Medals/Insignia

M1898/99 Cavalry Shoulder Epaulets

Early period shoulder epaulets for US Cavalry units of the Spanish American War period. Excellent unused condition, retaining a bright yellow color and original fastening hooks.

Price: $20.00

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8th Army Corps 1st Division medal

1 1/2 inche wide pin back medal with enameled 8th Corps device. Army of Occupation, Philippine Islands. Original pin fastener on the obverse of the medal. Enamel is excellent.

Price: $165.00

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United States Volunteers Service Medal

Private purchase medal for service with the United States Volunteers in the Philippines starting in 1899. All of these medals have the length of service time stamped into the medal. This one has 1901. The 8th Army Corps enamel is 100% and very bright. Looks great. The medal

was made by Pasquale in San Francisco and likely purchased by the soldier upon return to the States. It is 3 inches in length and 1 3/8 wide. A beautiful medal.

Price: $135.00

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9th US Infantry Regulars hand made medal.

Extra fine craftsmanship in making this piece. 9th US Infantry Regulars, Spanish American War 1898. 3 3/4 inches in length and 1 3/4 in width. The decorative bars are made of silver, the brooch of brass, just the fastening pin missing. Enamel is 100%. Photos do not do this medal justice.

Please go to Wikipedia for a complete history. “The Regiment had extensive combat duties in China with several Medals of Honor being earned. Following duty in China the regiment served in the Philippine–American War and was involved in the Balangiga massacre.”

Price: $150.00

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30th USV Infantry Hat band Spanish American War

Extra rare collectible for the Philippine Insurrection period and the very limited time that the Volunteer regiments served. 1899 to 1901. 1 1/2 inch by 26 inch felt hand band. Each yellow letter is applied separately. All are solidly in place. Colors have not faded over the years. Could be a reunion item for the boys.

Price: $175.00

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Super lot of Odd Fellows, 1st SD related 1898 items

Several items that all came from a long time Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection collection. 1. Hand made gavel 19 inches long, fitting into a unique hand carved presentation box. Both items made in the Philippines. Inscription carved into the handle; “From Reina Christina Flagship of Spanish Submarine Fleet Now Permanently Anchored in Manila”. The gavel hammer is 4 1/4 inches with a 1 3/4 inch diameter. It has the 3 ring Odd Fellow symbol carved in it, plus both silver bands are engraved; “Presented to Templar Lodge No 33. I.O.O.F. Manila By Thomas Enily Coleman, Company E 1st SD Vol” The presentation box is 15 1/2 by 6 by1 3/8 inches. Hand carved. The inside is lined with silk and has the makers or sellers stamp. “Talleres De T. Zamora Hernance Manila” Or close to that. Additionally there are two small booklets; First; a soldier covered 4 1/2 by 7 inch autograph book signed by members mostly of the 1st South Dakota Volunteers. Written on the front; Otto L. Levy Co D 1st S D Inf U.S.Vols. Manila P.I.. Other units appear. Secondly a store bought 4 by 6 1/2 inch Autograph book with mostly 1st Colorado signatures and newspaper clips of the war and units. Both booklets have loose pages. Both are Unique. Extra Nice Odd Fellows and 1st South Dakota items. The 1st South Dakota Volunteers arrived in the P.I. in 1898 and left for the home in 1898. So no question about the date.

Price: $175.00

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Lot of 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, 1898-99

Lot of 4 items commemorating the 1st Nebraska Infantry USVs, Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection. 1. Souvenir Ribbon, return of the Regiment August 31, 1899.
2 Celluloid Pin Back. celluloid is 98%, no foxing on the obverse. Paper insert present, foxing as shown, strong pin. 3. Photo taken in Manila; 2 1/2 by 4 inches. 4, the gem of the lot; Scarce Lapel pin for Co. G. 1st Reg N.V.I. 1898 1899. Enamel is 100% and the color is great, retains fastening screw on the reverse.

Price: $175.00

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First Montana Volunteers Medal and Ribbon

One of the nicest medals given by the States for service in the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection. Nice planchet and brooch. Ribbon is a period replacement and looks just like the original. These medals were not named, they are made of silver. Also included is a ribbon given to soldiers kas they detrained in the various Montana cities. Rare in itself.

Price: $275.00

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Id’d Pocket Watch Utah Artillery, Battery B., No. Phil. Cong. and Fob

Nice little group of items. 1. Regulator F.Y.H.U. Watch with name and unit scratched into the inside cover. H.M. Manila August 13th 1898 (War with Spain over) Battery B. Utah Vols. The watch dates to the 1890s. 2. USWV watch Fob, and 3. No. 7759 Philippine Congressional medal with unusual ribbon bar clasp. Battery B had 3 men killed in action at Bag Bag August 25-26, 1899. One KIA August 24, 1898. Overall 9 WIA.

Price: $135.00

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State of Washington SAW Service Medal

Original dark bronze 39mm maltese cross State of Washington service medal for officers and men who served in the Philippines, 1898-99. Not named as is most common for this particular medal. It was issued in 1910 but made available for only active duty soldiers, “so this may account for the relative scarcity of this medal”, Doug Boyce State Medals for War Service. The RWB ribbon appears to be original and does have repairs to it.

Price: $235.00

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Rare Philippine Insurrection Silver Star award document

Only the second such document I have handled in 40 years of collecting. Large size, 19 by 22 inch suitable for framing. In original mailing tube. A Silver Star for Gallantry document mailed to Michael Shanahan, Veterans Home, Napa Co, California, on Approximately April 1, 1927. Shanahan was serving as a private in Company H, 34th US Volunteers. Description of action; In pursuit of superior forces of the enemy under the Insurgent General Tinio in Norther Luzon Philippine Islands, December 4-18, 1899, while serving as a Private in Company H, 34 United States Volunteer Infantry Award was made March 10, 1927, signed by Secretary of War, Dwight Davis. Great condition. Tube even has survived. Recipient did not receive an actual medal but rather was entitled to place a small silver star silver pin directly on to his Philippine Congressional or Philippine Campaign ribbon.

Price: $575.00

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