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eMedals-China, Manchukuo, Japanese Occupation. An Order of the Auspicious Clouds, III Class Commander, c.1935

Item: EG2958

China, Manchukuo, Japanese Occupation. An Order of the Auspicious Clouds, III Class Commander, c.1935

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China, Manchukuo, Japanese Occupation. An Order of the Auspicious Clouds, III Class Commander, c.1935

(Ta Hsan Wei Lan Hua Chang). Instituted in 1934. In silver with blue, white and yellow enamels, along with a red glass circular centerpiece ring, measuring 62.2 mm (w) x 91.8 mm (h) inclusive of its Imperial orchid suspension, intact enamels, on its original full-length neck ribbon, extremely fine. Accompanied by the buttonhole rosette representing the order, in folded silk, measuring 12 mm, extremely fine. In original case of issue typical of pre war Japanese manufacture, wooden with a heavy black lacquer, with purple velvet medal bed and purple silk interior, exterior lid stating order title and class, case remains very fine.

Footnote: The "Ching Yun Chang"’ was established together with the higher orders by Imperial Edict of March 1, 1934. Eight classes were established for award to recipients of the 1st through 8th Orders of Merit, and is the exact equivalent of the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun. It is known as Order of the Prosperous Clouds (also known as the Order of the Auspicious Clouds).


This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on

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