Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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Most unusual partly-printed D.S., 1p. large 4to., Berlin, June 22, 1938, an order "In the Name of the German People" that "Reichsfuhrer and Chief of the German Police Heinrich Himmler has approval to accept the Breast Star to the Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Italy" With blind-embossed seal at bottom and blue lithographed signature. Light soiling and wear, else very good. The Order of the Crown of Italy was founded as a national order in 1868 by King Vittorio Emanuele II, to commemorate the unification of Italy in 1861. It was awarded in five degrees for civilian and military merit, the award given Himmler, "Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Corona d'Italia" being the second highest. Compared with the older Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (1572), the Order of the Crown of Italy was awarded more liberally and could be conferred on non-Catholics as well. It has been suppressed by law since the foundation of the Republic in 1946.
HITLER APPROVES AN ITALIAN AWARD FOR HEINRICH HIMMLER
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Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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