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The latest Thomas Del Mar Ltd sale of Antique Arms

29th August 2018

A very rare Georgian Colour of the Coldstream Guards was among the highlights of the latest Thomas Del Mar Ltd sale of Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria took place at 25 Blythe Road, London, on June 27th. Expected to fetch £12,000-18,000, the design dates from 1814 and is of the no. 15 company, 2nd Battalion, the centre bearing St Edward’s Crown above the company symbol (Carolingian crown), ‘EGYPT’, the Sphinx between laurel sprays, ‘BARROSA’, a bugle-horn, ‘PENINSULA’ and ‘WATERLOO’. The horizontal arm of the cross inscribed ‘LINCELLES’ and ‘TALAVERA’. This colour was recently discovered in near-relic condition and has been expertly restored on a museum quality mount to display the obverse face. The Colour sold for £15,888.

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