My quest for a bear skin continues.....came across this one today and I'm wondering the age.
Its in good condition, the metal loop on the hackle is broken and the chin chain is missing the leather strap but otherwise good condition.
The framing is willow or wicker and the liner is a black leather with I think black painted grommets on the fingers. There are no other markings.
The hackle is yellow and it sits on the left side of the hat......would this be a Guard regiment? The owner says Lancashire Fusiliers but wouldn't that be a right side yellow hackle?
I'm thinking it may be from the 1960's or 70's based on construction but I'm not sure. Anyone have a better idea on era for this one?
Also is the number on the liner a regimental number?