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#1 cattaraugus

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:00 PM

Hi, I really like the looks of this medal, shame its not a US military issue. I was trying to figure who made this one, there is an upper case M with a 22 beneath it as the makers mark. From what I was able to find, they seem to have made different versions of this medal as time went on. This one has a slot brooch, so I guess it is WW2 vintage. thanks in advance, Mike

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

Hi Mike,
This is one of my favorite medals even though they are not military.They are made by Medallic Art Co. NY. The small medal was issued to the student for character and scholarship and the large table medal was for the school and measures 3 ". The one in the display is in its original box and named and dated 1946.You are correct that there are several different designs but this is the most striking. When you run acrossed them they are relatively cheap but still a fantastic piece.If it needs a new home let me know.
Cheers Dan

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:34 AM

Thanks for the information Dan. I think I am going to keep this one, I really like the image on it. The amount of effort they put into this medal for a non military award is really neat.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the information Dan. I think I am going to keep this one, I really like the image on it. The amount of effort they put into this medal for a non military award is really neat.

Glad it has a good home!! I'm a big fan of this medal to they don't design them like that any more.I grab them when ever I see them.
Dan

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:22 PM

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