March 07, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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Late 19th-Early 20th Century Military Medals, Incl. Identified Spanish American War Service Medal and Two Jeweler Made Medals

Lot of 3.

Three-part medal, 1.5 x 3.25 in. (total lg.), presented to M.E. Shaughnessy for service in the Spanish American War by the City of Detroit, 1898-1900. Obverse features Detroit city seal, reverse features Shaughnessy's name engraved at center, with entirety of text reading, "The City of Detroit / To / M. E. Shaughnessy / For Service in the / Spanish-American War," with a spread-winged eagle near bottom. Ribbon with red, white, and blue stripes, somewhat soiled and frayed.

Jeweler made, three-part medal, approx. 1.875 x 2.75 in. (total lg.), with obverse featuring blue text reading "Presented to Sergt. C.H. Williams by Col. Geo. Graham, / 200. 300. 500. 600. Yds. / Fixed Distance / 1904" and reverse inscribed as a New Orleans minted silver dollar. Top bar features the number "171" in blue. Accompanied by original box identified to the jeweler, "John Frick / Jeweler & Medalist," New York City. Medal with some discoloration and wear to both sides and around edges.

Jeweler made enamel silver badge, 2.5 x 1.75 in., for the "Brave Rifles," the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Obverse outer circle decorated with 12 green stars, centerpiece with trumpet and banner reading "Brave Rifles / 3." Reverse with "Sterling Top" mark. Accompanied by original box identified to the jeweler, Rogers, Smith & Co., New Haven, CT. Badge with some wear and discoloration to outer circle and reverse.


Medals/badges in varying conditions, with moderate soiling and wear to each.

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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