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    Another 42nd officers sphinx smaller than previous. Die-struck copper with gilt finish slightly rubbed with a few dents. Circa 1870s.
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    Officers duty belt with brass clasp and applied silver numerals.
    Worn by the officer of the day. 1870s.
    No 5

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    Ron,
    The clarity in these photographs that your using is first class M8

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    Officers dirk belt plate copper buckle with applied silver crown and numerals. circa 1840-50.
    no 6
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    A pair of 42nd officers collar badges. Silver with a gilt wash circa 1870s.
    no 7
    Last edited by ronmarsden; 13th May 2011 at 18:02.

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    I must agree with the comments, your collection is excellent Ron, really great info

    Here's one I thought I'd share with you, given to me by an old friend in OZ, who said he saw it at a car boot sale, cost about $5

    Info supplied was that it was an "Other Ranks" feather bonnet badge, Circa 1850

    I never had time to properly research it so perhaps someone could enlighten me



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    G,day Al, yes this is ORs feather bonnet badge ref KK 494. 1870s in my opinion.
    There are lots of reproductions of this badge is your badge die-struck or cast?
    I have several examples of bonnet badges I will be posting shortly.
    Ron.

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    Bandsmans gilt shako plate worn by the band on their flag waving tour of the Mediterranean in 1874.
    Gibralter, Malta and Cyprus. Laurel-wreath surmounted by a crown enclosing the Garter, regimental number in stencil form.
    no 8.

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    I'm not Oxford educated but the motto on the shako plate is that of the English chivalric Order of the Garter.

    There are three translations:

    Literal - Shame be to him who thinks evil of it

    Strict - Let he who thinks ill there be shamed

    Reinterpreted - Evil be to him who evil thinks

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    42nd Sergeants glengarry badge. Die-stamped white metal Star of the Order of the Thistle mounted with gilt crowned oval inscribed "Nemo me impune lacesset" resting in thistle wreath with Sphinx below. To the seeded centre white metal numerals "42". Two loops to the reverse. This example is 80mm high slightly longer than usual. 1875-1881. This pattern continued to be worn by Sgts of the 1st Bn until 1920.
    Ref KK 497.
    no 9
    Last edited by ronmarsden; 9th November 2014 at 15:37.

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