11 May 2001
JAPAN, Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class neck Badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, with neck cravat, in lacquer case of issue with incorrect red cord and tassels
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Sold with original 'Permission to Wear' document to Frank Prior Purvis (dated 1915).
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