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  1. Dear Member, Here after the set of diplomas of Navy Captain Marcos Gonzales Casanova for the period march1952 to november 1957 . Batista Ran for president in 1952 after a successful coup the 11st march 1952. Marcos Gonzales Casanova received his first promotion as ''Teniente de Navio'' the 15 of March 1952 , only 3 days after the second Batista's revolution. The diploma is signed by Fulgencio Batista himself. He received a second promotion as Captain the 26 of november 1957. I attach also 3 diplomas of the 3rd class Naval Merit with white, Blue and white and blue distinction.
  2. Yes ! I can publish other next week. All the best
  3. The Cuban order of the military merit was established in 1912 for the presidential decree dated 24/2/1912 and awarded until 1958. Initially the order was created with two class - White enamel for distinguish services and red enamel for war services. In 1919 was created the blue distinction for long and good services. In 1924 was created the green distinction (for 30 years services) and red and white distinction (for capture of outlaws and heroic action). In 1951 the purple distinction was created (for 40 years services). Following some diplomas of the Military merit (MM) from the period 1929 to 1956. 1. Green Breast star diploma from 1929 2. blue 3rd class from 1941 3. Red/white 3rd class from 1942 4. blue 3rd class from 1946 5. Red/white 2rd class from 1947 6. Green 3rd class from 1947 7. blue 3rd class from 1950 8. second class red 1953 for navy captain 9. 3rd class Purple 1956.
  4. Hello Enzo, i collect Cuba since 20 years and I have never seen this medal before ! It is a great order. In any moment the Cuban government created special award for special merit for example for the Cuban general Maceo was created a special and unique gold medal. For some friend of the Cuban nation the government created some special awards. It is probably a special award. All the best Yannick /it is also an unknown official badge
  5. The 10th of November 1915 was founded the Sociedad cubana de derecho international (Cuban institute of international law) by several well know Cuban lawyers (Manuel Sanguily, Rafael Montoro, Antonio S. de Bustamante, Fernando Ortiz ………….). The main purpose of the institute was to defend and develop the principle of the international law in Cuba and in Latin America. The institute collaborated in several publication with the American institute of International law of Washington. Hereafter a link explaining more about the institute in Spanish http://www.filosofia.org/hem/dep/cuc/n049p027.htm During the period between 1930 until 1936, the Sociedad cubana de derecho international distribute commander cross made by Vilardebo and Riera Habana. The commander cross is also called in Cuba order of the Justice.
  6. Collar of the order of Céspedes in Gold owned by general Fulgéncio Batista. Made by Vilardebo y Riera.
  7. Hello ! I am interested to buy or exchange any order from Cuba for the period before 1959 revolution.  

    Fell free to contact me 

    best regards 


    1. cuba1959


      My mail is ykantor@pt.lu

  8. Dear Ulsterman, The orden was given from May 1956 until December 1958. Please note that Fulgencio Batista gouvernement loose the control of a big part of the island in June 1958 and I am not really sure that this order was awarded after June 1958 due to the political situation of the Island. Best regards, Dear, sorry for the late answear. I didn’t see your PM before this day. It will a good idea for 2019. Let me work on it. Best regards Yannick Thank you
  9. here attached a diploma of Cespedes post revolution date 1960. They used the same document than before the revolution. No the comunist style carnet.
  10. The national order of Carlos J. Finlay was created the president Gerardo Machado the 21/01/1928. The order is awarded for exceptional merit in charity and health purpose (Sanidad y beneficienca) for the Republic of Cuba. The order is still awarded until today. The order was also attributed for special merit in the Cuban political action and in the natural and social sciences. It was the second most important order in Cuba after Carlos Manuel de Cespedes order. The order had 7 grades; Gran Cross with banda de honor, - For the president of the Republic president Gran Cross, Gran official, Commander, Officer , Knight badge, Silver Cross. Most of the Order was made by Vilardebo y Riera or Antigua Vilardebo y Riera after 1936. The company change the name in 1936.
  11. The national order of Merito Mambi was established by decree presidential of General Fulgencio Batista the 8th of dicember 1955 (Decree 4049) in order to reward the cuban citizen and foreigner for special merit and services rendered to the veteran independence war class, the fatherland, humanity, the defense of the freedom and democracy. For exemple this order was awarded to General Fulgencio Batista in 1955 and to the city o f New-York the 15th April 1958. The order was attributed only the 10th of March of each year during 3 years only. The order had 6 grades; Gran Cross with banda de honor, Gran Cross, Gran official, Commander, Officer , Knight badge.
  12. This order was created the 11st May 1956 by General Fulgencio Batista in order to reward the Cuban citizen who promoted the development of the infrastructures of the country and the road network of Cuba. This order was only given until December 1958. The order had 5 grades; Gran Cross, Gran official, Commander, Official , Knight badge. This order is very rare due to the small period of attribution. The order was made by Antigua Vilardebo y Riera in Habana.
  13. The Cuban police order was created in May 1936 by General Fulgencio Batista in order to reward the member of the national police member. The order had 4 grades ; 1. First class : A breast star. Given to colonel and general. 2. Second class : A breast star. Given to higher rank official 3. third class: Official star with enamal. Given to second lieutenant until captain and civil with higher rank. 4. Fourth class: offical star without enamal. For non-official policemen and civil worker. The order had 7 distinctive represented by a color. Each color is in relation with a special merit. RED : War merit (for example fight again Fidel Castro troop) Red and White: Capture of dangerous delinquents. The order was also awarded to the chief of staff of the police. White: Scientific Merit. Also given for diplomatic merit to foreigner. Blue : 15 years of services Green : 20 years of services Purple (established in 1951): 40 years of services. Blue and White: Special services
  14. Hello Friend, For the police the WW1 medal is silver metal. Regards, Yann
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