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Sale 38 Lot 520

Lot of three badges issued by the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners), between 1887 and 1903, including a Rare Buffalo, New York, two-part bronze badge with hanging medal, measuring 6mm. The medal depicts a sword with a five-point star above, and the word "ISMAILIA" directly beneath. Directly below appear the mottoes the Crescent Moon, adorned with the Great Sphinx, dated Dec. 30, 1887. The Great Sphinx is cast in high relief! With a wonderful example of the three-part silver plate June 1902, San Francisco badge. Part one depicts the sword with the word "Islam" in raised lettering; part two depicts the Crescent Moon adorned with an image of the Great Sphinx, with San Francisco and June 1902, in raised lettering; and part three depicts a Shriner in full regalia riding a bear, evenly toned. Also in this lot is a three-part badge with the sword attached to a Crescent Moon crafted from bone, with The Great Sphinx attached. Attached directly beneath is a Maltese cross with a double-headed eagle. The number 32 is engraved on the eagle's breast. All items in fine condition.
Estimate $ 100-150

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