This magnificent piper's badge would appear to be of bi-metal construction, the crown and motto being heavily electro-gilt, the harp with a silver finish. I suspect that gilding metal was used as the base metal.
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Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.
I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.
Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013
Buttons received thanks Chris. Again, very happy. No doubt you'll be hearing from me again soon.