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  1. I'm looking for the Purple Heart awarded to Nonnious L Avery 121st Regiment and the Purple Heart awarded to Michael C. Montuori 306th Inf Reg.
  2. I have had two examples of this style wing in groupings. My assumption is that it's a graduation type pattern from between 1938 to 1941. Mel, I'm sure you recall the Charles W. Stark grouping, that has one of these wings included and he graduated in 1938 if I recall correctly. If I didn't have a couple of these I'd definitely snag it under $200 but my concern with the wing on ebay is that the catch is so far forward like a roller catch when it should only go a fraction of that distance like a "tiffany style" or "yes Chris, BLANCARD" catch lol. You can see the channel where the lock original sat. This catch should actually lock in the down position farthest to the rear, pretty much the same position as when a roller catch is wide open. It's probably an easy fix for a really nice and rare wing!
  3. Hi, Mike! Saw you were online and thought I'd drop a quick hi! How are you doing? Hanging in there during all of this? Picked up any cool stuff lately? 

     

    Elizabeth

  4. Hi, I'm looking for MOLLUS Military Order of the Loyal Legion medal # 2398 to complete a grouping. Please let me know if you have it and if you'd be willing to sell the medal. I'm building a display and would really like to include it. Thanks
  5. Very rare wing! I've only seen one other that sold on ebay a few weeks ago for BIN $99.
  6. It's one of the early oyster types that Hans Wilsdorf was selling to POWs. Not sure of reference number (paperwork says ref 5944} but Lt. Bru received his in Nov 1944. They're selling the watch and a lot of his POW items including his pow dogtag, pow mail, pow ID, etc. The dial on the watch is rough. The seller doesn't understand that reference is more important than history with watches, they see a perfect chronograph pow watch sold for a lot in 2015 so think theirs is worth a fortune. I like it but think my offer would be insulting to them so didn't bother.
  7. Neat stuff. There was an interesting article about his brother singlehandedly going to liberate him from the POW camp, if I recall he was afraid the POWs were about to be executed with the germans losing the war. There is also a Rolex given to him but again the sellers price is WWAAAYYY out there.
  8. 1. Josten 2. Juarez 3. unmarked but possibly norsid? 4. smilo 5. dodge 6. blackinton 7. amico 8. luxenberg 9. bell 10. horizontal sterling unknown 11. lgb 12. meyer 13. snowflake back unknown (amcraft?) 14. acid test sterling 15. norsid 16. unknown 17. josten 18. sterling unknown. 19. snowflake unknown 20. gemsco? 21. orber pattern but marked only sterling or perhaps black backed? 22. sterling unknown 23. h&h
  9. I know you put in alot of years of hard hunting to put together such a great collection. Congrats Marty!
  10. The Command Pilot version is now up for sale too. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dieges-Clust-Negative-Steel-Die-Mold-Cast-Military-USAAF-PILOT-Badge-w-Laurel/114087248831?hash=item1a902143bf:g:GfkAAOSwJFVeLykE&autorefresh=true
  11. Really neat! Is the CW campaign medal numbered to him? I'm assuming he just took off the ribbon and replaced it with the cool looking ladder badges?
  12. This is a nice prewar wing that didn't get a bid the first auction so now is a BIN at the starting price. Most might think the catch is broken but it's actually made as a type of lever-lock. Unique to this particular manufacturer and one of the heavier wings you'll ever find. Thought a fellow wingding from the forum might be interested. https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-STERLING-SILVER-USAF-US-AIR-FORCE-PILOT-WINGS-PIN-BAR-BACK-BROOCH/312962839054?hash=item48de09f20e:g:JkEAAOSwW7heF5RC
  13. Very cool medal! I had no idea they ever issued anything for the Mexican-American War! It looks like Epenetus Bradley was a private in Company A. Here is an article explaining where they went during the war. He also was part of the 20th Texas Infantry (CSA) that fought at the Battle of Galveston. What a piece of history, congrats Robert! You mentioned having others before. Do you know if they made any for the Missouri Volunteers? My 3rd great-grandfather Robert Wallace Fleming was with Doniphan's "Army of the West" in the lopsided victories of the Battle of El Brazito and the Battle of the Sacramento River. Outnumbered 4 to 1, the 940 Missouri volunteers defeated the 4,120 Mexicans defending Chihuahua. The attack on the fort at Chihuahua was probably the most lopsided victory in US history with the Missourians losing 1 killed and 8 wounded and the Mexicans losing 300 killed, 300 wounded, and 40 captured. After the battle Colonel Doniphan picked 14 men to carry a dispatch to the Army of Occupation in Saltillo, it was 675 miles away through enemy territory. Traveling mostly at night they made the trek in 13 days and at one point faced down a party of nearly 100 men who had been told to capture the dispatchers but after a brief confrontation they went on their way. My 3rd great-grandfather was one of the 14. His brother was also severely wounded at Chihuahua. If there are medals of the type you have for North Carolina to the Missouri Volunteers I'll have to put it on the top of my medals wish list.
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