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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Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.
Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011
Just received the sword today. Thank you very much, very happy with it. Excellent service.