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WW1 103rd Cactus Division, Brass Numbers, with 40 and 8 Boxcar Numbers, (40 Hommes, 8 Chevaux)
1UW1MI-1. During WW1 a French railroad boxcar numbered, “40-8,” (forty and eight), was rated by the U.S. Army as being capable of carrying 40-soldiers or 8-horses; soldiers routinely traveled in these boxcars and the name “Forty and Eight Veteran’s” was adopted by some U.S. veteran organizations after the war. The “103,” numbers are 1-1/4-inch wide x ½-inch high; the numbers are nicely stamped from brass; the backside of the numbers are soldered to double horizontal brass bars; the backside has two screw posts with, hollow, domed nuts for fastening to a uniform. The “40 and 8,” numbers are 1-1/8-inch wide, at its widest part x 1-3/4-inch high; These large numbers are nicely stamped from brass; the backside of the numbers are soldered to one horizontal and one vertical brass bar and has a brass wire, safety pin, type attaching pin. The two devices exhibit moderate signs of age patina; light to moderate wear, as well as very minor tarnish; the 40 and 8 still retains some of its original gilt finish. Very nice examples. Although this type of boxcar was used during WW1, as well as WW2, it is my opinion that these are WW1 versions, because of their large size and the style of construction. UNIQUE. Vg. $35.00
WW1, Bronze, Victory Lapel Button Awarded for Honorable Military Service
1UW1MI-1hta. Following the First World War the War Department wanted to provide discharged veterans with a device to indicate they served honorably during "the Great War." Although the Government created a Victory Medal for the First World War, it did not think a miniature lapel pin of that medal was the best way to indicate honorable service; however, they wanted to provide an emblem that indicated the wearer was entitled to the Victory Medal. After careful consideration they developed a "Victory Lapel Button," which was a five-pointed star, approximately 5/8-inch in diameter superimposed on a laurel wreath. The center of the star bears embossed, “US” letters. Two types of Victory Buttons were issued, one in silver for those who had been wounded in action, and another in bronze for all others. The Victory Lapel Button was designed by the noted sculptor Adolph A. Weinman (1870-1952), and eligibility was the same as that for the Victory Medal. The buttons were issued free of charge; in some cases they were given at the time of discharge; otherwise a veteran could obtain it by taking his discharge documents to the nearest Army or Navy Recruiting Office. This simple, yet very popular, lapel button was the first, "Honorable Service," device provided to veterans. This example exhibits moderate signs of age, as well as overall wear to its blackened finish, (the blackened finish is worn down to the base brass metal). The backside has a rounded device which is designed to fit into the lapel buttonhole, on civilian clothing. Vg. $10.00 SOLD
Engineer Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
1UW1MI-2. One-inch diameter enlisted mans collar disk with finely stippled background; the central design depicts the U.S. Army Engineer’s castle symbol. Very heavy wear on the castle; spots of the dark painted finish on the background are worn through to its copper colored base. The backside retains approximately 50% of its dark painted finish and has a screw post with proper nut fastener. Vg. $10.00 SOLD
Aviation Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
1UW1MI-3. One-inch diameter enlisted man collar disk with finely stippled background. The finish is lightly worn on some of the highlights, approximately 90%, or more, of its original dark brown painted finish remains. The disk depicts, in high relief, the aviation winged propeller design. The Reverse exhibits a screw post with a round, brass, serrated edge, nut fastener. Very nice. Vg+. $45.00

Variation WW1 Enlisted Man’s Aviation Collar Disk Separately Applied Propeller Unique Wings - Screw Back

1UW1MI-4. One-inch diameter, dark bronze, enlisted man’s Aviation collar disk with finely stippled background. The finish is moderately worn on the highlights, more wear on the propeller, approximately 50% of its original dark bronze finish remains; the seams on the edge of the propeller are separating, in some spots, (not actually noticeable with the naked eye). The disk depicts, in high relief, a unique, stubby wing design, with a, separately applied, silver metal propeller. The reverse has a screw post with a small, round-top, nut fastener. A unique variation. About VG. $35.00 SOLD
M1921 Post WW1 Type C.M.T.C. (Civilian Military Training Corps), Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
emdskcmtc2.JPG (58084 bytes) 1UW1MI-5. A one-inch diameter, enlisted man collar disk, of the new style, (post-WW1), which first appeared in 1921. Army Regulation 600-35 required the elimination of all bronze insignia from the Army uniform. During the years between 1921 through 1924, the background of the enlisted collar and hat insignia was changed to depict a diamond shaped checkerboard pattern with small shields within each diamond, as seen on this insignia and in 1924, all bronze insignia was eliminated from the uniform. This specimen has the letters, CMTC, (Civilian Military Training Corps), embossed on the new style background. The original gold finish is maybe 50%, or less, intact; the finish on the highlights is worn to the base brass metal and its moderately tarnished from age and use. The backside has a screw post with a round, brass, serrated edge nut fastener; the backside is overall lightly tarnished, but most of the original finish still remains. A unique disk, not often encountered. Vg. $20.00
WW1 Plastic Enlisted Collar Disks - NJ, (New Jersey), & Infantry Crossed Rifles - a Unique Variation - Unknown Use
1UW1MI-6. 1-inch diameter, slightly vaulted, plastic disk depicting the letters, “NJ,” on one disk and crossed MJ1903 rifles on the other; the design is imbedded or sandwiched between plastic disks; the “NJ,” letters are superimposed on a yellow/ olive checkered background and the rifles are on a shaded yellow/olive background. The backside has a horizontal spring pin attachment with an open pin catch and each disk is embossed with the words, “Whitehead & Hoag,” (very small and not perfectly stamped so it ‘s not completely legible), which was a company that produced a multitude of patriotic, political and novelty pins of celluloid, cloth, tin and plastic. Actual use unknown; early New Jersey National Guard (?); Children’s toy item (?); made for a special event (?). A very unique set. Excellent. $15.00 Set.
M1921 Post WW1 Type Army Enlisted, Gilt, Cap Device - Circa 1921-1924
1UW1MI-7. 1-1/2-inch diameter, stamped, gilt brass device for a, new style, (post-WW1), U.S. Army, enlisted campaign hat or visor hat. On November 25, 1924, gilt insignia was authorized for wear on Army uniforms; all bronze insignia was removed from officer and enlisted uniforms and the dark bronze insignia was reserved for wartime use only. During the years between 1921 through 1924, the background of the enlisted collar and hat insignia was changed to depict a diamond shaped checkerboard pattern with small shields within each diamond, as seen on this insignia and in 1924, all bronze insignia was eliminated from the uniform. This specimen depicts the standard U.S. Army style eagle on a checkered background; it retains approximately 90% of its original gilt finish with light signs of age, light surface wear and insignificant tarnish to some of the highlights of the design. The backside retains at least 80% of its gilt finish and it has a screw post with a scalloped edge nut. Some surface verdigris near the bottom of the screw post, (not a significant problem). Nice. Vg. $15.00
M1921 Post WW1 Type Army Enlisted, Gilt, Cap Device - Circa 1921-1924
earlyemcapdevice1var.JPG (71420 bytes) 1UW1MI-8. 1-1/2-inch diameter, stamped, gilt brass device for a, new style, (post-WW1), U.S. Army, enlisted campaign hat or visor hat. Same description as above, except this example has retained almost all of its original gold finish, has less wear and almost no tarnish. The backside has a screw post with a slightly tapered nut with a, thin, knurled edge. Very Nice. Near excellent. $19.00
M1921 Post WW1 Type Armored Infantry, Enlisted, U.S. Collar Device Circa 1921-1924
1UW1MI-9. 1-inch diameter, stamped, brass device for a, new style, (post-WW1), U.S. Armored Infantry enlisted uniform collar. On November 25, 1924, gilt insignia was authorized for wear on Army uniforms; all bronze insignia was removed from officer and enlisted uniforms and the dark bronze insignia was reserved for wartime use only. During the years between 1921 through 1924, the background on the enlisted collar and hat insignia was changed to depict a, sort of, diamond shaped checkerboard pattern with small shields within each diamond, as seen on this insignia. This specimen depicts, in high relief, a WW2 style tank, superimposed on crossed muskets. The front retains approximately 98% of its original bright gilt finish; the backside retains nearly all of its original finish with very insignificant surface tarnish and or soil; it has a screw post with a, fluted, tapered edge nut.  Sort of a difficult Branch of Service to find from this period. Very Nice. Near excellent. $20.00 SOLD
M1921 Post WW1 Type U.S. Army Enlisted Collar Disk, US 55th Battalion, with Early N.S. Meyer Maker Mark
1UW1MI-10. 1-inch diameter, stamped, brass device for a, new style, (post-WW1),U.S. enlisted uniform collar. On November 25, 1924, gilt insignia was authorized for wear on Army uniforms; all bronze insignia was removed from officer and enlisted uniforms and the dark bronze insignia was reserved for wartime use only. During the years between 1921 through 1924, the background on the enlisted collar and hat insignia was changed to depict a, sort of, diamond shaped checkerboard pattern with small shields within each diamond, as seen on this insignia. This specimen depicts, in high relief, the letters, US," and the number, "55," below, (numbers below U.S. letters refer to a Battalion number). The disk exhibits light signs of wear, moderate signs of age and the original gilt finish on the front of the disk is completely worn off, leaving a dark brass age patina; the backside shows some remnants of its gilt finish, which is now darkened, tarnished and has some extremely insignificant signs of dry verdigris. The backside of this disk also has an embossed, "N.S. Meyer," shield maker's mark and the words, "Meyer Metal," with an arrow between the two words, which is one of the early Meyer logos; it is quite unusual for any of the WW1 -1920's disks to be maker marked. This disk has a screw post with a, slightly tapered, fluted edge, nut. An interesting variation. Vg. $15.00
R.O.T.C., (Reserve Officers' Training Corps), Collar Insignia
1UW1MI-11. 2-1/8-inch wide x 9/16-inch high. R.O.T.C. letters with dark bronze painted finish; maybe 98% of its original finish remains. The backside has a horizontal attaching pin with a, flat, open metal pin catch. Excellent. $20.00 Matching pair
 M1921 Post WW1 Type U.S. Army Enlisted Collar Disk, US 17th Battalion
1UW1MI-12. 1-inch diameter, stamped, brass device for an early, U.S. enlisted uniform collar. On November 25, 1924, gilt insignia was authorized for wear on Army uniforms; all bronze insignia was removed from officer and enlisted uniforms and the dark bronze insignia was reserved for wartime use only. During the years between 1921 through 1924, the background on the enlisted collar and hat insignia was changed to depict a, sort of, diamond shaped checkerboard pattern with small shields within each diamond, as seen on this insignia. This specimen depicts, in high relief, the letters, US," and the number, "55," below (numbers below U.S. letters refer to a Battalion number). The disk exhibits moderate signs of age and wear, consistent with actual use; the original gilt finish on the front of the disk is completely worn off, leaving a shiny brass colored patina; the backside still retains most of its original gilt finish. This disk has a screw post with a, flat, fluted edge, nut. About Vg. $15.00
M1901 Enlisted Man's Infantry Crossed Rifles – 12th Regiment Headquarters
1UW1MI-14. This beautiful, large size, gilt brass insignia, depicting crossed Infantry flintlock rifles, was used from 1901 through 1904. This specimen is 2-1/4-inch wide x 1-1/8-inch high bearing the regimental number “12,” above and the letter “H,” (headquarters), suspended below the rifles. The insignia retains at least 50% of its original gilt finish. Reverse exhibits a horizontal pin with open wire loop catch. Light signs of age wear and use. Single. A beauty. Near excellent. $39.00
M1907 Crossed Infantry Rifles, 5th Regiment, K Company
1UW1MI-15. This style insignia bears the 1903 style rifle; it’s slightly bent, (a normal occurrence with this type of insignia), and all of the original gilt finish has worn off from handling and actual use. Approximately 1-3/4-inch wide x 1-inch high with the number “5,” above and the letter “K,” below the rifle barrels. Backside has an angled hinged pin and an open wire pin catch. This style attaching pin eliminated the need for stabilizing pins. Single. Vg. $25.00
Early NRA, (National Rifle Association), Junior Rifle Corps, Pro-Marksman Badge
1UW1MI-16. Approximately 1-3/16-inch diameter antiqued bronze colored metal badge suspended from a 1-1/2-inch long x ¼-inch high, curved, suspension bar. The central design depicts a bulls-eye target, superimposed on crossed rifles, the words, “NRA, Junior Rifle Corps,” are spaced within the area between the crossed rifles; the design is enclosed by a laurel wreath. The curved suspension bar bears embossed words, “Pro-Marksman,” and it has two suspension rings, which attach to the wreath. The front of the badge is in Vg condition; it is moderately aged, but still retains most of its original finish, which is lightly worn on some of the highlights. The flat backside has an overall tarnished appearance, it’s unmarked and the backside of the suspension bar has a horizontal attaching pin with a roller pin catch. Nice. Vg. $15.00
WW1 State of Connecticut  Service, Medal 1917-1918, with Ribbon Bar, in Original Box of Issue
ctww1.jpg (58990 bytes) 1UW1MI-17. Antique gold finish medal, 1-1/4-inch diameter medal depicting, in very high relief, a woman in a flowing robe holding an olive branch, standing next to a large eagle with arrows in its talons, with wording, "World War 1917-1918." Reverse depicts an olive branch and State of Connecticut shield logo. Wording, "State of Connecticut for Service." The medal is suspended from a blue ribbon with white and red central stripes; the backside has a slot brooch with horizontal attaching pin and open pin catch. The medal is on its original card, in its original 2-1/4-inch x 3-3/4-inch cardboard box with metal tabs to secure lid; also included is it s appropriate ribbon bar in glassine envelope. The card is maker marked, "The Robbins Company, Attleboro, Massachusetts." Very light and insignificant signs of age, as well as slight yellowing to paper parts. Very nice. Unused. Excellent. $40.00
23rd Annual Spanish American War Veterans, Hartford, Connecticut, Encampment, June 1926
1UW1MI-18. 2-1/8-inch wide x 2-1/2-inch high, thin, bronze colored, brass medal depicting the Spanish American War “Cross Design.” The medal commemorates the 23rd annual Spanish American War Veterans encampment, in Hartford, Connecticut in June 1926. The top of the medal has a red painted heart, which is embossed, “In the Heart of the State.” The medal is suspended from a bronze colored bar, bearing the Hartford city seal and the word, “Hartford.” The back of the suspension bar has a, safety-pin, type attaching device and is embossed, “Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J., (part of the lettering is under the attaching pin and not completely readable. Moderately aged, nice patina, some of the red paint is chipped, maybe 96% still remains. Nice. Vg. $20.00
WW1 U.S. Victory Medal
1UW1MI-19. 1-7/8-inch dark brass colored medal. The front depicts a winged warrior bearing a shield and sword; the reverse depicts am, “Roman Fasces Bundle,” bundle with a double headed axe, which is superimposed on a "US," shield. Embossed lettering reads, “The Great War for Civilization;” the names of the Allied countries are embossed around the central design. The medal exhibits light surface wear and has an overall dark brass age patina; the gilt finish is pretty much worn off. The medal is suspended from a multi-colored ribbon, which is heavily, worn and has some frayed areas; the ribbon is still attached to its original full wrapped brooch suspension with a horizontal attaching pin and a roller lock pin catch. Well used, lots of character. About Good. $25.00
1921 Connecticut Governors Foot Guard Medal Commemorating 150-Years Of Continuous Service
1UW1MI-20. 1-1/4-inch diameter, antique gold colored medal depicting the Connecticut Foot Guard’s logo design and a Foot Guard soldier in uniform, at attention, with embossed wording, “First Company Governors Foot Guard – 1771 to 1921.” Reverse is embossed, “In Commemoration of 150 Years of Continuous Service Hartford, Conn. Oct. 19, 1921.” It is interesting to note that at the beginning of the revolution, Connecticut, (Foot Guard), was the only colony to show up with uniformed troops. The medal is suspended from a red ribbon with a vertical white stripe with black borders; the ribbon has a, blackened metal, slip-through suspension bar with a horizontal attaching pin and open pin catch. Bottom Reverse of the medal is embossed with the makers name, “W. & H. Co., (Whitehead Hoag), Newark, N.J.” The front of the medal is, overall, lightly tarnished from age, but still shows 98% if its original gold finish; the ribbon is moderately aged and  lightly soiled from handling and storage. The medal is on its original card, which is tattered and torn from handling and storage. Nice. Unused. Vg+. $25.00
Early Brass, NY, (New York), Letters With Brass Prongs & Lead Backing - Circa Unknown
1UW1MI-21. Tarnished brass, “NY,” letters, the “N” is 1-1/4-inch wide and both are 1-inch high; the backside is filled with lead and each letter has blunt end, brass, attaching prongs. We acquired these at an estate sale about five years ago; apparently the deceased’s family had a factory that made these items pre 1900; we don’t even know if they are military or not. Moderate age and tarnish. Unique. Unused. Vg. $20.00
Early Brass, PV, Letters With Brass Prongs & Lead Backing - Circa Unknown
1UW1MI-22. Tarnished brass, “PV,” letters; both letters are 1-1/8-inch wide x 1-1/4-inch high; the backside is filled with lead and each letter has blunt end, brass, attaching prongs. We acquired these at an estate sale about five years ago; apparently the deceased’s family had a factory that made these items pre 1900; we don’t even know if they are military or not. Moderate age and tarnish. Unique. Unused. Vg. $20.00
Early WW1 Army Officer Field Clerk, Quartermaster, Collar Insignia
1UW1MI-23. An early, obsolete Army officer branch of service collar insignia. The Act of August 1916 authorized the Army Field Clerk branch of service collar insignia, which depicts bronze crossed feathers. This example is approximately 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-inch high, has a copper/bronze finish and an Army Quartermaster symbol connected below the crossed feathers. The backside exhibits a horizontal attaching pin with a flat, open, pin catch. Minor age and tarnish. A very unique insignia, not often encountered. SCARCE. single. Excellent. $35.00 SOLD
Marksman C.M.T.C. (Civilian Military Training Corps) - Badge
1UW1MI-24. An early badge, circa 1930’s, approximately 2-inch long x 1/4-inch wide qualification bar depicting the word, “Marksman C.M.T.C.” The backside has a horizontal attaching pin with an open, flat, pin catch. The front exhibits overall tarnish and dark patina to the original finish light wear to the highlights. Nice detail. No precious metal. Scarce Qualification Bar. Vg. $25.00
M1902 Enlisted Man's Crossed Infantry Rifles, Company G, 3rd Regiment - Screw back  for Hat
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1UW1MI-25. This style rifle, (musket), was used from about 1898 through 1902; the style of rifle was completely changed in 1903. This gilt brass specimen is approximately 2-1/4-inch wide x 1-1/4-inch high with the number “3” above the letter “G.” The gold finish has lightly toned with age.  A screw back single, complete with nut and both stabilizing pins intact. The nut is maker marked, “Pasquale, San Francisco.”  Vg+. $25.00

Turn of the Century, 1900's, Tin, Patriotic American Flag Pin
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1UW1MI-26. Approximately 1-inch x 1-3/8-inch stamped tin flag with brown painted pole and a, vertical, common pin attaching device. The small piece of tin holding the attaching pin is marked, “Pat. Dec. 15, TM 1900,” (not completely legible). Minor light scratches, light age and some toning from storage.  A very nice, early, patriotic item. Vg+.  $5.00

WW1 Tank Corps Officer Device for Over Seas Hat or Shirt Collar, MINIATURE Size, Pin Back , French Made for U.S. Troops
1UW1MI-27 MINI. Approximately 7/8-inch wide x 1/2-inch high, stamped bronze, U.S. Tank Corps officer insignia depicting the side view of a WW1 Mark VIII tank above two fire breathing dragons with laurel branches below. This very nicely detailed, pierced design, insignia exhibits very light signs of age, as well as very light and insignificant surface wear to the dark bronze finish on some of the highlights; at least 98% of the original bronze finish still remains. The flat backside has a short horizontal pin with a flat, open, metal pin catch; the back retains, at least 98% of its original bronze finish.  A unique, very, small size variation. Excellent. $35.00
WW1 Tank Corps Officer Device for Over Seas Hat or Shirt Collar, VERY SMALL Size, Screw Back. A small example but not quite as small as 1UW1MI-27 MINI, Above
1UW1MI-27 VERY SMALL. Approximately 1-inch wide x 9/16-inch high, stamped bronze, U.S. Tank Corps officer insignia depicting the side view of a WW1 Mark VIII tank above two fire breathing dragons with laurel branches below. This nicely detailed, pierced design, insignia exhibits light signs of age, as well as light surface wear to the dark bronze finish on some of the highlights; maybe 85% of the original bronze finish still remains. The flat backside has a threaded post with a, round, knurled edge nut. A unique small size variation. Excellent. $35.00
Enlisted Man Tank Corps Collar Disk 1st Type - Screw Back
1UW1MI-27a. One-inch diameter enlisted man Tank Corps collar disk with finely stippled background; the front of the disk depicts the front end view of an early Whippet tank. The black finish is moderately, to near heavily, worn and chipped on most of the highlights of the design and around the border edge; approximately 40% of its original dark brown painted finish remains. The blackened reverse has a screw post with a, smooth, tapered edge nut. Vg. SOLD
1st Type Tank Corps Insignia for the Front of the NCO Visor Hat - Screw Back
1UW1MI-27b. Approximately 2-inches wide x 1-1/8-inches wide, depicting a blackened metal, front end view of a first type tank, (Whippet), within a blackened metal, Laurel wreath. The front of the tank, and the wreath, are beautifully detailed; the tank is soldered to the wreath using flat metal attachments. The front the badge retains 99% of its original blackened finish. The flat, blackened, backside of the tank has a screw post with a flat nut and a, smooth, flat edge. The hollow backed wreath, stamped, metal wreath is highly detailed and has two small metal pins which secure the badge in the proper location when in use. The nut has picked up some age as it a ferrous type metal, (nothing serious). A unique and somewhat scarce piece of early tank memorabilia. Excellent+ condition. $125.00
Officer Tank Corps Collar Insignia, Depicting a, 2nd Type, Mark VIII Tank with Horizontal Attaching Pin. Single Left Side. Beautiful Condition
1UW1MI-27c. Approximately 1-3/4-inches wide x 1-inch high U.S. Tank officers’ branch of service collar badge, depicting a beautifully detailed, moderately convex, blackened brass, WW1 Mark VIII type tank, riding above two fire breathing dragons, all perched on a short laurel-branch wreath. The black finish, on this example, exhibits extremely light and insignificant chips, on some of the highlights of the design, maybe 99% of the original dark finish remains. The flat, blackened, backside has a horizontal attaching pin with a flat pin catch. Beautiful detail. Overall Excellent+ condition $95.00 SOLD
Officer Tank Corps Collar Insignia, Depicting a, 2nd Type, Mark VIII Tank with Horizontal Attaching Pin. Single Right Side
1UW1MI-27d. Approximately 1-3/4-inches wide x 1-inch high U.S. Tank officers’ branch of service collar badge, depicting a highly detailed, slightly convex, blackened brass, WW1 Mark VIII type tank, riding above two fire breathing dragons, all perched on a short laurel-branch wreath. The black finish, on this example, is lightly chipped and lightly worn to brass base metal, on some of the highlights of the design, maybe 90% of the original dark finish remains. The hollow, stamped, blackened backside, mirrors the front and it has a horizontal attaching pin with a flat pin catch. Nice. Overall Vg+. $85.00
Officer Tank Corps Collar Insignia, Depicting a, 2nd Type, Mark VIII Tank with Horizontal Attaching Pin. Single Right Side
1UW1MI-27e. Approximately 1-3/4-inches wide x 1-inch high U.S. Tank officers’ branch of service collar badge, depicting a highly detailed, slightly convex, blackened brass, WW1 Mark VIII type tank, riding above two fire breathing dragons, all perched on a short laurel-branch wreath. The black finish, on this example, is moderately worn to brass base metal, on some of the highlights of the design, maybe 40% of the original dark finish remains. The semi-hollow, sculptured, blackened backside has a horizontal attaching pin with a flat pin catch. For some reason, a previous owner has applied a lacquer, (?), finish to the front of this insignia, giving a light sheen to the design. Nice example. Overall Vg. $79.00 SOLD
M1904 Enlisted Man's Crossed Infantry Rifles, A over FR - Screw back for Hat
1904infafr.JPG (36626 bytes) 1UW1MI-28.This style insignia bears a heavy looking 1903 style rifle; it has approximately 50% of its original gilt finish and is lightly aged from handling and actual use. Approximately 2-inches wide x 1-inch high with the letter, “A” above the letters “FR.” A screw back single with nut, washer and stabilizing pins intact. Vg. $25.00 
M1904 Enlisted Man's Crossed Infantry Rifles, C over FR - Screw back for Hat

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1UW1MI-29. This style insignia bears a heavy looking 1903 style rifle; it has approximately 40% of its original gilt finish and is light, to moderately aged from handling and actual use. Approximately 2-inches wide x 1-inch high with the letter, “C” above the letters “FR.” A screw back single with nut, washer and stabilizing pins intact. Vg. $35.00 

M1902 Crossed Field Artillery Cannons, 59th Regiment, Very Large Size - Screw Back for Hat

1UW1MI-30. Approximately 1-7/8-inch wide x 1-7/8-inch high, large size, gilt brass insignia retaining much of its original gilt finish, which shows minor signs of age use, as well as minor soil. This example has the number “59” attached below the cannons; the numbers are separately soldered on a flat piece of brass stock, on the backside, which has a screw post with nut and two stabilizing pins. An impressive looking insignia. Vg+. $35.00 

M1898 Acting Assistant Surgeon Cross of the Knights of Saint John - Screw Back for Hat

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1UW1MI-31. 7/8-inch x 7/8-inch, possibly German silver or heavy silver plate, Cross of the Knights of Saint John insignia, as worn by, Acting Assistant Surgeons. Light to moderate overall tarnish, with an "iridescent" gray patina; minor signs of use and wear. The gold plated version of this insignia was worn by Medical Corps Officers, Hospital Stewards, Acting Hospital Stewards and Privates of the Hospital Corps. This specimen has a screw post on the backside with its original nut and two stabilizing pins. Single.  Somewhat scarce. Excellent. $25.00  

M1907 Crossed Field Artillery Cannons - Screw Back for Hat
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1UW1MI-32. This insignia retains approximately 90% of its original dark bronze finish, exhibiting minor surface wear to the finish on the highlights and is approximately 1-3/4-inches wide x 1-inch high, (slightly larger than normal). It appears that something was once attached beneath the cannon barrels but is no longer there. Backside has a screw post, complete with nut; however, one of the stabilizing pins is missing. Nice example. Single. Vg+. $15.00 SOLD

M1907 Crossed Field Artillery Cannons – Slightly Reduced Size - Pin Back
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1UW1MI-33. This insignia retains approximately 99% of its original dark bronze finish and is approximately 1-3/4-inches wide x 7/8-inch high. Backside has a horizontal hinged pin, connected near the muzzle of each cannon and has an open, flat, pin catch. This style attaching pin eliminated the need for stabilizing pins. Single. Excellent. $12.00 SOLD

M1902 Crossed Field Artillery Cannons, 59th Battery - Fancy Design Around the Breech End - Screw Back
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1UW1MI-34. Approximately 1-3/4-inches wide x 1-inch high, with the number “25” between the cannons. 99% of the original dark bronze finish remains. A floral design, is embossed around the breach end of each cannon. Hollow backside with an angled, hinged, attaching pin with an open wire pin catch. This style pin attachment eliminated the need for stabilizing pins. Single. Excellent. $20.00

M1907 Enlisted Man's Crossed Infantry Rifles, 5th Regiment
1UW1MI-35. This style insignia bears the 1903 style rifle; its slightly bent, (a normal occurrence with this type of insignia), and retains approximately 75% of its original dark bronze finish that is lightly worn from handling and actual use. Approximately 1-3/4-inches wide x 1-inch high with the number "5" between the rifle barrels. It appears there was once something attached between the lower parts of the rifles. Backside has a horizontal hinged pin; located between the muzzles of the rifles and an open, flat, pin catch. This style attaching pin eliminated the need for stabilizing pins. Single. Vg. $12.00
M1907 Enlisted Man's Crossed Infantry Rifles, 303rd Machinegun Regiment
1907inf303mg.JPG (36675 bytes) 1UW1MI-36. This style insignia bears the 1903 style rifle; its slightly bent, (a normal occurrence with this type of insignia), and retains approximately 40% of its original dark bronze finish that is moderately worn from handling and actual use. Approximately 2-inches wide x 1-inch high with the number “303” between the rifle barrels and  “M” & “G” attached on each side, under the rifle barrels. Backside has a horizontal hinged pin located between the muzzles of the rifles and an open, flat, pin catch. This style attaching pin eliminated the need for stabilizing pins. Single. Vg. $30.00 
WW1 Victory Medal

1UW1MI-37. 1-7/8-inch dark brass colored medal. The front depicts a winged warrior bearing a shield and sword; the reverse depicts a, “Roman Fasces Bundle,” bundle with a double headed axe, which is superimposed on a "US," shield. Embossed lettering reads, “The Great War for Civilization;” the names of the Allied countries are embossed around the central design. The medal exhibits light surface wear and has an overall light age patina; some of the original gilt finish still remains, (mostly on the backside). The medal is suspended from a multi-colored ribbon, which is lightly aged and insignificantly worn; the colors are bright and there are no signs of frays or other damage. The ribbon is attached to its original full wrapped brooch suspension with a horizontal attaching pin and a roller lock pin catch. A very nice example. The medal would rate Vg, the ribbon is Vg+. $40.00

M1904 Enlisted Man's Crossed Infantry Rifles, 6th MASS Militia

1UW1MI-39. This style insignia bears a heavy looking 1903 style rifle; it has approximately 70% of its original gilt finish and is lightly aged from handling and actual use. Approximately 2-inches wide x 1-inch high with the number, “6” above the letters, “MASS.” Backside has a, heavy hinge, horizontal pin; located between the muzzles of the rifles and an open, flat, pin catch. This style attaching pin eliminated the need for stabilizing pins. Some of the letters in "Mass," are blemished from when they were soldered onto the rifles. Single. $24.00

WW1 Victory Medal with FRANCE Bar
1UW1MI-40. 1-7/8-inch dark brass colored medal. The front depicts a winged warrior bearing a shield and sword; the reverse depicts am, “Roman Fasces Bundle,” bundle with a double headed axe, which is superimposed on a "US," shield. Embossed lettering reads, “The Great War for Civilization;” the names of the Allied countries are embossed around the central design. The medal exhibits moderate surface wear, on the highlights of the de3sign, as well as an overall dark age patina, with several small darker spots on the front. the medal is suspended from a fairly long, multi-colored ribbon, which is lightly aged and shows very light, overall, soil from handling and years of storage; the colors are lightly toned from age and there are no signs of frays or other damage. This example does not have a suspension bar, (doesn't appear that there ever was one); however, it does have a, "FRANCE," bar on the ribbon, which was awarded to those persons who served in a support roll; the bar is in Vg. aged condition. A nice example. The medal would rate  about Vg-, the ribbon is Vg. $40.00.

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