An absolutely exceptional collection of Royal Naval items to include an original bicorn hat by Hawkes & co in outstanding condition, together with its original Japanned tin case (fully labelled and with empty monogram plate), various epaulettes including those by Gieves Limited, a number of bullion badges and insignia, and a note.
We can date the tin/hat thanks to the Hawkes label- they were founded in 1771 and Hawkes & Co were of 14 Piccadilly, London from c.1850- 1890 when they moved to Savile Row, London (1890/1).
A superb collection by any standards.
Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact.