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Cigarette case to USMC officer, 1927

Condition: VF

Silver-plated cigarette case, engraved on the back "To/Lt. J.D. Swartwout/From/The Garage/Parris Island, SC". 102x79mm. With gilt interior; unmarked.

Lieutenant Jay Delbert Swartwout, born 23 March 1893, was designated a Naval Aviator in 1922. After assignments at Quantico, Guam, Parris Island and Managua, Nicaragua, he was killed as the result of a mid-air collision with another aircraft near San Diego, California, on 15 March 1928. In 1927, at Parris Island, he was detailed as the Officer in Charge of the Garage Repair Shop.

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Commemorative Medal for the Vietnam War

Condition: VF+

Commemorative Medal for the Vietnam War, 1965-1973. In its original titled case with a ribbon bar and lapel pin. 

A privately-made commemorative medal.

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Commissions to Col Leslie MacDill, USAAC

Condition: VF

Group of commissions and appointments to Colonel Leslie MacDill, for whom MacDill Air Force Base is named: commission as a first lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, dated August 1916, signed by President Woodrow Wilson (insect damage to the surname); appointment as a captain, Air Service, dated July 1920; appointment as a lieutenant colonel, Air Service, dated November 1918; appointment as a temporary lieutenant colonel, Air Corps, dated August 1936; appointment as a temporary colonel, Air Corps, dated January 1937; appointment as a lieutenant colonel, Air Corps, dated August 1935; appointment as a major, Air Service, dated March 1921. All have been rolled and show creases; several show insect damage (the first has been repaired with tape, but insects have destroyed the “on” of “Wilson”.  An historic group of documents to a pioneer aviator. 

MacDill was born in Monmouth, Illinois on 18 February 1889. After college, he was commissioned into the Coast Artillery Corps. In 1915, he completed flight training and was rated a junior military aviator. In World War I, he commanded the Air Service’s aerial gunnery school in France. He was killed in a flying accident in Washington, DC, on 9 November 1938. 

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Island City Revolver Club Badge, Moulthrop

Condition: VF

California. Island City Revolver Club Competition Badge, with bar ".38 Caliber". Silver three-piece badge, engraved on the reverse "Carlton C. Moulthrop/FBI, 1st Place/May 20, 1945".

Carlton C. Moulthrop (1885-1965) was the chief clerk for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Richmond, California. He was prominent in pistol marksmanship and Fast Draw competitions for many years.

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Military Order of the Carabao challenge coin

Condition: VF+

Military Order of the Carabao. Challenge coin from the 112th Annual Wallow,  

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New York. Long Svc Medal document, Gen Anderson

Condition: VF

New York. Award document for the Long and Faithful Service Medal, third class (15 years) to Brigadier General Alexander E. Anderson. Dated 1 July 1939 for medal "3858" (location unknown) and signed by the New York Adjutant General. Drymounted on cardstock for framing. With some darkening from age and slight rubbing wear .

Anderson was born in New York City in November 1889 and enlisted in the National Guard in 1910. In 1938, he was promoted to brigadier general and commanded the 93rd Brigade. When World War II broke out, he was promoted to major general. He took command of the 86th Infantry Divison upon its activation on 15 December 1942, but died just  nine days alter at Gainesville, Texas. During World War I, he received the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal for gallantry and meritorious service with the 165th Infantry (New York's Fighting 69th Infantry). He also held the New York Conspicuous Service Cross (#303), the Long and Faithful Service Medal, 4cl (#5778), the FrenchLegion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with palm and star.  In May 1943, the transport, General A.E. Anderson (AP-111), was launched and served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was finally decommissioned in 1958.

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Plaque for US entry into WWI

Condition: VF

Plaque commemorating the entry of the United States into World War I with the declaration of war on Germany. A cast bronze medallion (89mm) with a defiant eagle above “April 6, 1917”. Marked "Eli Harvey/Fecit" on the obverse and "Medallic Art Co, NY" on the edge and numbered "33" (of 113 pieces struck). Uniface, it is made to be attached to a wooden backing.  

Eli Harvey (1860-1957) was a well-known artist, painter and sculptor, specializing in animal figures.

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USS Salt Lake City Sports Medal, 1934-1935

Condition: VF

USS Salt Lake City sports medal. The obverse depicts a male figure with upraised arms holding a laurel wreath; the reverse is impressed “USS Salt Lake City/Iron Man Ship/Scouting Force/1934-1935". Looped, but no ribbon. Cased with a small photo of a man and woman.

USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) served in Cruiser Division 4, part of the Pacific Fleet in the early 1930s.
 

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Veterans convention badges (Cocklin)

Condition: VF

Group of five convention badges of Boyd L. Cocklin: Disabled American Veterans, 24th National Convention delegate’s badge, Chicago, with typed name tag “Boyd L. Cocklin/Harrisburg, PA/delegate”; Disabled American Veterans National Convention delegate’s badge, with typed name tag “Delegate/Boyd L. Cocklin”, New York City, 1943; Disabled American Veterans, Department of Pennsylvania, 2nd Annual Convention badge, name tag “Guest”; Disabled American Veterans 4th Annual Convention, Department of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1934, with typed name tag “Boyd L. Cocklin/Gen. Chairman”; Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Pennsylvania State Convention, Harrisburg, 1931, name tag “Alternate”.

Boyd Lee Cocklin (1896-1959) was from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and served in the 146th Infantry, 37th Division, during World War I. 
 

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