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I am a collector of US Military Wings and Medals, homefront war effort and sweetheart jewelry from the Spanish American War to present. I can answer questions regarding militaria such as authenticity, dating pieces, evaluating and supplying. I have been consulted by experts for books published on Sweetheart Jewelry.

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2016-04-15 Question about a GAR medal:

Hi Essnell,  Thanks for the question.   What you have is the bottom part or "medal" of a Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Membership Award. These all came with a ribbon which was in the form of an American

2016-01-24 which wings?:

Hi Leslie,  Thanks for the question.   first of all there was NO (MOS) job title "Bombardier/Navigator". In the Army Air Corps of the WWII period wings were earned for either being a *bombardier or being

2015-07-08 WWII Sweetheart Pin?:

Hi Rebecca,  Thanks for the e-mail and your question.   The pin you have is, indeed, a WWII Sweetheart pin. The "eagle" top part is the symbol of the US Army and the bottom is the "blue star" part indicating

2015-04-01 maple leaf medal:

Hi Ruthie,  Thanks for submitting your question.   I could not make out what is written on the back and even so I agree with you that the "medal" is not military. I would tend to say it is Canadian because

2014-11-26 Army hat pin:

Hi Serge,  Thanks for the question.   What you have is a "real" US Army Infantry Hat badge from the WWI period (crossed GARAND Rifles) The number "1" refers to the 1st Infantry Regiment and the "L" is


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