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    Thanks!!

    I knew I had seen those numbers-in-circles somewhere.

    Thing is, I worked at a Highland Outfitter in the 1980s who were carrying W E Scott (Edinburgh) sporrans, but when those evinced a decline in quality switched to L&M (Nova Scotia) who were upholding high traditional standards of leather quality and workmanship.

    So at that time I probably saw hundreds of L&M sporrans in the shop, but had forgot about the stamps they used.

    Now I'll label the photo I took "L&M" and add it to my collection of photos of different maker's stamps.

    Here's a more recent L&M stamp.



    And another L&M stamp, I have no idea as to date.

    Last edited by OC Richard; 3rd August 22 at 03:32 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Here's an ordinary civilian horsehair sporran being listed by the seller as a Scots Guards sporran.

    It isn't, and I've told the seller so.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/363920739506

    The same seller, however, has also listed what appears to be a genuine Scots Guards sporran. (I would have thought he would look at the two, and think "one of these things is not like the other" but no.)

    That civilian style, listed as CT (probably "cast top") in the old catalogues, has been the go-to sporran for civilian pipe bands wearing military-style Full Dress for at least a half-century.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    I'm surprised I got this for 15 pounds. With the import and shipping it came in around $80 Cdn. similar sporrans are $400.00 cdn plus shipping and tax. I honestly just bid on it because it was so cheap. Now I'm really happy I did.

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