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Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division). Silver gilt 1st type issue. Insignia mounted on female bow riband. Reverse hallmarks 'a' for 1916

With bright gilt finish. The reverse of riband retaining the original silver gilt mounting pin with hinged pin and clasp fittings.

Contained in plush leatherette hinged box of issue, with gilt tooled O.B.E. letters on lid.

The 'logo' on the inside of the plush hinged leatherette case of issue is 'Garrads' of London, who were appointed to make the insignia of the Order during the Great War

IMPORTANT: The Order of the British Empire was officially instituted on 4th June 1917. All first type insignia awarded in the first gazetted list of awards in 1917 bore the hallmark for 1916 - not 1917 (the insignia was manufactured in advance of the formal institution of the Order). The unique 'letter' at the end of Brtish silver hallmarks was, until 1973, issued every year on 29 May........

A choice item of insignia

Condition: EF

Code: 19213Price:


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King's Police Medal. GV second type with 'Distinguished Service' reverse

The medal is an un-named example

Condition: GVF

Code: 19212Price:


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Territory of Papua and the Mandated Territory of New Guinea (Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU)) 1942-1945: Loyalty Medal for Papua & New Guinea, 1944. Reverse serial numbered '381'. With full neck chain, as-issued

Obverse: Australia Coat of Arms

Reverse: Engraved with number '381' and below the raised legend 'For Loyal Service'

Metal: Silver. With makers name 'Stokes' and 'Sterling' silver marks impressed on rim

Dimension: Approx 38mm

Weight: Including integral chain 65g

Suspension: Neck chain length approx 760mm

Designed and instituted by the Australian Military Administration of Territory of Papua and Mandated Territory of New Guineas , as a reward to indiginous members of the native constabularis (Royal Papuan Constabulary & New Guinea Constabulary), Papuan Infantry Battalion, Coast-Wathers, Solomon Scouts etc for outstanding acts of loyalty and distinguished service during the New Guinea campaigns 1942-1945

Note: The Australian War Memorial Collections include a series of photographs taken in 1945, showing Major-General W. Bridgeford, GOC 3 Division presenting awards to Native Scouts, Native Constabulary, Papuan Infantry Battalion, Coastwatchers, decorated for the fighting in New Britain, including the long running siege of Rabaul and at Bouganville. The medal was awarded for service in all parts of Papua & New Guinea, under the scope and remit of Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU)) 1942-1945

A rare and desirable item of 'Pacific War' insignia

Condition: Toned About EF

Code: 18988Price: 575.00 GBP


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United Kingdom: Order of the League of Mercy. A Lady’s ‘Bow Mounted’ item of insignia

Complete with reverse 'Silver' marked hinged pin & clasp fittings and sold complete with original leatherette hinged case of issue

The insignia is of the first type in silver gilt and enamel

The 'logo' on the inside of the plush hinged leatherette case of issue is 'Elkingtons' of London, who were appointed to make the insignia of the Order during the Edwardian, and Great War era

Per the official British Order of Precedence, the insignia of the prestigious Order of the Legue of Mercy is worn after the Service Medal of the Order of St John, and before the Voluntary Medical Service Medal

Condition: EF

Code: 19210Price:

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