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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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We are all know of the many locally issued WWI service medals most of which are bronze. A small number of them are silver and a very small percentage are in gold. Posthumous issues of the regular bronze and silver … Continue reading
The War of 1812 didn’t go too well for the U.S.A. Our capital city was captured and burned but we did survive to win the war as a nation. Perry’s defeat of the British naval forces on Lake Erie in … Continue reading
Most military medal collectors are also interested in military photos. Starting with the family albums and eventually those found in antique malls and flea markets most of the photos are of the snap shot type sent home to or taken … Continue reading
Last weekend our cold snap broke, cabin fever set in and my wife wanted to go to the annual Wausau antique show. The fifty dealer show is a large show for this area and over the years I have found … Continue reading
As collectors we all make mistakes. We didn’t buy something that we should have or we sold something we shouldn’t have. Once in a while however no matter how hard we try not to, we have to do the right … Continue reading
I am sure most of us have heard of “Rosie the Riveter” but as medal collectors most of us, myself included, rarely think of the home front during a war and the huge role played by women in the labor … Continue reading
Loops can tell you a lot about a medal even if all there is to look at is a very unclear picture on an internet auction site. Many more times than I can remember I have seen medals described as … Continue reading
Long service medals and awards of a military nature are issued world wide. In the US military however there are no long service medals as such but several awards require specified periods of service to qualify for the award like … Continue reading
To begin with the word nonportable as used by military medal collectors means not wearable rather than too large to carry, and nonportable medals are more often described as table medals. The village of Tuerkheim was in the German speaking … Continue reading