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Title Luckenbooth badge, Inverness hallmarks
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1880
Price £400.00

Maker marked PGW for Peter G Wilson (1866-1916) and INS for Inverness, this badge dates to approximately 1880, the construction detail of the hinge being the give-away here. Earlier in the century, Luckenbooth badges (sweetheart brooches) were normally one-third of the size of this (just over 7.5 cm from top to bottom).

Its condition is very good, with a little wear and distortion to the pin, as one would expect.

Something similar to this example was sold in 2004 in Bonhams Scotland for 423.

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


[Militaria : Jewellery : Scottish : 19th Century]

testimonials

I have in the last six months inherited my late father Alan Swain's police memorabilia collection along with much paperwork receipts etc. I would like to pass on to you my thanks for such good dealership with my father going back to the late 80s and well into the 1990s.

Laurence Swain, UK, 20.08.2016

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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