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Haiti, French army shako badge (hat insignia), 18th century, maker M.A. Marion, found in Haiti, very

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Haiti, French army shako badge (hat insignia), 18th century, maker M.A. Marion, found in Haiti, very
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Haiti, French army shako badge (hat insignia), 18th century, maker M.A. Marion, found in Haiti, very rare, ex-Kurt Fisher. 65x58mm (including cloth), 16.08 grams. Uniface design of crowned French royal arms (fleurs-de-lis) inside flags, with blue, white and red enamel throughout, RES NON VERBA on banner at bottom, the back stamped with maker M.A. MARION in rectangular box, mounted on green-yellow-red cloth oval, pre-Napoleonic but found in Haiti so believed to be related to suppression of slave revolt in 1791. Kurt Fisher (1908-1980) was a known author and collector in Haiti whose collection was sold after his death, with most of it retained by the New York Public Library, which maintains an archive of Haitian official documents in his name. From the Kurt A. Fisher collection, housed in Riker box with attribution and pedigree on sticker on bottom.