Nicely shrunk wrapped patriotic lithograph pair, dated 1903. Each or 17 by 20 1/2 inches. Going to War, Home from the War. Nice bright colors for your collection room.
Unique item for the Spanish American War collection. Cigar handed out on the 40th Anniversary (1938) of the Capture of Manila, May 1st, 1898. All original in printed gold foil. “To Comrades of the Spanish-American War, Greetings from Robert Manly, Company H (and others listed) 1st N .D. U.S. Vol Inf. Cigar is 5 1/2 inches long and has not been disturbed.
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.”
Yes it is broken. Typical of these cannons I think. Original Kenton, although not marked, RMT 12 gauge blank cannon. Other than the break of the breech door, the cannon is in remarkable original shape. The patina is perfect. There is not previous repair attempt. The hammer is present and is complete with original spring although weak. No sear or other locking device. Original axle pins, not replaced with screws like so many. Firing pin present and is frozen. Great project for the expert. A little more for shipping as I like to double box and protect these toys due to their weights.
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.