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Editor's Viewpoint: David only 'orangeman' who doesn't know what sash is

Editor's Viewpoint

There is nobody in Northern Ireland who doesn't know what an Orange sash is, but the appearance of one on permatanned David Dickinson's antiques show left him red-faced for once. He had to admit he had no idea what it was until one of the experts explained its history.

The canny presenter, however, stole a march on the woman who sold it to him for £65, as he sold it on for £100.

Obviously Orange regalia has a niche following on the antiques market, although nowhere is it as highly valued as among the brethren here each marching season.

For them it is a sign that their devotion to the Protestant cause is priceless.

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