Royal Bucks Yeomanry Cavalry, Officer's Full Dress Sabretache,  Shoulder Belt, Pouch and Waist Belt, Foul Weather Covers and Named  Carrying Tin
Lot 254
Royal Bucks Yeomanry Cavalry, Officer's Full Dress Sabretache, Shoulder Belt, Pouch and Waist Belt, Foul Weather Covers and Named Carrying Tin
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,300
Auction Details
Arms & Militaria Oxford
26 Sep 2012 13:00 BST

Auction 20495
Lot Details
Royal Bucks Yeomanry Cavalry, Officer's Full Dress Sabretache, Shoulder Belt, Pouch and Waist Belt, Foul Weather Covers and Named Carrying Tin
Remarkably fine examples, both the sabretache and pouch have silver train lace, black velvet faces and the same central bullion lace ornaments; these being St. Edward's crown over the 'VR' cypher. The sabretache bag of green moroccan, the three 'D' rings and all other elements present. The foul weather cover has a face of black patent leather but the reverse is green moroccan. The box of the pouch and
its foul weather cover are both of green moroccan, as is the shoulder belt. This is faced with silver lace bearing a green silk central stripe. The pricker plate, chains, guard and all other metal fittings are of silver plate. The waist belt again of green moroccan is faced with silver and central green stripe lace, and is complete with all bretache and sword slings, the clasp of simple double swans' head pattern. The japanned carrying tin with brass plaque, 'F.D.HIBBERT ESQre Bucks Yeoy Cavy'. The waist belt with some service wear otherwise in very fine overall condition.

Footnotes

  • See Carman MHS Special Number 1988 'Yeomanry & Other Sabretaches', p13/14 Figs 21 & 67. Hibbert's example appears to be a hybrid twixt the two patterns.
    FREDERICK DRUMMOND HIBBERT formerly a Lieutenant in the 2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons is shown as a Captain 5 April 1853 Major 18 March 1863 Lieutenant-Colonel 12 March 1869, a position he held until
    c1887 (Honorary Colonel).
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