This medal couldn't be any cooler. This is a Brigade Commander (Most certainly a general) medal from the UCV (United Confederate Veterans) 1937 reunion in Jackson Mississippi. Confederate veteran medals are rare and cool enough as it is but honestly, how many COnfederate generals were still on this side of the clouds in 1937? Yes, the ribbon is obviously well worn but this is just such a neat medal.
Excellent example of a relatively scarce veterans cross. PLKV was the Preussicher Landes Krieger Verband. Nice first class pinback example in gold. No damage that I find.
Nice, hard to find badge. Aluminum manufacture observer badge by GWL or Gebruder Wegerhoff Ludenscheid. Besides normal age wear there is subtle hit the eagle's right wingtip and, a little below this, is a hit to the edge of the wreath (This is small and on the back side of the wreath only). These two points are not bad at all and quite excusable on a scarcer badge.
Very cool, obsolete badge. COMUSFAC (Commander US Facility) SUBIC BAY, PROVOST MARSHAL. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This badge has an extremely low number: 24. While this badge is very cool and very real and very obsolete it is also rare enough that I can find no comparable examples with which to date it. From looking at enough of this type of thing I would think the pin assembly looks to be WWII or earlier but I could be wrong on this. Really a superb badge.
Interesting grouping for Warren H Lauder. The center piece is a nice sterling airborne glider assault qualification badge / wings. Includes 8 photos, one of which is an official ID type photo. Century Division Rangers patch (Set with Ranger patch and 100 patch) as well as his lucky 13th Airborne Division patch and an original period Glider Pilot Song. The last three photos show three documents which are just photocopies the family gave. They are very lightly rumpled which is how I got them...
Very nice stickpin for a WWI flyer. This could be for a veteran and may date to mid-war period but certainly is pre WWII. Very nice stick pin.
Beautiful 800 marked stickpin. Award stickpins such as these were authorized for use when the soldier was in civilian clothes. This fine example, marked 800 just below the post on the reverse, is for the aerial gunner badge. Lovely uncleaned look to this scarce item. A touch longer the 6.5cm. Buyer on this one will be happy.
Very nice Wurttemberg Kriegerbund medal. This was for WWI veterans. Very nicely done Wurtemberg state shield on top and ribbon shows solid coloring and reads "Krieger Der. Debringen". The small metal weights are still present at the bottom of the ribbons. So often the ribbon is washed out and the weights are generally long gone. Back plate has manufacturer marks "METALLWARENFABRIK A.D. SCHWERDT STUTTGART". This is a very nice example for one of the smaller states.
The two silver frame pieces have seperated. Could be glued together but I think it is sort of neat being able to see how it all fits together. All parts are in good condition and have a great looking patina. Nice length of original ribbon. Really not a bad piece and a minimal repair would yield a top notch 1914 iron cross.
Interesting miniature award. Mecklenburg Schwerin War Service Cross Second Class in miniature which was the parallel state award of the Iron Cross Second Class. On the obverse FF is Friedrich Franz. On the reverse "Fur Auszeichnung Im Krieg" translates roughly to "For Military Service". Medal and device have a rich gold finish...
Nice four place medal bar. Configuration is for a WWI combat veteran from Oldenburg. The second medal is the Oldenburg state version of the Iron Cross 2nd Class with FA being Friedrich August. Nice example.
Nice three piece medal bar. WWI Iron Cross second class. Bavarian Merit Cross second class with swords and Hindenburg cross for with swords. Iron cross has a tiny bent tip on the lower left corner. Fabric on the rear shows moth nips. Merit Cross has very nice enamel with no damage. Priced reasonably.
Gorgeous nine place medal bar. This is a big one. The German medal indicate he was a WWI veteran and was still active in some capacity in WWII. The Austrian medals also are also consistent with WWI service. It was not unusual for Austrians to receive German medals. Nice, heavy example with ribbons all showing the same degree of aging across and no moth nips to the backing. Just a great item.
Here is a unique offering. First there is a photo of a well fed Confederate veteran. While the grouping came out of Richmond, Virginia, I unfortunately do not know who this fellow is. Included are three Confederate veteran medals, all of which can be seen on our man's chest in the photograph. The first is the standard UCV Southern Cross of Honor. Looks great but is minus the pin on the reverse. Second is a 1907 U.C.V. medal from Richmond. The front has a dedication to Jefferson Davis...
A scarce badge awarded to the graduates of the school for Air Force mechanics. A well crafted, fine quality badge in excellent condition. Nice patina and the enamel Red Star is 100%
Original post and well marked screw back.
A desirable early wartime Air Force badge.