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eMedals-Saxon-Weimar. An 1870-1918 Order of the White Falcon Commander Cross with Swords

Item: EG557

Saxon-Weimar. An 1870-1918 Order of the White Falcon Commander Cross with Swords

Sale Date: October 25, 2017 Hammer Price

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Saxon-Weimar. An 1870-1918 Order of the White Falcon Commander Cross with Swords

An superb quality manufacture and extremely well preserved Saxony-Weimar Order of the White Falcon Commander Cross with Swords (Großherzoglich Sächsischer Hausorden vom Weißen Falken Kommandeurkreuz mit Schwertern); a silver gilt Maltese cross with green enameled arms, and red enameled parallelograms and crossed swords between the arms of the cross; the obverse with a large leftward facin0g white enameled Falcon superimposed in the center; the reverse with a central gilt applique with bright blue enamels, inscribed “Viginando Ascendimus” (Latin - We rise through watchfulness), with white enameled arms and green enameled parallelograms with white enameled tips; suspended from a swivel crown suspension, with a horizontally pierced ball and loop, and with its period original ribbon; measuring 49.71 mm x 84.35 mm; weighing 43.6 grams; superb quality manufacture with the enamels untouched, without cracks, chips, or flakes; a worn corss and in overall extremely fine condition.

 

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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