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RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI

Rare, medal PILGRIMAGE OF GOLD STAR MOTHERS. Measures approximately 1 5/8″ across at the name tag, and the medal measures approximately 7/8″ across at the widest. The name tag reads, in raised letters, Mrs. The medal is numbered 3318 on the reverse along with the hallmark of Bailey Banks and Biddle. A finely made piece! The name tag portion is tarnished and has a number of black spots. The little name plate is bent upwards in the center — not creased so it could probably be straightened. The ribbon is in poor condition — split in several places, faded and soiled. The medal shows moderate wear and tarnish with surface dirt and some black spots, with a large one on the internal angle of the star on the left. In March 1929, eleven years after World War I, the U. Congress passed a law authorizing the use of government funds to pay for mothers and widows of fallen veterans (“Gold Star” mothers and widows) to visit their loved ones buried on the battlefields of Europe. This unprecedented program honoring the “Gold Star” mothers and widows was entrusted to the Quartermaster Corps for implementation. Some 6,693 Gold Star mothers and war widows made the pilgrimage abroad. This is a hobby, not a living, so I try to keep it fun, otherwise why do it. _gsrx_vers_827 GS 7.0.13 (827). The item “RARE WW1 1st GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OFFICIAL NAMED NUMBERED MEDAL MISSOURI” is in sale since Sunday, March 04, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “converso” and is located in Southern California. This item can be shipped to United States.