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eMedals-Korea, Republic. An Order of the Plum Blossoms, Grand Cordon's Star, c.1910

Item: EG830

Korea, Republic. An Order of the Plum Blossoms, Grand Cordon's Star, c.1910

Sale Date: February 14, 2018 Hammer Price

$3,958

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Korea, Republic. An Order of the Plum Blossoms, Grand Cordon's Star, c.1910

Instituted April 17, 1900. (Yihwa Tae-hunjung). A large and impressive badge consisting of a four armed star, each with 3 white enameled rays, with 3 white enameled plum blossoms in each star quadrant, a large red enameled sun burst centre with Korean iconography affixed by four silver screwposts, reverse with two large stays and pin assembly, measuring 86 mm (w) x 88 mm (w), star tips having been turned inwards causing enamel hairline cracks, otherwise fine. 

 

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 eMedals.com.

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