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Title Georgian officer's shoulder belt plate, Thoresby Volunteers
Nationality British
Period c 1796
Sold

Fine example of a late 18th-century volunteer officer's SBP, die struck bronze with a fire gilt finish. Thoresby is a small town near Retford in Nottinghamshire. This is one of a small group of perhaps 20 die struck examples of Georgian volunteer plates; the rest were almost always engraved in a gilt or silver finish.



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[Militaria : Badges : British : 18th 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

I have received the dirk and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for delivering this in a professional and timely manner.

S M, Australia, 19.07.2010

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