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 the two propelling pencils, in the form of pistols, have just arrived in the condition you sent them. Thank you very much indeed for your excellent and prompt service, and I will keep a look out on your site for any other pencils you may have for sale in the future.
M H, UK, 09.02.2011
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