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  • in reply to: Syria-Cilicia Commemorative Medal #30418
    jb floyd
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    The medal is genuine.  What maker’s mark do you see?

    in reply to: JOMSA Issue Index? #30004
    jb floyd
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    That’s an even easier solution.

    in reply to: JOMSA Issue Index? #29978
    jb floyd
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    The last index I know of:

    McDowell, Charles P.  The Foxfall Index to The Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America (1950-1998).

    I don’t know if the author has any copies tucked away, but these are very hard to find in the secondary market.

     

    in reply to: OMSA Convention discussions #29959
    jb floyd
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    Help needed for the US Seminar program!

    I’m looking for someone to be a US seminar speaker at the 2016 convention. Here’s a chance to be an active participant in the convention, dazzle everyone with your knowledge and generally be helpful to the society.

    If you have questions or are ready to step forward, please let me know.

     

    Jeff Floyd

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    in reply to: Cannot find this medal ANYWHERE — China/Japan? #29887
    jb floyd
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    It certainly is not  a national Japanese award. I suspect that it was a local award and the key is probably in the inscription.  Unfortunately, you’ll probably have to find someone who can read the kanji.  Japanese awards below the national level are mostly undocumented, which is a shame and very frustrating.

    in reply to: Information Needed #28142
    jb floyd
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    This is the Republic of China’s Medal in Commemoration of Victory in the Resistance Against Aggression, more often referred to as the China War Memorial Medal.

    It was established in 1944 and was to be given to Americans who served in Mainland China, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam during World War II.  There was a broad effort by the Taiwan government to distribute these medals in 1975, when surviving members of the Flying Tigers received it as a group.  Most of the medals you see today were made around 1975, and they are relatively common. You find them in the collector’s market with their matching-numbered case for around $40.

    in reply to: Establishing an Austro-Hungarian Interest Forum #27043
    jb floyd
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    Those of us who still use the Falkenstein book after many, many years look forward to a new source on this field.

    in reply to: William B. Edwards’ collection. #17573
    jb floyd
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    Probably the best way to go.

    in reply to: William B. Edwards’ collection. #17571
    jb floyd
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    I don’t recall ever seeing this piece at auction. Nor any auction with Mr. Edwards’ name attached.

    in reply to: Inapropriate/SPAM photos #17570
    jb floyd
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    I just swept up a bunch this morning. Let me know if I missed any.

    in reply to: Can you identify this medal from 1870-1900? #17563
    jb floyd
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    It is almost certainly a fraternal organization’s medal. The Knights of the Maccabees (K.O.T.M.) was founded in London, Ontario, in the 1870s. The Maccabbees came from the membership of the Ancient Order of the Foresters (A.O.F.), which was also active at the time and had a substantial Canadian membership. The Maccabbees used a desert tent design, often on a globe, in their insignia. Check this link to see some Maccabbee insignia (although I don’t see anything that matches): http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmu … cabees.htm

    Any hope of reading the letters on the top bar?

    in reply to: Unknown Ribbon #17557
    jb floyd
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    Seventy years does odd things to the dyes in ribbons and I suspect that happened in this case. By its position following the American Defense Service Medal and preceding the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal are the most likely candidates. With 10 stars on his Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, he probably didn’t have enough time to get to Europe, but would probably have qualified for the American Campaign by virtue of spending a year or so in training in the CONUS before deploying to the Pacific.

    In the image, the American Campaign Medal is on the left and Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal on the right.

    Whatever the base color is now, the stripe pattern matches the American Campaign.
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    in reply to: Unknown Ribbon #17555
    jb floyd
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    The specific ribbon is the American Campaign Medal, which time has not treated too well,

    in reply to: Unknown Ribbon #17553
    jb floyd
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    I can’t visualize the color pattern. Any chance of an image?

    in reply to: 2015 Convention #17544
    jb floyd
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    Heading out this morning for Hotlanta. See everyone there.

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