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Title Miniature buttonhole for the Order of Vitez
Nationality Hungarian
Period c 1921
Price £50.00

The Order of Vitez was instituted in 1921 by Admiral Horthy's government (1920-44) for distinguished veterans from WW1. It came with a small grant of land, sufficient to keep body and soul together. The original badge was pin-backed and worn without a ribbon. These miniatures were probably privately made jeweller's pieces.

It is enamelled gilt metal in three pieces, with a silver sword attached to the coat of arms of Hungary, which is in turn pinned on to the blue shield background. The shield itself measures 1.8cm long.

Its conditiion is good, with no apparent enamel damage.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Hungarian : 20th Century]

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[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

The painting of Alexander Pock is restored and meanwhile at his new owner, who is very content.

Thank you for your assistance to get it to Germany.

U S, Germany, 27.12.2012

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