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Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
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We have given my wife's father's naval sword to our

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We have given my wife's father's naval sword to our grandson. He was Vice Admiral John A. Tyree Jr. He graduated from the academy in 1933. Did 7 patrols on the finback as captain. Then spent about 2 years at the whit house as a asst. naval aid for Roosevelt and Truman. He attended the Yalta and Potsdam conferences. He planned Roosevelt's funeral. He also was the Admiral who blockade the southern side of Cuba. He retired as the Inspector General of the Naval Inspector General's Office. He received the navy cross plus a gold star in lieu of a 2nd. navy cross, a distinguished service medal and a silver star.The sword is in excellent shape. It has the scabbard and carry case. The bullion ribbon we believe it to be gold. The sword is stamped Germany. His name is ***** ***** the blade. What should we insure it for? Thank you for your help. Herb ****** (Johanne ***** ******'* Husband. ***-***-**** **********@*****.***
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.


The suggested insurance or replacement value for your vintage American naval sword with historical importance due to the rank and career of the original owner is $14,000.

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Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.


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