Lot 295: c. 1888 Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Veteran's Memorial Ribbon/Pin

Early American

October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US
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c. 1888 GAR Civil War Veteran's Memorial Ribbon/Pin
c. 1888, Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Veteran's Memorial Ribbon/Pin, Choice Extremely Fine.
Original Bronze Medallion from the Grand Army of the Republic commemorating Civil War Veteran's. Top bar-shaped pinback about 1.5" wide with pin on verso still fully intact and functional, along with a 2" long red, white and blue ribbon below suspending a bronze medallion 1.5" tall. Bar reads, "Filii Veteranorum (Sons of Veterans)." Medallion show heraldic eagle with inscription "Gratia dei servatus MDCCCLXXXI." Verso is also inscribed, "Filii Veteranorum, Gratia dei servatus," and bears the patent information, "Patented Nov. 20, 1888." Both the pinback and the medallion are in extremely fine condition. The ribbon shows wear and age toning but still great condition.
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