British Diplomatic Service Uniform A hard to find British Diplomatic Service full dress uniform for a Deputy Head of Mission, in excellent condition. Consisting of tailcoat, trousers, braces, bicorn hat, sword (with scabbard, sling and storage bag) and metal trunk.
Single-breasted high-necked doeskin tailcoat has 9 Queen's crown brass Consular Service buttons to front and 10 to rear. Black velvet facings to cuffs and collar, with gilt edging and a detachable white collar on studs.
High-backed doeskin trousers are button fly/waist fastening with 1 and 7/8" gold lace stripes and braces buttons. Button-on elasticated braces are included.
Bicorn hat has black lace bands and rosette behind gilt detail with a single Consular Service button.
Diplomat's ceremonial sword has silver blade on gold hilt, with gilt sword knot. Sword by Ranken & Co of Calcutta. Includes black leather scabbard with brass metalwork. leather storage bag and adjustable white cotton sling with leather/felt frog.
Uniform stored in original owner's metal trunk.
NOTE: This item acquired direct from ex-diplomat's family. An original set, owned by a prominant UK diplomat to Iceland and elsewhere.
Bicorn Hat: Approx 54/56cm (28cm end to end, internally)
Condition: In very good condition. Clean and damage free other than a couple of small (1mm) holes to bottom of one trouser leg. Minimal wear. Some age related fading to gilt edging. The sword cross-guard is a little loose but not broken or damaged. The leather sword bag was some tissue paper stuck to the outside of it, and the securing buckle on the bag is broken. The leather tabs on the braces are not strong.
NOTE1: If outside UK, Please contact us to confirm shipping cost/destination before ordering. Beacuse of weight and sword, there are a number of countries that we will not ship to, and we need to provide a custom shipping quote. The shipping price quoted at checkout outside UK may not be correct,
NOTE2: There are likely to be customs import duties payable on this item outside the UK. You are responsible for these.
NOTE3: Please check there are no restrictions on the import of edged weapons to your country. We cannot be held responsible for return/refusal by local customs/government agencies. We reserve the right not to ship to countries where import/delivery may be problematic.
Items are sold as seen, and described as accurately as possible. Please note that all items are used and therefore a certain amount of wear is to be expected. Any fundamental defects/deficiences are stated. Many items have been tailored and therefore sizes may be approximate.