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Hi all,

A question popped into my head and I'm curious to see if anyone has done some research on this - what were amongst the rarest Imperial awards based on the number of recipients and/or the life-span of the decoration?

I guess a good example would be the 'Wilhelm-Orden' or the 'Abzeichen für das militärische Gefolge König Wilhelms II von Württemberg'.

If anyone has already crunched the numbers i'd be interested in seeing the results. :)



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Probobly an award with 1 recipient :D (sorry to be so simple) for Yugoslavian Socialist Orders, it is the "Marshal Star"

Tito, since he was a Marshal was the only recipient. Well crafted and as expensive looking as it was in quality :D beautiful piece. Made from gold, platinum, diamonds and rubies :o :D

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A little closer to home, we could start with the RAO grand cross with oak leaves, crown, scepter and sword that was awarded to Bismark in 1878.

To go along with this, I would propose the very much look-alike one of a kind Johanniter Order Protektordekoration which was awarded in 1888 and the, also one of a kind, Johanniter Order Protektordekoration with the Marian Order cross which was awarded in 1913, both to Kaiser Wilhelm.

For something a little less esoteric, how about the Braunschweig Henry the Lion Order 4th class (that’s right 4th class) cross with swords… one awarded.

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