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Title Grenadier Guards valise badge, QVC
Nationality British
Period c 1860-1902
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A valise badge was worn in the centre of the backpack and was originally fastened by four small copper lugs on the reverse. However, later in the 19th century this was modified by using lead solder and brass sheet to form an oblong slot on the reverse. This unusually has its original black patent leather backing.

The badge is die-struck brass with a pleasing light brown patination.

The condition is excellent for its age, but there is a small split on the left hand base of the crown and a little old corrosion mark on the top of the crown, with a few other small stains.

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


[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

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Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006

I am more and more pleased with the sword, and am wondering whether to do an article on it...

M M, UK, 04.11.2005

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