THE KING'S MESSENGER COLLECTION holds every artefact related to Major Gordon and his family. These items are for study, conservation, and exhibit purposes. The images are also available to any enthusiast, researcher, and publisher who wants to contribute to the (favourable) distribution of Major Gordon's life story.

The collection is constantly in development.

The Royal Presentations

Important and documented artefacts presented to Major Gordon by statesman King Albert I of Belgium and Duke Mecklenburg for his valued services to them.

Orders, Medals and Certificates

The collection holds the decoration certificates of Major Gordon, who received numerous decorations from 1897 till the end of the 1930s. His medals are - and will remain - with the Gordon family. 

Personal and Family items

A collection of personal and family items, including his ancestry documents, the family cookbook, two trophy cups of his oldest son and many others.

Books and Ephemera

A collection of books authored by Major Gordon, including Culled from a Diary and paper items related to certain life events, and a group of guestbook signatures.

Military items

A collection of military items used by Major Gordon and complemented with the original insignia of the regiments he served in.

Related and commemorative

A collection of items, primarily medals, related to the service to Major Gordon, his sons and his brother. It also includes a modern Belgian presentation sword dedicated to Major Gordon.


We are looking for any information on the following items lost in history. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any info you like to share.