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#1 Jumpmaster

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:27 PM

As well as my US collecting interests Ive been collecting orders for nearly 35 years. Ive sold my collection and rebuilt several times. Here are some highlights of version 3. Hope you enjoy

Pour Le Merite. 1920s era unmarked Wagner made piece

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:39 PM

Distinguished Service Order, Great Britain, Victorian Era
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Royal Victorian Order, 4th Class
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Order of St. Michael and St. George, Knight Commander Star
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Order of the British Empire, Commander Type I
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:49 PM

Italy Order of the Crown, Officer
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Italy Order of the Crown, Knight
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Vatican Order of St. Sylvester, GC
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Posted 28 October 2018 - 09:52 AM

Some gorgeous awards, Tony!



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 01:49 PM

More British

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:57 AM

One more British; Order of the Bath
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:00 AM

Italy Order of the Crown, Commander
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:02 AM

Italy Order of Merit GC sash and badge
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:03 AM

Italy Order of Merit GC Star

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:31 AM

Miniature bar to Admiral Sir William Jock Whitworth
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Group Captain Thompson, RAF. Joined the RN at 12, served on the HMS Furious during the Battle of Jutland. Moved to the RNFC and then RAF as an observer pilot. Served in the Midde East (Iraq specifically) among other duties throughout his career. Intgerestingly was offered promotion to Air Commodore but turned it down in order to retire and take care of his wife who was ill.
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:20 AM

Lets go to Iraq. Select orders from the kingdom and republic. Medals will follow later

Republic Order of Abd al-Karim Qasim (Military)

The Order consists in its two classes and grades of the emblem of the Republic of Iraq in its natural colours surrounded by two light green palm leaves, which cross at the base of the emblem and tied as a bow. At the base the inscription "The Order of the Republic" in Koufic script. At the top of the emblem a small wreath with a ring to link the medal to the ribbon. The First Class badge is surrounded by an octagonal multi-rayed golden staOrder of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain) medal, Commander rank. W/caser with five rays between each point. On the reverse of the Order a flat eight pointed star with white circle in its centre of 3cm diameter with the inscription in Koufic script "The Order of the Republic", below the date "1377 H". In the centre a gilt circle, 1.75cm diameter, inscribed "The People" and to the bottom left an Arabic sword with a Kurdish dagger to the right side. At the top the 14 July flame. This inscription, sword, dagger and 14 July flame is a three dimensional pattern oval in shape and in the middle equilateral triangle written in it the letter "G" in Koufic script and represents the strength of the army and its merging with the people.
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Order of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain), GC. Republic set purchased in Baghdad, note the civil badge on a military sash
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Order of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain), 2d Class Republic
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Order of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain), 3d Class breast badge Republic
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:32 AM

Order of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain), 2d Class Kingdom
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 02:35 PM

Iraqi Air Force Order, 3d Class

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:37 AM

My favorite Iraqi ribbon bar

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:23 PM

Order of Lenin Type 5 #129970
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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:29 PM

Order of Lenin Type 5 #185884

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:35 PM

Order of Lenin Type 6 #215350
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:40 AM

Thanks for sharing! There are some beautiful and rare orders and medals there. 



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:43 AM

Thank you gents, I dont generally get to show them off so I hope all will indulge me more pieces.

Order of Personal Courage, Type 1 #2346
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:28 AM

Order of the October Revolution Type 1. 4 rivet #52227
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 09:34 AM

Wonderful collection of beautiful Orders! Thanks for posting. Bob



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:44 PM

Order of the October Revolution, Type 2, 5 rivet. Introduced to mitigate the sickle and hammer coming off

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:56 PM

Order of the Red Banner, 2d award, #7769
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:10 PM

Order of the Red Banner, #244065
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:13 PM

Order of the Red Banner, #243456
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