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eMedals-Brazil, Republic. An Order of Naval Merit, Commander, c.1940

Item: EG402

Brazil, Republic. An Order of Naval Merit, Commander, c.1940

Sale Date: February 7, 2018 Hammer Price


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Brazil, Republic. An Order of Naval Merit, Commander, c.1940

In silver gilt with white and dark blue enamels, measuring 62.5 mm (w) x 69.8 mm (h), on a shortened original neck ribbon, chipping evident in the blue enamels on the reverse centrepiece insignia and on the centrepiece rings on both the obverse and reverse, better than very fine.

Footnote: The Order of Naval Merit is a Brazilian military decoration established on July 4, 1934 by president Getúlio Vargas. It is awarded in five grades: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Knight.

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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