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Early Screwback Ribbon Lapel Pins


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I purchased a small lot of screwback lapel pins several months back, nice enamel early campaign ribbons I'd estimate to be from the 30's or so. Also, elsewhere, a WWII NC and a nice 30's PH. Sadly, shortly after the photo was taken I inadvertently bent the NC (only non-enamel one here), and about 1/3 of the blue paint on one side flaked off :(

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I love these, particulary the NC....I am a big fan of WW II and prior LPs so I appreciate you posting them...The Indian Wars is fantastic....I think they are underappreciated for what they represent. A great find....

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Sal,

 

Does the DSM in the box have a label or anything on it? It looks like a super piece! The screw post lapel pins are earlier examples than the button hole examples, so a nice DSM LP. The "double award" LP is also pretty cool too. As the ribbon is a post WWII version for the Silver Life Saving, I would assume that pin is from the 1950's. I also think the LOM "ranks" the SLS. Did you just shoot the photo with the pin upside-down, or is it mounted that way?

 

Allan

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Just to keep this interesting thread fresh. These came to my house today. Both are screwback but SSM is missing the plate, DSC is complete.

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Merchant Marine DSM & China Boxer

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The DSM is actually very faint gilt.

 

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Yes, like the medal, it's really distinctive. They put some thought into the heraldry. Here is the reverse.

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