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Title Bell top shako chin strap, officer's, militia?
Nationality British
Period c 1830
Sold

This is a splendid set in double-side old Sheffield plate, with only the addition of a new leather connecting strap (at some stage). This pattern shako was worn between 1829 and 1844. The colour of the metal would suggest a militia unit with silver buttons rather than a line regiment with gilt.

These very rarely appear on the market as spare parts, hence my somewhat fancy price! A complete shako in good order is worth some 3-4,500.

The overall condition is excellent, with some minor tarnishing to the scales.

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


[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]

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Just wanted to thank you very much for finding the sword - you have made C's day and therefore mine!

A J, UK, 04.05.2006

I am just dropping your company a line to say thank you for the 2nd WW Iron Cross, that my brother has purchased off your site Thursday evening. We received it 1st class today and it is in excellent condition. Many thanks again.

J B, UK, 15.10.2005

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