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Very interesting Navy Cross WWII period Ribbon Bar

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#1 ajbUSWM

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:07 PM

Very interesting MINIATURE Navy Cross WWII period Ribbon Bar

 

I picked this up because I knew it was 1946ish with the Purple Heart construction.  The ribbons are a bit worn but I love the old look.

 

Your thoughts on if I should restore the ribbons or not? 

Just leave it?

Perhaps I could reverse the existing ribbons which seem to have aged very well?

 

I have a 1940s roll of Navy Cross miniature ribbon (which is very hard to find) and perhaps all of them.  So it is likely I can restore to original condition.

 

Too bad there isn't a few more unique award to help identify him.   Just for fun I am searching my database to find USN/USMC officers who was awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star during WWII, no WWI service and was wounded... found quite a few.   Perhaps his wounds knocked him out of the service?

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#2 ajbUSWM

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:07 PM

back

 

Very high quality miniature Navy Cross .... great detail.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:08 PM

Nice bar! Personally, Id leave the original ribbons

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

The suspension tells me it is a WWII period Purple Heart (1940s)

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

Nice bar! Personally, Id leave the original ribbons

 

Makes sense.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:52 PM

Hi,myself i would leave it the way it is. Nice set.  Jay



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

Hi,myself i would leave it the way it is. Nice set.  Jay

 

Thanks.

 

I'll leave it then.   Its not often I come across a period ribbon bar with the older style mini medals. I'll leave it untouched.
 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:22 PM

Cool,if you ever can id it,please post the results.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:28 PM

I love minis...currently working to ID a set to a career Marine. Started with 101 possibilities, down to 7...once I shoot off FOIA requests I'm confident I'll know for certain

Lack of devices coupled with no service specific awards makes your task harder. Not uncommon for minis of the era to omit battle stars, but doesn't help when trying to identify.

Also keep in mind could be missing a second row. 7 per row is USMC regs, though of course not always followed in the era. Definitely leave it as is

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:24 PM

What is interesting is that it has the highest quality miniature Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart I have seen.  The Silver Star detail is amazing and the patina of the entire set is spectacular.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:36 PM

Full set again with a clear image

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:06 PM

The quality looks even better in person... as good as any full-sized medal.... so often the minis are without detail.  Refreshing to see these still exist.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:34 PM

Does anyone have any WWII period photos of mini bars being worn? I thought most formal dress was done away with from the early 40's to the early 1950's.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:46 PM

I have seen early photos but I'm not sure the exact dates.   Interesting question.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:47 PM

I would imagine these are from around when the dress messes first started reappearing. The Marine Corps completely overhauled the uniform when they brought it back

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

I date the Purple Heart from the Gemsco boxed mini Purple Heart I have which I estimated to be late war to 1950 or so.  It has the same suspension.

 

If minis were not worn again until the early 1950s, then these are later than I thought. 

 

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

They were authorized for civilian wear in the era, correct?


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