SOLD PENDING PAYMENT A very rare and unusual Legion of Frontiersman's* No1/ceremonial uniform (consists of jacket, trousers, hat, belt and chain epaulettes). A British Army No1 blues tunic with Frontiersman brass collar dogs, brass buttons, tartan insignia to both arms, cavalry chain epaulettes and brass belt hooks. High backed cavalry No1 trousers have button fly with twin yellow 3/4" stripes and leather underboot straps. Belt is brown leather with a brass "Dieu et mon droit" Royal motto buckle. Hat is shaped felt with a leather band and cord chin strap.
Date: Jacket undated. Trousers undated, but have remains of an old paper label on the rear (externally) which, if original, would date them to around WW1 or earlier (label is illegible).
Condition: In generally good condition. Jacket looks "tired" through wear/age, has a period repair to each lower pocket and approx 6 or so small "pulls" to the material. Other than that no serious damage or nasty marks. There are no buttons to lower pockets, and 1 button on each cuff (jacket originally had 3 on each cuff). The trousers are missing 1 braces button and have general surface wear, but otherwise clean and damage free. Belt is in good conditon, soft and supple with just minor creasing. Buckle is well worn through polishing. Hat in good condition - slightly misshappen crown, a few moth traces (not holes) and light marks, but otherwise clean and danage free.
* The Legion of Frontiersmen were/are a civilian organisation modelled along pseudo-military lines. Formed in the UK in 1905 as a sort of adult Boy Scout organisation to provide some un-defined field intelligence capability in the face of growing beligerence from Germany prior to WW1. They are still going today, as a charitable volunteer organisation. Wikipedia article here.
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.