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  • Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930
  • Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930
  • Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930
  • Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930
  • Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930
  • Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930

Item: EG2736

Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930

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Estonia. An Order of the Eagle Cross, V Class Knight, c.1930

(Kotkaristi teenetemärk). Instituted 1928 by the Estonian Defence League to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Estonian independence. Civil Division. A silver gilt Maltese cross featuring black enamels, obverse centre presenting a silver Estonian Eagle clutching a sword in its right talon and a shield in its left talon, shield with blue enameled lions, reverse centre with institution date of 24 II 1928, with motto of order on arms Pro Patria (For Fatherland), measuring 47 mm (w) x 47.3 mm (h), with period ribbon, with blue enamel loss, otherwise very 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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