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Title Glasgow Yeomanry officer's waist belt clasp
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1870
Price £250.00

The Glasgow Yeomanry was one of the oldest Scottish yeomanry units, troops originally being raised in the Glasgow area from 1797. This example may date from as early as 1848 and would have been unchanged until 1902, when the king's crown replaced the queen's.

The silver finish would appear to be original, the lettering being pinned to the plate with rivets, whereas the cast gilt wreath and crown are fixed with brass pins and copper eyes. The crown appears rather dark in my photo, but in reality this simply reflects a little tarnish. The background to the lettering is dull, as I was unable to get in and polish it. The surface condition of the metalwork is generally sound. There is no female clasp to this buckle.

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


[Belt Buckles : 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

Thanks, we are very pleased with the medal... this is just the job.

C S, UK, 06.11.2010

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