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Collectible U.S. Militaria


This page contains a sampling of our extensive collection of US militaria from all wars, and all branches of the services, including related supporting groups, such as the Red Cross, USO, and similar service organizations with close ties to the US military.

The US militaria is categorized by service, and then by era. US Army items are located together, for example, and then sorted by era, from oldest to latest. If you are looking for specific pieces, you may need to check to ensure the item you need is not in a location you may expect on the site. As usual, if you have specific questions or items you seek, please email us for details. Include details of what you are looking for, to save everyone time and effort.

Patches and Distinctive Unit Insignia, Uniforms and uniform accessories, and  USA & Other Uniform Belts & Buckles are located separate pages.

You can email us at snyderstr@aol.com with questions. Use the links below to jump to specific categories of items.

PLEASE NOTE: Most of our Post WWI, WWII, and Cold War wing badges are in a separate section of our Gallery. You can view them in a slideshow format. Each wing in the Gallery shows availability, price and detailed descriptions. Included are wings from the USAAC, USAAF, USN, USCG, and some civilian and defense-oriented organizations. There is also integrated RSS feed compatibility in that section.

United States Medals and Decorations United States Military Uniforms
United States Military and Group Lots (USA) (except USAAC) US Army Aviation Wings & Devices (USAAC, ASSC, USAAF)
United States Military Maps and Documents United States Army Aviation (except wings)
US Military Unit and Branch Insignia Feds and Spies
Theater Made Cigarette Cases Veteran and Other Service Groups Medals
Military Cigarette Lighters Theater Made Lighters
Exotic Knives Edged Weapons
Patches and DI Unit Insignia Uniforms
American Civil War Items Other Americana
American Eagle Head Swords American Civil War Swords (Featured Swords are on THIS page)
Propaganda Items Propaganda Cards and Posters
USO Named Lot 11th Airborne Named Lot
NEW!   USA & Other Uniform Belts & Buckles Flags, Guidons, Standards, and Colors
NEW! Home Front Civil Defense Items NEW!  HUGE LOT!  Indian Wars Major Peter A Sweeney Rhode Island Militia

Featured Items


14K Marked USMA Class of 1950 Class Ring IDed to George Scithers

Born May 14, 1929 and died 19 April, 2010, George Scithers was the first editor of ASIMOV Magazine.

He won two HUGO awards at that magazine & two others at AMRA SWORD AND SOCERY.

Here are links en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._Scithers  www.locusmag.com/News/2010/04/george-scithers.html -   www.tor.com/blogs/2010/04/george-scithers-1929-2010  and  www.edrants.com/rip-george-scithers-with-2006-interview.

 The condition is near excellent.   Here are other views  1  2  3  4.

     

SOLD


Indian Wars
Major Peter A Sweeney Rhode Island Militia Presented Fancy Sword plus His Other Officers Sword HUGE Lot
 
This is is an Indian Wars Major Peter A Sweeney Rhode Island Militia Presented Fancy Sword plus His Other Officers Sword & many period Photographs of him in military gear. 
 It consists of his 42 inch overall presented sword made by John McManus & Co Providence R.I. The inscription reads " From Co H, Second Regt, R. I. M, To Major Peter A. Sweeney, July 1899". Here are other views of the sword:  1  2  3 4.  There is a photograph in the lot showing him wearing this sword.

The other 38 inch overall sword is an unmarked standard officers sword of the period with the engraved U.S. on one side and the US Eagle on the other as shown. This sword had the variant folding languet.  Both are in near excellent condition as shown.

 Major Sweeney was the foremost military goods dealer in Providence Rhode Island. many of his adverts are included in this lot. He also invented an unusual coat hanger. The various patent documents pertaining to his work are also included. He passed away at the age of 74 and his obituary etc is also included.  This is a  HUGE Lot.  The various photographs are as shown: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10  11 12  13  14  15  16  17.


   

$4,999.99


6th Cavalry Officer Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood Indian Wars Binoculars


This is a precision set of binocular optics once belonging to Charles Bare Gatewood (USMA Class of 1877), First Lieutenant, US Army.  Here are more items from this large estate.

An excerpt from the Arlington National Cemetery website follows:

Born at Woodstock, Virginia, in 1853, he was from a military family. He was appointed to West Point in 1873, graduated four years later and was assigned to the 6th Cavalry. From then until the fall of 1885 he was almost constantly on field duty in New Mexico and Arizona. He saw combat in the Victorio campaign of 1879-80 in Mexico, received special commendation from Colonel A. P. Morrow for his efforts. He was a member of Crook's expedition into Sonora in 1883, which resulted in Chatto's surrender, serving in (Emmet) Crawford's command. For this he was mentioned in War Department orders. In 1885 in published General Orders in Arizona, described as having "seen more active duty in the field with Indian scouts than any other officer of his length of service in the Army." The rest of the story can be read here.

He is perhaps best known as the officer that convinced the Indian War Chief Geronimo to surrender and cease hostilities between the Apache and the US government.

Detailed images are shown below. Click on the thumbnails and links to see much larger images.

This pair of binoculars dates to the Civil War (prior to 1864) was made in France by the highly respected maker of the French firm of Bardou in Paris. It is maker marked on the crane with a small impressed G.B. letters flanking a caduceus. The other markings identify them as U.S. Army Signal Glass O.C.S.O. with Signal Glass in script letters and the others in block letters. The OCSO is an abbreviation used during the latter part of the Civil War (1864-1865) for the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, the issuing authority. There is no serial number apparent anywhere, which dates these glasses as being made and imported prior to the 1864 shipment that was requested to have serial numbers in an April 14, 1864 letter to the firm. (Cited in footnote 5 here).

The body of the binoculars is completely made of highly polished brass.  The knurled adjustment knob is Bakelite.  It has a small crack the length of the knob but is does not impair function. There are textured black leather grips that appear to have been replaced at some point in the distant past.  The original case shows some moderate to heavy wear from rubbing to the exterior on the front and back sides from long carry.

The optics are bright and clear, with no signs of parallax or collimation distortion.  These are views of the eyepieces and objectives.  Eyepiece lenses are about 15mm.  Objectives are about 55mm.  The brass at the objective end slides forward as sunshades.  They measure 6-1/4 by 5 inches retracted for carry and 9 inches long when eye tubes and shades are fully extended.

This is an outstanding set of optics in remarkable condition.  You will be very pleased to add these to your collection of mid-19th century U.S. Army optics.

$2,499.99


Lieutenant Gatewood Indian Wars Saddle


This is an Indian Wars era rawhide and leather horse saddle.  It is completely handmade and stitched, with brass rivets and iron nails retaining the leather and rawhide to the wooden saddle tree.

The tree is completely covered with rawhide and the rawhide is covered on the seat with leather, with applied leather side skirts with some faint tooled decorations visible and leather stirrup straps and girth strap. This is a view from underneath on the back and front.  These are views of the bottom and rear.

It measures 19 inches from the short pommel (no horn) to the cantle. It measures 12 inches wide across the seat at the widest part.

The stirrups are wooden with no boot covers.  They do not appear to have ever had any attached.

The leather and rawhide is in fair to good condition, with crazing and cracking to the leather.  The rawhide is in good to very good condition, with some of the stitching split out as shown in the images.

Offered at $1,499.99


pre World War Two JOURNAL of Midshipman R H FURLONG Aboard Of HMS NELSON, COURGEOUS, EXETER, YORK, NORFOLK, DRAGON, ESDCORT,FURLOUS & GLOURIS 1932- 1938.


 This is a 9 x 14 inch log book compiled by this British officer aboard such ships and as date indicated. Each page is filled with the anecdotes of the day.

Included are fantastic line drawings done by this officer as shown throughout the journal .

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here are other views.   1    2    3    4   5   6   7   8     10   11  12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19    20   21   22    23   24   25  26    27   28   29   30   31 

    

   

 $3499.99


135th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Commanding Officer's Named Presentation Sword


This is a very rare Civil War July 1861 dated presentation regiment commander's Fancy Engraved Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia sword.

This sword was presented to Lieutenant Colonel James R. Porter by the Citizens of Indiana County, Pennsylvania upon his selection as the commanding officer of the 11th Regiment of Reserve Corps of the 40th Pennsylvania Volunteers, which was formed on 1 July, 1861. They were garrisoned near Tenleytown, Maryland, and later assigned to picket the Potomac along the Leesburg Pike near Langley, Virginia. Just prior to the onset of winter in December, 1861, LTC Porter resigned on account of physical disability.

In 1862, he rejoined the Army, was promoted to Colonel and assigned as the President of General Courts Martial with the 135th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He made multiple requests to have his regiment sent to the front, without success.  On the 16th of February, 1863, General Wadsworth joined the Army of the Potomac and units were reshuffled, with the 135th reassigned to the First Brigade, Third Division, First Corps.  Colonel Porter was briefly the Brigade Commander until his relief by a general officer.

In April, 1863, Colonel Porter was sent to reinforce General Hooker, engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he deployed his command as sharpshooters.  General Doubleday made this notation of Colonel Porter's service:

Colonel Porter has rendered very good service with his regiment in guarding the batteries along the Rappahannock, engaged in covering the crossing of our troops below Fredericksburg. His men defended the guns against the enemies sharpshooters handsomely, and did good execution. * * * The One Hundred and Thirty-fifth also covered the front of the First Brigade of my division, at the battle of Chancellorsville, and although not actively engaged, did all that was required of it.

On being relieved from the front, the regiment was mustered out of service on 24 May 1863.

Colonel Porter was transferred to the 57th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, assigned as its commanding officer in June, 1863. He was positioned on the Ohio River near Mount Pleasant at the Warrenton Ford, where his command was instrumental in thwarting the infiltration of John Morgan's Tennessee Cavalry into Pennsylvania shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg, preventing him from escaping south. He later redeployed his regiment, effectively bottling Morgan in, making it possible for him to be captured by General Shackleford.  Shortly after the raid, the unit was mustered out of service in August, 1863.

The sword measures 37-1/2 inches out of the scabbard and 39 inches in the scabbard. The profusely etched blade is embellished with military themes on the right and left sides running 21 inches toward the tip from the ricasso in the deep 21 inch long wide fullers.  There is a narrow 17 inch fuller on each side of the percussion which is etched with leaves for a length of 19 inches. It has a very clear Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia maker mark at the ricasso.  The solid brass hilt is cut out with oak leaves and US worked into the bell. The grip is pebbled shark (or ray) skin wire wrapped in the European style of the era.  The pommel cap is also enhanced with oak leaves motif to match.

The scabbard is painted brown over steel, with about 60% of the original paint remaining.  There are fancy brass fittings with decorations on the front at the top hanger, center hanger, and drag, with the back side of the top hanger engraved with the presentation to Lieut. Colonel Porter. The center hanger and drag are plain on the back sides.  There is no throat collar present.

The condition is used, with significant signs of long carry and combat service.  There are some minor nicks on the blade edge and spine from service use.  The blade is dark from age and approximately 20-25% of the original gilt on the blade etch remains.

$9,999.99


77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Ensign's Named Presentation Sword


This is a very rare Civil War Model 1850 July 4th, 1863 dated presentation Ensign's sword.

The sword has a fascinating history, being presented to one of the original members the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  His name appears in the 77th PA Vol Inf roster as assigned to Company C of the regiment. Henry P. Kreps (aka H. P. Krebs), was recruited on 20 September, 1861 from Huntingdon County at the same time the officers and NCOs initially forming the company were mustered in.  With the exception of a couple of officers transferring into the regiment, he was one of the first mustered into the first company forming the regiment.

The regiment was formed on August 1, 1861 under the command of Colonel Stumbaugh and assigned to the 2nd Division, 5th Brigade, Army of the Ohio (aka XXIII Corps) under the command of General Buell on 1 November, 1861.  Company C of the 77th Regiment was the designated unit to bear the regimental colors. This is documented in the original history of the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  The account of the 77th being named the Banner Regiment (20 March 1863) of General Buell's Army as a result of their actions at the Battle of Murfreesboro is also documented there; as is the account of the regimental color bearer being mortally wounded, and the colors recovered and carried by a 15-year old soldier until they were returned to the custody of Company C during the course of the Battle of Stone's Rive r.  At this point, there is scant information regarding the colors and color bearers (designated as a sub-officer rank of Ensign) at the Battle of Liberty Gap (24 June 1863).  Kreps (Krebs) was wounded in this action (apparently not seriously), as he was appointed Ensign on 4 July 1863. He continued his service until the expiration of his enlistment of three years.  He was mustered out on 20 September 1864, shortly after the fall of Atlanta.

The sword bears the period inscription on the scabbard as:

Presented to Ensign H. P. Krebs
77th Penna Vols
by the National Union League
July 4th 1863

The transposition of the "b" and the "p" in Krebs/Kreps/Krepps is well-documented in the Kreps genealogy charts, as shown in this example.  It was a common occurrence with this set of names throughout the 18th century, especially in Pennsylvania.

The sword is very elaborate with a number of outstanding features rarely encountered in a Civil War sword. It is a M1850 Staff & Field Officer's sword, with a very heavy saber curved blade, deeply etched on both sides with US martial designs.  It is marked IRON PROOF on an etch on the spine at the ricasso.  The sword is almost certainly a German  W. Clauberg of Solingen design and manufacture, because of the distinctive spine fuller, the false edge, the quality of workmanship, wire-wrapped grip, and the 7-bar knuckle bow and shell style guard.  Clauberg was known to have made a number of custom design brass fitted swords with identical features, including the U.S flanked by stands of arms etching and the E PLURIBUS UNUM stands of arms and Federal eagle motifs found on this sword.

The shell guard is of an eagle grasping a Federal shield in its claws, with a 13-star glory above and flanked by 8 standards (four on each side).  It has a 7-bar design (5 on one side, two as loops on the other).  The pommel has a deep pattern of oak leaves and acorns.  The grip is black leather with four strands of wire (two singles flanking a twisted pair). There is some wear to the leather from age and carry.  The brass is deeply tarnished throughout.

The blade measures 31 inches. The grip and guard measure 5-1/2 inches.  There is a 1 inch ricasso, with a 21-3/4 wide fuller and a very narrow 12-1/2 inch spine starting from 5-1/2 inches from the ricasso.  There is a 9 inch false edge from the tip to where the spine widens. The sword in the scabbard is 39 inches overall in the scabbard. It has no maker marks. The edges have not been sharpened, there are no nicks. The blade has some minor darkness from age.

These are views of the hangers front top and front bottom and the front and rear view of both. These are views of the drag, front and rear. The hangers are distinctive because of the skull and crossed bones over the standards on the bottom front hanger.  Standards and flags are featured in virtually every part of this sword, including the outside of the drag with the inside depicting a horse mounted cavalry trooper in full charge.  The throat has a flame motif which is echoed at the end of the etchings on the blade.

This is truly a spectacular sword and one worthy of any high-end Civil War staff officer's sword collection.

A related piece from the same estate is available separately, the 14K gold Ladies of GAR medal named to H. P. Krebs.

Offered at $12,499.99


9th Infantry Regiment National Guards Pennsylvania Company K Commander Named Presentation Sword


This is a very fancy 19th Century 1901 dated presentation Commanding Officer's sword.

The sword was presented to Captain John Coolbaugh, Commanding Company K, 9th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, National Guard of Pennsylvania.

This unit was mobilized for the Spanish-American War in 1898.  Captain Coolbaugh remained after the unit was mustered out, eventually attaining the rank of major.  He passed away on 23 May, 1934.

This sword is exceptionally fancy model, made by the noted American sword maker, The M. C. Lilley & Company in the late 19th century. It is complete and intact including the original mother of pearl grips, except for the twisted pair wire wrap around the grips, which is absent. It could easily be replaced.

The sword has a folding clam-shell style guard, with separately applied Federal eagle surrounded by a laurel wreath on a spray of 13 arrows on the right side guard and US surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves and acorns on the folding left side guard.  The left side guard is retained in the open position by a robust button release.  The knuckle bow is very fancy with the bow and finial emanating from the jaws of a pair of lion heads.  A snake is entwined on the upper part of the knuckle bow. The pommel has a stack of arms and armor on both sides.

The blade has a mountain lion maker mark on the right side and The M. C, LILLEY & CO. COLUMBUS O. maker mark etched on the left side at the ricasso. Both sides of the blade are etched with military motifs with U.S. markings, US flags, stacks of arms and the name CAPTAIN JOHN COOLBAUGH etched in the panel.  Right and left etchings are different patterns, all with military themes.  The etches are 21 inches long from the ricasso. The blade measures 30-1/2 inches.  There are some remnants of the original leather buffer remaining.  The blade is bright with a couple of very minor dark spots that do not significantly detract.  The edges are not sharp by design and have not been dinged or abused.

The 31-1/2 inch scabbard is perfectly fitted to the sword with matching top (front - rear) and center (front - rear) hanger attachments with solid moveable mounting rings and a matching drag (front - rear), all in gilded brass.  The sword in the scabbard measures 39 inches long overall.  There is some darkness on the steel from where the original thin silver wash has tarnished or worn off.  The name and unit of Captain Coolbaugh etch is between the hangers on the outside.

This is a superlative example of the late 19th century presentation dress sword and would be an outstanding addition to any American sword collection.

Offered at $5,499.99


23rd Regiment National Guard State of New York Company D Commander Named Presentation Sword


This is a very fancy 19th Century 1893 dated presentation Commanding Officer's sword.

The sword was presented to First Lieutenant Alfred Somerset Orchard, Commanding Company D, 23rd Regiment, National Guard of the State of New York on the occasion of his promotion.

Lieutenant Orchard was a career officer with documented service.  He served 15 years by 1895.  His actual date of promotion to First Lieutenant was May 28, 1894.  In 1898, New York Governor Black appointed him to service in the 201st Regiment from the 23rd Regiment (for mobilization to the Spanish-American War). This unit was mobilized for the Spanish-American War in 1898.

This sword is exceptionally fancy model, marked by the noted New York military distributor Ridabock & Co., (the successors to J.H. McKenney &Co., (Baker & McKenney)) Manufacturers of and Dealers in Military Goods in the late 19th century located in New York City. It is complete and intact including the original silver grips and twisted pair gilded wire wrap around the grips.

The sword has a folding clam-shell style guard, with the Federal war eagle (facing the arrows) surrounded by six flags on the right side guard and Federal shield on a stand of arms on the folding left side guard.  The left side guard is retained in the open position by a robust button release. The knuckle bow is very fancy with the bow and finial having laurel and floral embellishments.  The knuckle bow has laurel leaves. The pommel has a shield on one side and war eagle on the other side.

The blade has Ridabock & Co., New York, NY maker mark etched on the left side at the ricasso. Both sides of the blade are etched with military motifs with U.S. markings, US flags, stacks of arms and the name Lieutenant Alfred S. Orchard presentation 23rd Regt. N.G.S.N.Y and date 10 July 1983 etched in the panel.  Right and left etchings are different patterns, all with military themes.  The etches are 16-1/2 inches long from the ricasso. The blade measures 30-3/4 inches. The blade is bright with no defects or significant darkness.  The edges are not sharp by design and have not been dinged or abused. These are overall views of right and left of the sword and scabbard.

The 32 inch scabbard is perfectly fitted to the sword with matching top and center hanger attachments with solid moveable mounting rings and a matching drag, all in gilded brass. There are some very minor dings on the drag from routine carry.  The sword in the scabbard measures 38 inches long overall. There is a C.S. stamped inspector marking near the throat.

The sword comes complete with the gold bullion belt with hangers and N.Y. gilt on brass buckle.  It is faintly maker marked M. C. LILLY 13 W. 30th ST. NEW YORK on the back of the buckle protector.

This is a superlative example of the late 19th century presentation dress sword and would be an outstanding addition to any American sword collection.

SOLD


Life Saving Service Revenue Service Officer's Dress Sword


This is a very rare mid-19th Century Life Saving Service (Early Revenue Service) sword.

It features a dagger style hilt with white bone fluted grip, a large spread wing eagle and shield and waves crossguard (this is the reverse), eagle and shield pommel (this is the reverse side), a plain unengraved lenticular cross section blade and a fancy red leather covered scabbard with eagle and shield motif on the cut-out cast brass fittings (visible in the views of the hilt, below).

These are views of the hilt front and rear. These are views of the drag, front and rear. It shows some of the separation of the thin red leather covering the iron scabbard.

The blade measures 27 inches. The sword in the scabbard is 35 inches overall in the scabbard. It has no maker marks. The edges have not been sharpened, there are no significant nicks. The blade is dark from age.

Offered at $2,999.99


Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston Officer's Dress Sword


An Original and Authentic Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston Massachusetts Fancy 1903 Presentation Sword Without Scabbard Made In Germany Harding Regalia Company Boston Mass Distributor.

This sword is etched "Presented to SERGT Peter Lamont 2nd Section Infantry Feb 18, 1933".  This is the third oldest chartered military organization in the World, and the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, founded in 1638.  The Society is still active today.  There is a detailed history here.

The hilt area is especially nice with a hand engraved shield & oak leaves on the backstrap & a false ivory grip. The sword is marked "Made in Germany" and has the military outfitter name engraved on the ricasso.

Specific areas of this fancy sword are shown at the links below:

The guard features an eagle resting on a band of 13 hand engraved stars

The three parts of the guard are also hand engraved

The 32 inch blade is as shown with the named inscription on one side and the unit identification letters on the other.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent, with some deep tarnish to the silver plate and some freckling on the blade, visible in the images.

Offered at $1,499.99


World War I Patton LF&C 1918 Sword


An Original and Authentic WWI Patton Sword With Scabbard

This sword is marked US with screaming eagle mark on one side LF&C with Ordnance Bomb and dated 1918 on the other side of the blade. This is a complete and intact blade, never cut or rewelded.  The sword measures 43 inches long in the scabbard, and 42 inches long outside. The blade is 35-1/4 inches long, with a 29 inch long narrow fuller on each side of the blade. There are no maker marks on either the guard or the khaki canvas covered scabbard.

These are views of the guard and grip right and left sides.

Offered at $749.99


Fraternal Society Officer's Dress Sword


An Original and Authentic Fancy Fraternal Society Named Presentation Sword With Scabbard

This sword is etched "H. E. HOWE" on one side and has the usual martial mounted and dismounted knights in armor and other embellishments in gilt on the other side of the blade

The hilt area is especially nice with a hand engraved ivory grip with H.E.H. monogram. The sword is marked "Morgan, Puhl, & Morris Co., Detroit Mich." and has "Memento MCR" with skull and crossbones engraved on the ricasso on the other side.

Specific areas of this fancy sword are shown at the links below:

The guard features Maltese and conventional crosses.  The pommel is a knight's visiored helm.

The three parts of the scabbard are stacks of arms, knight's chainmail armor and similar embellishments.

The 28-3/4 inch blade is as shown with the named inscription on one side and the mediaeval theme on the other.  It measures 37-1/2 inches long overall in the scabbard.

The condition is generally near excellent, with some slight tarnish to the silver plate and some freckling on the scabbard, visible in the images.

Offered at $499.99


General George S. Patton Military License Plates


Shown here are two separate General George S. Patton military vehicle rank identification plates.

One has three stars and is framed with a Third Army patch and a WWII period original news photograph.  It is framed in a museum quality mount and ready to hang on your wall.

There is some freckling and minor rust from exposure to weather and traffic.

The other is a four star plate that is mounted with an original G. S. Patton signature autograph clip and a period news portrait photograph.  It is also presented in a museum quality frame.

Offered at $9,999.99 EACH


We also have a large collection of early military rigid airship memorabilia from the US Army Zeppelin aviator Corporal Edward F. Douglas estate, located on another page because of its size and detailed content.

This lot includes over 300 photographs -- many unpublished snapshots and rare military photographs -- of the USS SHENANDOAH (ZR-1), the USS LOS ANGELES (ZR-3), and several other US Army and US Navy balloons and Zeppelins while Douglas served as a crew member aboard these ships. Also included is one of his flight log books, containing signed entries for flights aboard the Zeppelins as well as a number of K.B. balloons. Other items include documents, letters, newspaper accounts, an experimental paper parachute used for air-to-ground communications, blueprints and engineering documents, and several large pieces of fabric from the first SHENANDOAH wreck. Douglas was one of a total of 20 personnel aboard the USS SHENANDOAH who survived when she broke loose of her moorings in a gale and was wrecked in January, 1924. Click here to see this outstanding lot.

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United States Military Medals and Decorations


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United States Military Items


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
 ADAMSSWORD-1 USA
 Indian Wars Era Presentation Sword with the Words "Presented to
 2nd Lieut John G.B. Adams
of the
1st Com 12th Mass Inf Brochton Mass 16th December 1896" Hand Engraved
on the
 Scabbard
This is a 40 inch long sword with a leather and brass scabbard and a W.H. Horsemann Sons Philadelphia makers mark.

The condition is good plus overall however the brass drag is absent.

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15
$1999.99 Available
SSSDC-1
USA
World War Two Selective Service System Numbered Employee Badge

This is a 1 3/4 inch pin back celluloid badge in near excellent condition as shown.
$29.99 Available
  USSADDLEAG-1  USA
World War One
Pair of Saddle Bags

They are the ususal US marked russet bags in near excellent condition as shown.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  9   10   11   12   14
 $299.99 Available
   SWDHGR-1903 USA
World War One 1903 Model Officers Dress Sword Leather Belt Hanger

This is a 1 3/4 inch by 5 1/2 inch belt hanger in near excellent condition as shown.

Here are other views. 1  2
$29.99 Available
   TOPSECRETNE-1 World War Two Normandy Invasion Hand Written Ops Order & Photographs of Various Major Combat Action Oocations Lot
This lot consists of a four page hand written 82nd Airborne 28 May 1944 invasion operations order and 8 pages of 1947 post operations combat activities assembled by a ETO historian.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here are other views.   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 $499.99    Available
  ARCB-1
 USA
World War Two
Red Cross Department Committee Safety First BETH STEEL CO Hallmarked pin Back Badge.
This is a 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 inch maker marked silver badge with a multi colored center.

The condition is near excellent.
$99.99 Available
   MARINEPO-1
  US
Marine
MINT HEAVY GOLD BULLION Portapee for US Marine Officers Dress Sword

This portapee still has the string to hold the bullion strap in place.

It measures 7 inches as shown and will measure 14 overall when extended. All is in unissued MINT condition. 

Here is another view.
  SOLD
UASPOR-01
 USA HEAVY GOLD BULLION Portapee for US Dress Sword.
This portapee still has the store tag and the string to hold the bullion strap in place. It measures 7 inches as shown and will measure 14 overall when extended. All is in unissued condition.

Here is another view.
 $99.99 Available
USNN-1
 World War Two MINT 1/10 24K GF marked US Navy Navigator Gilt Aviator Wing Badge
This is the usual 3 inch badge as shown.

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
USMS-01
USA
Civil War
Medical Service Dress Sword
This is a variant of the rare Medical Service officers Sword. It has a fancy blade and an unusual black painted metal scabbard.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here are other views. 
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$1999.99 Available
  USMCVA-1
 USA
World War Two Iron Sight Aggregate US Marine Corps Plaque given at
U.S. Marine Corps Quantico, VA
Dated 1942

This is a fantastic trophy made by Blackington. It features a United States Marine with his rifle in prone position.

It measures 9 ½ inches in diameter and is heavy silver plated. The overall measurements of the plaque are 11 inches by 16 inches.

Here are other views. 1  2   3   4 
$449.99 Available
USMCSW-01
USA Civil War US Marine Corps Officers Etched Blade Sword w/o Scabbard.
This is a 36 inch long USMC etched sword marked HORSTMANN etc as shown.

The blade is clean s well as the grip & hilt.

The grip is slightly loose.   Here are other views  1  2  3.
$1299.99 Available
USMCMA-01 USA
US Marine Corps Numbered German Made MINT Officers Mameluke Sword in Carry Case
This is a German made 40 inch overall officers sword & is the classic Mameluke sword of 1805. It has a suburb level of detail and shows high quality workmanship throughout. The blade is
near excellent sword blade and grip with damage to the chrome plating around the fittings as shown  andmaker marked GERMANY.

The blade has a raised etch with the United State Marines name and embellishments on both sides, as shown. The steel blade measures 32 inches long and it is 42 inches long (in the scabbard) overall. A worn dark leather sword knot or portapee is present.

The condition is near mint throughout.

Here are other views  1   2   3   4  5  6  7  8  9  
$349.99 Available
USMSW-01 USA Indian Wars IVORY Fluted Grip Militia Officers Sword. This is a 32 inch long sword in near G+ condition.

Here are additional views.   1   2   3   4   5
 $149.99 Available
USHA-01
USA Indian Wars Washington Infantry PA Militia Black Busby with STAR Buttons & Brass Chin Straps In Issue Tin Container
The 5 x 10 inch rabbit fur covers a heavy wicker frame with the black tin container nearly the same size.

All is in near G+ condition. The fur has a small tear as shown

Here are additional views.   1   2   3   4   5  
$399.99 Available
   BUGLECW-1
 USA
Civil War
 Brass Die Struck Bugler Uniform Insignia

This is a 1 inch by 3 1/2 inch bugle in near excellent condition as shown.

Here is another view.
$74.99 Available
KEPI-001
USA Indian War Infantry Insignia for Kepi Hat
This die struck brass Infantry bugle is 2 x 3.5 inches.

It still retains both attaching wires for the kepi.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$34.99 Available
KEPI-002
USA Indian War Field Artillery Insignia for Kepi Hat
This die struck brass crossed cannons is 2 x 3-1/4 inches

It still retains both attaching wires for the kepi.

The condition is and is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$34.99 Available
SBOF-001 USA Civil War Officers Gold Bullion Board and Wire Dangles This is as shown.

This single shoulder board has no maker marks.

The condition is near MINT.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$299.99 Available
TRHA-001 USA Annexation of Hawaii Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper
July 7, 1899.
 
This 18 x 24 inch 12 page newspaper announces the Annexation of Hawaii resolution adopted by the US Senate.

The condition is near good plus with folds and some tears.

Here are additional views.  1  2
$39.99 Available
USMK-9
USA ? Brown Leather Belt with Snake Buckle.
This is a 38 inch long belt with snake buckle attached in G+ condition.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5
$129.99 Available
   HCAR-01
 US Navy
Herbert CARROLL ID Coin Theater Made from Australian 1943 FLORIN Coin
This is a well executed hand engraved ID coin to Herbert Carroll Townsville  Australia July 15, 1943.

The condition is near excellent. 
$64.99 Available
DOGT-01
 USA
 Edward C MOORE
One Dog Tag .
This is a single tag w/o chain.

Here is another view.
$19.99 Available
DOGT-011
USA Two Glennwood WINTERS
USNR Dog Tag
This is a tag w/ chain.

Here is another view.
$19.99 Available
 DOGT-012
 USA Two
George A TERNENT
Dog Tag
This is a tag w/ chain.

Here is another view.
$19.99 Available
 DOGT-013
 USA Two
 Terry M BLACKER
 Dog Tag
This is a tag w/ chain.

Here is another view.
$19.99 Available
DOGT-14
USA One
 Walter B ROBINSON
Dog Tag with
St Christopher medal.
 This is a tag w/ chain.

Here is another view.
$19.99 Available
DOGT-015
 USA Two
Lindley M SNYDER Dog Tag
This is a tag w/ chain.

Here is another view.
$19.99 Available
USMK-9002
USA
World War One
Pair of Aluminum Dog Tags to  William R Orbello Lutheran 152263758 with  Issue Neck Chain
This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$39.99 Available
USMK-9003
USA post
World War Two Pair of Aluminum Dog Tags to OFFICER AO 1861002 Maurice K Allert T-51 Korea War  with  Issue Neck Chain & St Christopher Medal..
This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$49.99 Available
USMK-9004
USA World War One Pair of Aluminum Dog Tags to Edward Bishop 3150798 with  Issue Neck Chain
This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$39.99 Available
USMK-002
World War Two Sterling Marked USA Combat Infantryman's Badge commonly know as a  CIB
This is as shown & in near excellent condition. 

Here is a view of the reverse.
$34.99 Available
 USMK-003
World War Two Theater Made USA Combat Infantryman's Badge  commonly know as a CIB
This is as shown & in near excellent condition. 

Here is a view of the reverse.
$34.99 Available
USROTC-001
USA World War One ROTC Uniform Badge Insignia
This is as shown.

This is a 1/2 x 2-1/4 inch pin back badge. 

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$24.99 Available
USMI-01

Remember Pearl Harbor KILL JAPS USMC STERLING Silver Token

This is a World War II Remember Pearl Harbor Dogtag Medallion

This is a scarce token and rarely encountered in excellent to fine condition.

This STERLING silver die-struck round token was struck immediately after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.  It depicts a very angry eagle and the legend REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR and 1941 on the face and the grim sentiment KILL JAPS on the reverse.

This medallion was most commonly seen worn on dog tag chains of US Marines and US Navy personnel in the Pacific Theater of Operations throughout the war.

It is content marked with a stamped "STERLING" on the reverse..

It measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter.

The condition is near excellent with tarnish from age throughout.

$99.99 Available
USMI-011
USA World War Two Remember Pearl Harbor Pin Badge
This is a 1 x 2-1/4 inch badge with the attaching pin absent.

Here is a view of the back.
  SOLD
USMI-012
USA World War Two Remember Pearl Harbor Pin Badge
This is a 1 x 2-1/4 inch badge with the attaching pin present. 

Here is a view of the back.
$59.99 Available
USMI-01 BRASS Barbossa Lodge 597 Token This token is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.
$29.99 Available
USMI-012
BRASS Badlands National Monument WALL DRUG South Dakota Token
This token is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.
$29.99 Available
USMI-03
1955 GM General Motors MOTORAMA Brass Token
This token is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.
$29.99 Available
USMIUSN-001
Slightly After WWII Headquarters SETAF LION of ST Mark Winged Lion Multi Piece Pocket Badge
This is a well made pocket badge worn by members of this unit headquartered on Camp Darby in Vicenza Italy soon after the conclusion of World War Two.

The badge measures 2 x 3 inches.  Here is a view of the reverse.

The condition is used and still near excellent overall.

Here is the link to this unit,
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/setaf.htm 
$129.99 Available
USMI-0494
post World War Two US Navy Officer Small Brass Buckle
This is a 1-1/4 x 2 inch buckle as shown.  Here is another view.   $24.99 Available
USMI-0495
USA World War Two Submarine Tender for Harbors Anti Submarine Netting Badge
This is a 1/2 x 3 inch marked badge as shown.

The condition is near excellent  

Here is a view  of the back.
$124.99 Available
  TPDO-1
USA
World War Two
 Extremely Well Made STERILE Miniature SILVER Submarine Torpedo Writing Pencil
 The MINT torpedo pencil measured 5 inches long.

They were made in one of the WW 2 Torpedo factories to be presented as gifts to a VIP.
$349.99 Available
   USSUB-22
USA
World War Two
High Relief SILVER Bullion Submarine Dolphins Uniform Tunic Jacket Patch
This is a 2 x 4 Inch patch in MINT condition. $79.99 Available
    USSUB-1
Post World War Two
Gilt Clutch Back Submarine Officers Badge
This is the standard issue badge in MINT condition as shown. $49.99 Available
USMI-04

USS PC-1563 Belt Buckle

This is a World War II Submarine Chaser USS PC-1563 Belt Buckle

This is a scarce buckle theater made in the Philippines at the end of WWII.

This was a PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser. Laid down on 4 February 1944 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI. She was launched on 24 March 1944 and commissioned USS PC-1563 on 29 June 1944. Her duty was in the western Pacific and she received the Navy Service (Asia) Occupation Award (11 - 17 December 1945). Transferred to the Philippines 15 May 1945 as Negros Oriental (PS 26) and Reclassified as C-26. She was sunk by typhoon Karen alongside the South Korean ROKN Han Ra San (PC 705) ex-USS PC-485 at Guam in November 1962.

This is a very well made and robust buckle.  This is the reverse side showing the attachment hinged plate.

The buckle has the name of the sailor J. J. STALLONE and the dates 45-47 and PHILIPPINES along with the Sub Chaser U.S.S. P.C.-1563 identified.

The condition is near excellent with tarnish from age throughout.

$124.99 Available
  USMI-044
 USA
World War Two Unmarked Pin Back GILT Submarine Officer Dolphins Uniform Badge
This is a 3 inch badge in near excellent condition. $49.99 Available
  SEAB-1
 USA
 World War Two Sea Bee Enamel STERLING
 Pin Back Badge.
This is a 1 inch square badge in near excellent condition. $29.99 Available
USMK-002  USA Army Combat Infantry Badge with TWO Stars This is a 3 inch one piece clutch back raised Sterling and N S Meyer marked back badge.

The condition is MINT as shown.. 
$89.99 Available
USMI-05

11th Airborne Division Far East Belt Buckle

This is a Korea War US Army Airborne Belt Buckle

This is a scarce buckle theater made in Japan during the Korean War.

There is a paratrooper jump wing engraved over a pair of maps depicting Occupied Japan and Korea.  The Korean peninsula has Seoul, Pusan, and the 38th parallel (DMZ) identified. The Japan map has Hiroshima, Sasebo, Kobe, Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Senda and Sapporo labeled.

This is a very well made steel buckle.  This is the reverse side showing the attachment hinged plate.

The condition is near excellent with tarnish from age throughout.

$99.99 Available
USMI-02

30 Year Career Special Forces Master Sergeant IDed Calling Card Case

This is a 1948-1978 30-Year Special Forces Master Sergeant IDed Engraved Brass Career Calling Card Carrier.

This is identified to M-SGT Sam T. Musto, U. S. Army 1948-1978.

This soldier's career is detailed on the reverse, as shown below:

  • KOREA 50-55

  • CHINA 57

  • JAPAN 61

  • S. AFRICA

  • SPAIN 69

  • ITALY 71

  • VIETNAM 72

  • RUSSIA 74

  • AUSTRALIA 76

  • ENGLAND 79

  • SETAF 82

It has separately applied special forces emblem, paratrooper wing, and DUI on the front.

It measures 3-3/4 inches by 2-1/8.

This is a photo of SFC Musto (center) next to actor Cary Grant, another soldier, and his wife Betsy Drake, taken in Korea at the 8167th Field General Hospital in 1951.  The photo is NOT a part of this offering, it is shown for context only.  We have other pieces from this soldier, including his Korean War ASCOM Provost Marshal armband (below) and 728th MP Bn Banner.  Inquire for availability.

The condition is near excellent with tarnish from age throughout.

$199.99 Available

United States Military Branch and Unit Insignia


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  CBIGEORGE-1
 USA
CBI
Theater Made Silver
 &
 Enamel CBI DI Distinctive Insignia worn by
Lt George W. HUTTON SN O-856307 & certified as such
This is a 5/8 x 1 inch pin back badge as shown.  In a typed statement the previous owner writes "The above patches are hand made by the in by the natives of INDIA from silver & gold. 

These insignia were presented tot the collector Lt Col James R. MANNING who received them from the original owner." 

Here is another view.
 $129.99 Available
AAFTH-13
  USA
 World War Two
 13th Army Air Force DI Distinctive Badge
 This is a 3/4 inch in diameter compass in near excellent condition. $29.99 Available
AAFFIRST-1
 USA
World War Two
 1st Army Air Force DI Distinctive Badge 
 This is a 3/4 inch in diameter compass in near excellent condition. $29.99 Available
LAPELUS-1
USA
Pair of Officer
 U S
 in Brass and Clutch Back fasteners
Uniform Lapel Badge Set
 This is a near excellent pair as shown. $29.99 Available
   USDUII-0012
post World War Two TWEVLE various USAF Enamel CB Shoulder Insignia DUI Distinctive Insignia
   
This is a card of various USAF command enamel DIs as shown.
$129.99 Available
USDUI-00012
USA World War One Crossed Rifles Applied to French Style Made Tank Officer Collar Branch Insignia
This is a single 1 x 2 inch unmarked insignia in near

It is in MINT condition as shown.

Here is another view.
$249.99 Available
USDUI-00013
post World War Two IRAQ Gilt Unmarked Paratrooper Wing Badge

 

This is a 3 inch cast wing as shown.

It is is in near excellent condition.

Here is another view.
$99.99 Available
USDUI-0001
 USA post World War Two Finance Officer Lapel Uniform Brass on issue card
This is as shown.

The condition is MINT. 

Here is a view of the back.
$24.99 Available
USDUI-0002 USA World War Two LTC Rank, Discharge Patch, Ribbon Bar & Signal Corps Branch Insignia etc LOT This is as shown.

The condition is MINT.  Items are sold as a LOT.

Here is a view of the back.

$59.99
LOT
Available
USDUI-0909
Late 19 century US Army Officers Multi Piece Gilt Dress Visor Hat Badge
This is a 2-1/4 inch diameter badge that was removed from an album.

The attaching catch was removed, otherwise all is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.
$99.99 Available
   HATBIRD-1
 USA
 1930's Early Gilt Officers Hat Eagle

This is the near excellent larger badge that measures 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches.

Here is another view.
 $49.99 Available
USDUI-1909
USA Indian Wars Hat Eagle.
This is a die struck 1-3/4 x 3-1/4 inch unissued badge. 

Here is a view of the back.
$299.99 Available
USDUI-2022
USA Civil War Hand Engraved Lead Filled SADDLER 4 Prong Badge
This is a 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 inch heavy brass badge engraved "J.F. Stradling Jr. Saddler Mt. Holly N.J."

The condition is near excellent.  

Here is a view of the back
$499.99 Available
USDUI-902
USA World War One Farriers Winged Horse Shoe Pin Back Uniform Insignia
This is a 1/2 x 1 inch MINT insignia. 

Here is a view of the back.
$79.99 Available
USDUI-202 Civil War Union Hardy Hat Brass Diestruck Headgear Insignia Badge This is a nice die struck insignia badge for the Hardy Hat. It is in near excellent condition overall

It measures 1.5 x 2.5 inches with the usual one attaching hook as shown
$249.99 Available
USDUI-203
Civil War Union Hardy Hat Brass Diestruck Headgear Insignia Badge
This is a nice die struck insignia badge for the Hardy Hat. It is in near excellent condition overall.

It measures 1.5 x 2.5 inches with the usual one attaching hook as shown
$249.99 Available
        USDUI-20

Salesman Sample Labeled US Army Rank and Branch with USN Officer Devices and Insignia

 

This is a hard to find salesmans sample kit dating between WWI and WWII (mostly 1920s-1930s) Badge Branch Insignia lot in the original OFFICERS EQUIPMENT CO. Madison N.J. marked case.

This is a very scarce set of pre-WWII devices and rarely encountered in excellent condition.  There are 49 US Army devices and 42 US Navy devices, many of which are extremely scarce.

Most are pin back or screwback with a very few clutch back style fasteners.This is a view of the reverse side of one of the panels.  The case measures 19 inches wide, open as shown at the left.

The condition is near excellent for the insignia and the case shows moderate to considerable wear from long usage.

Here are other views.  1  2

$1499.99 Available
USDUI-06

Motor Corps of America VAD Ambulance Driver Wing Insignia

 

This is a rare Women's Motor Corps of America Volunteer Ambulance Driver Wing Badge Branch Insignia

This is a very scarce device and rarely encountered in excellent condition.

It is a bronze die-struck wing with gilt and blue enamel shield between two wheels.  This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the visored cap.  An identified Christie 1918 poster of a woman in uniform with the device clearly shown on the cap. The poster is NOT available and NOT included with this device, it is for illustration of the wing in wear and shows the detail in close-up and information only.  Reprints of the poster are routine available from a number of online sources and would make a nice complement to this wing.

It measures 3-1/8 inches across at the widest point.  It is slightly curved to conform to fit the visor cap.

The condition is near excellent with minor wear to the paint from age in a couple of high spots.

$299.99 Available
   USDUI-16

World War One Veterinary Branch Collar Device

 

This is a World War One Veterinary Collar Device.

This is a scarce device and rarely encountered in excellent condition.

This device was worn on the collar. 

The condition is near excellent with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
   LOT-5
USA
World War One Collar Disc Combat Uniform Lot of FIVE
This is as shown. $39.99 Available
   LOT-55
USA
 World War One Collar Disc Combat Uniform Lot of FIVE
This is as shown. $39.99 Available
USDUI-161
USA World War One & later Matched pair of Ordnance & US Uniform Collar Discs
This is as shown and all are in near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$24.99 Available
USDUI-162
CHINA
Happy Money.
This is a heavy brass 3 inch in diameter coin that teaches a young wife.

The condition is near excellent. 

Here is a view of the reverse.
$29.99 Available


USDUI-161 
USA  U S R Reserve Officer Lapel Insignia
This is as shown and is near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$34.99 Available
USDUI-1611
World War Two USA Army WAC EM Hat Device
This is as shown.  It is a usual GILT two piece device for the WAC hat that measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter.

The condition is near excellent.  

Here is a view of the back.
$34.99 Available
USDUI-162
US World War One Air Service EM Collar Insignia Matched Pair
This is as shown and is near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the reverse.
 
$54.99 Available
USDUI-163
US World War One Air Service EM Collar Insignia Matched Pair
This is as shown and is near excellent condition. 
 
Here is a view of the reverse.
$54.99 Available
USDUI-164 
US World War One Air Service Signal Corps  EM Collar Insignia Matched Pair
This is as shown and is near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$54.99 Available
USDUI-165
USA World War One & Two Salesman Sample of Many US Insignia and Badges
This is as shown.  

All are in Near MINT condition

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4.
 
$449.99
LOT
Available
USDUI-1659
USA Army Officer Gold Braided Heavy Dress Shoulder Board Matched Pair
The near good boards measure 2 x 5-1/4 inches. 

Here are additional views  1  2.
 
$78.99 Available
USDUI-1116
World War Two Combat Medic Pinback Badge
This is the usual 1 x 1.5 inch low grade silver unmarked badge.

It has been worn & was removed from a WW2 506th PIR, 101st AB Infantry Division uniform.

Here is a view of the back
$99.99 Available
USDUI-1166
Vietnam War Theater Made Vietnamese Die Struck Combat Badge
This is as shown. It is in near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the back.
 
$89.99 Available

USDUI-116 
US Army early Intelligence Corps SPY Branch Insignia matched pair

This is a scarce device and rarely encountered in excellent condition. This is a brass cast cutout Spnix  pin back device

This device was worn on the uniform to indicate the wears branch in the US Army.  It measures 2-1/8 inches across at the widest point.

The condition is near excellent with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
USDUI-117
US Army early Intelligence Corps SPY Branch screw back Insignia

This is a scarce device and rarely encountered in excellent condition. This is a brass cast  Sphinx screw back device

This device was worn on the uniform to indicate the wears branch in the US Army.   It measures 1/2  inches across at the widest point.

The condition is near excellent with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
USDIU-118
WWI Era US Immigration Service pin Back Lapel Badge

 This US dime sized 3/4 inch diameter cast metal badge is in near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the back.

$149.99 Available
USDIU-1186
USA
World War One Large Officer Caduceus Lapel Badge.
This is a pin back 1/2 x 1-1/4 inch MINT badge as shown. $39.99 Available
USDUI-1169
 Large Lot of US WWII Contractor Award Documents to Make WAC COOKS BAKERS & LAUNDRESS Headgear
This is an unusual item featuring much of the paper work detailed on a military contract dated May 17 1943 etc.

Here is another view.
$99.99 Available
USDIU-1118
WWI Era US Officer Inspector General Service pin Back Lapel Badge Set

This is a scarce device pair and rarely encountered in excellent condition. This is a brass cast pin back device.   

This device was worn on the uniform to indicate the wearers branch in the US Army.   It measures 1/2  inches across at the widest point.

The condition is near excellent with moderate tarnish from age throughout. 

$249.99 Available
USDIU-1119
WWI Era US Officer Chemical Corps Service pin Back Lapel Badge Set

 

 

This is a scarce device pair and rarely encountered in excellent condition. This is a brass cast  pin back device.   This device was worn on the uniform to indicate the wearers branch in the US Army.  

It measures 1/2  inches across at the widest point.

The condition is near excellent with moderate tarnish from age throughout. 

$169.99 Available
USDIU-6619
World War Two Officers Chemical Corps clutch back Lapel Insignia Badge Pair
This pair is near excellent as shown.   

Here is a view of the back.
$34.99 Available
 USDIU-1188
WWI Era US Officer Adjutant General Service pin Back Lapel Badge Set

 

 

This is a scarce device pair and rarely encountered in excellent condition. This is a brass cast  pin back device.   This device was worn on the uniform to indicate the wearers branch in the US Army.  

It measures 1/2  inches across at the widest point.

The condition is near excellent with moderate tarnish from age throughout. 

$149.99 Available
    MARK-1
USA
 World War Two
 U.S. Marine Corps Limited Express Bar Attached to a
Marine Corps Marksmanship Metal
This is appears to be a 2 1/2 inch square unmarked pin back metal in near excellent condition. $39.99 Available
USMKK-001 USA National Marksmanship Colt 45 Caliber Shooting Award. This is a red white and blue federal shield with a semi auto pistol in the center.

The condition is near excellent .

Here is another view.
 $39.99 Available
   LADDERGUN-1
USA
World War Two Marksmanship Badge with 6 Attaching Badges

This is a bronze pin back badge that has sharpshooter, rifle, hand grenade, bayonet, pistol-D, and carbine. Two of these ladder badges are marked sterling.

All in excellent condition as shown.

Here is another view.
$79.99 Available
  USMKK-1
 USA
Silver with Anti Aircraft Bar Marksmanship Badge

This is as shown with no maker mark on the reverse.

Condition is near MINT and darkened from age.
$49.99 Available
   USMKK-2
USA
Silver Color with Carbine  Bar Marksmanship Badge

This is as shown with no maker mark on the reverse.

Condition is near MINT and darkened from age.

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
USMK-001 USA Silver SHARPSHOOTER Marksmanship Badge Named and Won By F W  WITMAN.   This is as shown.

Condition is near MINT and darkened from age.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$199.99 Available
   USMK-1 USA United States Marine Corps Sharpshooter EX Pistol; 2 piece Badge   
This is as shown with the NS Meyer maker mark on the reverse.

Condition is near MINT and darkened from age.
$59.99 Available
USMK-1001
USA United States Marine Corps Sharpshooter 2 piece Badge

This is as shown.

Condition is near MINT and darkened from age.

Here is a view of the unmarked reverse.
$59.99 Available
USMK-1089 USA
World War Two Clutch Back Unmarked USMC Sharpshooter Award Badge
 This is as shown in near good + condition.

Here is the back.
$29.99 Available
USMK-1099 USA
World War Two Early Pin Back STERLING marked USMC Expert Rifleman Award Badge
This is as shown in near good+  condition.

Here ate additional views.  1    2
  SOLD
USEGA-17

USMC WWI Rifle Marksman Pinback Badge

 

This is a WWI USMC Marine Corps Rifle Marksman Qualification Bar Badge with hinged T-bar pin.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the various dress uniform blouses on the left side. It is not maker marked and has no content marks.

The badge measures 2-1/4 inches long.

The condition is near excellent, with moderate tarnish throughout.

$74.99 Available

USEGA-19

USMC PISTOL Sharpshooter Pin back Badge

This is a Pre-WWII USMC Marine Corps Pistol Expert Qualification Badge with hinged pin suspension.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the various dress uniform blouses on the left side.  It has the qualification level pin back style suspension. It is not maker marked and has no content marks.

The badge measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter and is 1-7/8 inches long including the suspension. Note the embellished ends of the suspension and long slide pistols of this earlier style.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

  SOLD
USEGA-119

USMC Rifle Sharpshooter Pinback Badge

 

This is a Pre-WWII USMC Marine Corps Rifle Sharpshooter Qualification Badge with hinged pin suspension.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the various dress uniform blouses on the left side.  It has the qualification level pin back style suspension. It is not maker marked and has no content marks.

The badge measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter and is 1-7/8 inches long including the suspension. Note the elongated ends of this earlier style.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$74.99 Available
USEGA-15

USMC Rifle Sharpshooter Pinback Badge

 

This is a Post WWII USMC Marine Corps Rifle Sharpshooter Qualification Badge with hinged pin suspension.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the various dress uniform blouses on the left side.  It has the qualification level pin back style suspension. It is not maker marked and has no content marks.

The badge measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter and is 1-7/8 inches long including the suspension.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

  SOLD
   MARUSGA-1
USA
 Post World War Two Guilt EG & A
US Marine Corps Officer's Collar Brass
in
 issued Box
This is a mint pair as shown.

Here are other view.  1   2   3   4   5   
$34.99 Available
USEGA-08

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Silver Insignia

 

This is a WWII USMC Marine Corps Silver and Gold Officer's Branch Collar Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the officers dress blue uniform on the left side collar.  It is die-struck silver with a separately applied set of gold plated continents and anchor with twisted wire fouled rope and pin back mount. It is maker marked with a raised Hilborn & Hamburger eagle and raised STERLING content marks.

It measures 1-1/2 inches in diameter. The bird has high shoulders and his head is looking up. The globe has only latitude lines.

The condition is near very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

$99.99 Available
USEGA-808
 USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Silver Matched Cover Lapels Set Still on Card Insignia

This is a WWII USMC Marine Corps Silver and Gold Officer's Branch Collar & Cover Insignia still on original issue card.

This smaller devices were worn on the officers dress blue uniform on the  collar. 

It is die-struck silver with a separately applied set of gold plated continents and anchor with twisted wire fouled rope and pin back mount.

It is maker marked with a N S MEYER marks.

The condition is MINT MINT !

Here are other views 1  2.

$324.99 Available
USEGA-09

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Silver Insignia

 

This is a Vietnam Era USMC Marine Corps Silver and Gold Officer's Branch Barracks Cover Hat Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the officers dress blue uniform white cover.  It is die-struck silver with a separately anchor with twisted wire fouled rope and screw back mount. It is maker marked with a stamped 592 and stamped STERLING content marks.

It measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter. The bird has low shoulders and his head is looking straight over the wing. The globe has cross-hatched latitude lines.

The condition is near mint throughout. This is a totally serviceable device and it is ready to mount on a current uniform, if desired.

$99.99 Available
 USEGAA-01
USA World War One US Marine Corps Brass Eagle Globe & Anchor Hat or Helmet Metal Insignia
This is a WW One USMC Marine Corps bronze insignia that was worn on the enlisted man's campaign cover, green visored barracks cover and pith helmet.

It is die-struck bronze with a screw post and nut mount.

It measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter.

The bird has exceptionally high shoulders and straight bottom wings.

The globe has both longitude and latitude lines.

The condition is near excellent with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

Here is a view of the back.
  SOLD
USEGA-04

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Bronze Insignia

 

This is a WWI USMC Marine Corps Bronze Enlisted Man's Branch Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side.

This device was worn on the enlisted man's campaign cover, green visored barracks cover and pith helmet.  It is die-struck bronze with a screw post and nut mount.

It measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter. The bird has exceptionally high shoulders and straight bottom wings. The globe has both longitude and latitude lines.

The condition is near very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
USEGA-06

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Bronze Insignia

 

This is a WWI USMC Marine Corps Bronze Enlisted Man's Branch Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side. There is a reversed "S" raised maker mark and what appears to be a stamped "88" on the back of the Jew's harp of the anchor.

This device was worn on the enlisted man's campaign cover, green visored barracks cover and pith helmet.  It is die-struck bronze and has a screw post mount.  The nut and back plate are NOT present.

It measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter. The bird has exceptionally high shoulders and very detailed feathers on the breast and wings.  Note the LONG stock on the detailed anchor. The globe has both longitude and latitude lines.

The condition is very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

$174.99 Available
USEGAA-01
USA
US Marine Corps
World War Two
EM EG&A Visor Hat Device Insignia Badge
This is a brass screw back hat device in near excellent condition as shown.

Here is a view of the back.
$29.99 Available
USEGAA-02
USA
US Marine Corps
1880 Style EM EG&A Visor Hat Device Insignia Badge.
This is a brass pin back hat device in near excellent condition as shown. You will find this version with the screw and post in brass on the WW One steel helmet

Here is a view of the back.
$69.99 Available
USEGAA-03
USA
US Marine Corps
1880 Style Officer EG&A Visor Hat Device Insignia Badge.
 This is a silver plated pin back hat device in near excellent condition as shown. You will find this version with the screw and post in brass on the WW One steel helmet

Here is a view of the back
$79.99 Available
USEGA-16

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Brass Insignia

 

This is a WWI USMC Marine Corps Brass Enlisted Man's Branch Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side. There are no maker marks.

This device was worn on the enlisted man's campaign cover, green visored barracks cover and pith helmet.  It is die-cast brass and has a screw post mount.  The nut and back plate are present.

It measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter. The bird has exceptionally high shoulders and well-defined head.  Note the DETACHED stock on the detailed anchor. The globe has both longitude and latitude lines.

The condition is very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
USEGA-07

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Brass Insignia

 

This is a WWII USMC Marine Corps Brass Enlisted Man's Branch Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side. There are no maker marks apparent.

This device was worn on the enlisted man's campaign cover, green visored barracks cover and pith helmet.  It is die-cast brass and has a screw post mount with round nut.  The back plate is NOT present.

It measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter. The bird has moderately high shoulders and very detailed feathers on the breast and wings.  Note the SHORT stock on the detailed anchor. The globe has  latitude lines only.

The condition is very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
USEGA-707
World War Two USMC Screw Back EM Collar and Cover Insignia Set

This is a WWII USMC Marine Corps Brass Enlisted Man's Branch Insignia set

Here are views of the reverse 1  2.   There are no maker marks apparent. This larger EG&A insignia was worn on the enlisted man's campaign cover, green visored barracks cover and pith helmet and one the tunic lapels .  They are die-cast brass w/  a screw post mount & round nut.   The cover EG&A measures 1-5/8 inches in diameter & the tunic insignia 1 inch. The larger bird has moderately high shoulders and some detail on the feathers, breast and wings.  Note the SHORT stock on the detailed anchor. The globe has  latitude lines only. The condition is very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

$89.99 Available
USEGA-12

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Silver on Brass Officer Tie Bar

 

This is a WWII USMC Marine Corps Brass Male Officer's Tie Bar Silver Branch Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side. There are H-H Eagle (Hilborn & Hamburger) maker and USMC 754 marks apparent.

This device was worn with the tie on the various officer uniforms requiring the tan wool tie.

It measures 1-3/4 inches long. The bird has moderately high shoulders and very detailed feathers on the breast and wings.  Note the SHORT stock on the detailed anchor. The globe has  latitude lines only.

The condition is near excellent.

$49.99 Available
USEGA-13

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor Silver on Brass Woman Officer Tie Bar

 

This is a WWII USMC Marine Corps Brass Female Officer's Tie Bar Silver Branch Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side. There are H-H Eagle (Hilborn & Hamburger) maker and USMC 709 marks apparent.

This device was worn with the tie on the various officer uniforms requiring the tan wool tie. Note the thinness of the bar and the orientation of the EGA designed for the woman's right over left placket (compare with the above for the male officer).

It measures 2-1/2 inches long. The bird has moderately high shoulders and very detailed feathers on the breast and wings.  Note the SHORT stock on the detailed anchor. The globe has  latitude lines only.

The condition is near excellent.

$74.99 Available
   USEGA-131
USMC
 GOLD Eagle Globe
 and
Anchor on Brass Officer Tie Bar
This is a WWII USMC Marine Corps Brass Officer's Tie Bar Silver Branch Insignia.   

There are H-H Eagle (Hilborn & Hamburger) maker and USMC 709 marks apparent. This device was worn with the tie on the various officer uniforms requiring the tan wool tie. Note the thinness of the bar and the orientation of the EGA. 

It measures 2-1/2 inches long. The bird has moderately high shoulders and very detailed feathers on the breast and wings.  Note the SHORT stock on the detailed anchor. The globe has  latitude lines only. The condition is near excellent.
$74.99 Available
USAAF-121
USAAF Size M Athletic Shirt Buckingham Army Air Field Ft. Myers Fla

This is as stated above.

The T-Shirt is soiled but still in good condition.

Here are additional views  1  2.

$59.99 Available
USCB-101

US Navy Seabee Shield Insignia

 

This is a WWII US Navy Construction Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia Badge.

This is a view of the reverse side. There are "M.A.CO. ROCH. N.Y (Medallic Arts Company, Rochester, New York) raised maker marks apparent. There is a hinged pin and safety rotor catch on the back.  This was a very short-lived insignia and hard to find in any condition.

This device measures 1-3/8 inches high by 1 inch wide.

The condition is very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
USMC-401
 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th USMC Division Enamel Clutch Back Lapel Pins

 

YOUR CHOICE  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th USMC Division Enamel Clutch Back Lapel Pins. This lot is a shown. Each measures U. S. dime sized.  Here is a view of the reverse.
$9.99
Each
Available
IWHP-001  
Indian Wars 24th Infantry Regiment Officers Die Struck Helmet Plate
This is an extremely well made multi piece plate as shown.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here is a view of the back.
$99.99 Available
USMCB-001
Musical Instrument to Hold Sheet Music Came From Member of Presidents Own USMC Band
This is as shown.

Condition is near excellent & marked Bruno.

Here is a view of the back.
$49.99 Available

USMA-001
USMA Helmet Plate Bronze LARGE Insignia

 

This is a 1920s era US Military Academy "Fried Egg" Helmet Plate Insignia.

This is a view of the reverse side. There are no maker marks apparent. There are four soldered loops for mounting on the back.

This device is very large. It measures 4 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide.

The condition is very good with moderate tarnish from age throughout.

  SOLD
USCGHB-001
 USA World War Two US Coast Guard Officer Visor Hat STERLING VANGUARD Screw back Marked Badge Insignia
This is the standard size 2.5 x 3 inch MINT badge worn on the officers visored hat.

Here is a view of the back.
$79.99 Available
USPHHB-001
USA World War Two US Public Health  Officer Visor Hat STERLING BLACKINGTON Marked Pinback Badge Insignia
This is the standard size 2.5 x 3 inch MINT badge worn on the officers visored hat.

Here is a view of the back.
$79.99 Available
JCSB-001
 Early Post World War Two LGB Sterling Marked Clutch Back JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff Badge
I wore this badge after WW2.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.
$129.99 Available
  NNC-001
 World War Two  US Navy Nurse Corps Large & Small wtih Seperate Ropings Pin Back Badge Set
These badges measure 1 x 11/4 & 1/2 x 3/4 inch respectively.

The larger is marked STERLING the other is not marked.

Here is a view of the back.
$129.99
SET
Available
     NNC-002
 World War Two US Navy Nurse Corps White N over badge Clutch back Lapel Badge Set
This is a pair of raised NS Meyer marked badges the above that measure 1/2 x 3/4 each.

Here is a view of the back 1  2.
$99.99
SET
Available
   USPHI-002
World War Two US Public Health Service Lapel Badge Set
.262  263   lower silver pair
They are as shown.  

Here is a view of the backs 1  2.
$99.99
SET
Available
USDUI-02

US Army WWI Insular Corps Officer Insignia

 

This is a SINGLE World War I US Army Insular Corps Officer Branch Insignia

This is a scarce device and rarely encountered in this condition.

This is a bronze die-struck castle tower device.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a hinged pin and safety rotor catch.

This device was worn by members of the Office of Insular Affairs which provided political, economic, and intelligence services from the Colonial (Territories) under US jurisdiction, including the territories of Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Philippines, etc.

It measures 1 by 1/2 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout.

We have TWO available, inquire for price and availability of the pair.  Price shown is for a SINGLE insignia.

  SOLD
USDUI-702   
WWII Army Cavalry Branch Major Dress Shoulder Board Insignia Pair

WWII Army Cavalry Branch Major Dress Shoulder Board Insignia Pair. These are as stated. They measure 1-3/4 inches by 4 inches and are near MINT.  Here is a view of the reverse.

  SOLD
USDUI-20

US Army WWI Adjutant General Corps Officer Insignia

 

This is a Matched PAIR of World War I US Army AG Corps Officer Branch Insignia

These are scarce devices and rarely encountered in this condition.

They are bronze die-struck qull pens and shield devices.  This is a view of the reverse side.  One has a hinged pin and simple hook catch, the other has a missing catch. There is a mark on the back of one device that appears to be a set of original owner's initials.

It measures 1-5/8 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout.

$124.99 Available
USDUI-220
US Army WWI Ordnance Corps Officer Insignia

US Army WWI Ordnance Corps Officer Insignia in near excellent condition . This is a shown and measures 3/4 x 2 inches.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$39.99 Available
USDUI-04

US Army WWI 1st Infantry Regiment K Company Officer Insignia

This is a SINGLE World War I US Army 1st Infantry Regiment Company K Officer Branch Insignia

This is a bronze die-struck crossed rifles with applied number and letter device.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a hinged pin and simple hook catch.

It measures 2 by 1 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout.

$49.99 Available
USDUI-320
US Army WWI JAG Judge Adjutant General Corps Officer Insignia

US Army WWI JAG Judge Adjutant General Corps Officer Insignia in near excellent condition . This is a shown and measures 1 inch by 1-1/ 2 inches.  Here is a view of the reverse.

 

$39.99 Available
USDUI-404
Late 19th Century Indian Wars 101st Cavalry Officers Collar Branch pin back Insignia.

 

This is a matched pair of pre World War I US Army 101st Cavalry Officer Branch Insignia They are bronze die-struck crossed sabers with applied 101 number device. 

This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a hinged pin and simple hook catch & they measure 2 by 1 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout

$89.99 Available
USDUI-420
US Army WWI Air Service Corps Officer Lapel Insignia VARIANT

US Army WWI Air Service Corps Officer Lapel Insignia VARIANT in near excellent condition . This badge features the silver winged globe attached to the Air Service crossed signal flags. They measure 1 inch by 1-1/ 2 inches.  Here is a view of the reverse.

 

$129.99 Available
USDUI-520
US Army WWI Air Service Corps Officer Lapel Insignia Winged Prop

US Army WWI Air Service Corps Officer Lapel Insignia Winged Prop one piece VARIANT in near excellent condition . This badge measure 1 inch by 2 inches.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$129.99 Available
USDUI-620
US Army WWI Unassigned Corps Officer Lapel Insignia Winged Prop

US Army WWI Unassigned Corps Officer Lapel Insignia Winged Prop two piece VARIANT in near excellent condition . This badge measure 1/2 inch by 1 inch.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$129.99 Available
USDUI-17

US Army WWI 47th Infantry Regiment Officer Insignia

This is a SINGLE World War I US Army 47th Infantry Regiment 9th Division Officer Branch Insignia

This is a bronze die-struck crossed rifles with applied number device.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a hinged pin and simple hook catch.

It measures 2 by 1 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout.

  SOLD
USDUI-13

US Army WWI 306th Infantry Regiment Weapons Company Officer Insignia

This is a SINGLE World War I US Army 77th Division 306th Infantry Regiment Weapons Company WC Officer Branch Insignia

This is a brass die-struck crossed rifles with applied number and letters device.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a screw post and alignment pin fastener.

It measures 2 by 1 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout.

$49.99 Available
USDUI-14

US Army 13th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Company L Cap Insignia

This is a Pre-World War I US Army 13th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Company L Unit Identification Insignia

This is a gilded brass die-struck crossed rifles with applied number and letters device. The central blue enamel "keystone" color indicates the battalion.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a screw post and alignment pin fastener.

It measures 2-3/8 by 1-1/4 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout.

$34.99 Available
USDUI-15

US Army 18th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Company C Cap Insignia

This is a Pre-World War I US Army 18th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Company L Unit Identification Insignia

This is a gilded brass die-struck crossed rifles with applied number and letters device. The central white enamel "keystone" color indicates the battalion.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a screw post and alignment pin fastener.

It measures 2-3/8 by 1-1/4 inches. The condition is near excellent throughout.

$49.99 Available
USDUI-18

US Army Post WWII 7th Cavalry A Troop Company Officer Insignia

This is a SINGLE Post World War II US Army 7th Cavalry Slouch Hat Identification Insignia

This is a die-struck crossed sabers with applied number 7 and letter A device used by 4-7 (Garryowen) Cavalry on the slouch hat and helmet liners.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a screw post and nut attachment. There are no apparent maker marks.

It measures 2-1/2 by 1-1/4 inches. The condition is near mint throughout, with virtually no wear to the gilt finish.

$24.99 Available
USDUI-181
pre World War Two Indian Wars Die Struck Cross Cavalry Sabers
This is a 1.5 x 3 inch near excellent insignia as shown.

Here is a view of the back.
$59.99 Available
USDUI-182
USA Indian Wars Die Struck Rosette for Leather Helmet
This is a 1.5 inch diameter near excellent insignia as shown.

Here is a view of the back
.
 
$79.99 Available
USDUI-19

US Army 104th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Supply Troop Cap Insignia

This is a Pre-World War I US Army 104th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment ST (Supply Troop) Unit Identification Insignia

This is a gilded brass die-struck crossed sabers with applied letters device. The central "keystone" enamel is virtually gone. It was white.  This is a view of the reverse side.  It has a screw post and alignment pin fastener.

It measures 2-1/2 by 1-1/2 inches. The condition is fair to near good, because of the missing enamel.

  SOLD
USDUI-199
Late 19h Century US Army 59th Artillery Regiment Visored Cap Badge
This is a Late 19h Century US Army 59th Artillery Regiment visored cap badge.

It is die struck  and measures 1.5 inches x 2 inches.

The condition is MINT.   Here is view of the back.
$49.99 Available
USDUI-07

WWII US Army Officer JUMBO Visor Cap Insignia

This is a World War II US Army Officer Oversize JUMBO Branch Insignia

This is an oversized (the usual insignia measures 2-1/8 by 2-3/8 inches) authorized device, made by Universal Military Accessories New York, N.Y. during the war.  It is MINT and still on the original issue card.

It measures 2-7/8 by 2-5/8 inches. The condition is near mint throughout.

$34.99 Available
USN-101

WWII US Navy WAVE Officer Visor Cap Insignia

This is a World War II US Navy WAVE Officer Branch Insignia

This is 1-1/8 gilded anchor separately applied to a raised STERLING silver content marked screw (propeller). This is a view of the back of the device.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with minor tarnish throughout.

  SOLD
USN-102

WWII US Navy Nurse Corps Officer Collar Insignia Matched Pair

This is a World War II US Navy Nurse Corps Officer Uniform Branch Collar Insignia

This is 1 by 1-1/4 gilded anchor separately applied to a stamped Vanguard N.Y. script marked oak leaf and fouled anchor. This is a view of the back of the device set.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with minor tarnish throughout. There is a slight color mismatch.

$149.99 Available

United States Military Medical Branch Insignia


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Description, Size, Condition Price Status
 MEDCOR-1 USA
 World War Two
Medical Corps Matched Collar Fouled Anchor with Acorn

One of the collar insignia is clutch reverse the other is pin back added to the lot is a larger sterling marked insignia.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$99.99 Available
USMBI-201

WWII US Army Medic Badge

This is a WWII US Army Medic Badge.

The badge back is pinned backed and unmarked.

The measurement is 1-1/2 inches. 

It shows slight wear and is in near excellent condition..

$69.99 Available
USMBI-01

USAF Medical Wing Badge Insignia Lot

This is a Post World War II Medical Wing Badge Insignia Lot

These devices all have clutch mounts on the reverse.

The metal wings measure 3 inches wide, the silver bullion insignia measure 2-1/2 inches across.

This is a virtually complete set of insignia for US Air Force flight surgeons and flight nurses including astronaut ratings.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$599.99 Available
USMBI-02

US Army Medical Wing Badge Insignia Lot

This is a Post World War II Medical Wing Badge Insignia Lot

These devices all have clutch mounts on the reverse.

The metal wings measure 2-1/2 inches wide, the badge insignia measure 1-1/2 inches across for the larger ones, and 7/8 for the smaller ones. There are also two Combat Infantry Badges, each measures 3 inches across.

This is a virtually complete set of insignia for US Army combat medics, US Army flight surgeons.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$499.99 Available
USMBI-03

US Air Force Medical Corps Badge Insignia Lot

This is a Post World War II Mostly USAF Medical Corps Badge Insignia Lot

These devices all have clutch mounts on the reverse.

The medical badges measure 5/8 inches wide. Enlisted, Medical Service, Nurse Corps, Medical Corps, Dental, Biomedical Sciences, and Veterinary branches are shown in all grades in bright and mat styles. There are also some miscellaneous US Army and US Navy insignia.

This is a virtually complete set of insignia for the US Air Force Medical Corps.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$499.99 Available
USMBI-04

US Army Medical Corps Badge Insignia Lot

This is a World War II and Later US Army Medical Corps Badge Insignia Lot

The devices on the TOP row are all pin back. The remaining devices all have clutch mounts on the reverse.

The medical badges measure 1-1/4 inches wide. Enlisted, Medical Service, Nurse Corps, Medical Corps, Dental, Biomedical Sciences, and Veterinary branches are shown in all grades in bright and mat styles. There are also some miscellaneous US Army and US Navy insignia.

This is a virtually complete set of insignia for US Army Medical Corps officers and one set of enlisted domed collar disks

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$499.99 Available

Other Medical Branch insignia from a variety of makers and time periods can be found here.


United States Military Rank Insignia


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Description, Size, Condition Price Status
USRI-01

Colonel Eagle STERLING Silver Rank Insignia

This is a World War II Colonel Eagle Rank Insignia Matched Pair

This is a left and right facing eagle set in excellent condition.

This STERLING silver raised content marked on the reverse.

They measure 1-1/2 inches wide.

The condition is near excellent with minor tarnish from age throughout.

$99.99 Available

Other Colonel and O-6 insignia from a variety of makers and time periods can be found here.


United States Military Devices and Group Lots


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USAM-50

29th Division D-Day Normandy and St Lo War Hero Named Document Lot

This is a very scarce World War II 29th Infantry Division War Hero Named Medal Award Documents Lot.

This is a VERY extensive collection of documents and patches all identified to Major General John P. Cooper awarded during the D-Day Normandy invasion with subsequent awards for actions during the war.  There is extensive supporting documentation from historical resources and databases included further identifying and describing the actions of (then) LTC Cooper, commanding officer of the 110th Field Artillery Battalion during WWII.

John P. Cooper is named on the list of VMI graduates who attained the rank of general (Class of 1929), shown here.

There are too many items to show everything included, however, this is a representative sample of some of the items:

This lot is the original citations (with embossed seals) and patches and copies of the supporting documentation. It does NOT include the medals or the painting shown at the left.

The condition is near excellent.

$1,999.99 Available

USAM-51

517th PIR Named Document Lot

This is a very scarce World War 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Named Document Lot.

This is a VERY extensive collection of documents, letters, military paperwork, discharge, separation, photographs, The Devils In Baggy Pants unit history, medals, ribbons, patches and similar items all identified and belonging to a single 517th paratrooper who was wounded in action.

There are too many items to show everything included, however, this is a representative sample of some of the items:

The condition is near excellent.

$2,199.99 Available
USAM-52

503rd Airborne Military Police Badge and Identification

This is a very scarce Military Police Identification from an officer of the 503rd MP Battalion (Airborne).

This unit was active during WWII, and it was very briefly reactivated for occupation duty in Italy from 1946 to 1947 for a period of 18 months. This ID is from that occupation. It includes a custom die struck metal engraved and identified US Army emblem applied to an Italian leather custom made wallet, embossed with the unit DUI. It is lettered in gold leaf, identifying it to 1st Lt. Alvin N. Papperitz, assigned to Headquarters, 503rd M.P. Battalion.

The signed picture ID and an Italian government issued document identifying the officer as a member of the Military Police (in Italian) is also included. A close-up of the ID is here.

The condition is near excellent, excepting the snap closure has detached from the wallet. The snap and strap are included.

It measures 3-1/2 by 5 inches, folded for carry.

Here is a view of the front.

The condition is near excellent.

$499.99 Available
USAM-1152 
WWII US Army 4th infantry Division Theater Made Chamois Skin Hand Painted Banner
This 4 x 6 inch banner features a green colored 4th Infantry Division insignia and the words Famous Fourth Infantry Division First in Normandy Paris Germany, The condition is near excellent overall as shown.   Here is a view of the reverse.
 
  SOLD
USAM-1162 

WWII Swastika Camp Company
This 8 x 10 inch blank Stock certificate is for shares of the Swastika Camp Company incorporated under the laws of Michigan.

The condition is near excellent overall as shown.   Here is a view of the
reverse.
 
$99.99 Available
USAM-53
US WWI 332nd Infantry Regiment Named Lot
This is a World War One Named Dog Tag, Bullion and Wool Felt Regimental patch, Bullion Overseas chevron, matched winged wheel insignia, Ingersoll Midget wrist watch and 3 six point star lot.

The dog tags are named to Joseph Dawson.  The large 1 dollar bill is a short snorter with a written history of the unit from its inception at Camp Sherman (Ohio) through the campaign in Italy -- with cities and battles noted, and a notation of the date November 4, 1918, the Christmas dinner menu (hard tack, soup, etc) that was signed by the Commander of the Regiment, Colonel Wallace and others, Camp Merritt (New York) and others.

This bill belonged to Russell Harbaugh of 1st Platoon of F Company. His name is on the bill in two places including a notation that he is in 6th Squad, 1st Platoon, Company F of the 332nd Inf or Col Wallace’s Circus.   Colonel Wallace did not sign the bill - - the signature is in Harbaugh’s hand - - it looks nothing like Wallace’s signature.

There three other names and one set of initials on the bill, “J. Thomas” who I believe is John R. Thomas, “C.C. Meyers” who is Charles C. Meyers, James McKeena,  and the initials  “L.J.F.” who I believe is Lewis J. Fritz all of these men are in Company F. 

This all fits since the places mentioned are all places F Company served. This was the company who crossed the bridge and was sent to Teodo, Montenegro – all on the note.

I cannot find a Joseph Dawson in the 332nd.  The closest guy is in the 331st but is transferred into a regiment that serves in France.  He was from Ohio, so perhaps he was a friend of Harbaugh and got the bill that way. 

No matter what, it is a great piece from the company who saw the hardest service in the 332nd.

The patch measures 2-7/8 by 2-1/8 inches and is very finely made with gold wire bullion, the Lion of St. Mark, and the 332 unit designation.

The Ingersoll Midget has a black face with hand painted radium numbers (the radium is long-flaked off), and has a protective detachable grill. It appears to be the 1914 model.  The second hand is detached, and it needs some attention to be restored to working order.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.

This is a view of the back details.

$1,499.99 Available
USAM-11
US WWI 28th Division Named Four Medal Lot
This is a World War One Named 5-Bar Victory Medal, PA State Medal, Stewart Medal, and French Verdun Campaign FOUR Medal Lot To Jay Diether.

Jay Diether was born 22 August 1895 and passed away in 1972.  He was a lifelong resident of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He was a veteran of WWI serving in the 28th Division through five campaigns: Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; Oise-Aisne; Meuse-Argonne and the Defensive Sector.

The group consists of the US Victory Medal with the five bars named above & a number of American Legion medallions and pins, as well as several other veteran items.  There are two overseas bullion chevrons (over 1 year in combat).

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.  There are a total of 27 pieces in this great grouping.

Here are some close-up detail views 1 -- 2 -- 3, showing the medals and the smaller pieces.

$379.99 Available
USAM-04
US WWI Engraved Purple Heart Four Medal Lot
This is a World War One 5-Digit Numbered Block Letter Engraved Purple Heart FOUR Medal Lot To Thaddeus M. Daly, Jr.

The group consists of the Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 with bronze star, US Victory Medal with Aisne & Defense Sector bars & the American Legion 1917-1927 Medal, all with tattered ribbons. There is some replacement flocking for the Victory Medal included, if you want to remount it.

The condition is generally good to very good, with the replacement ribbon in mint condition.

Here is a view of the back.

$499.99 Available
USAM-05
US WWI Wool Felt Patch and Two Medal Lot
WWI 352nd Field Hospital, 313th Sanitary Train Louis Feuerbacher 88th Blue Devil Division Medic Lot.

This lot consists of a France bar to the US Victory Medal, 1914-1918 French Croix de Guerre with Palm, his single dogtag, a US collar device, two different MEDIC sleeve patches, a wound chevron and an 88th Division small banner that has come apart.

He has been traced to a small town in Kansas.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.

$499.99 Available
USAM-27
WWII Submarine Sailor Pearl Harbor Survivor Named Identified Medal Ribbon Photo Lot

This is a nice complete set of insignia and devices from a Machinist Mate (later CWO) of the US Navy that was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

This lot includes the devices and insignia of a retired Navy Warrant Officer, CWO3 George H. Lind. He was a seaman stationed at Pearl Harbor during the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese.  He later served on the submarine USS POMPON (SS-267) and completed 7 combat patrols. These are close-ups of the devices front and rear.

This lot includes period photos of him in his warrant officer uniform with all ribbons and devices, circa 1962 and a WWII photo of him with a 1903 Springfield and bayonet wearing Crackerjacks.  A photo of the USS POMPON battle flag showing WWII honors is included. His WWII and Korean War ribbon bars, a Chief Petty Officer Machinist's bullion sleeve insignia (he had at least 12 years of enlisted service), warrant officer collar devices.

WWII silver dolphins and patrol pin with two gold and one silver star, and a Pearl Harbor Survivors Association patch, as well as several cap devices complete the lot.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear from age.

 

$599.99 Available
USAM-23
WWII 48th Fighter Squadron Named Identified Medal Ribbon Document Lot

This is a nice complete set of insignia and devices from a former member of the US Army Air Force 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.

This lot includes the documents describing the CBI service of Rosswell Winks, an enlisted mechanic, from 1942 in the European, North Africa and CBI in the PTO service throughout the war. It is highly unusual to find a WWII service man that served in the American Theater, European Theater, CBI, and PTO.

This lot includes period photo copies of his service record, ribbons, dogtags and several patches, including a scarce 48th FIS squadron patch.

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear from age.

 

$149.99 Available
USAM-12
Spanish American War Corps Badge

This is a difficult to find Corps badge with the shape, number and color denoting the Corps, Division and Brigade badge.

This is a I Corps 1st Division badge. It measures 1-5/8 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-13
Spanish American War Corps Badge

This is a difficult to find Corps badge with the shape, number and color denoting the Corps, Division and Brigade badge.

This is a III Corps 2nd Division 3rd Brigade badge. It measures 1-1/4 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-14
Spanish American War Corps Badge

This is a difficult to find Corps badge with the shape, number and color denoting the Corps, Division and Brigade badge.

This is a III Corps 3rd Division 1st Brigade badge. It measures 1-1/4 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-15
Spanish American War Corps Badge

This is a difficult to find Corps badge with the shape, number and color denoting the Corps, Division and Brigade badge.

This is a III Corps 3rd Division 2nd Brigade badge. It measures 1-1/4 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-16
Spanish American War Corps Badge

This is a difficult to find Corps badge with the shape, number and color denoting the Corps, Division and Brigade badge.

This is a III Corps 3rd Division 3rd Brigade badge. It measures 1-1/4 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-17
Spanish American War Corps Badge

This is a difficult to find Corps badge with the shape, number and color denoting the Corps, Division and Brigade badge.

This is a IV Corps 2nd Division badge. It measures 1-5/8 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-18
Spanish American War Corps Badge

This is a difficult to find Corps badge with the shape, number and color denoting the Corps, Division and Brigade badge.

This is a IV Corps 3rd Division badge. It measures 1-5/8 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-26
Civil War 7th Corps Badge

This is a very hard to find Civil War Arkansas 7th Corps badge.

This is a VII Corps Department of Arkansas badge. It measures 1-5/8 inches across.  There is a hinged pin and simple hook closure.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

  SOLD
USAM-07
Early Coast Artillery Marksmanship Badge

This is a very unusual coast artillery badge with large crossed bronze cannon and an applied silver marksmanship target.

It measures 1-3/4 inches across.  There are two small loops at the top for suspension from a suspension pin bar.

This is the back view

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$199.99 Available
USAM-08
Early Washington Infantry Busby Hat Plate

This is a large brass badge with large crossed solder applied "W I" letters.

It measures 5-1/4 inches across by 4-1/2 inches high.  There are wires at the sides and a screw mount at the top for attachment to the Busby style bearskin hat.

This is the back view

The condition is very good to near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

There may be some minor cosmetic differences from the one shown here.

$49.99 Available
USAM-09
Early Washington Infantry Busby Hat Accessory Lot

This is an accessory lot for the Washington Infantry Busby hat..

The plate measures 5-1/4 inches across by 4-1/2 inches high.  There are wires at the sides and a screw mount at the top for attachment to the Busby style bearskin hat.

Also included are six 1 inch dome buttons, the brush and WI bullion tassel.  The plate does not have "W I" letters present, but the outline where they were mounted is clearly visible.

This is the back view

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

There may be some minor cosmetic differences from the one shown here.

$124.99 Available
USAM-10
Unauthorized Armored Cavalry Combat Badge

This is an unusual unauthorized Armored Cavalry Combat Badge

This is one of several unauthorized badges worn (if allowed by the local commander) on the Class A uniform.  There have been nearly 60 years of debate regarding these badges and their wear. That they exist and were worn is not in question, the question usually centers around the distinction between combat support and combat infantry.

In any case, the older badges (such as this one) are VERY hard to find.  This one is an exceptional example with deep baked dark green enamel and nickel plate with well-crafted lines throughout.

The plate measures 3 inches across by 1-1/8 inches high.  There are the usual clutch fasteners on the back.

This is the back view

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

$49.99 Available
USAM-24
Unauthorized 1SSF Mountain Ski Troops Combat Badge

This is an unusual unauthorized First Special Service Force Combat Badge

This is one of several unauthorized badges worn (if allowed by the local commander) on the Class A uniform.  There have been nearly 60 years of debate regarding these badges and their wear. That they exist and were worn is not in question, the question usually centers around which troops were actually qualified to wear it.

In any case, the older badges (such as this one) are VERY hard to find.

The plate measures 3-1/2 inches across by 7/8 inches high.  There is a hinged pin and safety rotor catch on the back.

This is the back view

The condition is near very good, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

$299.99 Available
USAM-20
IMJIN SCOUTS 2nd Infantry Division Korea DMZ Badge

This is an unusual DMZ Theater Made Pocket Badge in Metal and Enamel.

This unit (9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division) was stationed on the Imjin River in Korea. The title "Imjin Scout" was the direct creation of Brigadier General Roland M. Gleszer, who was the Assistant Division Commander for Operations of the 2nd Infantry Division in 1965. From 1965 to 1967, the Imjin Scout patch was awarded only to ACTA graduates. The golden "DMZ" legend was added in early '67 (see Ridenhour collection and Oberdorf certificate) when there was, briefly, a period of two overlapping programs. The Zone heated up during this period, and 2ID Regulation 672-3 authorized award of the patch for a specified number of operations; so there were two patches, one reflecting ACTA training, the other DMZ service. After 1967, ACTA graduation was no longer a requirement for the Imjin Scout award, and the majority appear to have been presented at the Battalion level. All patches bore the DMZ legend.  More history here.

In any case, the older badges (such as this one) are VERY hard to find.  This one is an exceptional example with deep baked dark enamel and die struck design, evident on the back.

The slightly vaulted badge measures 3 inches across by 1-3/4 by 2 inches high.  There is a chain and spring pins style fasteners on the back (apparently for suspension from the fatigue jacket uniform button)

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

  SOLD
USAM-21
Brigadier General Staff Aide Officer Branch Insignia Badge Set In Original Box

This is an L. G. BALFOUR Officer Branch Insignia Badge Set in Gold Plate and Red White and Blue Enamel.

This set is an exceptionally nicely made LGB set in the original BALFOUR labeled issue case.

There is some darkness from age at the edges of the badges.  They are LGB and 1/10 10K G.F. maker and content marked.  The original foil content tag is present (not visible in the photo, it's under the pad).

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of deep tarnish from age.

$199.99 Available
USAM-261
Theater Made Persian Gulf Command Distinctive Unit Insignia

This is a WWII vintage baked enamel theater made DI. This is a fairly scarce device.

This badge is an exceptional nicely made unit identification. It is slightly curved and made of a very red copper-rich brass. It has a pad soldered spring pin and simple hook catch on the back.

There is some darkness from age. There are no maker nor content marks.

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of deep tarnish from age.

$49.99 Available
USDUI-21
Theater Made US Army Special Forces Mike Force Distinctive Unit Insignia

This is a Vietnam War vintage baked enamel theater made beer can DI. This is a fairly scarce device.

This badge is an exceptional nicely made US Army Special Forces 5th Mobile Strike Force (Nha Trang) unit identification. It is very thin and mounted on the original maker marked card. It has a pad soldered clutch pins on the back.

Note the black handle and unusual lightning bolts.  It is very similar to the designs shown on Page 441 of Sutherland's Special Forces of the United States: 1952-1982 book.  We occasionally have copies of this great reference available, email for current price and availability.

There are profuse maker marks in Kanji on the back of the insignia.

The condition is near mint.

$49.99 Available
USDUI-222
Theater Made US Army Special Forces Mike Force Distinctive Unit Insignia

Theater Made US Army Special Forces Mike Force Distinctive Unit Insignia.  Here is a view of the reverse.

$9.99
Each
Available
USDUI-221
Theater Made US Marine Corps WAR DOGS Sentry Dogs Clutch Back Distinctive Unit Insignia Beer Can Tinnie
 This beer can is as shown and measures 1-1/2 x 2 inches. The condition is near excellent with a few minor scratches.  Here is a view of the reverse.

 

  SOLD
USAM-223
Theater Made US Army Lot of Beer can Tinnies Distinctive Unit Insignia.
Theater Made US Army Lot of Beer can Tinnies Distinctive Unit Insignia All in near excellent condition overall as shown.  Here is a closer view.

 

$19.99 Each Available
USAM-22
WWI US Army Dogtag Pair

This is a WWI set of stamped aluminum disk US Army identification dogtags.

This set is identified to Howard McClain on the front and has a 7 digit number on the back.

There is shoestring holding the pair of tags together.

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of oxidation from age.

$29.99 Available
USAM-22
WWI US Army Dogtag Pair

This is a WWI set of stamped aluminum disk US Army identification dogtags.

This set is identified to Howard McClain on the front and has a 7 digit number on the back.

There is shoestring holding the pair of tags together.

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of oxidation from age.

$29.99 Available

United States Air Force & US Army Air Corps & Air Service Signal Corps


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Aviator Ground INDEX Time Distance Multi Dial Pocket COMPUTER
This computer measures 1-1/2 inch diameter and the reverse is marked Sky Harbor Airport Inc.

The condition is used and near excellent

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport skyharbor.com/
$64.99 Available
USSAF-111
Cased and MINT Nationalist China Order Medal Badge Issued to American Volunteer Group Flying Tigers
This large multi-piece award measures 2.75 inches in diameter.

The obverse depicts the Nationalist China white & blue sun burst.  The reverse has Chinese script and the number 144.  Also present is a brass disc that acts as a screw nut that secures the decorations multiple piece construction. 

The award comes in it's original red velvet presentation box w/ corresponding ribbon. 

The exterior of the box has additional Chinese script written diagonally. This is a high quality decoration was awarded to an American military adviser, who was also a LAPD officer, during or just after WWII.  

Here are additional medals  1  2.
$449.99 Available
US Wings Composite Group Photo

This is a sample of some of the scarce, rare, and virtually unique World War 1 wings, insignia, patches, and devices of early military aviation. Some of the patches shown are later, of course. There are some foreign devices also shown.

Detail close-ups of the pilot wings, half wings, and the super-rare photographer wing are shown at the links.

The condition is near excellent on most pieces shown.

Items are priced depending on scarcity and condition.

Many of these wings are shown in detail and priced separately on the US Army Aviation page.

Varies Some of those shown are still available
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1930 Curtiss-Wright RARE Biplane Wing Material with Complete Registration Number

This is identified as a piece of wing canvas from a Curtiss-Wright CW-16K biplane.

It has a complete registration number: NC 11703, which positively identifies the material from the CW-16K.

It was powered by a 125hp Kinner B-5 engine. Overall length was 20'7". It could carry a load of 774 pounds. Top speed of 112 knots, cruise of 95 and stall 48. Its range was 420 miles. This aircraft was an extended version of the CW-12 series. Original list price was $4,488. The total population was eleven (11) aircraft (NC407W, NC409W, NC421W/422W, NC446W, NC11703/11707, and NC11718)

It measures 33 inches wide and it is about 8 feet long. It is black lettering on signal orange color.

The condition is near excellent, with wrinkles from age.

$1,999.99 Available
USAF-04
Type A-8 Navigation Stop Watch

This is a functional and well-maintained Korean War vintage stopwatch used by USAF navigators.

The case is serial numbered AF52-2496.  The nine jewel movement is serial numbered 33753879. This is a view from the top showing the winder.

It has the military data engraved on the back of the case, including the Waltham Watch maker, the contract and case numbers, and Type A-8 model number.

It is a size 16.

The condition is near excellent and functional throughout.

  SOLD 
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WWII PG-102/CB Pigeon Carrier

This is a World War II US Army Signal Corps PG-102/CB two-bird pigeon carrier.

It was used to transport carrier pigeons and carry message books, PG-67 pigeon capsules, and support accessories in a compartment in the top. The bottom opens for cleaning. Opening the top allows the bars to be raised to release the bird. Holes in the sides allow for connecting the pigeon message capsules to the birds.

It measures 14 inches wide and it is about 9-1/2 inches high and 7-1/2 inches deep. It is painted the usual Army OD color. The nomenclature is stamped into the lid. The instruction decal occasionally seen on the inside of the lid is not present, and it appears it was never applied.

The condition is near mint with some minor signs of wear from long storage. All clips and buckles are present and intact.

We also have the very rare US Army pigeon corset (made by Maidenform during WWII) and PG-67 message capsule available separately. Inquire as to price and availability.

  SOLD
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WWII PG-104/CB Pigeon Carrier

This is a World War II US Army Signal Corps PG-104/CB four-bird pigeon carrier.

It was used to transport carrier pigeons and carry message books, PG-67 pigeon capsules, and support accessories in a compartment in the top. The bottom opens for cleaning. Opening the top allows the bars to be raised to release the bird. Holes in the sides allow for connecting the pigeon message capsules to the birds.

It measures 14 inches wide and it is about 9-1/2 inches high and 7-1/2 inches deep. It is painted the usual Army OD color. The nomenclature is stamped into the lid. The instruction decal occasionally seen on the inside of the lid is present, and it is in remarkable undamaged condition.

The condition is near excellent with some minor signs of wear from long storage.  There are some signs of light routine field use. All clips and buckles are present and intact.

We also have the very rare US Army PG-106/CB airborne paratrooper pigeon corset (made by Maidenform during WWII) and PG-67 message capsule available separately. Inquire as to price and availability.

  SOLD

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WWII PG-106/CB Pigeon Corset

This is a World War II US Army Signal Corps PG-106/CB airborne paratrooper pigeon corset carrier.

It was used to protect carrier pigeons during a jump and airborne operations..

The condition is mint and unused. All clips and buckles are present and intact.

This is a view of the issue box and box ID tag and 1944 dated inspection tag and wrapper. The images are for reference only, they are not available and not included in the price.

$299.99 Available
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Rip Cord Club of the World Early Caterpillar Document

This is identified as a Life Membership document in the Rip Cord Club of the World (RCCW), an early predecessor to the Caterpillar Club and Goldfish Clubs of WWII.

This document is dated 14 October, 1927 at Chanute Field (Illinois), the recipient named Edmund Paul Taylor, and certified in quill pen by the head of the Council "Tug" Wilson, Recording Rip No. 5. Warrant Officer Harry Wilson was the most experienced parachutist in the US Army, and was the first jumpmaster for the Parachute Test Platoon, as an instructor for the fledgling US Army Airborne. You can read a portion of his contribution to Airborne history in the book Airborne : A Combat History of American Airborne Forces by E.M. Jr Flanagan.

The certificate is a pebble-grain photograph, with some custom calligraphy identifying the location as part of the photograph, and the particulars filled in black quill pen.

The original artwork was by Sgt. Hechter, which features the extremely rare RCCW insignia incorporated into the photograph of a parachute descent.

This is an outstanding document, and exceptionally rare.

There are some slight wrinkles and one 3 inch long tear at the left margin which was field repaired long ago. The tear is virtually unnoticeable.

It measures 7-3/8 by 9-3/8 inches long.

$999.99 Available
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Early Pre-Caterpillar Rip Cord Club Parachute Badge

This is identified as a Ripcord Club Parachutist pin, an early predecessor to the Caterpillar Club and Goldfish Clubs of WWII.

This pin is very detailed rendition of a parachute descent. It was made by ROBBINS & CO. ATTLEBORO and content marked STERLING silver on the back.  It has a safety catch pin closure. These are views with the pin down and the pin up to show the marks.

This is an outstanding pin badge and exceptionally rare. See the background image from an early postcard of Caterpillar Club Members in the 1930's, it is almost a perfect match to this pin.

There is some slight tarnish from age present front and back.

It measures 1-3/8 by 1-5/8 inches long.

$699.99 Available
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WWII Senior Pilot Wing Badge Napkin Ring

This is a 2 inch Senior Pilot wing badge applied to a silver napkin ring dating to WWII.

The wing is very detailed with an integral (not applied) silver star surmount on the shield. These are views from the top and the back. There are no apparent maker or content marks.

There is some moderate tarnish from age present front and back.

It measures 1-1/4 by 2-3/4 inches long and 7/8 inch deep overall.

$199.99 Available
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WWII Airborne Issue Clicker

This is a WWII Airborne Issue Clicker.

This clicker was found in the pocket of a 82nd Pathfinder jump jacket that I purchased 30 years ago.

Here is a view of the back

The condition is used but still near excellent.

$349.99 Available
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WWII Airborne Issue Clicker

This is a WWII Airborne Issue Clicker.

This clicker was found in the pocket of a 81st Pathfinder jump jacket that I purchased 30 years ago.

Here is a view of the back

The condition is used but still near excellent.

$349.99 Available
WB-01
USA Paratrooper Captured At Normandy & Escaped Silver Bullion Escape and Evasion Winged Boot Cloth Patch
This is as shown.

The 3 x 3 inch patch is in near excellent condition overall.

Here is a view of the back.
$199.99 Available
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WWII Escape and Evasion British Made Winged Boot Pin

This is a WWII Escape and Evasion British Made Winged Boot Pin.

It is unmarked.  It measures 38 mm by 40 mm.

Here is a view of the  back.

The condition is near excellent, and guaranteed original.

$349.99 Available
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Caterpillar Ruby Eyes Club Parachute 14K Gold Pin

This is identified as a Caterpillar Club Parachutist pin, a presentation from one of the several parachute makers (notably Irvin) for members of the Caterpillar Club and Goldfish Clubs of WWII.

This pin is very detailed 14K gold caterpillar with ruby eyes.  It has a safety catch pin closure. These are views with the pin down.  There are no maker marks.  It tests 14K gold.

This is an outstanding pin badge and exceptionally rare.

It measures 7/8 inches long.

$499.99 Available

USA World War One & Later Collar Disc Insignia


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USCD-01
USA World War One F Troop Cavalry EM Collar Disc

 This is the standard size screw back disc.

The condition is near MINT.

Here is another view.

$19.99 Available

US Government and Espionage


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Description, Size, Condition Price Status
OSS-01
Office of Strategic Services Detachment 101 Campaign Badge

This is the very scarce CBI OSS DET 101 Burma Campaign STERLING Silver Bar.

It measures 3 inches across.

This is the back view

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$499.99 Available
USTW-01
US Customs Pilot Wing

This is the now long obsolete US Treasury Department STERLING silver US Customs Service pilot wing. It is pictured and described in the book Wings of Gold.

It measures 3 inches across.

This is the back view

The condition is near excellent, with some signs of routine wear and tarnish from age.

 

$149.99 Available