Medals as a form of award and recognition for military service dates back to the time of the Roman Republic (509-27 BC), with this tradition spreading across the world and still being preserved today. Medals are generally awarded for periods of service or completion of campaigns, whilst decorations are reserved for specific achievements. Since the American Civil War (1861-1865), the highest military medal in the United States has been the Medal of Honor, given for remarkable acts of bravery; for similar achievements, the British armed forces has awarded the Victoria Cross since 1856. During the First and Second World War, an unprecedented amount of military medals were distributed across Europe and the United States for both service and achievement; many of these are available on the collectors' market today.
“Have I the right to take a human life? To be slain seems not half so fearful as to slay.” – Henry T. Johns, Life with the Forty-Ninth Massachusetts Volunteers. Henry T. Johns was a Union Soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. Army’s highest decoration; the Medal of Honor. He joined the 49th Massachusetts Infantry from Hinsdale, Massachusetts in September 1862, and mustered out with this regiment one year later. He was commissioned as an officer of the 61st Massachusetts Infan
Gold medal from the Division Championship of the 1946-1947 Football League season, won by Cyril Done of Liverpool. This was the first post-war season and Done's 10 goals were essential to Liverpool's Division Championship. The Football League was established in 1888 and was the top soccer league until the formation of the Premiere League in 1992. Front of medal reads, ''THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE'' in raised letters on top and features a raised soccer ball framed by the words, ''CHAMPIONS / DIVISION 1'
including Legion of Merit with box, two Purple Hearts, one with box and bar, six National Defense, one with box and bar, four with ribbon, Navy medal with ribbon, Vietnam Service medal, Good Conduct medal with bar, medal for Meritorious Service, US Angel of Peace, State of New York Service medal, Washington DC Peace Jubilee Spanish American War, Military Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster (17 Total)
First edition. Octavo. 480pp. Illustrated. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Rear Admiral O'Kane to a fellow Congressional Medal of Honor-winner: " To Carlos Ogden, Richard H. O'Kane." O'Kane and his submarine the *Tang* averaged more than double the amount of kills as any other American submarine, and O'Kane despite a relatively short tour, was the leading submarine skipper in the war. In one action he sank five Japanese ships in 70 seconds. He also pioneered new techniques in submarine re
1382. Pearl Harbor Industrial Light & Magic crew gift.(Touchstone, 2001) Original gilded cast resin and ribbon "medal" ILM crew gift with integral resin reinforcement within the ribbon and green felt backing on the medallion. Engraved inscription reads "Pearl Harbor, Industrial Light and Magic, scene features a bomb angled towards war ships moored in a harbor. Measures approximately 12 x 5.5 in. Exhibits minor age and handling. In very good to fine condition. $300 - $500
USS (DD-724) is an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, commissioned in February 1944. The was the second ship to be named for Seaman Bartlett Laffey who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War for his valiant stand manning a 12-pound howitzer while turning back a Confederate attack. The ship earned the nickname "The Ship That Would Not Die" for her exploits during the D-Day invasion and the battle of Okinawa when she successfully withstood a determined assault by conventional
United States Senator from Ohio John Glenn (1921-2016) boldly signed this chest-up photo of himself neatly dressed in a suit and tie with a slight smile on his face. Glenn served as a fighter pilot during World War II and he also served in China and Korea. He was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, Glenn made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States and on that flight, an on-board camera captured the first continuous, panoramic
Institut d'Emission de l'Afrique Equatoriale Francaise et du Cameroun 100 Francs ND (1957) Pick 32 An intense, large round portrait of Governor General Felix Eboue highlights the front of this early note. He wearing his many medals including the Liberation Cross awarded to him by General Charles de Gaulle during World War II.HID07601242017
A group of unused WWII war medals, being the War Medal, 1939-45 Star and the France & Germany Star, in their original delivery box, to 14543360 P R Mullins, Private in the Royal Pioneer Corps, with his Soldier's release book, Class 'A'
A First World War Pair, of British War Medal and Victory Medal, and General Service Medal 1918-62, with clasp S.PERSIA, awarded to MAJOR R.(Roger)F.(Fleetwood)S.(Sconce) BEYTS of the 71st Punjabis, attached to Cantonment Magistrates Department, together with photocopies of Service Record, Medal Card Index, etc Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A First World War Pair, and General Service Medal 1918-62, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:, Medals
First World War medal group belonging to 31306 Pte.W.R.J. Goldsworthy of the Somerset Light Infantry, together with nine miniature medals to include; Second World War 1939-1945 Medal and Defence Medal, Africa, Italy Stars, etc
A Second World War Medal and General Service Medal 1918-62, with clasp PALESTINE 1945-48, awarded to 14040902 SPR.D.J.CARTWRIGHT. R.E., in box of issue, with registered envelope, Skill at Arms Record Book, Identity Card, letters and greeting cards etc; also, a framed photograph showing Royal Air Force Bicester Headquarters No.40 Group. March 1949, and a board mounted display of RAF cap badge, Corporal stripes, belt clasp, skill at arms insignia etc Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals,
Four Single Second World War Medals, comprising 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal and two War Medals, with a medal slip; also, a small quantity of First World War battlefield relics and various Second World War period newspapers and a magazine - Comrades in Arms! Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, Four Single Second World War Medals, also, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:, Medals
A First World War Trio, comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, to 17514 PTE.C.WYNANT.NORTH'N.R., together with a Second World War Third Reich Police Cap Badge, nickel plated (4) Condition Report: . Trio - Star with small corrosion spots to obverse and reverse. War Medal with small spots of heavy tarnish and slight wear. Victory Medal slightly rubbed. Police badge has a soldered repair. ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A First World War Trio, a Second World War
A First World War Trio, comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, to 1668 PTE.S.L.DENBREY, R.A.M.C., together with a collar badge, a Church Lads Brigade, 1913 medal, a London County Council Attendance award, two aluminium medals and two bullion insignia; a First World War Group of Five Miniature Medals, comprising British War Medal , Victory Medal (MID), Territorial Force War Medal, Jubilee Medal 1935 and Coronation Medal 1937, all attributed to Captain Frank Hauxwell, RAMC,
A family medal group, comprising a British War Medal and Victory Medal pair, awarded to Sister EM Lerrigo, and a British War Medal and Victory pair, awarded to Lieut JH Lerrigo, (sister and brother) (5)
A First World War Trio, comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, to 80807 A-BMBR.F,OXLEY.R.A. and a further single British War Medal, to 2.LIEUT.C.S.HARRIS Condition Report: . All medals in good condition overall. ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A First World War Trio, and a further single British War Medal, Condition Report: . All medals in good condition overall. Condition Report:, . All medals in good condition overall. ARR:, Categories:, Medals
Afghanistan 1878-80. The Second Afghan War Medal to Private W. Hazzell, 66th Foot, killed in action at Maiwand on 27 July 1880. Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (B/1407 Pte. W. Hazzell, 66th Foot). Nearly extremely fine. A scarce and desirable casualty.
Two First World War medal groups comprising: War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to 37249 Pte.T. Foxley, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and 48486 WKR.J.B.Mc Swiney. O.M.A.A.C, together with a Second World War medal group comprising: 1939-1945 Medal, Defence Medal and 1939-1945 Star
Three Second World War medals and three First World War medals with ribbons Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Militaria & Ethnographica, Lot Description:, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:, Militaria & Ethnographica
A First World War Casualty Trio, comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, awarded to 15-509 SJT.N.JACKSON, W.YORK:R, with a small typed research note Footnote:- Sergeant Norman Jackson, youngest son of Mr and Mrs William Jackson of Tadcaster, born 1889, enlisted September 1914 at Huddersfield, killed in action 1st July 1916 (First day of the Battle of the Somme) aged 27 years Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A First World War Casualty Trio, Co
A First World War Pair, awarded to 201082 SPR.F.W.RILEY R.E., comprising British War Medal and Victory Medal; also, a £5 Note medallion in perspex case and a pre-decimal specimen set - farthing to half crown Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A First World War Pair, also, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:, Medals
A First World War Trio and Memorial Plaque, of 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, awarded to 4357 PTE.W (WILLIAM) COOKE, YORKS:L.I., the memorial plaque in original cardboard envelope, together with a typed record of commemorative and historical information Footnote:- Private William Cooke of 1st/5th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry died on Sunday, 2nd July 1916, aged 20 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medal
A Second World War Long Service Group of Four Medals, comprising Defence Medal, War Medal, General Service Medal 1918-62 with clasp MALAYA and MID oak leaf, named to LT.T.M.MAGUIRE R.E.M.E., and Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal named to 819776 W.O.CL.1, T.M.MAGUIRE R.E.M.E., bar mounted, together with Mentioned in Despatches letter, citation and photocopy of supplement to the London Gazette dated 22nd October 1954 Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A Second
A Second World War Trio, comprising 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star and War Medal, awarded to 1804759 666 (I.W.T.) Sapper Lionel Harry Searle Rapley, Royal Engineers, who died 7th June 1944 age 36, and is buried in Plot 14, Row M, Grave 22 in Bayeux War Cemetery, France, with a Commonwealth War Graves Commission letter and photograph of the cemetery; an Imperial Service Medal, awarded to LESLIE ALFRED BASING for service in the Post Office, in box of issue, with citation and GPO letter; als
A Family Group of Medals, comprising a First World War Trio of 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, awarded to 32762 PTE.F.FORD, R.A.M.C., and a General Service Medal 1918-62 with clasp MALAYA, to 1920224 A.C.I. G.(Gaston)FORD R.A.F. (son of the above), together with box of issue and a photocopy of the Supplement to the London Gazette 11 September 1956 in which he is Mentioned in Despatches Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A Family Group of Medals, a
A group of four medals, awarded to Captain Angus McKenzie Forsyth, comprising a Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Defence Medal, with miniatures, MID certificate (Temp Capt 15th Bn), an Army Book 136 being his War Diary 1914-1918, his Officer's Record of Services Army Book 439, War Office release note (30 May 1919), his silver double cigarette case, initialled, a pair of spurs, assorted medallions, his sword, inscribed with his name, with scabbard, MC box and a group of newspa
A Royal Navy China War/ First World War Naval Long Service Group of Five Medals, comprising China War Medal,1900, with clasp TAKU FORTS, named to E.S.ST.JOHN, E.R.A.4 CL., H.M.S.ALGERINE, 1914-15 Star named 269393 E.S.ST.JOHN, C.E.R.A.1. R.N., British War Medal and Victory Medal named ART. ENG. E.S.ST.JOHN. R.N., and Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, named 269393 E.S.ST.JOHN, C.E.R.A.2 CL., H.M.S. ROXBURGH Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Medals, Lot Description:, A Royal Na