Other powers headgear from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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An officer’s lance cap of the Bedfordshire Imperial Yeomanry (1901), top of skull in black patent leather with gilt leaf ornaments on the corners, upper sides of skull in ribbed blue cloth, with gilt metal strips on four angles, gilt metal gimp boss with plain ball button in centre. Gilt metal band around centre of cap, peak of leather with metal trim, the badge consists of usual gilt rayed type with a silver wreath of laurel and oak spray surmounted by a post 1902 crown. In the centre the silver badge of the regiment being an eagle with a castle on its breast. Black swan feather plume with gilt socket, ring chin chain
Based on the history of the unit, the cap is likely post-1908 as that is when it was transferred to the Territorial Force, trained and equipped as lancers. Lovely example from a unit with a great history.