Steve, this was an old tradition. Chinscale attachments were already adorned with the horn or star when spike helmets were introduced at LIR8 in 1843 (LIR8 became GR8 in 1860). The horn or star were maintained on sideposts when these appeared in 1891.Steve:
The never ending education process continues...
I have never seen an M91 post with either a star or bugle as part of the casting. Had no idea they existed.
Thanks for posting these examples.