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

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2011

Sold for £950

Estimate: £500 - £700

3rd (East Kent) Regiment (The Buffs) Officer’s Shoulder Belt Plate c. 1840 - 55. A good quality example being a burnished gilt back plate overlaid with a beaded silver star, this with copper gilt battle honour rays and similar crown and central strap ‘Veteri Frondescit Honore’, in the centre on a burnished gilt ground a gilt Dragon over a gilt ‘3’, standard hook and stud fasteners, little gilt remains on the back plate and the central ‘3’ with wear, otherwise good condition £500-700