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  1. I agree with you. The numbers seem a bit both off center and tilted, and the “o” is also slightly tilted and not properly aligned with the period underneath as like the examples Robert showed.
  2. Hello, yes, you are correct. The ribbons denote the medal awards. The far right Medal is the Pacific Theatre Medal. The gold leaves represent major rank, the enamel lapels also represent the aforementioned awards. He was also awarded the American Defense Medal (the yellow with the two red white and blue bars stripes on each side) and a Presidential Unit Citation ribbon with one star.
  3. I’m looking for the Purple Heart awarded to Pvt Hyman Gallob...any lead to help me reunite this with his WWI victory medal would be extremely helpful!
  4. Originals have two major tell tell features- thick planchet rings and even, rim impressed lettering on the rim. No example of the Dewey was ever engraved, and later examples have much larger and thinner suspension rings.
  5. Anthony, Im parroting everyone else when i say that Sampson is a gorgeous piece of history and equally beautifully preserved. My multi-bar Sampson is the exact same construction as yours; Im sure you know this but it looks to be a phase 1 upgraded to phase 3, as per the wire loop catch and the impressed name on the rim. Interestingly enough, your recipient was shipmates with the recipient of mine, a machinist on the New Yorker as well. Thank you for sharing! Alex
  6. No problem! I got that number from The Call of Duty. I also believe that is the Dewey in question.
  7. A minor correction to number issued- it was 1,825. I believe condition plays into the hammer price- this one went for a very fair price considering it had traces of the original ribbon and a broken pin. One that recently showed as a BIN without a box was in great shape and sold for $3250.
  8. Unfortunately, no. Only No. prefixed medals are traceable.
  9. A fresh buy- a three place miniature bar to a marine who served during WWI. What i really like is that these are made by the British company J R Gaunt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you for the kind words! Its definitely a unique and possibly one of a kind. Does anyone know What would be the timeframe criteria for earning each tab?
  11. A recent acquisition i finally got around to photographing. This is in my opinion an incredibly unusual LGAR medal due to the number of tabs attached to it. Being that this came out of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, I’m hoping to possibly ID this medal based on members who held these specific positions, but without a name/serial number, I know that it will be difficult. Does anyone have further information on the timeframe criteria one would need to meet in order to earn these or each tab? Either way, I’m quite happy with it, and in addition to being in excellent shape, displays quite nicely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Not sure who won it, but I got out sniped at the literal last second. Hopefully a member here is the new caretaker.
  13. Ha, I acquired Both this and other miniature bar you posted- they were too unique for me to pass up on. The WWII-Korean corpsman bar actually has a decent amount of weight to it.
  14. The two Second row unknowns looks like the Italian war cross, ?? (Possibly Verdun)
  15. Sometimes the corners of the flea market cases are worth looking in. For $5, i couldn’t pass this up. a quick search showed that this ARCOM (Army Commendation Medal) was awarded to Lt. Col. Henry Fairfax Aryes for service in Italy. Coming from a long line of American military service, He saw action during WWI and WWII. After the war and until his retirement and death, he was avid inventor, patenting among many devices the hydrotherm, a maple syrup measuring device. Henry Fairfax Ayres was born April 23, 1886 in Oak Hill, the former home of President James Monroe in Aldie, Virginia. He was the son of Colonel Charles G. Ayres and Elizabeth Fairfax Ayres. His grandfathers served on opposite sides in the Civil War: Major General Romeyn B. Ayres, USMA Class of 1847, with the Union forces and Colonel John Walter Fairfax with the Confederacy. In 1675, his seventh great-grandfather, Sergeant Joint Ayres, was killed by Indians while serving as a selectman of Brookfield, Massachusetts. As a toddler he was in the cavalry camp at Wounded Knee, the last major battle against the Indians, in which his father fought. He recalled many stories he heard from relatives about the Civil War. He followed four uncles to Virginia Military Institute, where he was a middleweight boxing champion. At West Point he played end on the football team for two years and in 1905, was an intercollegiate fencing champion. He resigned from the service after graduation leave in May 1908 and worked for a finished castings company as an apprentice and foundry foreman. Later, he was manager of the New York office of the Union Spring and Manufacturing Company and was noted for perfecting a pressed steel railroad brace for the Company. In July 1917 during World War I, he served in France and was cited for gallantry after action in the Argonne Forest and under the 17th French Corps east of the Meuse. He returned to civilian life as president of the Navy Gear Manufacturing Company in Port Chester, New York, from 1919 to 1922 and later became a securities broker in Rye, New York. In 1937, he moved to Shaftsbury, Vermont where he became interested in farming and maple syrup production. He devised a milk sterilizer, a farm fire alarm and a syrup pressure filter. He also invented the hydrotherm, a device for weighing maple syrup, which was sold throughout the United States and Canada. During World War II he entered the service as a colonel in the Air Force, convoying pilots and flight crews to the Pacific and to Europe. He served in New Guinea in 1944 and in Rome and Anzio, Italy, in 1945, earning a Commendation Ribbon and three Battle Stars for his service. In 1945, he was injured while on a patrol torpedo (PT) boat reconnaissance raid in the Dover Strait off the coast of France. In 1949, as chair of the legal committee of the Vermont Sugarmakers Association, he helped pass a syrup-grading law and pushed the concept of pricing syrup at $7 per gallon. He was a charter member of the Bennington County Regional Commission and retired as Shaftsbury delegate in 1976. He designed a crosswalk system that offered safety to pedestrians while easing vehicular turns and personally sold it to the Bennington selectmen. He was a Master Mason and joined the organization in 1921. He donated land and designed the present temple for the Red Mountain Lodge in Arlington. He was a Life member of the Manchester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and belonged to the Arlington American Legion Post. Colonel Ayres passed away on January 9th 1979 at age 92 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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