Item # 136
Title:  BRONZE USMC DIVISION PISTOL BADGE VIETNAM ERA
Description:  A leg medal in bronze for Marine Divisional Pistol Competition.  Marked LIGI to the rear upper suspension bar.
Size: 1-1/2" wide

Year: 1960's-1970's
Price: $50

Item # 103
Title:  USMC SMITH TROPHY SHOOTING BADGE L.I. 1/10 10K MARKED
Description:
This trophy, named after Lieutenant General Julian C. Smith, is awarded to the winning team in the Pacific Division Match. Although Smith competed competitively only once, he served as captain for several small teams and in 1928, as team captain, won several matches at Camp Perry. Pinbacked version.  Marked "L.I.- 1/10-10K".  Not one of the many cast fakes that you see, this is a solid piece with 1/10 Gold content.
Size: 2" long by 1-1/4" wide

Year: 1960's-1970's
Price:$SOLD

Item # 058
Title:  USMC WIRGMAN TROPHY SHOOTING BADGE L.I.G.I. 10K VIETNAM ERA
Description: The Wirgman Trophy is awarded to the highest scoring rifle team representing small commands at the Eastern Division Match. Because of the poor standing of small posts competing for the Elliott Trophy, Lieutenant Colonel Harold F. Wirgman presented the Marine Corps with the trophy which bears his name. The trophy was first awarded in 1926. Originally, east coast units with complements under 300 were eligible. Today east coast units with a complement under 600 are eligible to compete for the trophy.  Badge is made by Lordship Industries and is an issue type badge.  Clutch backed version.  Marked "L.I.G.I. 1/10-10K".  Not one of the many cast fakes that you see, this is a solid piece with Gold content.
Size: 2" long by 1-1/4" wide

Year: 1960's-1970's
Price: $175

Item # 062
Title:  GOLD USMC DIVISION RIFLE BADGE 10K
Description:  A leg medal in Gold for Marine Divisional Rifle Competition.  Top of rear bar is marked "L.I.G.I. 1/10 10K".  This is a Lordship Industries Government Issue badge.  It is not a cheap knockoff.
Size: 1-1/2" wide

Year: 1960's-1970's
Price: $95

Item # 061
Title:  SILVER USMC DIVISION PISTOL BADGE STERLING
Description:  A leg medal in silver for Marine Divisional Pistol Competition.  Edge is marked "L.I. STER." for Lordship Industries and Sterling.
Size: 1-1/2" wide

Year: 1960's-1970's
Price: $75

Item # 080
Title:  NAMED USMC OFFICER'S CAP KOREAN WAR MIA/KIA IN VIETNAM REMAINS REPATRIATED IN 1998
Description:  A standard 1950's era US Marine officer's cap.  Has identification tag of "C. J. RAMSAY 076430" to the sweatshield.  Has 1937 pattern sterling Hilborn Hamburger EGA.  Charles J. Ramsay was an enlisted to officer "Mustang", having previously served in the Korean War.  During an Air Naval Gunfire mission over North Vietnam, in support of the 3rd Marine Division on an active anti-aircraft site on 21 January 1968 while flying a Cessna O-1D Bird Dog, he was shot down with another Army Aerial Observer and both men were listed as Missing in Action (MIA).  He was eventually listed Killed in Action (KIA), with his remains were repatriated and identified 30 years after his death.  He is now buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, 9 Air Medals and 2 Purple Hearts for wounds sustained in action and for wounds that resulted in his death. 
Size: 6-7/8

Year: 1950's-1960's
Price: $275

Item # 138
Title:  ENGLISH MADE (WILKINSON) ENGRAVED USMC OFFICER MAMELUKE SWORD, CAREER ARTILLERYMAN
Description:  What I like about Marine swords, is not only the history that traces their lineage to the Barbary Wars and First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon receiving the first Mameluke, but generally, each sword is identified by name, is carried by a Marine officer his entire career, and is the prized possession and hallmark of an officer.  Unlike uniforms that may fall apart and unidentified insignia that get placed in a box, swords stand the test of time and are here long past their owners.  This one here is a late 1940's era Mameluke sword with etched blade "UNITED STATES MARINES".  The blade is also engraved with the original owner's name "WILLIAM C KEITH".  Records indicate that William Keith Jr enlisted into the Marines in 1942.  He served with 6th Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, 15th Marines as a Howitzer Marine.  He saw combat on Okinawa.  He later went to college and took a commission in 1950 and served as an officer in Korea with 4.5" rockets.  He retired a LtCol in 1968.  Only cursory research done on him.  His sword is the classier, and generally higher quality, English made version.  The blade is marked "WILKINSON SWORD CO. LD. LONDON" and the other side is marked with the distributor's name "HILBORN HAMBURGER INC".  Blade has # 73967 stamped on edge.  Wilkinson Swords stand out for their quality and their orange colored handles.

Size: 39" long overall and blade is 31" long

Year: 1950
Price: $500

Item # 063
Title:  GOLD USMC DIVISION PISTOL BADGE
Description:  A leg medal in Gold for Marine Divisional Pistol Competition.  Unmarked pin backed version.
Size: 1-1/2" wide

Year: 1960's-1970's
Price: $75

Item # 057
Title:  USMC SAN DIEGO TROPHY SHOOTING BADGE G-23 IRA GREEN VIETNAM ERA
Description: The San Diego Trophy is awarded to the team with the highest score in the Western Division match. In 1921, the civic organizations of San Diego presented the Marine Corps with the San Diego Trophy. Due to its design, it is sometimes referred to as the Bear Trophy. Today, only major west coast bases compete for it.  This clutch back example is marked G-23 for the maker Ira Green.
Size: 2" long by 1-1/4" wide

Year: 1960's-1970's
Price: $65