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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
United States of America (All Branches)
Named Lots & Groupings
ARMY - GROUND UNITS
Germany

A0323
Selling Price: $135 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $5
SET OF THREE UNUSUAL PURPLE HEARTS - IN PIECES SO THEY SHOW CONSTRUCTION
GREAT PLASTIC HEART MODELS THAT SHOW THREE PIECE CONSTRUCTION NICELY!
These three late war plastic hearts are de-constructed to show the inner methods of assembly in the manufacture of Purple Hearts in the late 1944 and 1945 era. Once they got away from firing an enamel heart in the center, the late war period saw little more than a fast glued plastic heart and simple dual rivet George Washington bust then angled in and pressed to expand the rivet posts of the soft metal till the assembly was complete.

There are three hearts here, one is fully assembled and complete. The other has a plastic heart and George Washington bust that are loose and displayed side by side. The thirt heart has no George Washington bust, but only a plastic heart, so you can see the female rivet posts holes in the front side of the medal.

A great set of aids for comprehending the ever simplification od the medal industry as the war progressed.

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