Extremely Rare WWI American Red Cross Automotive & Mechanics Section Medal
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Extremely Rare WWI American Red Cross Automotive & Mechanics Section Medal

Code: mharc00000ams

$575.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Extremely rare WWI American Red Cross Automotive & Mechanics Section medal for ambulance drivers and chauffeurs and worn as a watch fob. The planchet/fob shows an enameled red cross in the center and surrounding the outer edge it reads: "A. R. C. 1918 A. & M. S. WORLD'S WAR" and the reverse shows an Red Cross worker in action, loading a patient on a stretcher into the back of an ambulance in nice relief detail. The outer edge reads: AUTOMOTIVE & MECHANICAL SECTION AMBULANCE DRIVERS & CHAUFFEURS" and the disc is suspended from a leather strap with a steel buckle.

VINTAGE: Circa WWI

SIZE: Approximately Full Length: 5-3/8"; Planchet/Fob: 1-3/8" in diameter; Leather Strap: 4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Leather, bronze, enamel, steel

ATTACHMENT: Leather strap with steel buckle

MARKINGS: "??? PRO??ERS CO. CHICAGO" hard to read maker's mark

ITEM NOTES: This is from an American Red Cross collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVEJJX TRBEX13 LEGEX5/16

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The medal shows moderate to heavy wear, with surface scratches and a few tiny cracks in enamel, leather is soft, overall handsome patina.

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