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Silver Star - first type with maker and split brooch


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Should be one of the first ones. Maybe this one was awarded for a WW1 Silver Citation Star?

It is maker marked "BBB Co Phila." = "Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia" and got the serial number "18801":

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Hi Jens, a really low number and probably a WW1 Cross. Most of these were issued "officially engraved" so its' entirely possible that this one was not ever actually issued.

Originally, a Silver Star was to be worn on the ribbon of the US Victory medal. It was well into the 1930's before this piece was ever brought to reality/issue. The original BB&B box was blue and had a paper label on the end with a matching stamped serial number.

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