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Title Accra Fire Brigade officer's belt buckle
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1920
Sold

A rare survivor of empire from the Ghana fire brigade, Accra being one of their main coastal towns. It would appear to be made of white metal and marked on the back Hobson & Sons, Lexington Street, London W.

There is some age tarnish and an old file mark from some sort of silver test.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Belt Buckles : British Empire : 20th Century]

testimonials

The package arrived today, and the two items are nice. The Mother Cross actually looks a lot better in person than in the pics.

K P, Spain, 20.06.2017

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

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