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Its not a bar only a single but a good one at that. Vanguard made Army Distinguished Service Medal Miniature. (length + 2") V-21-N is hidden on the brooch pin bar. This is possible post 1974 manufacture?.





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17 hours ago, muckaroon1960 said:

That's another cool sets of miniatures. Loving your work especially the USMC reserve miniature.

Here is a closeup of the first bar. Three of the bars have reserve medals, however this one has the short-lived, early ribbon that was replaced by the ribbon we all know and still award today


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Hi all, fun post!  Anyway, these are mine.  My wife had these made up for me when I Retired from the US Army. I have a great wife!

Top Row:


ARCOM w/Silver OLC


AGCM w/2 Silver Loops



Bottom Row:



last 4 are those  unofficial  "Commemorative"  medals that are just made up for vet sales (she wanted to "round out" the group.






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Here's a set.

Interestingly, the Navy Cross on the full size set is a "Black Widow" variety and I've seen miniatures of that variety, so I'm presuming the one here was procured after the fact.


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This relates to the topic but is not a military worn miniature medal group. I purchased this about eight months ago. It is a rather tinny charm bracelet that consists of a group of World War 2 miniature medals (although they appear to be more recent in date of manufacture). Among the group is a bronze star and a POW medal. One possibility is that it was assembled by a husband for his wife to wear perhaps at American Legion or similar dinners. The other option is that it may have been assembled for wear as a fashion item and was worn by someone who had no military connection. Certainly in the 90s and 2000s, there was a popular fashion trend to wear military patches and medals as fashion statements. 


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This is an interesting trio consisting of a U.S Army Mexican border service medal, World War 1 Victory medal with three battle participation bars (St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Defensive Sector) and then a French medal with Verdun bar. There are a number of possible choices including the US 90th division, 4th Air Park part of 1st Pursuit Group (air service) and others which wore that bar combination on the victory medal. The bar has lovely age and patina.


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