SOLD US WW2 Silver Star BBBCo #’d in Early Pearl Button Case . YMU4801

United States Silver Star Gallantry Medal with Case. Early medal that has the split broach pin attachment setup. Also, numbered on the side of the star “19263” and marker marked BBBCo Phila (for Baily Banks and Biddle Company out of Philadelphia, a 1932 contract silver star) on reverse just below ribbon loop. Early WW2 or pre-WW2 era. Has the early BBBCo enameled lapel device and single ribbon bar in early pearl push button “coffin” style case. Hard to find the pearl push button cases with the early BBBCo Silver Star. Worn condition.


Additional Notes: For American medal cases, the U.S. “coffin” style cases were ww2 produced. However, the “coffin” style cases/boxes were used right up to and through the Vietnam conflict as supplies of the medal boxes were used up (so you can find WW2, Korea, and Vietnam era medals in this style of case). Next, clear plastic cases/boxes were used in the 1950’s and 60’s (typically you see Vietnam era medals in these cases). The clear plastic cases were followed up by the dark blue vinyl-type grained textured cases/boxes with the metal rims which were utilized in the 1970’s follow up by dark blue vinyl-type smooth covered cases with metal rims. After that, there were blue vinyl-type smooth covered cases without metal rims. Finally small hard shell plastic blue cases were introduced.


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Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 3 in

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