Last night my garage was broken into in Modesto, CA. Among the items stolen was a huge US hat badge collection amassed over a 35 year period. the collection was hugely complete with examples of 99% of known examples and variations covering 1917 through 1947 from all branches of the US military and Maritime services , easily 350 badges. Approximately 75 were mounted on a red mat board ready to be framed. Also stolen were a US Typhus Commission Medal set and a US Medal of Merit set both in WW2 period ultra rare titled cases. Please be on alert for the possibility of someone trying to sell this hoard and/or large numbers of vary rare hat badges beginning to show up.
I would also appreciate if you all would pass the word through the collector/dealer community.
I am sick about this and realize the likelihood of any of these being recovered is virtually nil.
Edited by jweitkamp, 21 October 2019 - 08:29 AM.