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Thanks for another brilliant thread Nick.

I've always been curious about this particular award because of its very elegant design but know next to nothing about it. I really need to spend more time learning about the Nationalist awards!

It seems these were quite widely distributed but you don't see them appearing all that often. What do these normally go for?

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It seems these were quite widely distributed but you don't see them appearing all that often. What do these normally go for?

Indeed they are not that common.

Somewhere between $200 and $500 (usual factors applied doc/no doc, class, condition..)

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The ones with 國 before the serial number are Taiwan versions and more common. $200 for those is too much.

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The ones with 國 before the serial number are Taiwan versions and more common. $200 for those is too much.

Try tell this to sellers :lol:

But of course pre-1949 version command higher price.

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OK, now I'm confused ...

The one in posts #83-86 is stamped number 12 but it has the "guo" character before the serial number making it a later Taiwan version?

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OK, now I'm confused ...

Please don't be :)

Piece in posts is second type (1951-present type) with extremely low number ;)

See post # 26 for details and posts # 12,13 and 23 for the early style of numeration (on first type medals) that HC was talking about.

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Another cavalier!!!

We all know this guy ;)

Photo was short on 10/10/1970.

83rd birthday of Generalissimo...

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Interesting! The Order of National Glory (20 Feb 1938) bumped off the Blue Sky and White Sun (11 May 1929) as China's highest military award when it was instituted.

Many photos of Chiang has him wearing just the Blue Sky and White Sun, his favourite decoration, but here it is clearly displayed as second in precedence after the National Glory.

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Many photos of Chiang has him wearing just the Blue Sky and White Sun, his favourite decoration, but here it is clearly displayed as second in precedence after the National Glory.

Indeed!

Blue Sky and White Sun definitely was his favorite order ...

I wonder why ...

Early memories?

Design (pretty close to a party emblem)?

Both? :)

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Another example of this beatiful early 2nd class grade B

Number 6096

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