The Grisanti Collection
Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:27 PM
Pour Le Merite. 1920s era unmarked Wagner made piece
Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:39 PM
Royal Victorian Order, 4th Class
Order of St. Michael and St. George, Knight Commander Star
Order of the British Empire, Commander Type I
Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:49 PM
Italy Order of the Crown, Knight
Vatican Order of St. Sylvester, GC
Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:31 AM
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
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.
Order of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain), GC. Republic set purchased in Baghdad, note the civil badge on a military sash
Order of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain), 2d Class Republic
Order of Two Rivers (Wisam Al Rafidain), 3d Class breast badge Republic
Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:32 AM
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:40 AM
Thanks for sharing! There are some beautiful and rare orders and medals there.
Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:43 AM
Order of Personal Courage, Type 1 #2346
Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:28 AM
Posted 01 November 2018 - 09:34 AM
Wonderful collection of beautiful Orders! Thanks for posting. Bob
Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:44 PM
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