RARE Named WWI Service Medal of Member of the Int. Brotherhood of Bookbinders Local Albany NY
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RARE Named WWI Service Medal of Member of the Int. Brotherhood of Bookbinders Local Albany NY

Code: 0t69mluu00001ibb


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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a rare, named, World War I Service Medal presented to Joh Will, member of the International Brotherhood of Bookbinders (IBB) Local #10 of Albany, New York. The IBB was formed in 1892 and was a sort of competitor in the Union world with the International Typographer's Union, a rather large union for writers at the time.

VINTAGE: Ca. WWI

SIZE: Approximately 1-3/4" x 1"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled, engraved, and gold filled brass. Engraving filled with Jeweler's Black

ATTACHMENT: Chain links and horizontal pin with locking swivel catch.

MARKINGS: Obverse: "JOHN WILL LOCAL 10 OF ALBANY N.Y. 1892. I.B.OF.B. 1892. Reverse: "IN APPRECIATION FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO HIS COUNTRY DURING THE WORLD WAR 1919. QUAYLE ALBANY.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Union collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEJX17 LBFEX02/17 SBFEX8/18

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): Light wear, the color is a bit muddled from exposure.

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