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eMedals-Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Officer’s Cross with Swords, by B. Knauer, c.1914

Item: EG3322

Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Officer’s Cross with Swords, by B. Knauer, c.1914

Sale Date: December 26, 2018 Hammer Price

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Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Officer’s Cross with Swords, by B. Knauer, c.1914

(Haus und Verdienst Orden des Herzogs Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Offizierskreuz mit Schwertern). Instituted on 27 November 1838. A gilded silver cross pattée with white-enamelled arms, obverse centre presenting a gilded monogram over a blue-enamelled background with clear radial under etchings, inside a gilded ring, surrounded by a ring of red enamel with the gilded motto EIN GOTT, EIN RECHT, EINE WAHRHEIT (ONE GOD, ONE RIGHTEOUSNESS, ONE TRUTH), the reverse centre presents a barrel hinge and narrow banjo-style pinback meeting an elongated round wire catch, maker marked on reverse of pin B. KNAUER, measuring 44.31 mm (w) x 45.53 mm (h), 19.2 grams, with 7 o'clock sword handle pressed inward, minor enamel wear, 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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