Victorian letterhead crests (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by plbramham » 19 Jan 2012, 16:41
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An assortment of Victorian Border Regiment letterheads.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » 20 Jan 2012, 00:35
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These are particularly interesting. Where did you get them from?
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by plbramham » 20 Jan 2012, 12:07
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They were in a large Edwardian scrapbook album which was being broken up that contained hundreds of Victorian/Edwardian military letterhead crests. Apparently there was a trend about the time of The Boer War of collecting military crests - a bit like stamp collecting. I got the Border/55th/ and Lancs. artillery items (no 34th with them).
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1st Battalion King's Owns Royal (Lancaster) Regiment Victorian letterhead crest (King's Own amalgamated with Border Regiment to become the King's Own Royal Border Regiment in 1959).
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Victorian/Edwardian letterhead crests for the 1st & 2nd battalions The Border Regiment.

Following the amalgamation in 1881 of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot and the 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot to form The Border Regiment, the 1st Border Regiment continued to also use the designation number 34, and the 2nd Border Regiment the number 55. (See London Gazette July 1st 1881 page pasted below, and my other posting for mess buttons.

Note that, although a similar style, the upper crest for the 34 1st Btn bears the Queens Crown, hence pre 1901, and the 55th 2nd Btn the King’s Crown, hence Edwardian. Strangely the 34th also use the dragon motif which of course was won by the 55th when they captured the China dragon standard in 1841, though note how they strictly stick to the battle honours for each former regiment on their scrolls. The King' s crown crest must be early Edwardian as they have not yet added the Boer War honours (therefore pre-1905 I guess, the same date when they were added to cap/collar badges?) Paul

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Really nice to see these, thanks for sharing them Paul,
Kind regards,
Scottie.