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November 13, 1996
London, United Kingdom
Description: 'Camouflage 14-18 Aircraft', by O. G. Thetford, published 1943, 'An Historical Memoir Of The 35th Royal Sussex Regiment Of Foot', compiled by Richard Trimen, late captain 35th Foot, published by The Southampton Times Newspaper & Printing & Publishing Company (Ltd.), 1873 (six colour plates of uniforms), 'Mess Records Of The 72nd Regiment', Rules & Records of the Officers' Mess, 72nd Regiment Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders 1808-1896, printed for Private Circulation by William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1897 (one of a hundred copies only) (spine a.f in places), 'The 79th News 1894-96', quarterly publication of the Cameron Highlanders with portraits of regimental personalities (bound), 'The Irish Guards in the Great War-vol. 1', by Rudyard Kipling, published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1923 damp to cover); also a large quantity of ephemera, booklets, cuttings Victorian scraps, cigarette and postcards (mounted on paper) etc., including many pages on 19th Century campaigns from the Illustrated London News, The Graphic etc., a coloured music sheet cover dedicated to the 4th Middlesex (Authors) Volunteer Artillery, Dress Regulations for officers, R.A.F, 1953 (H.M.S.O.), and a number of prints by Richard Simkin and some first day covers of military interest, also thirty colour plates from 'The Thin Red Line' series by Messrs. Fosten, and a silk of the guidon of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry ( cuttings include many portraits useful to medal collectors etc.), also a music sheet to the 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers 'March' by George le Brunn and others, and a watercolour by E. A. Campbell dated 1932 of Glenalmond Officer Training Corps kilt, hose and buttonView additional info
Description: Ten Scrapbooks, the contents of varying quality comprising: photographs of items of uniform cuttings from the J.A.H.R. etc., pictures of V.C. winners some postcards and cigarette cards, drawings and rubbings one or two chromolithographs etc., covering Infantry and Cavalry regiments E50-70 10View additional info
Description: Two Very Interesting Albums/Scrapbooks, compiled by Captain D. C. Anderson for the R.U.S.I., containing a wealth of information on British military uniforms, letters from soldiers, photographs of badges, colours etc., and typescript articles, pen drawings of Napoleonic era shako plates, pictures from 19th Century copies of the Illustrated London News, a photograph of Hussar and Infantry other ranks and N.C.O.s probably in India c. 1900, a watercolour of a Light Company Wing, c. 1827, probably of the 12th Foot, an ink drawing ( sealed pattern) for officer's wing of 51st and 85th Light Infantry, typescript article on Drummers' fringes 1860-72 of Infantry, Militia and Colonial regiments, a very interesting and extensive set of notes on Bandsmens uniforms, handwritten and collected by Major N. Dickenson, D.S.O., of the 100th Foot whilst serving in the 1860s/70's with an accompanying note quoting the Revd. Percy Sumner who says how much this information augments R. E. Ebsworths notes and sketches, eight original shoulder straps of the late Victorian/Edwardian era, vis. two plain scarlet embroidered 'E. Kent' and Buffs' in white, a pair of scarlet edged white and embroidered Y6-L'for York & Lancaster an end section of one, plain scarlet embroidered in white RWF' with grenade above, another plain scarlet embroidered in silver 3 Guernsey' with bugle horn above for 3rd Guernsey Light Infantry, another scarlet embroidered all round in white and with title "Leinster - R. C' a dark blue shoulder strap edged white and embroidered with maple leaf between 'ROYAL' above and 'CANADIAN' below, and a blue cloth patch with '100' embroidered below Prince of Wales's feathers E80-120 Provenance: Christie's, October 15th, 1978, by R.U.S.I. 2View additional info
Description: A large collection of copy photographs sourced from regimental archives and from pictures presently or formerly in the Kretschmer collection, mounted by regiment on grey card and annotated in a neat hand, contained in four large cardboard boxes and covering Infantry, Cavalry, Yeomanry, Militia and Rifle Volunteers E80-20View additional info
Description: Royal Scots Greys, an album of scraps, prints, photographs, postcards, chromolithographs, cigarette cards etc., and including two original watercolours including a mounted officer in field day order 1887, by B. T A. Griffiths, signed and dated 1950, and a carte de visite photo of three troopers in pillbox caps and stable jackets, c. 1890View additional info