National Battle Pins
Posted 20 April 2019 - 06:53 AM
Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:14 AM
Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:45 PM
Those very small photos are know as "gem tintypes'.
Posted 21 April 2019 - 06:57 PM
These are new to me and quite interesting. I didn't realize soldiers bought these back in that time period to basically award them to themselves. The practice continues today with various "Cold War" medals that are available. Since the DoD never got around to issuing one to the participants from the 1950's to the 1980's, commercial vendors have stepped in with a ready version.
Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:01 AM
Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:09 AM
Edited by skypilot6670, 23 April 2019 - 09:11 AM.
Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:47 PM
Thanks Frank and gwb123 , they are rare to begin with , not many purchased by the soldiers.Corps badges and I.D. Disc were much more popular judging from the amount dug. I like them and try to purchase all I see.I know of at least 11 different ones that were advertised in Leslies Weekly illustrated newspaper. So the fun of the hunt continues. Thanks again. Mike
When you have the time, I'd like to see one of the Leslies advertisements for these.
Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:05 PM
Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:22 PM
Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:26 AM
Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:36 AM
NIce addition to your collection.
Forgot to thank you for posting the period documentation. I would have thought these were a post war creation, had I seen one at a show-- thanks for the education.
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