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Finland Order of the White Rose to Belgian diplomat

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Hello gents

Just acquired a group to a Belgian diplomat with a number of foreign awards. One of them is this Order of the White Rose. I could use some help to determine the degree of the award and the time period (if at all possible?).

Thanks for the help

Best regards

l4h

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Commander grade most likely [if there's a star with it then First Class Commander]...send image of hall marks as these may help determine period.   Probably inter World Wars issue.

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I can distinguish two: a crown and a second symbol that looks like : | : |   or are the two dots the numeral 8 or 3? Hard to tell if you have no idea what they might be. WIll try to make close-ups of the hallmarks

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The Hallmark 813H is often seen on finnish silver. The year stamp should be a letter followed by a number. 

 

You could try to contact the office of the order and ask if they can look in the archives for your guy. 

Email: info(at)ritarikunnat.fi

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Thank you. Here's a picture of the gentleman with what I think is his White Rose Order in wear (among others)

 

 

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Here is a table showing the Numbers of white rose orders awarded to foreigners (non finnish) between 1919-1944. 

Stk med kedja = grand cross with collar

Stk = grand cross

K1 = commander 1st class

K = commander

R1 = knight 1st class

R = knight

tecknet i silver = award of merit

sammanlagt = total 

 

since you don’t seem to have a breast star, I guess it is a commander class you have.

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Thank you JohanH! :thumbup:

In his paperwork I have found one letter addressed to him as consul in Helsingfjors in 1925. I guess the award will have been made around that time. (this also coincides with a peak in the awards as visible in the table you provided). Going to write to the email-address you provided to see if they have more details.

Details on the maker marks posted later today.

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Here's an attempt to show the MM. Besides the crown and the 813H I don't see a "yearmark". Have written to the secretariat to ask for more info. If they come up with something I'll let you know!

 

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