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This badge has nothing whatsoever to do with Hungary or Slovakia.


Your badge is actually a very poor-quality example of a commanders cross breast star of the International Order of Knights Templar of the Grand Master Priory of Bulgaria.  In fact, it may even be a cheap replica.  A photo of the back would help.


A genuine, high-quality commanders cross breast star is shown in the first photo below.  The current Grand Master of the Bulgarian Grand Priory is shown in the second photo wearing a grand cross breast star.



Grand Cross Star .jpg

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I like the back better than the front.  It shows true age and wear.  I see no hallmarks anywhere.  The workmanship and hardware don't look bad at all.


Of course, the missing pin will affect value, but the substandard quality of the center medallion on the obverse is what will keep serious collectors of orders and decorations from bidding on this piece.









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Just because the quality of these old stars is lacking it does not mean they are automatically fakes or copies. There were official manufacturers with consistent top quality products and there were private makers, with whom the quality was all over the place. 

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Being "self styled orders" otherwise fake orders themselves, the average quality of their insignia can vary, from true jeweler's work, to cheap workmanship, depending on how rich was the "grand master" of such amusing "honours"...

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