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Happy New Year 2020 to all collectors. For the beginning 2020 I'd like to share pics from My British awards collection.

Please enjoy!

The Most Excellent Order of The British Empire Knight  Grand Cross of the order is interesting. Regarding to Sir Frederick Ponsonby (1867-1935) the first cases of issue were lingered : G.C.B.E. (all from June 1917) and renamed G.B.E. The reason was possibility of confusion between CB and the CBE. The one in My collection is the first model ie. G.C.B.E.

Iso kuva1 muokattu.jpg

Royal Victorian orders KCVO CVO muokattu.jpg

The Most excellent order of The British Empire with the book muokattu.jpg

G.B.E. muokattu.jpg

G.C.B.E. muokattu.jpg

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Hello Reinhard,

Happy New Year to you as well and what a great post of your excellent collection to start the new year off on a high point.

Many regards



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Hello Brian

Many thanks for Your kind reply. I've been collecting 40 years now. Mostly uniforms and old weapons but as well awards from Finland ,formerly Soviet Union and these British I send You some pics.



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Hello Reinhard,

thank you for showing this very attractive collection of British orders!

I am generating a register of the Royal Victorian Order numbers with the corresponding names of the recipient. Would you be so kind and give me the numbers an names of the decorations with belonging papers you show, to add them to this register?

Thanks in advance,


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Phenomenal collection beautifully displayed. I now have a bar set for me to reach. I too am a British orders guy but you got the goods. I appreciate that they are cased, I think that really sets them off well and makes the aesthetics statement. Thank you for sharing, it’s great to see such a collection well appreciated. 

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On 24/04/2020 at 00:17, Paul R said:

That is an amazingly focused collection.  Nicely done.  Are you missing any?

Hi Paul

Sorry for really late reply...sure I'm missing something. Military awards ie G.B.E.  G.B.E for Ladies and also lower MILY degrees. BEM medal for Courage, extremely rare but missing that as well. The collar and Mantle is also in My want list but not even in horizon to see.....

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