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    Mostly American, Italian, and Soviet awards and insignia. Will occasionally dabble in British awards.

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  1. Looking for Spanish American War Service Medal #3008 and NYNG Long Service Medal (10 Years) No.1721 awarded to John H. Lee.
  2. I bought this NYS Span-Am medal last winter. A number of different aspects made this example alluring, but I’d like to talk about one in particular. The medal has a type-2 ribbon, yet has a low serial number on its broach. So here’s my theory; the broaches were attached to each medal at random, so the medals were never awarded sequentially. I’m not sure if there’s more specific information available about the construction of this particular medal aside from the number rosters for the NYS Medals. If there are other books out there I’d love to obtain some copies. This example isn’t tra
  3. Beautiful group with a writeup to match. Thanks for sharing!
  4. Awesome resource, thanks for sharing. Here’s another, here’s a list of every recipient of the DSC. https://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/Army-Distinguished-Service-Cross-Recipients/
  5. This one came in about a week ago. Anxiously awaiting the archives to open so I can pull his records.
  6. A well preserved PH. Glad to see it in good hands.
  7. Thanks Bill! That’s an understatement for sure.
  8. Both father and son served in the military and both were awarded the state decoration. However, circumstances of the sons award is what really makes this group not just unusual but interesting. I have never heard of a state decoration awarded to a member of a foreign military. Here are their bios; Harrison K. Bird Sr. & Jr. New York National Guard & Canadian Army. Harrison Bird Sr. was born in 1874 in New York. He entered the National Guard as a Second Lieutenant in 1897 and was assigned to D-Co., 171st Regiment. He served stateside with this unit during the S
  9. Although I didn’t make a post about it on this thread, someone from the forum alerted me to the sale of a pair of dogtags; helping me reunite them with the medal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. No it’s been at least 2 years now that it has been up and running again. Here’s the link: http://catalog.nysmm.org/Presto/home/home.aspx/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A well researched pair of medals. Thank you for sharing! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. The rolls are back on the NYNG Museums website. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Looking for Spanish Campaign Medal... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Beautiful groups gentleman, thank you for sharing! Aerialbridge, your writeup was awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. There’s something about finding Militaria that belonged to a veteran who lived close you that makes this hobby not only more personal, but rewarding. I’m fortunate to have many singles and groups belonging to locals. However, there is no one display case large enough to house them all. With this in mind, I took a few special examples and placed them in what I like to call “The Strong Island Display.” If you have any, please share your items of veterans who lived near you in this thread. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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