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Gold and silver unfolding to hinged cross with masonic

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Gold and silver unfolding to hinged cross with masonic etching fob. In my possession 65 years.

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Gold and silver unfolding masonic fob, with etched masonic symbols. In my possessing for 65 years. Certainly older than hat and probably Victorian or Edwardiian

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sorry, can't photo. Too complicated for me. The description I gave is accurate enough as is generic for that era. Just wanted a general price for a masonic fob of that time This one is gold and silver.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The description I gave is accurate enough for that type pf fob. Its generic of that period - Victorian or Edwardina.

In general a vintage masonic fob of gold and silver as described the estimated retail value range is $450-650.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

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