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The Swedish Order of Wasa

The Order of Vasa was intended as a reward for services in a number of fields, for presentation to persons not eligible for the "service orders" of the Sword and the Polar Star. Above all, this order was intended as recognition of good services to agriculture and mining, technical progress and commerce. The Order of Vasa was a free order, i.e. unrestricted by rules of birth and education.

The cross of the order is composed on the same lines as the insignia of the more senior orders and is surmounted by a crowned sheaf, the emblem of the Vasa dynasty. Like the Order of the Sword, the Order of Vasa is no longer presented!

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Wasa Grand Cross Stars
Grand Cross Star 1820?
From KMO exhibition on the Royal Swedish Castle in Stockholm spring 2006.
Grand Cross Star 1860
From Graf Klenau auction 1974. Russian made.


Wasa Commander Stars
Embroidered Commander Star 1800?
From Graf Klenau auction 1974.
Commander Star 1875
From Graf Klenau auction 1974. Russian made.


Wasa Commander Badges
Commander Badge 1820?
From KMO exhibition on the Royal Swedish Castle in Stockholm spring 2006.
Commander Badge 1820?
This is the version with crown. From Graf Klenau auction 1974.
Commander Badge 1850
Very rare item. Large size.


Wasa Knight Badges
Knight 1820?
This is the version without crown. From Graf Klenau auction 1974.
Knight 1820?
This is the version without crown. From Graf Klenau auction 1974.
Knight 1820?
From KMO exhibition on the Royal Swedish Castle in Stockholm spring 2006.
Knight Badge 1850
From Christies auction 1992. Rare with this crown.
Knight Badge 1850?
Made by Hammer. Center is light gold. The rest is redder. A Wasa Knight made by jeweler Hammer is very rare. This knight has a hallmark, but very difficult to identify.


Wasa Diplomas
The Order of Wasa - Signatures
Signatures on Award Diplomas.


Wasa Reports
Composite Wasa report
Wasa Front image report
Wasa Reverse image report
Wasa Crowns image report
Wasa Lion image report
Wasa Text image report
Wasa small Os image report
Wasa Hallmark image report
Wasa Swords image report
Wasa Hinge image report
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