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Sons of Union Veterans Medal

Started by SARGE , Mar 15 2007 08:45 AM

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#26 SARGE

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:24 AM

I like that one. Thanks to all of you for sharing . Are these pretty common as opposed to GAR medals ?


Not really common, particularly in this form. While the SUV is still active the old badges are actually hard to find.

#27 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

That sure is a nice presentation badge. And, seeing as it is almost 100 years old, I am sure you are not going to find many out there like it.

Thank you very much for sharing!

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:06 PM

Recent estate sale find.  Came with a plain WW1 Victory medal.  First one of these for me.  Reading this thread, there seems to be different ribbon variations.  Was the ribbon on mine the original color combination?  Thanks, Al

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 04:56 PM

While I am not an expert on Sons of Union Veterans membership badges, per se, I think that this ribbon is original.  It has been exposed to sunlight and the white middle stripe has turned yellowish in color.

 

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:54 AM

While I am not an expert on Sons of Union Veterans membership badges, per se, I think that this ribbon is original.  It has been exposed to sunlight and the white middle stripe has turned yellowish in color.

 

Kevin

 

Thanks Kevin.  I was curious about the ribbon design in your post #5.  Also, that medal is like mine on the front, but yours is different on the reverse with the intertwined letters SUV, the later name change.  Did the ribbon change at the time of the name change?

 

Thanks again, Al



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:03 AM

Al,

 

The ribbon and pendant in post #5 is a later version of the membership badge.  Over the years there have been several changes that have been made.  Yours is an earlier example whereas mine is a later.

 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:40 AM

Al,

 

The ribbon and pendant in post #5 is a later version of the membership badge.  Over the years there have been several changes that have been made.  Yours is an earlier example whereas mine is a later.

 

Kevin

 

Thanks Kevin.

 

Al



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:55 PM

While searching through some old emails between me and an older collector who has since passed away, I came across an image he shared with me of the very first example of a Sons of Union Veterans membership badge.  This version is not depicted in Bishop & Elliot's American Society Medals.  Note its similarity to the Sergeant At Arms badge as shown above.

 

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I believe this to be the earliest version of the Sons of Veterans membership badge.

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

Here is my SUVCW Military Honorable Service medalPosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:45 PM

I have never seen a SUVCW Military Honorable Service medal before.

 

Did the organization have the medal engraved, or did you have it done privately?

Thanks for sharing!

 



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:55 PM

I have never seen a SUVCW Military Honorable Service medal before.
 
Did the organization have the medal engraved, or did you have it done privately?
Thanks for sharing!


I had to buy it, had to show my 214, and then had a jeweler friend engrave it.


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