is a vintage Hugh De Payens No 30 commandery sword belt & buckle. I am not sure if this is for a masonic or knights templar lodge. I did some research and from what I found Hugh De Payens was the founder of the Templars in Jerusalem. Has a nice red maltese cross (appears to be enameled) in a shield on the center of the buckle. T are also two smaller red crosses on the rim of the buckle above the No 30. Buckle measures about 2 3/4 by 2 1/8 inches - oval shaped. Belt measures 40 inches not including the buckle. The longes chain measures about 22 inches and the shorter ones measure about 7 inches. Belt is a redish leather that needs a good cleaning. The leather belt is stamped with a makers mark from a Philadelphia company but I can not make out the name. T is some white paint just on the tip at the opposite end from the buckle. The belt has three chains of varying length that are attached to it with a holder for one additional chain. Nice vintage masonic or commandery item - do not see these belts very often. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. Check out my other auctions for more of the large collection of kits and slots I just got in. The shipping price quoted in the listing could be higher if you live outside of Ohio. Thanks and Good Luck. Now for the payment details - I take check (18 days shipping), Mo or paypal (ship within 10 days). Shipping goes out weekly. Shipping amount is for within the US - insurance is optional if the item is under $50 but I am not responsible for it once it is delivered to the shipper. Insurance is $1.30 for the first $50 and goes up in increments from t Payment should be within 10 days. If you live in Ohio 6.5% sales tax will be applied to the purchase price. I took some time off from Ebay due to health issues. I am a full time student and so only ship once a week usually on the Monday mornings after packing on the weekend. Insurance is as follows: Under $50 - $1.35 Under $100 - $2.30 Under $200 - $3.35 Under $300 - $4.40 Under $400 - $5.45 Under $500 - $6.50 Under $600 - $7.55 $600 to $5000 - $7.55 + $1.05 per each addition $100 increment or any fraction under it. The under in each listing refers from the amount listed to the next increment down. I will send you an email if you are the winner with the correct insurance amount for the item - if you pay before getting your notification please adjust the insurance amount accordingly. Created by eBay Blackthorne ver. 126.96.36.199
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