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  1. Solid advice given already but what I'll add is communicate and pack it well. USPS does not care what is in your package or how many times you stamp "fragile" on it. Pack your stuff as if it's going to be dropped a time or two along the way, because it probably will be. It may or may not be a big deal but I like polite communication between buyers and sellers. Years ago I got a message from a seller that basically said "thanks for your purchase, i packed your (whatever) in such and such manner, it should reach you safe and sound but please let me know if there are any problems, thanks again".
  2. And there are still hundreds more, framed and unframed, all sizes. Cabinet cards, CDV's, loose photos, paperwork, albums, letters, etc. Plus thousands of non-military photos as well...
  3. Hello all, I recently got to pick through a house and the former occupant was a military paper collector. I made two trips, one in the car and one in the truck and I still had to leave things behind. Honestly, most of it is beyond my area of interest or knowledge and plan to pass nearly all of it on to new homes. In the meantime I thought I would start posting the images here in hopes that others will enjoy them and perhaps help with identifying some of them. MANY pics to follow. Thanks 🙂 -Ryan
  4. Thanks for posting this. I had registered for the webinar but something came up. Something two years old and very loud... Looking forward to watching it 🙂 -Ryan
  5. I'd be happy to send it to you so you can check it out in person 🙂 I don't have high hopes for it being authentic but it doesn't exactly scream fake to me either. I just don't know what to make of it.
  6. Here it is alongside two other machine engraved medals for comparison.
  7. Sorry for the delay in adding photos, here are more shots of the Goad medal. When I looked up the name I became rather suspicious myself. Apparently it wasn't held in high regard by the seller and the value placed on it was nominal.
  8. Yes, that one I have original paperwork with. I was very happy to add it to my very limited Roanoke medal collection 🙂 I can't make up my mind on the Goad medal though...
  9. Hello all, The medal pictured below (Goad, not the other) recently came out of the woodwork here in Roanoke and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the engraving. It looks very similar to the large machine engraving on the other medal, but it isn't as dark. The dark discoloration on the medal is slightly sticky, as if it has been in a shadow box or something. Perhaps someone tried to clean the adhesive off and it lightened the engraving? Perhaps it is re-issue engraving that darkened because of the adhesive? I just can't decide how I feel about the Goad medal and would appreciat
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