SPAN-AM WAR VETERAN'S MEMBERSHIP BADGE - Beautiful
Veterans badge made by The Jos. T. Mayer Co. in Seattle. Badge has
serial # B 38302. Ribbon is in near perfect condition while there appears
to be some minor cleaning as can be seen in the photos on the bottom
8TH U.S. INFANTRY ID'D GROUPING - Span-Am related
grouping of Austin Avery of the 8th U.S. Infantry. Avery was
from Toledo, Ohio and spent his time in Cuba. Along with the
photographed items comes copies of the 1900 Census sheets that
show Avery as being in the 8th Infantry in Cuba and the Toledo
Census sheet that have Avery listed but as being in the service.
U.S. HOSPITAL CORPS PHOTO - Early 1900's photo on
7 1/2" X 9 1/4" mount of Company 'A' - Hospital Corps -
U.S.A. - the staff all in front of the building that has a
sign hanging on the front porch with that information
on it. Very good condition.
NAMED NATIONAL DELEGATE BADGE AND DELEGATE NAMEBADGE -
Delegate's badge for the 1935 San Antonio National Encampment with the
name of the Delegate - Frank P. Platz. The second piece is a Delegate
namebadge for a reunion in Michigan City, In. for the same Frank Platz.
Ribbon is weak in a few places - mainly on the lower left where the tip is
nearly disconnected otherwise both pieces in good condition.
NEW BRITAIN, CT. MONUMENT DEDICATION - Ribbon for the New
Britain, Connecticut Spanish War Veterans Memorial dedication held on
June 25, 1927. Ribbon is in very good condition.
PAIR OF PHOTOGRAPHS - CHRISTMAS DINNEROF
THE 4TH CAV. IN SAN RAPHAEL - 1st photo is a 5" x
7" mounted image with ink description on reverse " E
Troop 4th Cav. / Christmas Dinner / San Raphael ".
Contrast is dark but a very 'out of the ordinary' shot.
The 2nd photo is a 5" x 7" trimmed mount photo of a
member of the 4th Cav. with partial ID on reverse which
a period tag is covering. A little careful work might bring
about more info.
DEPT. OF MICHIGAN VISITOR'S BADGE - Visitor's badge for the 30th
Annual Encampment Department of Michigan held in Battle Creek, Mi
during June 18 - 21, 1933. Has original Whitehead & Hoag tag on reverse.
Very good condition.
FANTASTIC U.S.S. MAINE GROUPING OF A MICHIGAN
SAILOR INCLUDING PHOTOS OF THE SECOND BURIAL
OF THE ORIGINAL MAINE SAILORS KILLED IN CUBA -
38 piece archive of U.S.S. Maine material ( the second
Maine) belonging to Frederick F. McGuire of Saginaw,
Michigan who was on the Maine until 1907. The group
contains 19 photographs, 12 documents including his
Discharge, his Coxswain Appointment, Pension papers, etc.,
a U.S.S. Maine hatband (the original owner of the group had
two of these and sold the extra for $500.), 2 gunnery patches,
2 lanyards (mint condition), a 1902 Petty Officers Drill Book,
and one notepad with extensive notes on the armament of
the ship along with the ammunition, gun crews, notes on
aiding wounded, etc. Included in the photographs (most
of them in large format - on the 'additional images' page the
sizes are beneath the images) are 7 photos which are
supposed to be (according to the family) the burial of the
Sailors of the original U.S.S. Maine. This was the second
burial when the ship had been recovered several years after
the War to recover the trapped bodies inside then taking the
ship out to her final resting place in the ocean. These photos
I believe to be unpublished as I have been unable to find any
references or publications with these included. They consist
of the arrival of the bodies by boat, the funeral procession to
the cemetery and the burial scene showing a mass number of
fresh graves. The photos had been numbered to show the
sequence of events. Quite a nice and historical group of
images. Other photos show the Maine, one docked next to
the U.S.S. Missouri. There are also images of McGuire and
some of his sailor friends (unfortunately these are
unmarked). A very nice and historical grouping which also
shows the tight bond between the original U.S.S. Maine and
it's namesake and that solemn chore of the recovery and
proper burial of those that had been still trapped in the ship
after the explosion in Havana that triggered the
Spanish-American War. Some photos have small chips in the
mounts and an occasional mar in the photo itself but overall
a group in very good condition.
EARLY RECEPTION RIBBON - A Princeton, Illinois ribbon for a
reception for Colonel D. J. Foster and the Soldiers and Sailors of the War.
Held on October 13, 1898 at Princeton. Ribbon is in very good condition
with minor fraying at top & bottom.
VETERAN'S PICNIC RIBBON - Ribbon for the Second Annual USWV
Picnic held at Pleasant Lake (not sure what state) on July 20, 1924.
Ribbon is in very good condition and still retains the straight pin used to
pin it to the veteran's chest. I had this ribbon on the site a long while ago
and had thought I sold it at a show but has just turned up in one of my
show boxes, so on the site it goes again.