. GRINDER ST GEORGES ST CANTERBURY.'
Comprises envelope with Calcutta address,Three portrait studio photographs,one group photograph of five soldiers in uniform.Postcard of British tank,Postcard of Marburg Germany with writing to reverse,Heildelberg postcard with writing,Merry Christmas Greetings card with group photo of soldiers presumably India.One photo of two Officers from Highland regiment wearing Cutaway tunics