Forty-two (42) war and patriotic related ephemera items, including Civil War, and Spanish American War reunion buttons, World War I and II items. 1st-29th items: Twenty-nine (29) pinback buttons, including Civil War and Spanish American War reunion and World War II. Ten (10) retain back papers. Ranging in size from 11/16" to 2 1/2" dia. 30th-36th items: Seven (7) war and patriotic related ribbon badges, including one (1) "Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic 1886" ribbon badge and one (1) "In Commemoration of the Surrender of Yorktown 1781-1881" ribbon with coin medallion drop. Ranging in size from 2 5/8" to 4" L. 37th-40th items: Four (4) pins, including one (1) comprised of red, white, and blue ribbons and a metal Brodie helmet, affixed to card stock backing with black lettering reading "WEAR AN/A. E. F. Helmet ON/ARMISTICE DAY…," and one (1) brass tone eagle shaped pin with red, white, and blue enamel shield reading "AMERICAN/WOMEN'S/VOLUNTEER/SERVICES." Ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 2 1/4" L. 41st item: Civil War reunion Sons of Veterans 17th Annual Encampment, Illinois Division, Danville, May 16-18, 1899, medallion, depicting a sailor and a soldier flanking a patriotic shield with six crossed American flags and black lettering, obverse, eagle with red, white, and blue shield against a seascape and a banner, reverse. Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey, maker's mark, reverse, and lower edge. 2 1/4" dia. 42nd item: World War II era button depicting the bust portrait of a young soldier in uniform against a blue background, surrounded by a patriotic border. Back replaced by a mirror. 2 1/4" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light surface scratches. Some buttons with rust to metal. Back papers with toning/dampstaining. Ribbons with wear to be expected from age.
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