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eMedals-Spain, Franco Period. A Civil Order of Africa, Commander, c.1960

Item: EG3292

Spain, Franco Period. A Civil Order of Africa, Commander, c.1960



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Spain, Franco Period. A Civil Order of Africa, Commander, c.1960

(Orden de África). Instituted 1933. 1950-1975 issued. Neck badge consisting of an enameled red, white, and blue Spanish coat of arms, with green enameled pita leaves, measuring 44.29 mm (w) x 51.54 mm (h), with period replacement ribbon, near extremely fine. Accompanied by the star of the order, consisting of an eight pointed multirayed silver star, obverse centre depicting a a detailed enameled green, red, white, and blue centrepiece, featuring Spanish coat of arm and green pita leaves, reverse with pin assembly and dual stays, measuring 75.31 mm (w) x 75.66 mm (h), with toned silver and lost of gilt, accompanied by original ribbon, extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of Africa was originally founded as Civil Order of Africa by the Second Spanish Republic on October 26, 1933. It was created in connection with the recently pacification in the territory of Spanish protectorate in Morocco. The Order was unofficially discontinued following the end of the Spanish Civil War, and it was re-introduced by the government of General Francisco Franco on November 11, 1950. The Order was awarded to Spanish and foreign citizens, particularly African natives, who served Spanish interests in the African continent. The award had to be returned to the Order once the recipient passed away.

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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