Auction: CSS06 - The Collector's Series sale
Lot: 1

The Historically Important and Unique Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun Attributed to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun, breast badge, 58mm, silver, silver-gilt, and enamel, central medallion portraying the Chinese Sun on a blue background surrounded by a band of gold, reverse officially numbered in Chinese characters "Special One", minor enamel flaking, therefore nearly very fine, with riband. The Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun was instituted on May 11, 1929 as an award of valor to members of the Chinese Armed Forces in times of War, and comes in one class. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's badge, awarded to him in 1930, is unique in that the reverse bears the inscription "Special One" instead of the usual sequential serial number. He was often seen and photographed with it on, regarded as one of his most favorite medals.

Sold for HK$7,200,000

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