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United States: Distinguished Service Cross (Army). With 1 x Bronze 'Oakleaf Cluster'



The Bronze 'Oakleaf Cluster' emblem denotes that the recipient was awarded a 'Second Award' of the Distinguished Service Cross

Note: In addition to United States Arny recipients, this type of award continued to be awarded to United States Air Force personnel through to the 1960's, and before the institution of the Air Force Cross in 1960 (the first award of the USAF Air Force Cross was made retrospectively in 1964)

The corded silk riband with unmarked 12mm crimp' style mounting brooch, in use circa 1950's - 1960's (Korean War and Vietnam era)

Reverse of the 12mm crimp-brooch retaining the original long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued

The absence of any numbering or any maker marks on the insignia together with the type of 12mm crimp-brooch indicates that the medal is an example of insignia awarded post 1945, ad typically for the Korean War and through to the early Vietnam War era of the 1960's

Condition: EF

Code: 20333

75.00 GBP


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United States: Bronze Star Medal. With 'V' Valor combat device



The 'V' Valor combat device indicates that the Bronze Star Medal was awarded for heroism displayed in combat

Important: The award is sold complete with its plush 'Coffin' black leatherette hinged case of issue, With the name of the medal in gilt tooled letters on the outside upper lid. The interior plush pad including a silk ribbon bar with pin fittings and an enamelled lapel pin riband bar with fob backing. A set as issued circa 1945-1960, for Second World War and Korean War veterans

The silk corded riband mounted on an un-marked slot brooch, this retaining the original long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued

Condition: About EF

Code: 20330

55.00 GBP


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United States: Air Medal. With 2 x Silver 'Oakleaf' clusters on riband



An award from the era of the Second World War / Korea War 1945-1954

The 2 x Silver 'Oakleaf Clusters' on the riband denote that the recipient has been awarded a further 10 x awards of the Air Medal (each silver emblem representing 5 x additional awards)

The silk corded medal riband is suspended from an un-marked 'Slot Brooch'. This retaining the original long-hinged pin and clasp fittings as issued

Important: The style of mounting brooch and the absence of any numeric emblems indicate that this is a decoration awarded to a United States Army, or United States Air Force personnel circa 1945-1968, and contemporary to the Second World War and Korean War

The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 11, 1942. It was awarded retroactive to September 8, 1939 to anyone who distinguishes himself by meritorious achievement while serving with the Armed Forces in aerial flight

An early example of an Air Mail for the Second World War / Korean War

Minor service wear to silk riband

Condition: VF

Code: 20327

85.00 GBP


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United States: Air Medal. With 1 x Silver 'Oakleaf Cluster' on riband



An award for operations post 1985

The Silver 'Oakleaf Cluster' on the riband denote that the recipient has been awarded a further 5 x additional awards of the Air Medal (each silver emblem representing 5 x additional awards)

Important: The style of mounting brooch and the absence of any numeric emblems indicate that this is a decoration awarded to a member of the United States Air Force and contemporary for aerial flights and aerial services since circa 1985

Medal riband fitted with circa post-1985 9mm crimp-brooch with intricate drop-lock and long-hinged pin & clasp fittings, as issued

The reverse of the crimp-brooch with Federal Government contractor makers marks 'G27'

The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 11, 1942. It was awarded retroactive to September 8, 1939 to anyone who distinguishes himself by meritorious achievement while serving with the Armed Forces in aerial flight

A contemporary issue of the Air Medal awarded in er of Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan War, Iraq War and the Global War on Terror

Condition: EF

Code: 20326

40.00 GBP


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United States: Soldiers Medal



A 1945 Second World War issue of the Soldiers Medal

The medal silk corded riband is fitted with a Second World War era 'Slot Brooch' brooch, complete with long hinged pin & intricate drop lock clasp fittings on reverse, as issued

The medal sold complete with original Medallic Art Company card box of issue for the decoration, this with makers label dated 19 July 1945, and with large ink stamp on edge of box 8455 246 3835

The Soldiers Medal was instituted as a bravery decoration for award to United States Army personnel on 2 July 1926. The decoration is awarded United States Army personnel decorated 'For Valor' in acts of heroism performed under non-combat conditions, i.e., for acts not involving armed conflict with an enemy of the United States

A very scarce and desirable early issue of the medal. Choice

Condition: EF

Code: 20325

125.00 GBP


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United States: Navy and Marine Corps Medal



An attractive 'Matt' bronzed finish strike of this decoration

The medal riband is fitted with a 12mm crimp-brooch (circa 1960'-1980's), complete with long-hinged pin & intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued

The medal brooch with Federal Government contractor marks 'LI-GI' on reverse of 12mm 'crimp' style mounting brooch

The Navy and Marine Corps Medal was instituted on 7 August 1942, as the highest non-combat bravery decoration for award to United States Navy and United States Marine Corps for acts of heroism performed under non-combat conditions, i.e., for acts not involving armed conflict with an enemy of the United Sates

Condition: EF

Code: 20324

35.00 GBP


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United States: Navy and Marine Corps Medal. With 'Gold Star' emblem for second award



The ordnance issue 5/16 inch 'Gold Star' emblem on the riband denotes that the recipient has been awarded a second award of the Navy & Marine Corps Medal

The medal riband is fitted with a crimp-brooch, complete with long hinged pin & intricate drop lock clasp fittings on reverse, as issued

The medal brooch with federal government contractor's marks 'G27' on reverse of 9mm 'crimp' style mounting brooch, as issued from circa 1980's

The Navy and Marine Corps Medal was instituted on 7 August 1942, as the highest non-combat bravery decoration for award to United States Navy and United States Marine Corps for acts of heroism performed under non-combat conditions, i.e., for acts not involving armed conflict with an enemy of the United Sates

Condition: About EF

Code: 20323

40.00 GBP


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United States: Airman's Medal



A very early Vietnam War 1960's era maker marked hall-marked medal

The reverse of medal planchet with makers mark 'Diamond' hallmark for Williams & Anderson Co, Attleboro. Mass

Medal planchet with a knob and loose ring suspension and the medal fitted with a 1960's era 12mm unmarked crimp style brooch. The mounting brooch with long-hinged pin & intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued

The Airman's Medal is an individual decoration of the United States Air Force. The medal was established on 6 July 1960 (and retroactive to deeds performed since 10 August 1956) and is awarded to those United States Air Force service members or those of a friendly nation who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Air Force, distinguish themselves by a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk of his or her life not involving actual combat. The saving of a life or the success of the voluntary heroic act is not essential

A choice & desirable early 'hallmarked' example of the Airman's Medal from the 1960's era of the Vietnam War

Condition: EF

Code: 20322

75.00 GBP


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United States: Coast Guard Medal



A good very early 'Matt' bronzed finish strike of this Coast Guard decoration

The medal riband is fitted with an unmarked 12mm crimp-brooch, complete with long-hinged pin & intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued

The Coast Guard Medal was instituted on 4 August 1949 (but it was not bestowed on any recipient until 1958) as a non-combat bravery decoration for award to United States Coast Guard personnel for acts of heroism performed under non-combat conditions, i.e., acts not involving armed conflict with an enemy of the United States. The order of precedence places the Coast Guard Medal immediately before awards of the Bronze Star Medal

Condition: EF

Code: 20321

35.00 GBP


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United States: Purple Heart Medal. Officially numbered on rim (432640)



Gilt with enamel centre by maker 'Robbins Co'

The medal riband is fitted with the original silk corded riband suspended from a 'Slot Brooch', which latter retains the long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock clasp fittings as issued

An un-named and un-attributed medal by medal makers 'Robbins Co' and issued circa 1942, and of the type awarded during the Second World War to all services (the United States Navy who had previously their PH medals struck at the United States Mint did additionally, obtain 60,000 medals from the numbered Army PH contracts.

Numbered Purple Hearts: During the era of the Second World War, there were just two contracts awarded by the War Department for numbered 'Purple Hearts'. The contracts were awarded to Rex Products & the Robbins Co. From 1 July 1942, numbers 100,000 - 400,000 were to be struck by Rex Products and numbers 400,001 - 600,000 were to be struck by Robbins Co. The first 90,000 medals struck by Robbins Co (Nos 400,001-490,00) had enamel centres and the remaining 110,000 were issued with plastic centres

In spite of the numbers struck - this type of medal by Robbins Co remains scarce seen

A near pristine 1942 strike of the Purple Heart

Choice

Condition: EF

Code: 20320

175.00 GBP


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