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Title 1st Fifeshire Rifle Volunteer Corps helmet plate
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1880
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This plate dates to 1880 when the various Corps of Fifeshire RV were consolidated as the 1st Fifeshire RV, with HQ at St. Andrews. It would have been worn on the OR's pattern blue cloth home service pattern helmet. The unit became 6th (Fifeshire) Volunteer Battalion of the Black Watch in 1887 and 7th (Territorial) Battalion Black Watch in 1908.

This is a single piece die-struck plate in white metal with three copper lugs on the reverse, now flattened (for display purposes?). The mounted knight represents the Thane of Fife. It is just over 5" high and, apart from the flattened lugs and some mild distortion to the garter and knight, there is no damage.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Scottish : 19th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Chris, the knot arrived safely today. It is beautiful ? and the only Honved knot I have. Thanks for selling this item!

J F, USA, 06.04.2013

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