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Expertise

I can Identify unit insignia, patches, pins, medals, weapons and accessories from US and other countries and eras to Revolutionary War to current.

Experience in the area

I have been a military dealer and appraiser for 15 years in Massachusetts.

Organizations

DAV, IAFF, NRA

Publications

none

Education/Credentials

Self studied novice in all areas of history, firearms, foreign language. Professional Fire Fighter

Awards and Honors

none but I pat myself on the back quite frequently.

Past/Present Clients

All clients are confidential although I work with many antique dealers across the country, have an established eBay business for 15 years, participate in militaria shows from Louisville to Maine.

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Recent Answers from Michael O'Reagan

2016-10-23 rings:

Hi Joe, let me see what I can help you with here. The two rings are examples of rings that were very popular during the WWII period, sold to service members, I assume he was an officer being that one of

2016-07-24 Nazi marked luger:

Hi, let me answer that for you, I would need pictures but more than likely, yes its real. Those nazi bird stamps are called "waffenamps" and based on the number that is below that stamp you can find out

2016-07-21 WWI Prussian Civilian Medal?:

I believe you have discovered exactly what it is. During WWI many items like this were made to show solidarity, support both morally and financially. This appears to be a religious medal that also supports

2016-06-09 Identifying shoulder patches, tabs, and insignia fromWW2:

Hi, from the 1st picture, I can tell you that the patch on the left shoulder is a Constabulary (occupation, post war) with a 78th Infantry Division patch on right, which would have been his Infantry Division

2016-03-14 US Navy ribbon:

Hi, there are three ribbons, the blue on is for the American Campaign.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Campaign_Medal    The second is for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign    https://en.wikipedia

 

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