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Good evening

I submit to you my modest collection of glengarry of which 2 make me doubt if they are contemporary to the 1st conflict.

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detail from left to right :

Scottish Rifles

cut ribbons
fabric border
leftover sewn paper label

could it have been used during the 1st war 

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Seaforth Highlanders

cut ribbons
leather border

1st war = ok 

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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

cut ribbons
leather border

1st war = ok 

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Royal Highlanders

cut ribbons
leather border
red stamp indicating no. 221

could it have been used during the 1st war

 

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Royal Highlanders (2).JPG

Royal Highlanders (3).JPG

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thank's a lot for your answer.

regards

michel

 

 

 

 

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Very interesting Michel, thank you for posting your fine collection.  They certainly seem quite old examples, but I think you would need experts in the ageing of material (especially woollen cloth) to be positive of their exact provenance.

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Hello,

I can't comment on the Scottish Rifles example, but I would definitely associate the presence of the leather band on the Seaforth glengarry and the Argyll and Sutherland one as being Great War period. The Royal Highlanders looks OK to me but having less hands on experience with similar examples, I await the judgement of others,

Thanks for sharing,

Owain.

 

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Good evening

thank you for your answer.
the 2 that make me doubt are that of RH & Scot. Rif.

regards

 

michel

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On 23/07/2021 at 15:58, battle of loos said:

Good evening

thank you for your answer.
the 2 that make me doubt are that of RH & Scot. Rif.

regards

 

michel

A first filter rule of thumb I use in dating a glengarry is that the crown should be in the neighborhood of 3 5/8 to 3 3/4 inches in width.  If the crown is much more than that, then the glengarry is likely WW2 or later.  Thus, adherence to this rule doesn't prove Great War origin, but a negative feedback would strongly indicate a later date.  Hope this helps.

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