Extremely Rare Circa 1890s 21st Lancers Officer Helmet Plate in Silver and Gilt Brass
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Extremely Rare Circa 1890s 21st Lancers Officer Helmet Plate in Silver and Gilt Brass

Code: emi00021l-CON


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE!!!... We are OUT OF THE OFFICE for the NEXT TEN 10 DAYS, From Monday 10/18/21 until Wednesday 10/27/21 09/24, WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to THE OFFICE From our Travels to the Police Collectors National in St. Charles Missouri on Thursday October 28th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection, BUT Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Monday 10/18/21 through Wednesday 10/27/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Thursday 10/28/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare circa 1890s helmet plate for the 21st Lancers, a British Army cavalry regiment also known as the "Empress of India's". Formed in India around the Crimean War period, the 21st was originally known as the 3rd Bengal Light European Cavalry. After assuming the name 21st Regiment of Hussars, they were again redubbed "21st Lancers" in 1897, taking their new name from Queen Victoria, Empress of India. The 21st combined with the 17th Lancers in 1922. The 21st is known best for its participation in the 1898 defeat of the Sudanese at the Battle of Omdurman. Although not a member of the 21st, Winston Churchill accompanied the regiment on this campaign as a young officer (of the 4th Hussars). The beautiful helmet plate is in gilt brass with a background of golden rays and a large affixed insignia entirely in silver. The helmet plate was once a part of the collection of the late Mr. Walter Lambert, former Chairman of the Crown Imperial Historical Society. It has been rated by many field experts as having a 9-10 for condition, and was appraised by Mr. Graham Lay of the BBC Antiques Roadshow. The plate comes with supporting paperwork from the Chairman of the Regimental Band Association, 17th/21st Lancers, a previous owner of the plate through a connoisseur sale by the BBC.

VINTAGE: Circa 1890s.

SIZE: Approximately 4-3/4" in height and 6-3/4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silver, gilt brass.

ATTACHMENT: Brads, small holes.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a 19th century Great Britain and Commonwealth collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-JMB-MAEJJX14 LBBGEX3/14 RET5/14

CONDITION: 9+ (Near Mint-): The plate is near mint.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.