ORIGINAL POTTER'S FRAMED SKETCHES

George Potter & Co, Aldershot was established in 1859 to provided drums, insignia and accoutrements to the British Army. These sketches were  sent to the regiments for comments and approval before manufacturing various types of regimental sash. These are the original sketches, complete with George Potter stamp and comments. Each one is stamped "ROUGH sketch"! They have all been stored folded.

1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Drum-Major's Sash (1911-14)  £200

                 
Frame measures 97 x 38 cm.
GVR cypher and Battle Honours up to the Boer War, which dates this sash between 1911 and 1914, probably due to the new monarch.
Notes include one about adding the Battle Honour for Busaco and that the drum sticks must be in imitation white ivory and not wood.
The next sash would probably have been produced in the 1920s when the WWI Battle Honours were approved.

2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Drum-Major's Sash (1920s?) £200
                 
Frame measures 89 x 41 cm.

GVR cypher and Battle Honours to end of World War One. At top has "No.2" and no comments. Probably the second version of the sketch incoporating any changes requested by the regiment.

2nd Battalion The East Surrey Regiment Drum-Major's Sash (1920s?) £200
                 
Frame measures 82 x 41 cm.

GVR cypher and Battle Honours to end of World War One. Lots of comments and colour scheme noted, with lace detail in yellow.

2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment Colour Sash (pre-WWI)  £200
                 
Frame measures 96 x 37 cm.

Battle Honours to end of the Boer War (1902). No comments added.

1st Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment Drum-Major's Sash (1920s?) £200
                 
Frame measures 108 x 48 cm.

GVR cypher and Battle Honours to end of World War One. Comments include that the tail of the sphinx must be as shown and not put above the back.

The Royal Sussex Regiment Sash (1920s?)  £200
                 
Frame measures 77 x 33 cm.

Battle Honours to end of World War One. No comments noted. From the sketch it is no clear what this sash was to be used for, but it is an unusual design.