Orders, Decorations and Medals (28 June 2000)

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Date of Auction: 28th June 2000

Sold for £360

Estimate: £300 - £400

1st Dumfries Rifle Volunteer Corps, a very rare officer’s QVC star pattern helmet plate c1880-1887, all silver plate, centrally a Saint winged wearing a mitre hat and holding a crosier (from the Seal of the Burgh) at the Saint’s feet a scroll, ‘A’LORE BURN’, the Garter Proper surrounds the centre and unit title at the base (Bloomer p31/32), one retaining wire to the central mount broken off otherwise near mint state £300-400

Footnote

Later the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers.