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Lot 421    Session 2 (11.30am Tuesday)    Aboriginal Breastplates

Estimate $4,000
SOLD $4,200

DENTI, King of Torquay, presented by W. Geraghty for His Honesty, 1889, in brass, engraved with emu and kangaroo. In good condition. 250x126mm. Hand beaten, lettering impressed, very fine and rare as a reward.

Torquay is a suburb of Hervey Bay 34 km north of Maryborough Qld., in close proximity to Frazer Island. Sold with photocopy of newspaper clipping of Dec. 7, 1963.

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