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Title Luckenbooth badge, Inverness hallmarks
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1880
Price £400.00

Maker marked PGW for Peter G Wilson (1866-1916) and INS for Inverness, this badge dates to approximately 1880, the construction detail of the hinge being the give-away here. Earlier in the century, Luckenbooth badges (sweetheart brooches) were normally one-third of the size of this (just over 7.5 cm from top to bottom).

Its condition is very good, with a little wear and distortion to the pin, as one would expect.

Something similar to this example was sold in 2004 in Bonhams Scotland for 423.

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


[Militaria : Jewellery : Scottish : 19th Century]

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Just letting you know that the whistle arrived here this morning safe and sound. Your excellent packaging was still totally intact and it took me all of five minutes to break into it to see my purchase. I am very pleased, it is a great whistle.

R C, Australia, 21.12.2012

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005

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