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41st gorget on eBay

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  • mimathews@comcast.net
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-WAR-OF-1812-ERA-OFFICERS-GORGET-RARE_W0QQitemZ220406925904QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_2?hash=item335146ca50&_trksid=p3286.
    Message 1 of 2 , May 2 7:39 AM
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      http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-WAR-OF-1812-ERA-OFFICERS-GORGET-RARE_W0QQitemZ220406925904QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_2?hash=item335146ca50&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50



      Just posting it for informational purposes; no connections.  Caveat emptor.



      Michael



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    • Ray Hobbs
      Michael: I hay me doots! COPPER gorget??? No Royal Cypher??? Regimental Number??? None of these characteristics are typical of gorgets. And - the regimental
      Message 2 of 2 , May 3 2:49 PM
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        Michael:
        I hay me doots! COPPER gorget??? No Royal Cypher??? Regimental
        Number??? None of these characteristics are typical of gorgets. And -
        the regimental number appears to have been applied, rather than
        stamped. It is also poorly done. Neither the "4", nor the "!" are the
        usual design for identification on 41st regimental items.
        As for "Jedborough" - what a ruin in Scotland, and the poetry of
        Wordsworth have to do with the 41st is impossible to say.
        Also, I believe that by 1812 gorgets were being used less and less, if
        at all.
        From my archaelogical experience, I know that it is not too difficult
        to create "ancient" stuff. One of the most important things missing
        from the item description is provenance. Where was it found, under what
        circumstances, and by whom - absolute essentials for the identification
        of such items. If these questions can be answered satisfactorily, I
        might take a closer look.
        As you said "caveat emptor" - and I would add to that - be informed.
        My two cents' worth.
        Ray
        41st Regt



        On 2-May-09, at 10:39 AM, mimathews@... wrote:

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        > http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-WAR-OF-1812-ERA-OFFICERS-GORGET-
        > RARE_W0QQitemZ220406925904QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_2?
        > hash=item335146ca50&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C3
        > 9%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
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        > Just posting it for informational purposes; no connections.  Caveat
        > emptor.
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        > Michael
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        > "In the long run, we only hit what we aim at."  -- Thoreau
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