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MEDAL PRE WW2 SEVENTH 7TH REGIMENT NEW YORK BOXED #3

 

HAS A VELVET LINED REST MINTY BOX IS MARKED M.S. BOWMAN AS IS MEDAL

 

4" TALL MEDAL HAS TWO YEAR BAR LOOSE AND ONE AFFIXED

 

MINT VERY HEAVY DUTY QUALITY

 

MINT MEDAL IS 1930'S

 

SEVENTH REGIMENT 100% DUTY

 

BOX HAS CAPT. NOTT 12 YEARS

 

NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS AS MEDAL CAME FROM DUGGANS ESTATE

 

HAVE A NICE GROUPING OF RELATED ITEMS ALL BELONGED TO COL.DUGGAN WHO ENTERED CIA SERVICE IN LATE 1940'S

 

AS FOUND

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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MEDAL MEDALLION CIA HONORABLE SERVICE STERLING RARE

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CIA WOMANS GROUPING DOCUMENTS ID PHOTOS HUSBAND OSS/CIA

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MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK SIGNED WRITTEN CARDS TO CIA LADY

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PHOTOGRAPH TAIWAN CHINA NIXON 1ST VISIT EARLY 1950S CIA

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PHOTO LOT CHINA TAIWAN CHIANG KAI-SHEK ALLEN DULLES CIA

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29 PHOTO'S LOT CHINA TAIWAN CIA DIPLOMATIC EARLY 1950'S

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39 PHOTO'S LOT CHINA TAIWAN CIA DIPLOMATIC 1950'S #2

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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And, alas, I can only afford so much, so have to concentrate on a couple of pieces rather than the entire lot.

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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And, alas, I can only afford so much, so have to concentrate on a couple of pieces rather than the entire lot.

 

Strike a deal with a friend to buy them with the intent of selling them to you when you can better afford them

I AM LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. WILL BUY OR TRADE
Actively collecting PRE WW2 USMC items

"Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for"

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Sell something! Sell the kids,,take out a 2nd mortgage,,,,get a loan,,,0% interest intro APR for 6 months credit cards man!! :w00t: Do what you have to do! Go hard or go home!!! :w00t: :thumbsup:

WANTED TO BUY OR TRADE - AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE, NORTON-HARJES AMBULANCE CORPS, AMERICAN RED CROSS IN ITALY, CZECH AND POLISH LEGIONS AND ANY ARTIFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH AMERICANS THAT SERVED IN FOREIGN ARMIES IN WORLD WAR ONE

 

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"Je meurs content, puisque nous sommes victorieux! Vive la France!

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I have to agree with this comment as i've had to do the same to secure a broken up group. 0% credit cards are possibly the best for a short term loan (for want of a better word)

I think you'll regret it if you don't. Good luck!!

 

PS. i think you'll find selling the kids is illegal, i know because it tried to trade them for militaria in the past :lol::lol:

 

Sell something! Sell the kids,,take out a 2nd mortgage,,,,get a loan,,,0% interest intro APR for 6 months credit cards man!! :w00t: Do what you have to do! Go hard or go home!!! :w00t: :thumbsup:
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This is no doubt a neat grouping. But honestly I do not see anything to go insane about. There is not one shred of memoribilia which is OSS. By that I mean OSS insignia which belonged to this individual. What might have been the best item, the photo album with the OSS letter is not there. The photo album if it had photos of him in China with the OSS would have been the best item, and the rarest. Then again, if all it had was pre-war training photos and NYNG photos, that would be nothing special either. The ID book on e-bay is NYNG, the medals the same, the CIA medal is neat, but not WWII OSS. The CIA certificates are run-of-the-mill modern. Again, this is neat, but absolutely nothing that can be branded "RARE WWII MARINE OSS GROUPING". A while back a buddy contacted me and told me he located a uniform and medals of an OSS feloow. Being very excited I began imagining SF wings, theater made Special Recon Bn arc, maybe OSS China Commando insignia. All that it had was a SHAEFpatch and Sgt's chevrons. The medals were Army good conduct, ETO, Bronze Star, and Victory. My comment was: I hope you did not pay much, while being articles that belonged to a fellow in the OSS, there is nothing OSS particular. My comments are not to denegrade this group, only to say that one should think hard before "mortgaging their farm" and imagining the glamour of owning an "OSS Grouping". It is this sort of hype the seller hopes for, before he pounds this into someone for big bucks. Just my humble opinion.

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The medal (I was only bidding on that) ended early. Obviously someone made an offer the dirtbag seller couldn't refuse. I hope it went to someone here, at least!

 

DK, I understand...and to a certain point, I agree. I could have gotten the entire group had I been willing to mortgage the house etc etc....but being a 'small time' collector, there is just no way I could do that LOL.

 

You have some good points. There may have been pics of him 'in the field' but I just didn't have time to search the entire pile (there were hundreds of them) to find them.

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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Even if there are no OSS items in the lot, this still came from a USMC Officer who served in the OSS.

Very sad that this lot is being split up though....

 

Reg

 

Hinrik

Hinrik Steinsson

Curator

Aviation and War history museum (project)

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Greed has no limits...anything for the almighty buck these days !!

 

Utterly disgusting...

 

Vic

"We Polish soldiers, for your freedom and ours, gave our souls to God, our bodies to the soil of Italy, and our hearts to Poland"

 

-- inscription at the Polish cemetary - Monte Cassino

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Ha! If you read the latest question on ebay the seller is complaining....that I/we are complaining. LOL. Alas I didn't have the disposable income that some do...considering I wasn't interested in re-selling stuff but keeping it together.

 

Hopefully someone HERE will get it. Out of my range for sure. And can't sell a kid for medals :)

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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Everything's back up on eBay.... broken up into 6 lots. Total bids so far are at $6000, reserve not met on most.

 

This COULD be a ploy I was clued in on a long time ago by a seller. Put an huge reserve on something that will most likely never be reached and then offer it to the high bidder when the auction ends through an email. That way you don't have to pay ebay an ending fee. The seller does mention he will offer it to the high bidder if the reserve is not met.

 

Steve

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Indeed greed has no limits, It is my humble opinion that the items attained ludicrous prices. AGAIN, there is absolutely nothing OSS related in the lot, for all practical purposes he can include used civilian underwear and claim they belonged to a former OSS officer, but at the end of the day, they are still civilian underwear and nothing OSS. Anyone paying for "virtual OSS militaria history" is nuts or has money to burn. What these lots represented was CIA history. Although the items are very interesting, they are not rare. The CIA medals/medallions which were offered surface for sale often, in the circles where collectors are interested and collect them, perhaps not on e-bay, but then again, e-bay for the most part has become a second rate flea market at its best, with an occasional nice item here and there. The CIA medals which were for sale, are not the highest honors of the Agency, many CIA employees and veterans recieve and received them. The seller is clearly an individual who expects bidders to play the fool in his cinema of comedy, hence the breaking up of the group, hence the silly reserves, hence: create an illusion and an air of mystique of ordinary neat items, and wait for the fish to come and take the bait.

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.... The seller is clearly an individual who expects bidders to play the fool in his cinema of comedy, hence the breaking up of the group, hence the silly reserves, hence: create an illusion and an air of mystique of ordinary neat items, and wait for the fish to come and take the bait.

and sadly someone will sooner or later "take the bait"


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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