22 May 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 540
GBP 400 - GBP 600
A SILVER MODEL OF A TROOPER OF THE DUKE OF MANCHESTER'S LIGHT HORSE VOLUNTEERS
MARK OF GEORGE ANGELL, LONDON, 1873
Mounted on an ebonised wood plinth with two silver panels, inscribed "DUKE OF MANCHESTER'S LIGHT HORSE VOLUNTEERS" and respsctively "WON BY CORPORAL HARRY LONG, 13TH MAY 1874" - 7¾ in. overall height (19.75 cm.), with wooden carrying case & key.
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