Czechoslovakia 1918 Original Knight of the Order of the Falcon (Sokol) RARE
Czechoslovakia 1918: Original, Vintage Knight of the Order of the Falcon (Sokol) RARE. The Order of the Falcon of tefánik. , was established in November 1918 after it was proposed by the Minister of War General M. Was intended to recognize achievements that contributed to the establishment of Czechoslovakia. The order was primarily conferred upon Czech Legionnaires who served in Russian during WW1 and participated in the Russian Civil War. In gilt and enamels, the 41mm original badge has its original ribbon and is in extremely fine condition. Included is a ribbon bar and case which has been damaged as shown in photos. The badge is an inverted star comprising a convex central white enamel disc, edged white with a gilt border and surrounded by five blue rays edged white with gilt borders. The obverse of the disc shows three hills in blue with gilt borders and four gilt falcons in flight. The reverse shows S in blue with gilt borders and 1918 in gilt surrounded gilt laurel leaves. The suspension device for military awards is a circle of gilt laurel leaves with gilt crossed swords. Civilian awards did not have swords. The red moire silk ribbon has a central narrow white stripe, with a thin white stripe set in from either edge. The item “Czechoslovakia 1918 Original Knight of the Order of the Falcon (Sokol) RARE” is in sale since Saturday, May 13, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “gfc-antiques” and is located in Staunton, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Czech Republic