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eMedals-United Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Garter, by Richard Davies, c.1815

Item: EG1307

United Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Garter, by Richard Davies, c.1815

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United Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Garter, by Richard Davies, c.1815

An exceptional and large Georgian breast star that represents the transition between sew-on and pin-on stars, composed of a hinged body which provided the recipient with the necessary articulation during wear, in well detailed hand finished silver with eight individual hinged rays, each with a small Gold eyelet for sewing at each point, obverse centre with fine red enamel St.George cross set in Gold frame with exquisitely hand crafted garter surround consisting of Gold motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of it) with blue enamel backing, reverse centre presenting the hand engraved makers cartouche of Richd Davies, Jeweller to the Royal Family, N.36 Sackville St., reverse represents a fascinating transition award with unusual Gold pin fitmets, this pin assembly thus provided the recipient with the option of pinning to garment or sewing, measuring 108 mm (w) x 122 mm (h), with 6 o'clock hinged arm slightly forward, period supports and repair to 10 o'clock ray tip, otherwise an superb Napoleonic period star, better than extremely 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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