Rare 1920 Haitian Constabulary (Gendarmerie) Belt Buckle Worn by USMC Officers Commanding Group
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Rare 1920 Haitian Constabulary (Gendarmerie) Belt Buckle Worn by USMC Officers Commanding Group

Code: mcpg00004o

$595.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a rare circa 1920 Haitian Constabulary (Gendarmerie) officer's belt buckle as worn by United States Marine Corps officers commanding the group. The United States occupied Haiti starting in 1915 to safeguard American business interests on the island and remained there long after the Paris Peace Treaty of 1919. The buckle reads Republique D' Haiti at the top over a pair of cannons.

VINTAGE: Circa 1920.

SIZE: Approximately 2-5/16" in height and 2-1/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass.

ATTACHMENT: Buckle, brads holding on embellishment.

MARKINGS: Hard-to-read maker mark on clip.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Marine Corps officer collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBEX13 VDIEX9/13 SLEIEX11/14

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The buckle has some light to medium wear and tarnish; area of oxidation to one corner.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.