The eight Eglinton shields that were the subject of my last post have now been sold at auction in Edinburgh. (No, alas, not to me! I can afford the occasional moderately expensive antiquarian heraldry book, but I knew from the beginning that these shields were going to well out of my price range.) The updated on-line catalog (see the link in the previous post) notes that the eight painted wooden shields, with an estimated sales price of £3,000-£5,000, went to a high bid of £6,500 (that's US$10,385.95 at today's exchange rate).
And the BBC has picked up the story. You can find the story on-line at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8282778.stm
Happy New Year!
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