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southern crossJudith on Antiques, Hello! It's been a while. I have a couple of items to ask about. The first is a Southern Cross of Honor, marked United Daughters Confederacy, To the U.C.V. on the back it is marked Patented Charles W. Crankshaw Atlanta. The second item I believe was used to fasten shoe loops. The third item is a mystery. I don't know what it is. It is metal, about three inches long, hollow inside with two holes on one side. Can you identify it? I will upload pics. Can you give me any idea of the price these items would go for?

Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Josie-Mod replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.
Hi!
Just on my way out the door. Nice to hear from you again. I'll pick this up later in the day, if that's okay with you.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Not a problem!

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.

Thanks, Chris! I'm back now.

The Southern Cross of Honor was a medal awarded to Confederate Civil War veterans. It was conceived and designed by two lies, Mrs. Alexander Erwin, and Mrs. Sarah Gabbett. They got a copyright on February, 1900 and Ms. Erwin's husband was the first recipient in April, 1900.

If you are planning to sell this, an appropriate price would be approximately $250.

The second item is a button hook, used to lace up high button shoes and boots. It is an advertising piece for the JC Jensen shoe company, who probably gave them out free with each purchase of a pair of shoes. It appears to be an alloy of base metals and should sell for $5 - $10.

Your last piece is a mystery to me too! Undecided It appears to be a part of something, and the two holes are for attaching it where it belongs. It could be the tip of a drumstick or other instrument. In any case, I don't think it has any resale value, since it is not a complete object.

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