Item # 073
Title: WW1 US VICTORY MEDAL WITH WEST INDIES BAR
Description: A great conditioned WW1 Victory "The Great War for Civilization" Medal with "WEST INDIES" bar. I was told that this may be a US Mint made bar.
Item # 019
Title: USMC PISTOL EXPERT BADGE (COLT)
Description: Early version pistol expert qualification badge guns are marked "COLT". Pin back. Marked "AE CO UTICA NY".
Size: 1-1/2" wide by 1-1/8" tall
Item # 078
Title: WW1 FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE MEDAL RIBBON PIN BACK FRENCH OR GERMAN MADE
Description: A unique pin back version of the French Croix de Guerre Medal. Has marks to rear "Bte SGDG.
Size: 1-7/16" x 3/8"
Item # 027
Title: IDENTIFIED USMC 1912 NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL
Description: Only about 1000 of these were awarded, Rim numbered "496". Medal planchet has edge dings and medal has been around. Ribbon is most likely a replacement. This medal traces to Edward M. Howley who was with Company D, First Battalion, First Provisional Regiment, Managua, Nicaragua in late 1912. Howley also saw service in Mexico, Panama, the Philippines and in Haiti. He rated the 1915 Haitian Campaign Medal and the 1914 Mexico Campaign Medal. Location of these medals is currently unknown. Good research project.
Size: 1-1/4" x 3"
Item # 074
Title: WW1 USMC SHORT VOCABULARY OF FRENCH WORDS AND PHRASES BOOKLET AEF 1918
Description: A little booklet made by the US Marine Corps Publicity Bureau for Marines serving and fighting in France during WW1. Book displays age and has some bug damage to the cover. Dated August 1918, 40 pages.
Item # 105
Title: WW1 USMC 3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES (3/5) VELVETEEN PAINTED PATCH
Description: A beautiful velveteen made blue 3/5 patch. Shows signs of uniform removal and looks to have bled color through being wet at some point. 3/5 is one of the most storied units of WW1, especially of Belleau Wood fame.
Item # 016
Title: WW1 USMC 2ND DIVISION 3RD ARMY OCCUPATION ENAMEL PENDANT
Description: Enameled pendant with the 2nd Division Indian Head on one side and the 3rd Army insignia. Marine units were attached to the 3rd Army during the occupation of Germany in late 1918 and 1919. Most likely a German made piece.
Size: 1-1/8" round
Item # 031
Title: M1912 WW1 USMC SHARPSHOOTER QUALIFICATION BADGE
Description: An early and solid Pre-WW1 to WW1 Rifle Sharpshooter badge.
Size: 1-7/8" x 2-1/8"
Item # 082
Title: WW1 USMC 2ND BATTALION 5TH REGIMENT 2ND DIVISION UNIFORM AND EGA COLLAR DISCS
Description: Unnamed, WW1 USMC uniform for the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 4th Brigade, Second Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France. Has yellow patch of 2/5, two overseas stripes and red discharge stripe. Green lined with no stamps that I could find. 2/5 is one of the more storied USMC units having battle honors for Belleau Wood, Blanc Mont and the Meuse Argonne.
Item # 118
Title: 1911-1917 BAILEY BANKS AND BIDDLE USMC MEXICO SERVICE MEDAL #1699
Description: A wonderful Bailey Banks and Biddle made example of the Mexico Service Medal. Issued to Marines serving aboard ship off the coast of Mexico and shore at places like Vera Cruz. The ribbon is frayed at the top, leaving the top bar to come free. This can be repaired.
Item # 093
Title: WW1 USMC MEDAL LOT
Description: Nice medal lot attribute to "L.G. Wheeler". Muster roles show that Lyman G Wheeler had previously served from 1902-1906 and reenlisted in 1918 and was promptly promoted a GySgt and sent overseas with the 11th Marine Regiment to France. Not sure why the WW1 Victory medal does not have the Maltese Cross as is appropriate for a 5th Brigade Marine. GCM is #69979.
Size: 3" large medals
Item # 033
Title: M1912 USMC EXPERT RIFLEMAN QUALIFICATION BADGE
Description: An early pinback expert rifleman badge.
Size: 1-13/16" x 1-3/4"
Item # 017
Title: WW1 USMC 1ST BATTALION 6TH REGIMENT 2ND DIVISION WOOL INDIAN HEAD PATCH
Description: A beautifully constructed wool patch with chain stitched star and embroidered details to the Indian Head and bonnet. Uniform removed.
Item # 046
Title: WW1 ERA NAMED USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL 1916-1920
Description: A nice WW1 era USMC Good Conduct Medal, named to Private First Class Joseph Fowee and engraved "No 10985. JOSEPH D. FOWEE. 1ST ENLISTMENT. 1916-1920." Fowee enlisted and trained at Marine Barracks Port Royal, S.C. (Paris Island) in May 1916 and would go on to serve aboard ship's detachments of the USS Texas and USS Utah and Radio Station Detachment San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Item # 101
Title: 1911-1915 ENGRAVED USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL 1ST ENLISTMENT
Description: Named and identified Good Conduct Medal. Engraved "No. 5383 JESSE S. COMER 1st ENLISTMENT 1911-1915". Corporal Comer enlisted 6 September 1911 in Spokane, Wshington. He served the majority of his time in San Francisco and Mare Island on the USS Intrepid and USS Jupiter. He also served with the 4th Marine Regiment out of North Island, San Diego. Ribbon is torn and top bar is missing.
Item # 077
Title: WW1 VICTORY MEDAL RIBBON WITH 3 STARS
Description: A unique pin back version of the WW1 Victory Medal with three unique stars, perhaps first issue and theater made.
Size: 1-5/16" x 3/8"
Item # 109
Title: WW1 DOGTAG OF BANANA WARS (NICARAGUA) NAVY CROSS AWARDEE AND WW2 GUADALCANAL VET
Description: A single well worn dogtag stamped "BENJAMIN W, ATKINSON 6.5.18 U.S.M.C." Atkinson was awarded the Navy Cross for combat actions in Nicaragua in 1932 as a First Lieutenant and he later served as the Acting Chief of Staff to the 2nd Marine Division at Guadalcanal during WW2. I have shown a photo of him as a 1stLt for reference.
Atkinson's Navy Cross citation reads:
"The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to First Lieutenant Benjamin W. Atkinson (MCSN: 0-30), United States Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commander of a patrol of the Headquarters Company, Second Battalion, Eleventh Regiment, operating in the vicinity of Trinidad, Nicaragua, on April third and fourth, 1928. While engaged in a night march upon a mission assigned to investigate reports of bandit activities in the vicinity of Trinidad, the patrol under command of Lieutenant Atkinson, who was with the point of the patrol at the time of the attack, maintained perfect control of his men and directed his patrol with such military ability when subjected to a surprise night attack by a numerically superior forces as to outflank the enemy and after approximately one and one-half hours' engagement put them to rout, thereby displaying excellent judgment, initiative, and soldierly qualities of the highest order."
Size: 1-5/16" round
Item # 107
Title: WW1 USMC VETERAN'S CAP, EGA AND MINIATURE MEDAL BAR, PURPLE HEART, AEF MARINES
Description: A nice honestly worn and used WW1 Veteran's cap with early 1910's dress EGA and three medal miniature bar with a Purple Heart, USMC Good Conduct and WW1 Victory Medal. No name. Shows sweat staining.
Size: 8" X 6"
Item # 092
Title: WW1 72ND COMPANY, 6TH REGIMENT, 2ND DIVISION MEDAL LOT
Description: A medal lot attributed to James D. Cherry. Consists of a two bar WW1 Victory Medal, a WW1 USMC Good Conduct Medal #47485 on rim edge, and 4 American Legion medals for Cleveland, Ohio.
Size: 3" sized large medals
Item # 090
Title: WW1 USMC 73RD COMPANY 6TH REGIMENT 2ND DIVISION PURPLE INDIAN HEAD WOOL PATCH
Description: Scarce and extremely desirable USMC 6th Regiment, 73rd Machinegun Company patch on lightly faded thin purple wool. Uniform removed, shows some stitching remnants and unfortunately a small bit of damage to one side and some mothing to the rear side that comes through to the front in one spot. The 73rd was just one company that support the Machinegun needs of the 6th Regiment. A great patch that is difficult to find in any condition.
Size: 3-3/8 X 3-3/8"
Item # 014
Title: WW1 USMC SOLDIERS OF THE SEA RECRUITING BOOKLET 1918
Description: . 32 pages, complete. Dated August 15th 1918.
Item # 030
Title: USMC M1912 RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER QUALIFICATION BADGE WITH 1911 BAR
Description: A wonderful early USMC Rifle Sharpshooter badge with suspension type qualification bar, retroactively awarded for the year 1911.
Size: 1-7/8" x 2-1/8"
Item # 018
Title: WW1 ERA USMC UNUSED .03 SPRINGFIELD QUALIFICATION RECORD BOOK
Description: Unused record book for the qualification with the Rifle Model 1903. Dated 1919. 144 pages.
Item # 043
Title: NAMED MEDAL GROUPING 2ND ENLISTMENT GOOD CONDUCT WW1 VICTORY MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
Description: A grouping of medals belonging to Daniel J Braman. Braman had served previously in the US Army with the 53rd Field Artillery, 28th Division during the Great War. Lot consists of his WW1 Victory medal with Meuse-Argonne bar, his engraved good conduct medal for "No. 14506. DANIEL J. BRAMAN. 2ND ENLISTMENT. 1919-1921", a 1920's Marine Corps League medal with EGA and a WW1 EXPERT RIFLEMAN shooting badge.
Item # 098
Title: WW1 2ND DIVISION 4TH BRIGADE AEF CITATION DOCUMENT, FRAMED
Description: A neat souvenir document that displays some of the battle orders and citations awarded the 2nd Division as well a round up of battles and achievements. Has Indian head to the center and references Commander John A Lejeune. Neat and colorful battle scenes decorate the edges. This one is in a nice period frame. These are tough to find and quite handsome among a collection.
Size: 11" X 14"
Item # 012
Title: USMC PISTOL EXPERT BADGE
Description: Early quality pistol expert qualification badge. Riveted construction with applied pistols. C clasp pin back.
Size: 1-1/2" wide by 1-1/8" tall