10-28-2014 09:41 PM
It's a genuine Deumer shield in zinc, the later 2nd type that is not quite as well defined as the earlier one, and also the most produced by that company.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Hi, Ned's got the "eye" on these pieces! It looks an original shield to me to but in that condition it is not very valuable. Leon
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
A pity about the pins but still nice to have in the collection!..
Even though some say they lose value because of the condition like this, I still like it anyway. It still has some great detail left on the front. I've always like these shields, and displayed in my collection you only see the front of them anyway. Nice one!