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British/Canadian Victorian Militaria


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BCV-1. CANADIAN MILITIA WHITE BUFF LEATHER WAIST BELT: Issued to the Governor General’s Foot Guards. Circa early 1850’s to 1901. Inside of the belt stamped “GGFG 127” with “28” and “W” Broad Arrow “D”. $350.00

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BCV-2.. CANADIAN WHITE BUFF LEATHER FROG: Issued to the “ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN INFANTRY”. This is the frog for the very rare P.1893 Martini Metford Bayonet, which was issued almost exclusively to this Regiment. A wonderful addition for anyone who has a P.1893 Bayonet. “RRCI” stenciled on the back. $350.00

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BCV-3. CANADIAN P. 1899 OLIVER BROWN LEATHER WAIST BELT: Type worn during the Boer War. $175.00

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BCV-4. BRITISH NAVAL BANDOLIER CARRIERS CARTRIDGE, RIFLE (MARK II): Circa 1900. The two have been riveted together to form a waist belt. Two could have been buckled together; however, this is a more practical solution. The riveting is contemporary. This was done during its working life. Maker’s name “GEORGE SHELDON – C&M 1901 stamped on inner strap. Ref. “SADDLE UP” Page 11 $250.00

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BCV-5. ITALIAN WATER BOTTLE ADOPTED BY THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1873: Strap dated 6 July 1896. The khaki felt covering was for issue during the Boer War 1899/1902. Rare Boer War Canteen. $750.00

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BCV-6. BRITISH/CANADIAN VICTORIAN BINOLULAR CASE WITH CROSS BELT: The two bottom bolts which hold the “VR” insignia are missing; however, the badge is firmly attached and does not move. $550.00

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BCV-7. CANADIAN VICTORIAN OFFICER’S SWORD BELT: “CANADA MILITIA” buckle made by Firmin & Sons, London. Leather is still quite supple. These were worn from the 1850’s to 1901. $650.00

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BCV-8. GOLD BRAID SWORD STRAPS: These straps hang from underneath the tunic and are suspended from a belt. Worn with Full Dress Uniform. $25.00

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BCV-9. CANADIAN REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 13TH BATTALION: Printed in 1899. This is an early copy, probably printed in the 1950’s. $15.00

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BCV-10. “WITH THE FLAT TO PRETORIA”: 2 Volumes. Volume 1 printed in 1900, Volume 2 printed in 1901. Condition leaves something behind, however, they are complete. $50.00

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BCV-11. BOER WAR CHOCOLATE TIN: Tin has the chocolate contents, however, it has turned to powder. Original card in Memory of Robert Charles Knowles, Royal Horse Guards in original envelope. $750.00

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BCV-12   VICTORIAN P.1861 WHITE BUFF LEATHER BALL BAG (Ammo Pouch) broad arrow marked with “WD”. These are for the P.1853 musket, .577 Cal. Paper cartridges and the .577 Snider cartridges.  They were only on issue in Canada from the late 1860's to 1899 with the introduction of the Oliver equipment.  They were used right through the Martini-Henry era as well. It holds 10 rounds of either .577 or .450 as well as an oil bottle.  V.G.+   $395.00
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SOLDBCV-13. CANADIAN MILITIA WHITE BUFF LEATHER WAIST BELT: With brass militia belt buckle. Circa 1850’s through 1901. Soldier’s Regimental # 226 stamped on the back. $275.00SOLD
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BCV-14. CANADIAN MILITIA WHITE BUFF LEATHER WAIST BELT with brass militia belt buckle. Circa 1850’s through 1901. Backside branded with “36” “775” and “56” with soldier’s name “C.B. HEWSON”. “1871” is scratched on the back of the buckle. The front of the buckle is also crudely engraved “CBH” “1871” $350.00
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BCV-15. BRITISH “HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY” WHITE BUFF LEATHER WAIST BELT: Brass buckle and white metal flaming grenade. The backside is branded with “HAC” and “HAC” over “REG No. 70”. Also the soldier’s name which is unintelligible. $450.00
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SOLDBCV-16. CANADIAN SWORD BELT: For the 4th Hussars. Formed 1875 in Prescott, Ontario. Re-designated Hussars 22 July 1892. They eventually amalgamated with the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. The back of the belt is stamped “AS” (owner’s initials, believed to be Alexander Smyth) “4th H” over “70”. This belt with the equal length suspension straps is for all pattern swords from 1885. This includes P.1885, P.1890, P.1899 and the P.1908. as the P.1853 sword was used well into the 1890’s as well it was subsequently carried in a modified scabbard to accommodate this new style of suspension. See our listing under British & Canadian Swords BCS-42. $350.00SOLD
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BCV-17. BRITISH HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY P.1882, 20 ROUND CARTRIDGE POUCH: Originally made for the Martini-Henry Cartridge. It held 20 loose rounds in individual loops and one paper back of 10. Beautiful brass badge with red velvet backing. White buff leather should belt. Maker’s stamp inside “HOBSON & SONS LONDON 1884”.Another Hobson & Sons stamp on the front of the box with soldier’s regimental No. 1448. Extremely rare pouch. $950.00
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BCV-18. BRITISH WHITE BUFF LEATHER PERCUSSION CAP POUCH: Carried on the cross belt of the 50 round cartridge box. Stamped inside the flap WD BROAD ARROW with the maker stamp, believed to be HEBBERT & CO. The stamp is faint but very clear in reality. Much more clear than the photo. The last digit of the date appears to be “8” (1858). This is such a rare piece that when Jack Summers wrote the book “Tangled Web”, one was not even available to photograph. $750.00
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BCV-19. BRITISH/CANADIAN WHITE BUFF LEATHER, STAINED BLACK PERCUSSION CAP POUCH: This was undoubtedly Canadian issue as only the Canadians stained buff leather black, as we had an inordinate amount of Rifle Regiments. Most of our rifle regiments were equipped with black stained buff leather. This pouch lacks the belt loop on the back. Some Regiments carried the cap pouch in a small pocket in the front of the tunic. $250.00
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BCV-20. BRITISH RIFLE REGIMENT WARRANT OFFICER’S SLEEVE BADGE: Rifle green cloth backing gold bullion Victorian Crown and wreath. Some minor mothing. Size 3 5/8 inches x 2 inches. This is a very rare and unique badge $150.00
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BCV-21. BRITISH SIXTEENTH LANCERS “CZAPSKA” PLATE, With all their Battle Honours of the Napoleonic Wars, Indian & Afghan Campaigns. The last battle honours are ALIWAL & SOBRAON for 1846. This helmet plate would date from between 1846 and 1897. $350.00 
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BCV-22. CANADIAN MILITIA HELMET PLATE OF THE 45TH BATTALION, West Durham Battalion of Infantry. Raised 16 Nov.1866 in Bowmanville, Ont.. This plate is from 1882 (Mazeas HP 182) $550.00
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BCV-23. CANADIAN MILITIA HELMET PLATE OF THE 53RD BATTALION: Sherbrooke Battalion of Infantry. Raised 21 Sept. 1866 in Melbourne Que as the “Sherbrooke Batt. of Inf. This plate is circa 1890 (Mazeas HP 196) $350.00
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BCV-24. BRITISH 3RD DRAGOON GUARDS (PRINCE OF WALES) SABRETACHE: The last battle honour is “ABYSSINIA” (1868). Spectacular Gold gilt and silver badge. $1200.00
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SOLDBCV-25. BRITISH KNAPSACK P.1854 WITH P.1856 MODIFICATION: Maker “BRYAN & CO, LONDON” dated 1867. The modification was the addition of the wood strut from which the shoulder straps were attached. This is the pack that was carried by the Canadian Militia from the Fenian Raids through the Northwest Rebellion period. It was eventually replaced by the Oliver equipment in 1899. Very rare, we haven’t seen one for sale for a very long time. Cardboard frame inside to retain shape.  $1200.00SOLD
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BCV-26. CANADIAN OLIVER P.1898 WATER BOTTLE CARRIER: This was the Oliver equipment with which the Canadians went to South Africa. These despised water bottles were soon discarded and replaced with the British water bottle P.1895. These are very rare. $450.00
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BCV-27. BRITISH WATER BOTTLE P.1895 MK IV: Blue enameled iron with khaki felt covering. The back side is heavily moth eaten. The brown leather strap has what appears to be a repair extension. $350.00
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BCV-28. BRITISH ROYAL NAVY WATER BOTTLE P.1895 MK IV: Standard army issue, however the khaki felt cover has been covered over with a blue cotton cloth. $395.00
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BCV-29. ORIGINAL BROADSHEET ANNOUNCING THE “PROCLAMATION OF HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII” AND THE DEATH OF QUEEN VICTORIA:It is quartered along the folds. Dated Jan.23 1901, the day after Victoria’s death on 22 Jan. 1901. $100.00
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BCV-30. CANADIAN P.1882 WAIST BELT, AMMUNITION POUCH AND BAYONET FROG: The frog and pouch are stamped “43rd”. The frog is the Oliver Pattern 1899. The pouch also has a date “1890”. These are no markings on the belt except for the number “6” stamped on the back. The belt is missing the two front brass rectangular rings, easily replaced.  Summer’s book “Tangled Web” page 40 states no P.1882 was issued, however, the 43rd was an Ottawa based battalion and obviously had these issued, probably as trials. This is an extremely important set of equipment. $750.00
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# 2038 - TANGLED WEB: CANADIAN INFANTRY ACCOUTERMENTS 1855-1985 - Author: Summers, Jack L. - Description: This book is well illustrated with more than 400 photographs and drawings to show the proper placement of the equipment and the way it was used. This book shows all the accoutrements from the original 1855 purchase, how it was worn and assembled encompassing Fenian Raids, Northwest Rebellion, Boer War, World War I, World War II and Post World War II web equipment,  as well as experimental and trials patterns.  - Hard Cover - Published in 1991 - 160 Pages - Price: $65.00

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SOLDBCV-31 CANADIAN MILITIA BRASS BELT BUCKLE with Victorian crown in the center. V.G. $125.00SOLD
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BCV- 32  SET OF 5 VERY OLD COLOR PRINTS OF “VICTORIA CROSS” GALLERY winners in action. Beautifully framed 8 ” x 7” by Harry Payne.

1)      "Sergt. Patrick Mullane; Royal Horse Artillery, seeing a wounded driver fall from a horse rushed up and seized the man & put him upon the limber box and mounted the drivers horse and galloped the gun out of action with the enemy a few yards off. Afgan War, Battle of Mainland 27th July 1880."

2)      "Sergt Joseph Malone; 13th Light Dragoons. Remaining by the side of Capt. Webb 17th Lancers altho himself wounded during the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava Octr. 1854."

3)      "Captain A.R. Wilson. Royal Navy. Engaging in single combat with several Arabs with only the hilt of his sword the blade having been broken off. Battle of Teb. 29th February 1884."

4)      "Captain Bell, Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the assistance of Private Syle, 7th Fusiliers, capturing a Russian gun at the Battle of Alma."

5)      "Quartermaster Sergeant William Marshall, 19th Hussars bringing a wounded officer out of action during the Cavalry charge at the Battle of Teb. February 29, 1884."

These prints show amazing detail and are embossed giving them an almost 3-D appearance. Exc.  $195.00

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BCV-33  BRITISH VICTORIAN BRASS BUTTON  of the “ Devonshire Regiment”.  $10.00
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BCV-34   BRITISH SNAKE BUCKLE these were issued to Rifle Regt’s and Cavalry units. V.G. $75.00
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BCV-35   BRITISH BRASS INFANTRY O.R.s BELT BUCKLE “Dieu et Mon Droit” with Victorian crown surmounted by a lion. Exc.  $125.00
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