Sgt Riker's Civil War Trading Post - Insignia and Pins
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insignia U.S. World War II Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.
This medal is in very nice condition.
Item INS9358    $24.95





vent Civil War Relic Hat Vent from a Bell Crown Hat.
Dug in Central Virginia. This artifact, recovered in a Civil War camp, is in perfect relic condition and measures 44mm wide and 49mm long.
Item INS9353    $67.95



medals Two Vintage U.S. Military Medals.
One medal is a Good Conduct medal. One side reads, "Semper Paratus" the other says, "Fidelity Zeal Obedience." The other piece is a National Defense medal.
Item INS9343    $12.95



medals Two Old Medals dug in Central Virginia.
One is FLC President with the attachment pin still solid and intact, the other is a dug G.A.R. medal, dug in Virginia.
Item INS9334    $27.95











pin Eagle Cape Pin.
This neat little piece is part of an eagle cape pin device; it would have been a private purchase made through a sutler. The button portion measures 15 mm in diameter.
Item INS9333    $29.95




pin Copper Heart Shaped hat pin with an engraved letter.
Heart shaped hat pin with an engraved letter, a script I or maybe an F? Dug near Remington Virgnia; this is a good and solid hat pin with uncertain provenance, but almost certainly Confederate.
Item INS9332    $145.00




medal Vintage V O or O V Copper Medal.
This medal is of unknown usage to us. The round piece measures about 7/8 inches in diameter and features an intertwined V and O. It hangs from a bar with a working attachment pin. There are no other markings that would indicate its usage.
Item INS9327    $15.95



badge Delegate's Badge with the Seal of New York City.
Dug in Culpeper County, Virginia. Not sure for which represenative body it was designed. The seal of the city of New York, adopted in an earlier form in 1686, bears the legend SIGILLUM CIVITATIS NOVI EBORACI which means simply "The Seal of the City of New York."
Item INS9321E    $79.95



insignia Civil War Relic's U.S. Kepi insignia dug at the alleged siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
He got it all, the Infantry hunting horn insignia, the Company Letter B and the regimental number 6, as well as the kepi strap buckle and two eagle I Officer's buttons. Both buttons have the shank.
Item INS9320E    $345.00



medal National Women's Relief Corps G.A.R. Auxiliary, Medal with ribbon.
The National Women's Relief Corps was chartered in 1883 as an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. The top bar of this medal bears the letters "F.C.L.", which refers to the group's motto: Fraternity, Charity, Loyalty. Its expressed purpose was to perpetuate the memory of the G.A.R. The bottom portion is in the shape of a Maltese cross that bears, in the extremities, the words,"Women's Relief Corps 1883." They are attached to each other by a red, white and blue ribbon.
Item INS9318E    $39.95




medal National Women's Relief Corps G.A.R. Auxiliary, Medal.
The National Women's Relief Corps was chartered in 1883 as an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. The top bar of this medal bears the letters "F.C.L.", which refers to the group's motto: Fraternity, Charity, Loyalty. Its expressed purpose was to perpetuate the memory of the G.A.R. The bottom portion is in the shape of a Maltese cross that bears, in the extremities, the words,"Women's Relief Corps 1883." Originally, they attached to each other by a red, white and blue ribbon. The back of the cross is stamped,"WENDELL/ MPLS."
Item INS9317    $29.95


wings Crossed Cannons Artillery Insignia.
These crossed cannons have good detail with a green patina. The bottom portion is broken off, as shown in the picture. Recovered in Eastern Henrico County, Virginia.
Item INS9312    $215.00 HOLD

insignia Unusual rope insignia, probably Navy.
Usage unknown, but very nice. Thinly made as for dress occasions only. Information requested.
Item INS9302E    $39.95


badges Two U.S. Army Shooting Badges.
One is an Expert's badge on the original card and has a rifle bar attached to it. There is also a Marksman's badge. All attachments are present and in working order. These are not the earlier Sterling silver badges.
Item INS9299E    $24.95


medal Beautiful porcelain F L P medallion with a Virginia Flag crossed with US flags.
Probably belongs to the Farmer Labor Party (1918) or (1922) or (1924).
Item INS9297    $95.00






insignia Heavy gauge soldier carved lead star.
This lead star, possibly Texas, was dug in Mississippi. There is a hole in the center for attachment and this may have been attached to a cartridge box, but it may have been a hat plate. Guaranteed to be the real deal, and not a fake.
Item INS9293    $195.00 HOLD

medal New Vanguard mini sized National Defense medal.
This mini sized medal is in it's original, unopened package.
Item INS9288    $12.95









medal U.S. Merchant Marine Mediterranean Middle East Medal.
This complete set is unissued, and comes in it's original box.
Item INS9285    $29.95 HOLD






medal U.S. Merchant Marines Pacific War Zone Medal.
This set is unissued, and comes in it's original box.
Item INS9283    $29.95






medal U.S. Merchant Marine Expeditionary Service Medal.
This complete set is unissued, and comes in it's original box.
Item INS9281    $29.95







medal U.S. Merchant Marine Expeditionary Service Medal.
This complete set is unissued, and comes in it's original box.
Item INS9280    $29.95







medal U.S. Merchant Marine Atlantic Service Medal.
This complete set is unissued, and comes in it's original box.
Item INS9278    $29.95







pins Civil War period gilt engineers hat or collar pins.
These beautiful pins have the correct T-Bar and C-Clasp attachments,
as shown in the picture.
Item INS9272    $150.00




pins Civil War period gilt engineers hat or collar pins.
These beautiful pins have the correct T-Bar and C-Clasp attachments,
as shown in the picture.
Item INS9271    $150.00




pin Virginia Staff Officer's Pin.
This Civil War period button was converted into a pin, as shown in the picture.
The shank was removed and a t-bar attachment device was soldered on. It has a Extra Quality back mark.
Item INS9263E    $195.00



insignia 57th Encampment G.A.R. Medal belonging to States A. McCoy (1848-1931).
This medal is from the 57th encampment Columbus, Ohio 1923. Included in your purchase is a copy of the newspaper clippings pictured right of the medal.
Item INS9256    $125.00





insignia 56th Encampment G.A.R. Medal belonging to States A. McCoy (1848-1931).
This medal is from the 56th encampment Bucyrus, Ohio June 1922. Included in your purchase is a copy of the newspaper clippings pictured right of the medal.
Item INS9251E    $95.00




insignia G.A.R. Medal belonging to States A. McCoy (1848-1931).
This medal is from the 61st annual encampment G.A.R. of Canton Ohio June 12th - 16th 1927. Included in your purchase is a copy of the newspaper clippings pictured right of the medal.
Item INS9250    $125.00



insignia Sea Coast Cross Cannon Artillery Insignia.
This insignia was excavated in Central Virginia.
It is circa 1880's.
Item INS9238E    $65.00




pin Civil War period Cape fastening device.
This artifact was excavated in King & Queen County, Virginia. It is made of stamped brass, and the center is embossed with an eagle. A similar device is shown on page 122 of Stanley S. Phillips book "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of the Civil War 1861-1865 Supplement 1".
Item INS9237    $49.95



medal G.A.R. Medal.
The front of this medal reads 45th Annual Encampment Dept Of
Pennsylvania G.A.R. The top of the medal reads SCRANTON
June 1911. Your purchase includes the medal beautifully displayed
in a Sgt. Riker case. The medal has talc added to show better detail.
Item INS9131E  $89.95

medal G.A.R. Medal.
The front of this medal reads 39th annual encampment Dept
of Pa. G.A.R. On the top where the attachment pin is, it reads
Reading Pa, June 1905. The attachment piece has separated
from the bottom section, as shown in the picture. Your purchase
includes the medal beautifully displayed in a Sgt. Riker case.
Item INS9130E  $84.95

coin 1838 Coin.
This beautiful coin was excavated in position of an
artillery battery in Petersburg, Virginia. The front
shows great detail, and on the back are the Roman
numerals XII.
Item INS9123E  $175.00


badge U.S. Merchant Marine
War Zone Medal Never Issued.

The front of this piece reads,Mediterranean
Middle East War Zone, and the back reads,
United States Merchant Marine.
Item INS9099  $24.99





badge Masonic Badge Honoring the Centennial of John Henry Cowles in 1963.
This piece is topped with a pretty purple ribbon. The center displays an image of Cowles; above him are the words, Sovereign Grand Commander 1921-1952. Around that area are the words, Centennial Birth of John Henry Cowles/ Deus Meumque Jus, and that area is encircled with, The Supreme Council, 33 A. & A.S.R. Sou. Jur. USA/ 163rd Year, October,1963, Washington, D.C. The back is engraved, Metal Arts Co./ Roch., N.Y., and the attachment pin is present.
Item INS9097E  $100.00



cape pin Civil War Era Lead Filled Eagle Head.
This pretty piece, recovered in central Virginia, measures about 1 inches long. We dont know its exact usage, but we think it may have been part of a cape pin.
Item INS9094  $34.95

badge Small Star Hat Insignia.
This insignia came to us from a collection in Petersburg, Virginia. It is made of copper, and is silver plated. This artifact still retains a solder mark on the back where the attachment device once was. This artifact is in excellent condition and has been examined by historian Mike O'Donnell and proclaimed original and complete.
Item INS9049E  $347.60

badge Regulation Enlisted Man's 1858 "Jeff Davis" Hat Pin.
This pin was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia and would have been worn on the brim side of a Hardy Hat. A soldier drilled 2 holes in the bottom to replace the loop, but it still shows solder marks where the loop was originally attached. This artifact is in excellent condition and has been examined by historian Mike O'Donnell.
Item INS9048E  $259.60

LawyerAward Tag John Wedderburn & Co. Patent Attorney Silver Medal, circa 1890.
Apparently, John Wedderburn was a scoundrel who preyed on unsuspecting clients. This Sterling Silver presentation medallion is over layered with gold. The front is embossed: Presented by John Wedderburn & Co, Patent Attorneys, Washington, D.C., U. S. A. The back is marked Sterling, C. G. Braxmar, 10 Maiden Lane, New York. Initials that appear to be "SGR" have been superficially scratched into the silver on the back. (I would speculate this was to whom the medal was awarded.) I personally dug this piece about a mile from Beaverdam Station, Virginia in 2006. Comes in a handsome 3 x 4 x 3/4" Sgt. Riker case.
Item INS1006E  $74.95