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Title Royal Gaol Trinidad buckle
Nationality British Empire
Period mid-19th century
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This is a warder's buckle (probably made in Birmingham) and would, almost certainly, have been worn on a black leather belt following English practice. West Indian colonial police gaol items are quite thin on the ground.

The condition of the female portion of the buckle is relatively good. However, the centre of the male portion is worn down to the brass and the back has evidence of old lead solder throughout.

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


[Belt Buckles : British Empire : 19th Century]

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Bayonets arrived safe today. Nice bayonets. Thanks for the good and fast delivery.

M G, Germany, 19.09.2007

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006

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