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Title 1881 pattern Seaforth Highlanders officer's belt plate
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1890
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A sound example, but missing virtually all its gilding. Marked on the reverse 'R. & H.B. KIRKWOOD // 66 & 68 THISTLE STREET // EDINBURGH'. The mounts are silver and the plate is gilding metal, which in its heyday would have had a mercury gilt finish or possibly electro-gilt.

Belt plates like these were worn by Scottish regiments in full dress right up to the mid-1950s and possibly later, long after the British army as a whole had ceased to wear them in 1855. They supported the sword on a baldrick belt of white buff leather.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : Scottish : 19th Century]

testimonials

Thank you for careful packaging and prompt shipping.

G K, Canada, 07.09.2011

Just a quick mail to let you know the medals arrived today, very pleased with them and your service.

S S, UK, 10.03.2010

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