Order of Golden Lion, Golden Lion of the House of Nassau, Order of Adolph of Nassau, Civil and military order of Adolph of Nassau, Oaken Crown Order, Order of the Oaken Crown, Order of Merit of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg

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Officer of the Oak Crown Order

NEW! Officer of the Oak Crown Order. Silver gilt in original box of issue. Typical workmanship of Arthus Bertrand in Paris. A quality badge that shows slight wear and tarnish. Original ribbon and rosette. Complete with lapel pin (pinch type fastener). Case of issue in good order, hinge cover fabric has a rip in it. Enamels are nearly perfect! Cross measures 40mm in width. Item # Lux-17 (275)

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$275.00
Luxembourg Order of the Oaken Crown, cased 5th class (Knight) by Arthus Bertrand Paris

Order of the Oaken Crown, cased 5th class (Knight). A somewhat contemporary award, manufactured by Arthus Bertrand in Paris. Silver gilt, good quality. Punch mark to the suspension eyelet. Original ribbon with 'U' type stick pin fastener. Shows slight wear but overall very good condition. Box is original to the award and is in excellent shape. Plush dark green liner and satin top (maker's name in gold ink). Cross measures 40.4mm in width, centre disks are 18mm ø.

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Item # Lux-16 (175)

$175.00

Recently published: "Orders of Luxembourg - Lion at the Crossroads". Excellent reference volume in English by Antti Ruokonen, young yet gifted writer in the realm of Phaleristics. In a field where subpar publications are all too common, Ruokonen's book is exceptionally well-researched and illustrated, offering a comprehensive analysis of the Luxembourgish system of orders. Contains a brief yet concise history, bios of important recipients, documents, statistics, and numerous photographs of insignia (many have been unpublished to date). Antti Ruokonen is quickly becoming an important writer in the genre. His first book ('Orders of Romania') is perhaps the best volume of its kind in English. His second work, the 'Orders of Belgium' is simply unmatched in its depth and contents. This current volume is no different. Superb work!!

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Luxembourgian Red Cross, Bronze cross for merit
Luxembourgian Red Cross, Bronze cross for merit (blood donation). Excellent quality, complete with original box of issue. Cross and ribbon show slight wear, few enamel chips and some damage to the ribbon. Otherwise very good. 37.8mm wide. Multi part construction. Hard to find. Item # Lux-15 *SOLD*
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Merit Medal 2nd class, Oaken Crown Order
Merit Medal 2nd class, Oaken Crown Order. This is a rather contemporary example crafted in '950' fineness silver. Hallmarked to the suspension eye. Original ribbon/fastener. Contemporary plastic box (as currently issued). 30mm wide. Excellent (unused) condition. Item # Lux-14 (69)
$69.00
Luxembourg Oaken Crown Order, Officer in original box of issue

Oaken Crown Order, Officer in original box of issue. Silver, beautifully gilded and with very fine details. Most likely of French manufacture. Multi part construction, flawless enamels. 40mm wide. 1930's - 1960's vintage. Box shows dark spots and typical aging but is otherwise trouble free. Item # Lux-13 *SOLD*

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Order of Merit, cased 5th class (Knight of the Order)
Order of Merit, cased 5th class (Knight of the Order). Not often seen award as few were/are issued by this small country. Very good work, original ribbon. Order was founded in 1961 by Grand Duchess Charlotte. Awarded to citizens and foreigners for outstanding professional achievement and other services. Obverse of national lion, reverse bearing Charlotte's cipher. Multi part constructrion, appears to be silver. Hallmark to the eye is partial but undoubtedly belongs to Arthus Bertrand in Paris. Original case of issue shows slight wear. Cross in excellent condition with no chips. 40.5mm wide. Item # Lux-12 (192)
$192.00
Luxembourg Merit Order of Adolph of Nassau, cased Knight with Crown

Merit Order of Adolph of Nassau, cased Knight with Crown. Excellent quality and condition. Silver gilt, no chips to enamel (few typical enamel 'pressure' cracks but hardly noticable). Crown beautifully detailed. Case shows minor scuffing. Unmarked. Official label applied to bottom of the case reading: "Chevalier avec couronne". Original ribbon and 'U' type pin fastener. 62mm high (bottom of cross to top of cross atop crown) x 38mm wide. A superb example of this relatively hard to find class. Item # Lux-11 *SOLD*

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Nassau, Waterloo Medal 1815 in silver.
Nassau, Waterloo Medal 1815 in silver. Rare medal and in great condition, showing only slight wear with few contact marks. Initials: I.L. (designer/engraver: Johan Lindenschmit) beneath bust of Friedrich August. Very attractive. Proper replacement ribbon. Nassaus's contingent consisted of roughly 3000 soldiers and saw a lot of action during the battle. 28.9mm in diameter, 1.9mm planchet. Item #Ger-150 *SOLD*
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Order of Oak Crown - Officer, miniature
Order of Oak Crown - Officer, miniature. Good quality, originl ribbon. Silver gilt. Probably of Dutch manufacture. Missing reverse center disk. 11mm wide. Ite # Lux-9 *SOLD*
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Order of the Oak Crown (oaken crown). Cased Officer
Order of the Oak Crown (oaken crown). Cased Officer in silver gilt by Halley & Lasne - A. Bacqueville (this company changed hands around 1889 hence both names on the case). Excellent quality, multi part construction. Original ribbon with large (30mm) rosette. No damage to white enamels, slight 'spider-crack' to reverse of the green (center disk). Excellent example, fine quality fitted case. 40.5mm wide. Item # Lux-8 *SOLD*
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Order of Merit of Adolph of Nassau, Commander class. This magnificent Order was originally founded in 1858 by Duke Adolph of Nassau. In 1866, Prussia took over the Duchy of Nassau and abolished the Order, but it continued to be awarded unofficially. When Duke Adolph became Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1890, the Order was officially reinstituted. Awarded for meritorious service. Award presented here is most likely from early 1900's and of very good quality. Crafted in silver gilt in multi parts. Original neck ribbon and ties. Crown is beautifully detailed and with base insert. Commander class is relatively hard to find. 77mm high (to top of crown's cross) - 47mm wide. Few small chips to white enamel on center disk (reverse) and one tiny one on blue ribband (bottom of the 'TE' letters). Overall very good condition. Item # Lux-10  *SOLD*
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Luxembourg Firefighter's merit award

Firefighter's merit award. Post-1882 type, bronze gilt, good details. Most likely Belgian manufacture. Circa WW2 vintage, very interesting piece. Original ribbon lightly faded. Rare in commerce. 38.3mm wide. Item # Lux-6. (55)

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Order of the Oaken Crown (Oak Crown) of Luxembourg. Cased Knight of the Order
Order of the Oaken Crown (Oak Crown) of Luxembourg. Cased Knight of the Order with miniature lapel button. Multi part construction, silver gilt. One tiny chip to left arm (lower tip). Center piece with some flaking - rather normal for this decoration. Unmarked, most likely French or Belgian manufacture. Original ribbon. 41mm wide. Button rosette - 7mm dia. Case in very good condition, some moisture stains on bottom. Item # Lux-7 *SOLD*
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Luxembourg Order of Merit, 6th class

Order of Merit, 6th class (gold cross of Merit of the Order). 30.2mm wide. Item # Lux-5. *SOLD*

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Order of Merit of Adolph of Nassau

Order of Merit of Adolph of Nassau. Officer with crown in silver and gilt. Very rare award in all classes as scarcely issued. The insignia with crown take precedence in wear over those without. This is from the Civil division of this magnificent Order originally founded in 1858 by Duke Adolph of Nassau. In 1866, Prussia took over the Duchy of Nassau and abolished the Order, but it continued to be awarded unofficially. When Duke Adolph became Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1890, the Order was officially reinstituted. Awarded for meritorious service. Award presented here is from 1890's and of great quality. Proper three-part construction of the cross/centre. Two counter pins hold the centre in place. Obverse with Duke's cipher, inscribed 'Virtute'. Hand-etched details within wreath and cipher/crown. Reverse of white enamels with dates 1292 (year in which the Duke of Nassau became King of the Germans) and 1858 (actual date of institution). Hand-etched details to dates. Condition is rather excellent. There are tiny chips to blue riband (above 'Virtute'), some tiny chips to centre reverse enamel and one to reverse right lower arm, all difficult to see without the use of a magnifying glass. Large crown suspension of great quality. Ring is clearly stamped by maker (most likely German) however the mark is so small that even 10x magnification did not reveal the essentials. Original ribbon with rosette (no problems). Handsome piece, would look great in any collection. 38.5mm wide, 61mm high (bottom of cross to tip of the cross on crown). Item # Lux-1. *SOLD*

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Military Order of Merit of Adolph of Nassau

Military Order of Merit of Adolph of Nassau - Gold Cross of Merit with swords. Early quality piece in silver gilt. High relief to all details, pebbled arms of the cross. Large ball suspension retainer. Three-piece construction with 2 counter pins visible between arms of the cross. Original ribbon. Deep punch mark to left sword's handle (hard to make out). All awards with swords are extremely hard to find. Spotty age darkening to all. Excellent condition. Rare opportunity to own this fantastic cross. 31mm x 32mm. Rarely offered for sale. Item # Lux-2. *SOLD*

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Order of the Oaken Crown (Oak Crown) of Luxembourg

Order of the Oaken Crown (Oak Crown) of Luxembourg. Silver merit medal in original case of issue by 'Fr. Wunsch - Stehres'. This maker is believed to have been the Royal Jeweller to the Luxemburgian Crown for a short time. All medals of this order are rarely found. Punch mark 'FW' to eyelet. Medal in silver, great quality and details. Original ribbon. Light age darkening. No damage. Hard to find in an original case of issue. 29mm wide. All original. Little wear to case, full maker's stamp to underside of lid. Item # Lux-4. *SOLD*

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