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Old 17-03-22, 08:12 PM
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Default Help please ! colonial british belt buckle Madagascar

Hi everyone ,
I'm a seller in South of France , I found this belt buckle in auction , but after hours and hours of search , I can't found anything on this probably Victorian belt-buckle , made for Madagascar , maybe around 1890 .
Ravalona was the queen of Madagascar , and before it becomes a french colony , i think british army was on the spot .

If anyone has any information on this belt buckle ,it would be very nice to share.
Sorry for my english , and best regards from France .
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Old 28-04-22, 12:01 PM
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All I could find was this: Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony (1864–95), who would go on to marry Queen Ranavalona II (1868–83) and Queen Ranavalona III (1883–97) in succession. Over the course of Rainilaiarivony's 31-year tenure as prime minister, numerous policies were adopted to modernize and consolidate the power of the central government. Schools were constructed throughout the island and attendance was made mandatory. Army organization was improved and British consultants were employed to train and professionalize soldiers"
It's possible that these "consultants" would have been serving British Officers on a secondment and that there was a uniform insignia that gave a "nod" to the Madagascar Queen but also incorporated the Victorian crown and cypher. A rare thing - I'm sure.
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Nice lockets union.
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Old 02-05-22, 06:02 PM
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Smile Madagascar belt buckle Queen Ravalona

thank you so much for sharing this information. I will be able to continue to deepen my research, thank you again.
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Harry Flashman served in Madagascar and was the Queen's 'Sergeant'.
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Three consecutive ampersands and a back-to-front 'S'.

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It reminds me of an old Geordie expression, "There's a rabbit off somewhere!!" .
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