Ca 1900 US Life Saving Service Surfmens Mutual Benefit Assoc Medal by Whitehead & Hoag

Ca 1900 US Life Saving Service Surfmens Mutual Benefit Assoc Medal by Whitehead & Hoag

Code: cgm00000sma

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ARTIFACT: Scarce circa 1900 United States Life Saving Service medal from the Surfmens Mutual Benefit Association. The bronze medal features a lifesaving buoy with a paddle and spear crossed in the front. Surrounding the edges of the buoy in embossed lettering, it reads: "U. S. LIFE SAVING SERVICE". The medallion is suspended from a bar which reads: "S. M. B. A." and is topped with the breast of a spread-winged eagle. Attached to the reverse of the bar is a red, white, and blue vertically striped silk ribbon and the reverse also features two maker's marks and remnant of the maker's original paper stamp. The US Coast Guard, formed when the Revenue Cutter Service (Massachusetts) merged with the Life Saving Service in the 1940's.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900

SIZE: Approximately 3 ??" x 1 ??"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bronze with silk ribbon.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with 'C' type catch.

MARKINGS: "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." along the top of the suspension bar and on the back of the medallion.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Life Saving collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VFJM15 LCGEX8/15 SeVDGJX5/17

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The medal shows minor to moderate wear and small areas of oxidation. The silk ribbon shows moderate soiling/age/storage wear and the reverse displays remnants of the maker's original paper stamp, overall the medal is in excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.