80th Lancashire RV (Liverpool Press Guard) Victorian OR's helmet plate circa 1878-80.
Scarce die-stamped white metal crowned star bearing strap '80TH LANCASHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS'; flaming grenade to voided centre, applied Rose below. Crown with top pearl absent.
Three loops One or two star points AF
Estimate: (£80 - £1,120)
Formed 8th January 1861 adopting the title 'Liverpool Press Guard' the following year. Became 19th Corps in 1880. See Bosleys 12th June 1995, plate 5, lot 99 for 1880-88 Officer's example.