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Old 19-04-16, 02:44 PM
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]Thought that these might appeal to Alli (or anyone else for that matter).
Just picked these up in a quirky little shop in York and am well pleased.
The Coldstream Guards Sweetheart is Sterling silver and enamel and I have not tried to polish it and it remains in a nicely tarnished state.
The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards is enamel on gilding metal and the star appears to be mounted on a small disc of mother of pearl. Both are in lovely condition. At a cost of 12 for the two, I was not going to argue. Very pleased....as usual I manage to get the photo upside down???
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Old 19-04-16, 04:27 PM
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That's beautiful James, what a bargain, I'm long overdue a trip to York you'll have to tell me where the shop is next time I go. Very jealous, that's a lovely sweetheart.
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Old 19-04-16, 05:43 PM
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Allowing for the fact the images are upside down:
Is it usual for the horseshoe to face down? or do you think the centre of the first item 4/7 RDG has been mounted up side down? - very nice quality so I may be way off.
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Old 19-04-16, 05:46 PM
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Allowing for the fact the images are upside down:
Is it usual for the horseshoe to face down? or do you think the centre of the first item has been mounted up side down? - very nice quality so I may be way off.
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You often see sweethearts with the horseshoe upside down, it drives me nuts, everyone knows if you have the horseshoe upside down the luck falls out
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Old 19-04-16, 05:54 PM
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Mike,

I know what you mean, isn't the horse shoe supposed to have the gap at the top " to stop good luck falling out " ?

However I have two Kings Regiment sweethearts with the gap at the bottom.

Just seen Alli`s post, perhaps the luck falling out idea is relatively modern ?

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Old 19-04-16, 05:57 PM
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For example: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hallmarked.../222091357653?

That's quite sweet actually apart from being upside down, I don't have a nice RA sweetheart......
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I think it all depends http://superstitionsonline.com/horse...k-up-and-down/
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Old 19-04-16, 06:00 PM
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I must confess that it seems more logical for the horseshoe to be the other way up......but that could be pure superstition......will the luck fall out??????
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Old 19-04-16, 06:06 PM
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I must confess that it seems more logical for the horseshoe to be the other way up......but that could be pure superstition......will the luck fall out??????
Yes it will, don't mess with the luck gods James.
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Old 19-04-16, 06:10 PM
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I remember being told by a farmer that one should always stand under a horseshoe that was upside down because the luck will fall down onto you. Having said that, I broke a mirror once and had bad luck for years. I am quite superstitious I suppose.
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Old 19-04-16, 06:14 PM
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Me too, I try not to be but magpies have to be saluted, ladders walked round, horseshoes right way up, chimney sweeps kissed
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The whole subject of sweethearts is very confusing - I recall the traditional Saturday toast on a decanter of Pussers Rum - 'to sweethearts and wives - may they never meet'
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Old 19-04-16, 08:59 PM
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Very sensible toast
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I remember being told by a farmer that one should always stand under a horseshoe that was upside down because the luck will fall down onto you. Having said that, I broke a mirror once and had bad luck for years. I am quite superstitious I suppose.
It is always considered unlucky to be standing beneath falling horse shoes, broken mirrors or any other heavy objects of great density.
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I remember being told by a farmer that one should always stand under a horseshoe that was upside down because the luck will fall down onto you. Having said that, I broke a mirror once and had bad luck for years. I am quite superstitious I suppose.
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Don't be superstitious because it brings bad luck ...

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