The writing on the outside says:
"Dem Alten Vaterland Die Treue zu beweisen Gab Ich in schwerer Zeit Ihm Gold fur dieses Eisen."
Translated into English, this phrase means "For the old fatherland Loyalty to Show Gave I in difficult time To him gold for this iron."
I will be prompt and honest in all my dealings. SHIPPING: Item will be shipped within 2 days of receiving payment. All shipping within the USA is done by Priority Mail (2-3 days) unless weight or size prohibits this method. Payments received after 7:00pm PST will probably be considered received the following day to allow time to prepare shipping to go out the following day. Delivery confirmation will be included to protect both the buyer and seller. Shipping and handling cost is the responsibility of the buyer.Payment must be received within 7 days of close of auction or eBay will be notified and item will be re-listed. I receive an occasional inquirey as to why I accept PayPal only. It is not because I have any tie to PayPal, it is because I live about 15 miles from the nearest bank and cannot afford the time or expense to run into town every day to deposit checks or money orders. Then t is the matter of the accounting of waiting for the checks to clear, checking daily with the bank, and the built in delay of my receiving payment and your receiving your purchase. Plus PayPal does provide some nice services to aid in shipping, postage and accounting. I am sorry if this upsets you or keeps you from bidding. My goal is always your complete satisfaction. Please study my photos carefully and ask any questions before you bid. I have tried to be as accurate as possible in describing this item, all information is correct to the best of my knowledge. If you would like additional pictures or have questions please email me. US bidders only. No international bidders From A Smoke-Free Environment For more pictures showing this please provide your email address in the ask question section and additional photos or info will be provided. Please ask any and all questions before bidding. If you require additional photos please allow time for this. I have tried to be as accurate as possible in describing this item, all information is correct to the best of my knowledge Although the feedback system is voluntary, it is an integral part of each transaction, I will gladly leave you feedback once you leave it for me, please contact me if you have any issues about the item before leaving feedback. However it is your responsibility to look at the picture (s) and description provided before bidding. Thanks and good luck, Jim