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eMedals-Poland, Republic. An Order of Polonia Restituta, III Class Commander, c.1925

Item: EG2731

Poland, Republic. An Order of Polonia Restituta, III Class Commander, c.1925

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Poland, Republic. An Order of Polonia Restituta, III Class Commander, c.1925

Instituted in 1921. Type I with Crowned Eagle. 1921-1932 issue. In silver gilt with red, white and blue enamels, measuring 58 mm (w) x 58 mm (h), crazing evident in the white enamels on the arm at 9 o'clock, otherwise the enamels are intact, scattered gilt wear, on its original full-length neck ribbon, near extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of Polonia Restituta (Order of the Rebirth of Poland) is a Polish state order established on February 4, 1921. It is conferred to both military and civilians, as well as to foreigners, for outstanding achievements in the fields of education, science, sport, culture, art, economics, national defense, social work, civil service, or for furthering good relations between countries. The Order of Polonia Restituta is sometimes attributed as a Polish successor to the Order of the Knights of Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, known as the Order of Saint Stanislaus, founded in 1765 by the last King Stanisław August Poniatowski of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, to honour supporters of the Polish crown.

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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