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Phillipine insurrection medal & DSC on ebay


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It would be nice to know who got that one. I bet they got it for much less than what it was worth.

 

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Willford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for great coolness and good judgment displayed in commanding a battery when ambushed by natives near Basey, Samar, Philippine Islands, September 1, 1901.

 

D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.

 

 

Kurt

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What is the other medal in the photo? Frank

 

 

Looks like a Philippine Insurrection . I think I can see a palm tree ! The ribbon looks like it is washed out. Could be a PI Congressional too based on the 1901 action.

 

Kurt

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IMPERIAL QUEST
The seller told me he was offered $4500 and wanted

to know if i would top that offer. I passed. Erich

 

 

Hi all,

 

Not to sound snide, but I think $4500 is ridiculously high. Am I incorrect in saying this? Maybe there is something I missed, but... think.gif

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Hi all,

 

Not to sound snide, but I think $4500 is ridiculously high. Am I incorrect in saying this? Maybe there is something I missed, but... think.gif

 

Steve....I believe you are incorrect. An attributed DSC for the Phillipine Insurrection is quite rare even as a Certificate of Merit replacement. Naming and numbering on this piece is official & perfect. With the case, photo and the sword I believe it went for a lot more in a private sale. I'm curious as to why you think it over-valued at $4500? Have you seen other WWI or earlier DSCs change hands for less recently? Wondering........

Regards....bobgee

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Steve....I believe you are incorrect. An attributed DSC for the Phillipine Insurrection is quite rare even as a Certificate of Merit replacement. Naming and numbering on this piece is official & perfect. With the case, photo and the sword I believe it went for a lot more in a private sale. I'm curious as to why you think it over-valued at $4500? Have you seen other WWI or earlier DSCs change hands for less recently? Wondering........

Regards....bobgee

 

Hi Bob,

 

Thanks for the input. I actually commented the way I did with the hope that someone would further explain (and someone knowledgeable did ;) ) I have not seen any PI campaign comparibles, I guess I just did not realize the level of rarity here. Thanks thumbsup.gif

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