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World War One22 of 678Old WW1 LettersWWI Royal Scots Fusiliers Victory Medal
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Posted 7 months ago

TillyDilly
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I’m looking for information on this WWI medal or pin. This is paternal great grandfather, around 1910-1920. It’s hard to see much about it except for the eagle at the top.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
    Hard to see any details. Nothing officially military. It certainly could be military related or fraternal, club, etc.... Many possibilities.

    scott
  2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 7 months ago
    It seems many states and cities issued a World War Service Medal with variations on a theme. Most were a state seal, some where depictions of Lady Victory, as this one appears to be.

    Example:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW1-City-of-Canton-State-of-Ohio-OH-World-War-Service-Medal-Medals-Awards-Badges-/112625664920?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

    You know where he is from, so start there.

    T A
  3. Manikin Manikin, 7 months ago
    wow Tube you are amazing at Identifying items on CW . I can barely see this but you are right on !
  4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 7 months ago
    You're too kind Manikin ;)

    Thanks,

    TA
  5. TillyDilly, 7 months ago
    Thank you!!
  6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 7 months ago
    Please keep us updated on what you find.

    Always happy to help,

    T A
  7. Mystaplers Mystaplers, 7 months ago
    I agree with TubeAmp. Most likely a military service pin awarded by a veteran organization or community (city, county, or state)
  8. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
    Could be...

    Keep in mind that makers of these badges used similar eagle toppers for all sorts of organizations-- masonic, fraternal, vfw, gar, etc...

    Here is a SIMILAR top for FOE:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Badge-Grand-Aerie-of-Eagles-Washington-State-FOE-Spokane-1908/132334663634?hash=item1ecfc2b7d2:g:YQUAAOSwmblZwX4D

    Here is a SIMILAR top for GAR:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1902-G-A-R-Grand-Army-of-the-Republic-Souvenir-Badge-Stevens-Point-Wisc/122785533920?hash=item1c96968fe0:g:VisAAOSwY~1Z-Rjt

    The key is the drop-- find that and you have something. Good luck.

    scott

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