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

A Very Rare Lancers Band Officer's Pattern Chapka Prototype by Firmin & Sons. See original listing
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
25 Apr, 2014 00:10:46 BST
Price:
£1,450.00
Postage:
£15.00 Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
331184935576
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Condition:
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.

Item Description

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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