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Title Sukkur Police belt buckle from Sindh Province
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1903-48
Price £75.00

This is an other ranks buckle for an Indian policeman in the last 50 odd years of the Raj. It would have been worn on the uniform tunic. Some research would show whether this was one of the paramilitary battalions in this frontier province, or regular local police.

It is of two-piece construction, basically a brass plate with the white metal crown rivetted onto the reverse. 'Sukkur Police' is engraved on the front and then filled in with blacking, most of which still appears intact.

Indian police buckles of this type have only recently begun to surface in the West.

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


[Belt Buckles : British Empire : 20th Century]

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[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Bayonet arrived today, very quick, and very pleased.

P H, UK, 13.11.2010

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