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#63153 01/29/2008 04:41 PM
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hello- i bought this group from a guy that cleans out old homes.a named purple heart and all the medal and awards he recieved.looked it up on the battlefield cemetaries and he was listed as killed in action in korea-1953 listed all his awards.

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#63156 01/29/2008 07:47 PM
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Very nice! I wouldn't mind finding something like that at an estate sale!!!

#63157 01/30/2008 12:25 AM
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Nice grouping. A real shame it was forgotten and left behind by the family. Take good care of it.

#63158 01/30/2008 02:05 AM
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Nice Group Paul,
Glad it is kept together.

Looks like he had some occupation Duty in Japan before Korea.


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#63159 01/30/2008 06:52 PM
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Military trader had a small article that "named" purple hearts are on the rise. Now i see this group is for sale if i wasn't closing on a new house in three days i would pick this up!

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IMHO Korean War Posthumous Purple Hearts are much rarer, extremely undervalued and under appreciated compared to their WWII counterparts.

Nice group!

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The grouping will compliment a nice Korean era M1 Garand that I have.

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Mark, thats great im glad it went to a good home, when the whole group is together could you post a pic? It gets lonely in the US forum Smile

#63163 02/01/2008 09:58 PM
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Paul that is an outstanding grouping. I wish I had that luck. I am now getting into named US awards but with no luck. I have e-mailed 2 US awards dealers asking about items listed on their sites but get no replies. If you list something for sale at least write back on the status of the item! Anyone know any German sellers that might have named US awards for sale?

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There are a few reputable military dealers that routinely get Named groupings

(I wish we got them in our shop regularly, but they come in few & far between, and I end up keeping most of them myself~!)

But some places to try are:
advance guard militaria
andrew lipps
Brock's


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#63165 02/03/2008 01:30 AM
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Thanks Mr. Jerry. Brocks has some interesting items and the prices seem reasonable. Do not see any named awards but there are some nice numbered ones there. Really had hopes of hearing back from Mattmill.us as he has some nice named Purple Hearts there but I guess he does not care to respond.

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Just want to say that I did receive a reply from matmil. Problem with my e-mail was the culprit. I will be getting a nice named WWII purple heart from him to start off the collection. Really excited about this!

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Named medals sell off sites quite fast, so with anything good it takes a bit of luck to be in the right place at the right time.
Good luck & Post what you do find~!


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Just confirmed the purchase with Matt. The heart is for Sgt. Vance J. Ward from Michigan. KIA April 28 1945 in Italy. 91st Infantry Division.

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Great, more competition in the Purple Heart area. Wink

Seriously, nice piece! Good luck in your new area of collecting.

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Thank you Dwight. I look for the silver and bronze stars that are named as well. Mr. Jerry is correct though, these things seem like they are getting harder to find, the real ones anyway. Too much junk on Ebay so I will stick with reputable dealers on these. Thanks for the help all. Really appreciated!


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