Cool Small China Marine Medal Grouping of Trumpeter Paul C. Duffy with Yangtze Service Medal #4388

Cool Small China Marine Medal Grouping of Trumpeter Paul C. Duffy with Yangtze Service Medal #4388

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Product Description


ARTIFACT: Cool small China Marine medal grouping of Trumpeter Paul C. Duffy who was shipboard the USS Arkansas and served in Shanghai between 1933 1934 where he earned the Yangtze Service Medal #'d 4388. The center of the Yangtze Service Medal's medallion depicts a ship sailing the sea in nice raised detail and reads: "YANGTZE SERVICE". Suspended from a blue ribbon with yellow and red stripes, the reverse of the medallion shows an eagle perched on an anchor and reads: "FOR SERVICE" and along the top of the medal: "UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS" the bottom shows the number: "M. No. 4388". The other medal features a medallion that depicts a Marine in the center in wonderful raised detail, beneath him a banner reads: "SEMPER FIDELIS" and surrounding the center it reads: "UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS" and shows an anchor through the center and a chain-link embellished border. The medallion is suspended from a rifle and red ribbon with a blue strip down the center and the pinback reads: "U.S. MARINE CORPS" in embossed letters and the reverse of the medallion is engraved: "No 95862 PAUL C. DUFFY 1st ENLISTMENT 1929 1934 and the outer edge reads: "FIDELITY", "ZEAL", "OBEDIENCE".


SIZE: Approximately Yangtze Service: 2-3/4" (total length); Medallion: 1-1/4" in diameter; Ribbon: 1-1/2" x 1-1/4"; 1st Enlistment Good Conduct Medal: 2-3/4" (total length); Medallion: 1-5/16" in diameter; Rifle: 1-9/16" x 3/16"; Ribbon/Pinback: 1-3/16" x 1-5/8".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, silk ribbon.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop-in locking swivel catch (on both).

MARKINGS: "M. No. 4388".

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USMC collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX16 LEGEX12/16 SEGEX03/14/18

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The medals show minor to moderate wear and soiling, the catch on the USMC medal is stuck in place, much of the plated details remain, overall very fine condition.

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