To be sold in aid of the International Red Cross, property from T.R.H. The Dukes of Gloucester
GERMANY, ORDER OF MERIT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
First Class set of insignia comprising sash badge and breast star, in silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, in fitted case
Sash badge; 7.1 cm. wide; breast star; 6.9 cm. wide
H.R.H The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974) greeted Theodor Heuss (1884-1963), President of the Federal Republic of Germany (1949-1959) on his arrival at Gatwick Airport for a State Visit in October 1958, presumably when the Duke was invested with the order.