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WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland

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WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland

May 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland To View Auction: http://yqz.me/purple-heart
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Purple Heart and WWII Bronze Star http://yqz.me/purple-heart

Purple Heart and WWII Bronze Star
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To our friends and family on Memorial Day, Have a safe and comforting day and remember to give thanks to those who’ve fought for our Freedoms.

In this auction we have a WWII lot. It contains an engraved bronze star and coffin style box. There is also a coffin style box for a purple heart.

Ebay rules only allow us to sell the purple heart box so this auction is for the box only. You get everything in the photos.

The bronze star bears the name of Eugene M. Carey. We found him to be from Baltimore, MD. The letter included says, “Dear Mom, Here is my Purple Heart. I want you to have it. Love, Gene”. What a sweet sentiment. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK. You get everything in the photos. Good Luck!

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 10 x 10 box.

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History of the purple heart from http://www.thepurpleheart.com/

The award known as the Purple Heart has a history that reaches back to the waning days of the American Revolution. The Continental Congress had forbidden General George Washington from granting commissions and promotions in rank to recognize merit. Yet Washington wanted to honor merit, particularly among the enlisted soldiers. On August 7, 1782, his general orders established the Badge of Military Merit:

“… The General ever desirous to cherish virtuous ambition in his soldiers, as well as to foster and encourage every species of Military merit directs whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth or silk edged with narrow lace or binding.”
This award was open only to enlisted men and granted them the distinction of being permitted to pass all guards and sentinels as could commissioned-officers. The names of the recipients were to have been kept in a “Book of Merit” (which has never been recovered). At the present time there are three known recipients of the Badge of Military Merit: Sergeant Elijah Churchill, 2nd Continental Dragoons; Sergeant William Brown, 5th and Sergeant Daniel Bissel, 2nd Connecticut Continental Line Infantry.

Washington stated that the award was to be a permanent one, but once the Revolution ended, the Badge of Merit was all but forgotten until the 20th century.

General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing suggested a need for an award for merit in 1918, but it was not until 1932 that the Purple Heart was created in recognition of Washington’s ideals and for the bicentennial of his birth. General Order No.3 announced the establishment of the award:
“…By order of the President of the United States, the Purple Heart, established by General George Washington at Newburgh, August 7, 1782, during the War of the Revolution is hereby revived out of respect to his memory and military achievements.

By order of the Secretary of War:
Douglas MacArthur
General, Chief of Staff

On May 28, 1932, 138 World War I veterans were conferred their Purple Hearts at Temple Hill, in New Windsor, NY. Temple Hill was the site of the New

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Windsor Cantonment, which was the final encampment of the Continental Army in the winter of 1782-1783. Today, the National Purple Heart continues the tradition begun here in 1932, of honoring veterans who have earned the Purple Heart.
The Purple Heart has undergone many changes with respect to the criteria for being awarded. At first, the Purple Heart was exclusively awarded to Army and Army Air Corps personnel and could not be awarded posthumously to the next of kin. In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order allowing the Navy to award the Purple Heart to Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel. Also in that year, the Purple Heart was made available for posthumous award to any member of the military killed on or after December 7, 1941.

Originally the Purple Heart was awarded for meritorious service. Being wounded was one portion of consideration for merit. With the creation of the Legion of Merit in 1942, the award of the Purple Heart for meritorious service became unnecessary and was therefore discontinued. The Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917 has been wounded, killed, or has died after being wounded.

Very Rare Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

March 29, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 19 C Prussian Order of Griffin German Silver Grand Cross Breast Star

Never offered before. Check out all four.  http://yqz.me/WWI-Rare-Medals

Never offered before. Check out all four. http://yqz.me/WWI-Rare-Medals

We recently acquired for auction four Prussian/German Breast Plates and Medals all from the same family. The family came over to the U.S. in the late 1800’s to very early 1900’s and all four of these were part of their family prior to coming over. So… never seen before and never offered before. Check out all four.

This is the fourth of the four pieces. It is the Order of the Griffin, (Orden Greif), Grand Cross Breast Star, Large. It is in incredible condition.

It consists of an eight pointed silver star with peaks of equal length and the same gold roundel with the gold griffin as found on medal located on the centre of the star. The roundel was surrounded by red enamel with the motto ALTIOR ADVERSIS (Against All Odds) written in gold and bordered with a gold band. It measures approx. 3 1/8″ across. The back is plain and marked H. ROSE / SCHWERIN with a tapered pin and “C” hook closure.

It is in excellent condition, with no dings, dents, scratches or repairs. No damage to the enamel in the center medallion. A beautiful antique German Grand Cross Breast Star in VERY DESIRABLE CONDITION!!

The Order of the Griffin (German: Orden Greif) was after the House Order of the Wendish Crown the second Knights of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin . The award was given for civilian and military merit.

The Grand Ducal Mecklenburg Order of the Griffin was the second of the two chivalric orders to be established by the Grand Ducal House. An order of civil or military merit, it was created on 15 September 1884 as the Grand Ducal Mecklenburg-Schwerin Order of the Griffin by the Schwerin Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III. The orders statute was promulgated on 31 January 1902, with amendments made on 7 June 1904.

The Order of the Griffin remained exclusive to the Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin until 22/23 August 1904 when an agreement was reached with the new Strelitz Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V. From this point it became a joint award with both Mecklenburg Grand Dukes as joint heads and the order became the Grand Ducal Mecklenburg Order of the Griffin. It became obsolete after 1918.

Holders of the Grand Cross received this star which was worn on the left chest

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