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Started by Got da Penny , Apr 17 2007 04:12 PM

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#1 Got da Penny

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:12 PM

Can any good member shed some light on this medal??

Appears to have a US eagle Civil War Style in center. with enamel white arms.

Thank You for any and all help.


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:12 PM

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#3 CNY Militaria

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:17 PM

I see this one all the time, Its a Masonic Knights Templar medal.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:56 PM

Once again, you come to my assistance.. thanks Schottzie. !!!

Do they bring any money on ePay? probably not.

Thanks, CS

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 05:01 PM

I think $10-15. Thats what I see them priced at shows and such.

Justin

Edited by Schottzie, 17 April 2007 - 05:01 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:19 PM

I've got one with two bars nicely enameld on the ribbon 1 says "Missouri" and the other "St. Louis No. 1" for the commandry
See this page for a current version (near bottom) the "Malta Jewel"
http://www.lafsco.com/morekt.html

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:34 PM

I have also seen some of the earlier ones pinned to Grand Army of the Republic coats, C. 1910, or so. They are still making the same medal, and the configuration has not changed too much over the years. Many of these Masonic groups, and other like fraternal organizations boasted a patriotic flavor, which was so prominant when the organizations were in their hay-day. It was not uncommon to see these organizations present at Civil War parades and reunions, as many of their members were also veterans. Early Masonic items can command very high prices. Your's appears to be a piece out of the 20's or so. Value - I am not sure...

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:19 AM

I have also seen some of the earlier ones pinned to Grand Army of the Republic coats, C. 1910, or so. They are still making the same medal, and the configuration has not changed too much over the years. Many of these Masonic groups, and other like fraternal organizations boasted a patriotic flavor, which was so prominant when the organizations were in their hay-day. It was not uncommon to see these organizations present at Civil War parades and reunions, as many of their members were also veterans. Early Masonic items can command very high prices. Your's appears to be a piece out of the 20's or so. Value - I am not sure...

Chris


As Chris says, they do have a military association through the GAR. They are often referred to as GAR "Mourning Medals" and will be seen in wear at GAR funerals. Some slight variation will be seen in the central device and the black ribbon attachments. Here is one on a GAR uniform that has the "E Pluribus Unum" motto around the eagle.

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Notice that in the first medal the eagle faces the arrows of war while in this medal the eagle faces the olilve branch of peace.

Edited by SARGE, 18 April 2007 - 06:21 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

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