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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.