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    Always willing to pay well for notable General/Admiral uniforms, ribbon bars, etc.

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  1. I completely agree with what's been said. I also see no problem with adding pieces to groups, placing representative ribbons on named uniforms, etc. for display, but the hobby is hurt when these additions are not acknowledged and the purpose goes from enhancing the display to intentionally misleading a buyer.
  2. Just heard back from the seller last night with "Thanks for the info," but the listing has not changed. My guess would be that this probably means the seller intentionally added the wings to the group to enhance the value.
  3. I did, but no response as of yet. Hopefully he'll update the listing at some point.
  4. For the sake of authenticity, I figured I would call attention to this ebay listing from fortress_7 of a ribbon bar from Vice Admiral Frederick Bardshar. https://www.ebay.com/itm/VICE-ADMIRAL-FREDERIC-A-BARDSHAR-NAVY-ACE-8-VICTORIES-RIBBON-BAR-PILOT-WING/274300683387?hash=item3fdd98447b:g:6a4AAOSwb5leZbzQ I sold the ribbon bar on this forum a couple years ago and it is 100% authentic, but this current listing (a bit overpriced as well) has a wing included that was never part of the group. It could be Bardshar's but as there is no additional evidence proving that, I would be very hesitant to consider it his. Just thought I would address this for posterity.
  5. Thanks for bringing this back up. Everyone at this museum is incredibly kind and generous, especially the two Johns (one of whom I would assume you spoke to)!
  6. Thank you very much! The smoking jacket is without a doubt one of my favorite pieces to display and does a great job of conveying the character of its former owner. The jacket belonged to Col. Bernie Fisher who was the first living recipient of the Air Force Medal of Honor (his flight jacket, mini-medals, etc. are also on this thread). It has an ocelot print and is what he wore to nearly every Medal of Honor reunion and event. Anyone that attended these events while Col. Fisher was still with us can probably attest to the fact that you could spot him very easily in a crowd. Col. Fisher has an incredible story and is a true hero in many ways, but despite being a rather humble and reserved man, he had a very unique sense of style! And if you ever have a free eight minutes, this video is certainly worth a watch:
  7. Thanks Elliot, very much appreciated!
  8. Sorry for the delay! I'm out of town and don't have a good photo of the side, but here is a more focused photo. It did indeed belong to a Chief--Chief Torpedoman's Mate Harry Morris. Chief Torpedoeman's Mate Harry S. Morris enlisted at Newport, Rhode Island on 3 April 1903 as an Apprentice 3rd Class. After 11 months of Newport, he boarded the Revolutionary war frigate Alliance for his training cruise. This same sailing ship was the one used by Benjamin Franklin when he made one of his visits to France in Colonial days. From the Alliance, Morris went to the West Indies on the USS Topeka. In 1905, Morris was aboard the USS Dixie which made a cruise to Algeria to photograph the total eclipse of the sun. It was the first American man-of-war the Arabs had seen. Electricity and ice produced by the ship was also another first for the Arabs, who were astounded by the light which could be turned off and on and ice, which was something out of their world. During his time in the military, Chief Morris believed that he was the only enlisted man ever to receive the honor of a seven gun salute intended for an American consul. In 1906 when an earthquake demolished most of Kingston, Jamaica, his ship the USS Kearsarge was ordered there with food and medical supplies for the many victims. While ashore on a rescue mission, Morris' ship got underway without him. He later received word to telegraph to report to the American consul for duty until he could meet his ship once more. Upon reporting to the consul he found him undergoing treatment for a broken back suffered during the earthquake. For 11 months Morris was the consults right-hand man. When Secretary of the Navy Victor H. Metcalf arrived at Jamaica aboard the U.S. gunboat Yorktown, Morris in the consults boat started out to meet him. Upon seeing the American consular flag flying from the approaching boat the Captain of the Yorktown immediately ordered the traditional seven gun salute which this important personage rated. It isn't recorded whose face was the redder, the captain's or Morris, when the latter enlisted man stepped aboard in all his glory. Morris also served in the "Great White Fleet" from 1907-1908, a US Navy program fostered by then President Teddy Roosevelt. The "Great White Fleet" was a worldwide round the world cruise performed by 16 US Navy battleships of the Atlantic Fleet. Later, Chief Morris was the founder of the "Great White Fleet" Association which held annual reunion dinners to commemorate the cruise at the U. S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. http://www.pimrc.com/chief-torpedomans-mate-harry-morris.html
  9. Here's one of the photos of Stan in this uniform:
  10. Sure! The jumper is stamped inside by Musial and can be seen in many of his "wartime" photos. The neckerchief was added by me for display.
  11. Thank you all for the kind words! Yep, that's a Zack Bogosian jersey and Steve Bedrosian's Phillies jersey. Being part Armenian, I also try and pick up historic Armenian American artifacts from time to time. Steve Bedrosian's son, Cam is a pitcher for the Angels and his jersey is there as well. Talk about a specific area of collecting!
  12. Thank you sir--it never ceases to amaze me where these things will turn up, but I've enjoyed every second of the search.
  13. Thank you Chris! I'm still in awe of what you put together all those years ago
  14. Another one of Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm's uniforms:
  15. Lieutenant General Jack Bergman's dress blues
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