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Title Saxon court official's button
Nationality German
Period c 1900
Price £20.00

This fine button (3cm) shows the Saxon coat of arms with 'Fideliter et constanter', the motto of Sachsen-Meiningen, one of the Saxon dukedoms. It is marked 'EXTRA FIEN' and would appear to be made of tombak with a good heavy coating of gilding to the face. Such buttons would have been worn on court officials' tunics and possibly on greatcoats.

It has none of the coppery glow that my camera/lighting has given it, but is a nice yellow gilt colour. The condition is excellent for its age, with a little peripheral wear to the gilding.

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


[Militaria : Buttons : German : 20th Century]

testimonials

[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

Thank you. I have received the bayonet. It is indeed in excellent condition and miracle! It fits my antique P53 perfectly.

A F, Belgium, 29.08.2005

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