02-14-2015 12:10 AM
The shield is an original type 3.12 (1.27 in Weber's book) by an unknown maker. Document is a known type but whether it's genuine is for others to say, I don't know. Same goes for the price for the two but I saw the same shield (below) although more worn sell for just under $140 last month.
'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.
Thanks Ned. Much appreciated sir.
The pricing is the hard part on this one. The seller started astronomically high, and has gradually come down to $380. I suspect they have more attachment to it in their mind than the value justifies, which will make a deal at a fair price difficult, especially if they paid more than the value currently is. Still, it's quite a nice shield, and worth a shot I imagine!
Have a great night/day!
"Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief." - C.S. Lewis
way to much for these items,but haggle you may get him down.