The Collection of Militaria Formed by The Late R.E. Handley

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2011

Sold for £1,150

Estimate: £700 - £900

3rd (East Kent) Regiment (The Buffs) Officer’s 1844 - 55 Pattern Shako Plate. An extremely fine and rare example to the Battalion Companies, crowned eight pointed star each major ray with a battle honour, central overlays of wreaths of laurel and palm enclosing an oval strap ‘Veteri Frondescit Honore’ within the strap on a burnished ground the Dragon over ‘3’, below the crown a scroll ‘Peninsula’, two loop fasteners, the ‘Pyrenees’ battle honour ray with finial repair, otherwise mint state
£700-900