GERMAN CIVIL AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Pour le Mérite, Civil Class, 1977. small lapel pin with gold Prussian eagle surrounded by blue enamelled circle with “Pour le Mérite”, the circle bears four gold crowns;
Pour le Mérite, Civil Class, 1977. printed citation, dated 15 October 1977, signed;
Pour le Mérite, Civil Class, 1977. three programs with award insignia gilt on upper wrapper;
Official portrait photograph of F.A. Hayek wearing his Pour le Mérite, Civil Class, 1977, inscribed by Hayek on verso “done for the | order Pour le Mérite |… | love to you all | 22-10-82 | Father”, framed;
Die Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Printed citation, dated 2 May 1981, signed and sealed, housed in a black leather portfolio with coat of arms;
Baden-Württemberg. crystal cup with coat of arms of Baden-Württemberg presented by the President-Minister, housed in a black leather box with gilt coat of arms;
Bernhard Weiss medal for “für verdienste um den deutschen maschinenbau überreicht”, medallion with Weiss’s profile on front and “Prof. Dr. von Hayek | 24. Januar 1985” engraved on reverse, housed in red velvet lined black cloth case;
Silver medallion engraved with “Gewidmet vom Bürgermeister der Stadt Freiburg im Breisgau” on reverse, housed in a red leather box;
Black, red and yellow sash of “Der Präesident der Bundesrepublik Deutschland”, with gold fringe
The insignia of the Pour le Mérite is returned on the death of the recipient.
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Some oxidisation to silver medallion. Frame of photograph with chipping to wood. Minor wear to other items.
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