I believe this medal is from the 1950s, but can not prove it. It is one piece of a rather large Masonic collection that I purchased at an estate sale recently. All the items were in a see-thru display with an info card that said "1940s to 1960s". This medal was first designed and produced in 1929, so it could be from earlier than the info card stated.
This listing is for the Heroes of '76 medal only.
It is in its original plastic case. I don't believe it's ever been out of the case because it was quite embedded in the foam insert. If it has been out, it would have been many years ago. The case is marked "Dieges & Clust N.Y., N.Y. - Prov. R. I.". The Dieges & Clust logo is also on the back of the medal.
I spent quite a while online researching this medal and while I did see several others, I couldn't find one exactly like this one. The pendant portion was the same, but the ribbon was different. Every one that I saw had a wider and shorter ribbon. The ribbon on this one that I'm offering is skinny and long.
The ribbon measures 5/8 inch wide by 1.75 inches long. I looked at the stitching and it's either a very good hand sewn job, or a not so good machine job. The stitching is in great condition, nice and straight, but I just can't tell if it's hand or machine sewn. The clasp is the old style open C closure.
The pendant portion measures 5/8 inch across. The pendant is gold in color with a blue border. The blue area is enamel. There are two rifles in a cross pattern (only the butt and the end of the barrel show). The four corners of those rifles each have a letter. Those letters are E I A R.
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All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.