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eMedals-Sweden, Kingdom. An Order of the North Star, 1st Class Grand Cross (KmstkNO), c.1915

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Sweden, Kingdom. An Order of the North Star, 1st Class Grand Cross (KmstkNO), c.1915

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Sweden, Kingdom. An Order of the North Star, 1st Class Grand Cross (KmstkNO), c.1915

(Nordstjärneorden). Instituted 1748 by King Frederick I. Type II (1871-1919). Sash badge of the order in Gold, consisting of a white enamelled Maltese Cross with ball finials, Gold crowns in each quadrant with enameled jewels, obverse centre presenting a white enameled star on a blue background, Motto "Nescit occasum" (It knows no decline) in Gold lettering, reverse presents matching centre, with an ornate Royal crown suspension with enamel jewels, measuring 54 mm (w) x 77 mm (h-inclusive of crown, horizontally pierced ball suspension adorned by cross), sewen to section of period black silk sash, with minor enamel loss to reverse centre, otherwise extremely fine. Accompanied by the star of the order, as a silver Maltese cross with groups of nine rays in each quadrant, separately affixed silver star at centre, reverse with pin assembly, measuring 77 mm (w) x 77 mm (h), 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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