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Details about  A Very Rare Lancers Band Officer's Pattern Chapka Prototype by Firmin & Sons.

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A Very Rare Lancers Band Officer's Pattern Chapka Prototype by Firmin & Sons.
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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Service: Army
Era: 1945-Present Clothing Type: Helmets/ Hats
Country/ Organization: Great Britain Type: Uniform/ Clothing
Issued/ Not-Issued: Not-Issued

A Very Rare Lancers Band Officer's Pattern Chapka Prototype by Firmin & Sons.

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An extremely scarce, if not unique Lancer's officer's pattern chapka. This piece of British Army headgear was created by the famous Firmin & Sons, believed to be a prototype design put forward for use in the Lancer's band. This piece is featured on the Firmin & Sons website (pictured below albeit with a black feather plume).

The hat itself is of exceptional quality with melton cloth covered mortar board top, laborious gilt lace and thread work as well as lion head bosses supporting a velvet backed chinstrap. The huge scarlet feather plume appears to be earlier but fits the cap well.

A truly wonderful item which is bound to be a real collectors piece in the future, and a fraction of the cost of a period officer's pattern cap.

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