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Adam R

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    Southern California & Kingscliff, Australia
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    Attributed medals, singles or groups, 1861 to 1939, primarily Navy and Marine Corps. Also, WWI and earlier British medals.

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  1. I own his Spanish Campaign Medal, No. 4946. (Re-ribboned with second pattern ribbon.) This was Slemmons' only other numbered medal. It would be nice to reunite the pair.
  2. Did anyone here on the Forum by the Porto Rico Occupation Medal # 78 to Edward M. Slemmons that was on eBay a few weeks ago?
  3. For comparison on the impressed lettering, here's a replacement Navy Good Conduct Medal that the Mint produced in the late 1930s or early 40s. The lettering appears identical. I also have a USN Mexican Service Medal with similar impressed lettering on the rim. It was issued as a replacement in January, 1941.
  4. Here's another example that I still own. It's not marked for exhibit but it has the original ribbon with typical US Mint full wrap brooch. The ribbon is a bit lighter color than the original production.
  5. I think usmedalman's medal is a good item (apart from the ribbon, which was probably added by a collector at a later date). The planchet looks like a US Mint piece from the mid 1930s to mid 1940s. I used to own one just like it but the finish was in better condition. These were legitimate strikings by the US Mint. I don't have an exact production date or numbers struck but I'm guessing that the number was close to the original production of about 100 medals. It looks like the Mint used the original dies. The finish is typical of Mint medals in the 1930s and early 40s. These later productio
  6. I’m currently on an extended trip to Australia to visit family. This past weekend I took a drive out to a twice a year gun and militaria show in Toowoomba, just east of Brisbane. It looked a lot like the countless gun shows that I’ve attended in the US. The main difference (besides the accents and currency) was the lack of modern fire arms. But there were lots of gun parts and accessories, antique firearms, militaria and other collectibles. (Please, let’s NOT get off topic with comments about gun laws in the US or Australia.) There weren’t many US medals on offer but there were lots of Bri
  7. I have a KIA example that's untrimmed and measures 21.5" by 17.9".
  8. This Soldier's Medal, with identical engraving to the Silver Star, has been in my collection for over 20 years. (Unfortunately I don't have a record on exactly when or where I acquired it.) I've been unable to locate any service records on the recipient.
  9. This may be your man. (But I can be 100% certain that it's the same person.) This pension file should be in the National Archives in Washington, DC. It's definitely worth checking to see if it's the same vet. Either way, this is an extremely rare pair of medals.
  10. Use caution when using a felt lined case for long term storage. I once had a pristine WWII Navy Cross stored in a small felt lined case and after a year the gilt finish on the reverse was gone! The obverse was still perfect but the reverse was stripped to bare metal.
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