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"Air Force Cross: History Extraordinary Heroism"

Condition: VF

"The Air Force Cross: A History of Extraordinary Heroism", by Frederic L. Borch and Jeffrey B. Floyd, 2004. Hardbound, 159pp, monochrome illustrations.

The history of the US Air Force's second highest gallantry award, with full citations for most of the awards through 2004. 

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"American War Medals and Decorations", Kerrigan

Condition: VF

"American War Medals and Decorations", by Evans E. Kerrigan. third, revised edition, 1971. Hardbound, 173pp, 3 color plates. With original dust jacket.  Inscribed by the author.

A primer on US military medals, with line drawings and summaries of the criteria for each medal.  An excellent basic source for the American medal collector.

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"Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany, Saxony"

Condition: VF

“Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany and the Men Who Earned Them, Volume III - The Aviation Awards of the Kingdom of Saxony”, by Neal W. O’Connor, Princeton, NJ, 1993. Softbound, 279pp, illustrated.  With the embossed library stamp of Eric Ludvigsen, a noted Imperial German awards expert. After Ludvigsen’s death, this book went to Rick Lundstrom, another exceptionally skilled researcher of German awards.

O’Connor’s series on the aviation awards of Imperial German is the finest source in English on the subject. While focusing on awards to aviators, he covers the process of how awards were given, providing insight from years of study of German regulations and statutes.
 

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"Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany: Prussia"

Condition: VF

 “Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany and the Men Who Earned Them, Volume II - The Aviation Awards of the Kingdom of Prussia”, by Neal W. O’Connor, Princeton, NJ, 1990. Softbound, 285pp, illustrated. Inscribed by the author to Eric Ludvigsen, a noted Imperial German awards expert. After Ludvigsen’s death, this copy went to Rick Lundstrom, another exceptionally skilled researcher of German awards.

O’Connor’s series on the aviation awards of Imperial German is the finest source in English on the subject. While focusing on awards to aviators, he covers the process of how awards were given, providing insight from years of study of German regulations and statutes.  Volumes I (Bavaria) and II (Prussia) are very difficult to find.

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"Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany: Wurttemberg"

Condition: VF

“Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany and the Men Who Earned Them, Volume IV - The Aviation Awards of the Kingdom of Wurttemberg”, by Neal W. O’Connor, Princeton, NJ, 1995. Softbound, 280pp, illustrated. With the embossed library stamp of Eric Ludvigsen, a noted Imperial German awards expert. After Ludvigsen’s death, this book went to Rick Lundstrom, another exceptionally skilled researcher of German awards.  Small crease on one corner of the rear cover.

O’Connor’s series on the aviation awards of Imperial German is the finest source in English on the subject. While focusing on awards to aviators, he covers the process of how awards were given, providing insight from years of study of German regulations and statutes.
 

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"Bibliographie Numismatique: Ordres et Decorations

Condition: VF

"Bibliographie Numismatique: Supplement - Ordres et Decorations", by Ivo Suetens, Brussels, 1969. Softbound, 1947pp. French text.

An early bibliography of printed books and publications or orders, decorations and medals of the world. A classic source to tell you what is out there in printed form on your area of interest.

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"British Orders, Decs, Medals to Americans, Korea"

Condition: VF+

"British Orders, Decorations and Medals Awarded to American Forces for the Korean War", by Paul B. Morrissey and William R. Westlake, 2003.

A compilation of British awards to 120 Americans for the Korean War, with full citations for many of the awards and photos of many of the recipients.  Softbound, 270pp.

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"Commemorating the 50th Anniversary War with Spain

Condition: VF

"Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the War with Spain, China Relief Expedition and Philippine Insurrection". A survey of the history of American forces in the Philippines and China, printed by the Shamokin News-Dispatch, so with heavy emphasis on men from the Shamokin, Pennsylvania, area.  With short biographies of many veterans, some with photographs.  Softbound, 120pp.

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"Ephemeral Decorations", H. Gillingham

Condition: VF

"Ephemeral Decorations", by Harrold E. Gillingham, 1935. Softbound, 45pp, illustrated.

An original edition of the classic monograph on worldwide unofficial orders and decorations, covering such "countries" as Sedang and Araucania. Published by the American Numismatic Society. 

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"Mexican Decorations of Honour", H. Gillingham

Condition: VF

"Mexican Decorations of Honour", by Harrold E. Gillingham, 1940. Softbound, 53pp, 17 monochrome plates.

A classic study of early Mexican awards in English. Published by the American Numismatic Society.

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"Military Badge Collecting", John Gaylor

Condition: VF

"Military Badge Collecting", by John Gaylor, London, 1971. Hardbound, 150pp, with 50 monochrome plates illustrating hundreds of badges.

A brginning guide to collecting British Army regimental badges, with descriptions and photographs.

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"NASA Space Medals", Evans Kerrigan

Condition: VF

"NASA Space Medals", by Evans Kerrigan, 1989. Softbound, 68pp, monochrome illustrations.

A survey of NASA awards, with illustrations of the medals and many presentation ceremonies.

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"Of Red Eagles and Royal Crowns", Hamelman

Condition: VF

"Of Red Eagles and Royal Crowns", by William E. Hamelman, 1978. Hardbound, 61pp plus 41 monochrome plates.

A  modern translation of the official statutes of the Prussian Order of the the Red Eagle and Order of the Royal Crown.

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"Officers Died in the Great War"

Condition: VF

 "Officers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919".

A  1979 reprint of the 1919 original roll of British officers who died in World War I.  The officers are listed by regiment and the listings include their full name, decorations and date of death. A classic research source. Softbound, 262pp. The covers show wear and are tape-repaired along the spine.

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"Orden und Ehrenzeichen...Hessen-Kassel"

Condition: VF

"Die Orden und Ehrenzeichen des Kurfurstentumes Hessen-Kassel im Bild", by Werner Sauer, 1981.

A 16-page catalog of of awards of Hessen-Kassel. With 35 monochrome illustrations; German text. Softbound.

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"Ribbons of Orders, Decorations and Medals"

Condition: VF

"Ribbons of Orders, Decorations and Medals", by Guido Rosignoli, 1977. The hardbound version of this color-illustrated collection of ribbon charts from around the world.  Not comprehensive, but a handy source.  165pp, including 64 color charts. 

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"Semper Paratus, Honors to the USCG in WWII"

Condition: VF

"semper Paratus: Honors to the United States Coast Guard in World War II", by Jeffrey B. Floyd and Dean S. Veremakis, Tavares, FL, 2008.  Spiral-bound, 147pp.

A compilation of decorations awarded to members of the US Coast Guard in World War II, with full citations for many. This book combines the three editions of the Coast Guard's official "Book of Valor" with several other common sources.

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"The MSM to Aerial Forces". McInnes

Condition: VF

"The Meritorious Service Medal to Aerial Forces", by Ian McInnes, 1984.  Softbound, 63pp, illustrated.

A roll of recipients of the Meritorious Service Medal to members of the air forces (Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, Royal Naval Air Service, Australian Flying Corps) since 1916. With London Gazette references and citations, where available.

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"The Nakabori Collection"

Condition: VF

[Sekai Kunsho Zukan]., by Kazuo Nakabori, Tokyo, 1963. An illustrated catalog of the Nakabori Collection of worldwide orders, decorations and medals. Heavily illustrated with monochrome photographs (a few in color). Focused on Japanese awards, but covers the world. Japanese text. Hardbound, 119pp. The original dust jacket is chipped with a few tears, but the contents are excellent.

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Collection of American Insignia of the ANS

Condition: VF

"The Collection of American Insignia in the Cabinet of the American Numismatic Society", by Bauman L. Belden. Softbound, 12pp, ill.

A reprinted ANS article with a survey description of the medals and badges held by the American Numismatic Society in 1909, with monochrome illustrations of 18 pieces. (Ex-S.G. Yasinitsky library) 

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Distinguished Service Cross Awards of Vietnam

Condition: VF

"Distinguished Service Cross Awards of the Vietnam War". Albert F. Gleim, Planchet Press Publication 54, 1992; stapled cardstock covers, 17pp.

A nominal roll of 979 DSC recipients in the Vietnam War, with name, rank, unit and General Orders making the award.  The roll includes recipients from the Army, Marine Corps and Army of the Republic of Vietnam.

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Johnson. "The Medal Collector", 1920

Condition: VF

Stanley C. Johnson. The Medal Collector: A Guide to Naval, Military, Air Force and Civil Awards. London, 1920. Hardbound, 320pp, 8 plates.

An early guide to collecting British orders, medals and decorations, with some coverage of foreign awards often found in British groups.

 

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Morgan. "Military Medals and Insignia of US", 1941

Condition: VF

Morgan, J. McDowell. Military Medals and Insignia of the United States. Glendale, CA, 1941. Hardbound, 164pp. The spine is worn and a couple of pages are missing.

An illustrated survey of American medals and military insignia on the eve of its entry into World War II.  Monochrome plates.

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Putnikov. "Orders and Medals of the USSR", 1990

Condition: VF

Putnikov, Georgi. "Orders and Medals of the USSR. Moscow, 1990, Softbound, 40pp, color illustrations.

A survey of Soviet awards, with general award criteria.

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