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New York Society of Military and Naval Veterans of the World War Medal


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Hello Everyone

 

I recently found this medal in a mixed lot i purchased at auction. I've been trying to find out some information about both the medal itself and the Veterans group. Can anyone help me out?

 

Cheers

Chris

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Collector of Militaria with a connection to Medicine Hat Alberta

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According to Bishop & Elliot's book, American Society Medals, this organization was founded in 1920. In order to qualify for membership one had to have served as a Commissioned Officer in one of the Armed Forces of the U.S during the Great War. Following World War II, the organization changed is name to New York Society of Military and Naval Veterans of the World Wars. Eventually, it became New York Society of Military and Naval Officers and expanded its boundaries to include all conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the present day.

 

According to the above authors as of 1998 there were only 100 members remaining.

 

This is a fantastic membership badge and it appears to be in great condition. I'd say you were quite lucky to have it!

 

Kevin

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Hi Kevin

 

Thanks so much for the info. It sounds as if it was a fairly exclusive group and probably never was very large to begin with. It appears as though it may be silver gilt based upon the tarnishing. There was a few other little bits with this piece in the box which i think may be related to it. I'll photograph them and post for you to see as well. Also in the box was a British DFC case and Canadian CD case which were the reasons i wanted the lot.

 

Cheers

Chris

Collector of Militaria with a connection to Medicine Hat Alberta

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I've tried to find information about this group online and came up empty. I am not even sure if they are still viable. It might be the kind of thing that someone from New York might be able to track down.

 

Kevin

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Very nice medal! Great condition. I have only seen one other and the enamel was all chipped and cracked. It is a keeper for sure. James

James

I collect anything about General Malin Craig (US Army)1875-1945

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I wanted to go ahead and bump this up with my example(or was my example), i just sold it yesterday! I want to say i found this a few months back! This medal is literally right out of the woodwork. It was recently found at an estate auction in Virginia. It was found with a mini bar that had Society of the Revolution mini, society of colonial wars mini and this medal on it, two of the medals were 10k. It was also found with the large size colonial wars medal. Sadly I did not win either of these other medals in the auction. I decided to put it up for sale and i have had some offers nothing solid and i made a deal with the buyer yesterday! Just want to preserve it here! In a long and hard search i only turned up 3 that included this one so these are extremely rare, I'm sure there are more out there! How many though is truly anyones guess! The only difference between my example and the above posted was the brooch on mine i am almost certain is gold! Hope you all enjoy it i am sad to see it go but it is going to a good home!

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Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Here is a miniature bar with the society Medal at the end

 

Bill

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"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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I just received one as part of a group recently. It can be seen in my Rear Admiral Yates Sterling Jr. group posted over in "Groupings." I heard these medals are quite rare and that Sterling Sr. and Sterling Jr. both received the medal being both father and son Admirals. I may even have some period medal paperwork from this organization. I will check and post here.

James

I collect anything about General Malin Craig (US Army)1875-1945

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Thats an excellent score I ended up moving mine along I can't remember the price but it went for somewhere between $200-$400 I dont remeber exactly it might have been on the higher side of that!

Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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