Garter Collar is in Garter Knights.
Around 1605 John Critz (age 54). Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 38) with Garter Collar and Leg Garter.
Around 1615 Unknown Painter. Posthumous portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery (age 30) wearing his Garter Robes and Garter Collar.
In 1621 Daniel Mijtens (age 31). Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 54) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter.
In 1630 Daniel Mijtens (age 40). Portrait of Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel 4th Earl Surrey 1st Earl Norfolk (age 44) and wearing his Garter Collar.NOTEXT
In 1634 Daniel Mijtens (age 44). Portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery (age 49) wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar.
Pepy's Diary. 09 Oct 1660. This morning Sir W. Batten (age 59) with Colonel Birch (age 45) to Deptford, to pay off two ships. Sir W. Pen (age 39) and I staid to do business, and afterwards together to White Hall, where I went to my Lord, and found him in bed not well, and saw in his chamber his picture1, very well done; and am with child2 till I get it copied out, which I hope to do when he is gone to sea.
Note 2. A figurative expression for an eager longing desire, used by Udall and by Spenser. The latest authority given by Dr. Murray in the "New English Dictionary", is Bailey in 1725.