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Swedish Vaasa-orden

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Dear fellow collectors

I have recently seen a photograph of a german WW2 officer, wearing the commanderscross of the swedish Vaasa-orden. Since then I have been trying to find out more about. I particularly like the design, which looks a lot like the german awards from WW1. I'm trying to find out about the design, the origin and whether they are still awarded. Might there be a website with this kind of information for collectors? I would also like to know if there are any militaria dealers/shops who happen to sell one at an affordable price.

Kind regards, Laurentius

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On 23/11/2017 at 17:21, laurentius said:

I'm trying to find out about the design, the origin and whether they are still awarded. Might there be a website with this kind of information for collectors?

The order is no longer awarded. Please take a look on its official description.

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Correct. When the system of orders in Sweden was reformed in 1974, this order was put 'on hold'.

I had for quite some time been looking for this order (don't need it anymore), so always mentally noted prices from dealers and auctions.
The prices are quite stable - on average $400 for a Knight cross in gold and about the double for a Commander's cross in gold. Silver gilt versions are a little cheaper. For this order eMedal's prices are - surprisingly - quite reasonable. 

And I agree. It's a beautiful order.

Edited by Great Dane

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I bought a Cased Commander Grade Vasa Orden last year (it was produced in the Gustav V era and was made by Carlmann, the official Court Jeweler of the Swedish Crown) for around $450 last year, I do think I got very lucky on that set. 

I wound up giving it to one of my friends who is Swedish and he treasures it very much. :) 

I am a big fan of the Order of the Sword and Order of the Polar Star, the Vasa Order is a beautiful award in its own right, but it is more of a non-military award. 

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Dear fellow collectors

I'd like to thank you all for your advice and help on this issue

Kind regards, Laurentius

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