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eMedals-United Kingdom. An Order of the British Empire, C.B.E., Commander, by Garrard & Co., c.1918

Item: EG3236

United Kingdom. An Order of the British Empire, C.B.E., Commander, by Garrard & Co., c.1918


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United Kingdom. An Order of the British Empire, C.B.E., Commander, by Garrard & Co., c.1918

Instituted 1917. Type I. A silver badge consisting of a blue enameled four armed cross with intricate scaled design, obverse centre featuring the gilt effigies of George V and Mary of Teck, a crimson enameled surround with Motto For God and the Empire, reverse presenting the crowned initials of King George V with braided surround, hinged crown, measuring 62.2 mm (w) x 85.2 mm (h - inclusive of hinged crown with integral ring), loss of enamel on 6 o'clock arm, toned, on full length ribbon, fine. In original case of issue, wooden framed with purple leather wrapping, lid embossed with gold lettering C.B.E., interior lid marked Garrard & Co. LTD., with velvet medal bed, strong catch, fair.

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

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