Order of the White Star

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Order of the White Star
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Sash and star of the 1st Class
Awarded by Estonia
Type Order and medal
Awarded for services rendered in state, public service, or local government
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 1936
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana
Next (lower) Order of the Cross of the Eagle

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1st Class
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2nd Class
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3rd Class
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4th Class

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5th Class
Ribbon bars of the Order of the White Star

The Order of the White Star (Estonian: Valgetähe teenetemärk, French: Ordre de l'Etoile Blanche) was instituted on 1936. The Order of the White Star is bestowed on Estonian citizens and foreigners[1] to give recognition for services rendered to the Estonian state.

Design[edit]

Classes[edit]

The Order of the White Star comprises five classes:[1]

  • First Class – It has two different types, the male version and the female version.[1] The male version of the Order of the White Star has wider ribbons than the female class.[1]
  • Second Class – It has two different types, the male version and the female version.[1] The male version of the Order of the White Star has wider ribbons that are not multiple pointed on the ends like that of the female version.[1]
  • Third Class – It has two different types, the male version and the female version.[1] The male version of the Order of the White Star has a full neck ribbon, while a "bow and tails" ribbon is worn in the female version.[1] The Third Class doesn't come with the Star of the Order, just the ribbon and the attached Order Badge.[1]
  • Fourth Class – It has just one type but the single ribbon has a rosette on it.[1]
  • Fifth Class – It has just one type but the single ribbon does not have a rosette on it.[1]

The Order has a single Medal Class.[1] The medal class has the same design as the Fifth Class, but the badge itself is backed in a circular section of silver.[1] The Order has a collar design called the Collar of the Order.[1] It has a golden necklet that has smaller Stars in its design all around it.[1]

Ribbons[edit]

The ribbon is red coloured, and is attached to all classes, and the medal of the Order of the White Star.[1] The First, Second, and Third classes have a double ribbon design, the First has a crossed design,[1] the Second and Third classes have the ribbons meeting at the ends to attach to the Order's Star.[1] The Fourth, Fifth, and the Medal classes have a single red ribbon design.[1]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Medals UK – Order of the White Star". Retrieved 3 January 2008. 

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