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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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Silver-gilt cross patonce on Tudor crown suspension; the face with a circular central medallion imposed with the crowned head and shoulders portraits of King George V and Queen Mary facing left within a ring inscribed ‘FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE’; the reverse with a circular central medallion with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George V within a rope border; on original ribbon mounted for wear with brooch bar silver-marked ‘STERLING’; together with a deeply age-toned related miniature of identical design, the suspension plate with maker’s mark ‘SPINK & SON LD’, height excluding suspension ring 30.4mm (1.2 inches), width 23.25mm (0.92 inch). The Order was instituted by King George V on 4 June 1917 in five grades to acknowledge the service of non-combatants during wartime. In 1918 the Order was divided into Civil and Military divisions. This example is of the second type; prior to 1935, the Order has Britannia rather than King George V and Queen Mary on the face. Today the Order is awarded for distinguished service in any sphere of activity and honorary awards may be made to foreigners. Good examples of some age.

 
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.), Civil, 2nd type, since 1935 issue, silver gilt, together with a related miniature by Spink & Son, London
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