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    Default Masonic ball fob

    interestinc masonic ball fob showed up at my jewelers this week. Any info, comments appreciated.
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    Default Re: Masonic ball fob (RE: crsides)

    i got to hold it and unfold it sunday

    it is neeeeet but I don't know what all the symbols mean.

    when unfolded it has the form of a cross

    each section is a small pyramid and each corner has an engraving on it.

    appears to have age to it

    the leaves fold down with a small pin to lock it together.

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    Default Re: Masonic ball fob (RE: terry hall)

    I have had one of these before as well. As I recall the outer shell was coral gold but the interior was of a different composition. What material does yours appear to be made of? I don't believe mine had a patent date or inscription on it, but I figured it was late 19th / early 20th century.

    Great Find - wish I would have kept mine

    Regards,
    Bryan

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    Default Re: Masonic ball fob (RE: Bryan Eyring)

    If you read the symbols in the proper order, I'm sure they will lead you to a National Treasure of great wealth! There is a Mr. N. Cage who may be able to help you out.

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    Default Re: Masonic ball fob (RE: haneyk)

    The jeweler was told when he purchased it, that it is solid silver inside with a gold flash/plating applied. The outer shell is a low carat solid gold. This appears to be correct from a visual examination, and there is sufficient wear to conclude it is a vintage piece. I did not see any patent dates, etc but who knows what could be hidden among all the markings. It is pretty neat.UPDATE: I did get a cagey PM from a guy babbling about maps and symbols, treasures and finders fees ... however he wishes to remain anonymous... for now.

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    Thumbs up Re: Masonic ball fob (RE: crsides)

    I used to have few of these - they were in different sizes. I thought they were really nicely made. Believe the gold may have been 9K. They were neat. Got one from a guy who was in the Masonic Order, but he would not reveal any of the inscriptions.

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