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Title 1881 pattern Seaforth Highlanders officer's belt plate
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1890

A sound example, but missing virtually all its gilding. Marked on the reverse 'R. & H.B. KIRKWOOD // 66 & 68 THISTLE STREET // EDINBURGH'. The mounts are silver and the plate is gilding metal, which in its heyday would have had a mercury gilt finish or possibly electro-gilt.

Belt plates like these were worn by Scottish regiments in full dress right up to the mid-1950s and possibly later, long after the British army as a whole had ceased to wear them in 1855. They supported the sword on a baldrick belt of white buff leather.

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

[Militaria : Badges : Scottish : 19th Century]


...what you delivered exceeded expectations, both in terms of quality (item vs. price) & excellence of service. A pleasure to do business with. Rest assured, when the 'bayonet bug' bites, 'Antique-Militaria' will always be paid a visit.

N L, UK, 29.06.2010

The sword arrived first thing and it is an excellent item - many thanks indeed! Good to do business with you.

M M, UK, 01.11.2005