87th Regt. of Foot , officer’s large size gilt 26mm


87th Foot, Royal Irish Fusiliers. An excellent example of the officer’s 26mm gilt button with the design of a a captured eagle standard taken from the French 8th Regiment as Barrosa in 1811.  The backmark is FIRMIN & SONS, 153 STRAND, LONDON &13 CODUIT ST. After 1881 the 87th was known as The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s Own)The button retains virtually full gilt. apr20/3

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