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Hi everyone! First time posting! Hoping this is the right forum! I found these trinkets at the American Pickers store in Nashville! Would love to know if anyone knows what they are and I am especially intrigued to know more about what appears to be something associated with West Point!




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The BSV looks like my old high school senior key, we wore around our necks on a chain back in the day. Not my School though.

I guess you picked the pickers...LOL we all do at one time or another, although not Mike and Frank :)

Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919

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Definitely a HS key.


The other pieces are so small I would say that they are devices for Sweat Heart pins and or shooting medals.


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the parachute might be the front piece from an unofficial airborne branch of service collar disk that were worn by some post war.

can we see the back?

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The 244th Coast Artillery pieces look like sweetheart jewelry. Look too small to be regular officer's collar brass, and no red enamel in the center.



Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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Sorry for the late response! Thanks for all the input! I will get a picture of the back of the parachute when I get home from work today. It has hand etched initials in it which I think is so cool. Didnt even notice them until I got home!

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The first one looks like a school, honorary society or fraternity pin.


In the 40's and 50's, sometimes young ladies would be given one to wear by their significant other.

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of the Vietnam War



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