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eMedals-Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of Orange-Nassau in Gold, Grand Officer Cross, c.1900

Item: EG2811

Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of Orange-Nassau in Gold, Grand Officer Cross, c.1900

Sale Date: June 12, 2019 Hammer Price

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Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of Orange-Nassau in Gold, Grand Officer Cross, c.1900

(Orde van Oranje-Nassau). Instituted on 4 April 1892 by Queen-Regent Emma. Civil Division. Finely made in Gold, presenting a Maltese cross with blue and white enameling and ball finials, with delicate Gold laurels in each quadrant, obverse centre featuring a Gold lion on a blue enameled field, white enameled surround bearing the motto “JE MAINTIENDRAI” (“I SHALL MAINTAIN”), the reverse has a crowned “W,” for Wilhelmina on a blue field and white enameled surround with legend “GOD ZY MET ONS” (“GOD BE WITH US”), Gold hallmarked 585 on both reverse cross on horizontally pierced ball suspension and elongated suspension loop, also hallmarked on pin and catch with Dutch import/duty mark "vreemd" for used imported objects between 1906 and 1953, measures 54.68 mm (w) x 84.21 mm (h - inclusive of royal crown), weighs 28.9 grams, with original ribbon in orange, with blue edges, separated by white stripes, with light enamel wear, extremely fine.

Footnote: From 1892 to 1981, there have been 1,878 awarded.

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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