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Old 29-06-22, 02:06 PM
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Both the plate and the crown are original items.

It was not uncommon for QVC crowns to be replaced on the accession of King Edward the 7th to the throne in 1901 as a cost saving exercise but normally on officers plates, yours is an other ranks.

However the RAMC Volunteers absorbed them in 1902 so hardly time for a Kings Crown to be fitted.

May have been done at the time or by a collector at a much later date.

Simon Butterworth

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