Group of medals, badges and ribbons, descended in the family of Dr. Edward Storck (b. 1831) of Buffalo, New York. (Storck served as an examining physician for the Union Army during the Civil War and was a prominent doctor after the war. He was also active in politics, serving as a delegate to National political conventions and on the Buffalo City Council). Lot includes a scarce [Grover] CLEVELAND DEMOCRACY NEW YORK badge and ribbon, 7"L ; 3 white metal SOUVENIR badges, 1 gilded metal NEW YORK badge and a 1-7/8" hollow white metal coin, all with markings for the 1892 World's Columbian Exposition; a Masonic badge and ribbon marked LAKE ERIE LODGE NO. 317 BUFFALO NY FC KBP INSTITUTED MAR 18 '92; Masonic badge and ribbon marked 1492 1892 STRUCK BY THE GRAND LODGE OF F. AND A.M.STATE OF NEW YORK THE M.W. TEN EYCK BEING GRAND MASTER / TO COMMEMORATE THE DEDICATION OF THE ASYLUM AT UTICA NY OCT 5 1892; Copper colored metal 1897 Souvenir badge from the 1st National Encampment, Buffalo; Metal Souvenir badge with ribbon reading NAT'L ENCAMPMENT G.A.R. BUFFALO AUG. 23-28 '97, cross shaped with inset gold-colored coin; Silk ribbon reading RECEPTION REUNION ARMY OF THE POTOMOC JULY 3,4, 1891 BUFFALO N.Y.; Badge and ribbon reading CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE 31ST NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT BUFFALO N.Y. 1897 MEDICAL DEPT. COMMITTEE; Gilded white metal E. PLURIBUS UNUM badge, and a reflective I LIKE IKE political button. Provenance: estate of Margaret Storck Hart, Buffalo, NY. Condition: Some fading, fraying and small holes to ribbons and light oxidation spots to some badges, but overall all items are in good condition; New York Columbian Exposition badge has broken link.
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