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eMedals-Bulgaria, Kingdom. National Order for Civil Merit, IV Class Officer, c.1935

Item: EG2644

Bulgaria, Kingdom. National Order for Civil Merit, IV Class Officer, c.1935

Sale Date: August 21, 2019 Hammer Price

$191

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Bulgaria, Kingdom. National Order for Civil Merit, IV Class Officer, c.1935

Instituted in 1891. Type II with Imperial Crown (1908-1944 Issue). In bronze gilt with red, green and white enamels, measuring 47.2 mm (w) x 75 mm (h) inclusive of its crown suspension, crazing evident in the white enamels on the reverse centre piece ring, otherwise the enamels are intact, on its original ribbon with hook and eye, the ribbon missing its rosette, near extremely fine. In original case of issue, wooden framed with red leather covering, embossed lid and black velvet medal bed, fine.

Footnote: The National Order for Civil Merit was instituted on August 2, 1891 and awarded in six grades.

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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