Special Announcement

THIS POST REMAINS FOR ARCHIVE PURPOSES ONLY – THESE ITEMS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Past Commander-in-Chief Bud Atkinson discovered a treasure trove of old SUVCW and GAR items when going through old material of his own and his uncle. Bud donated those items to the SUVCW with the caveat that they be sold and the proceeds go the the National Order. Brother Bob Wolz, PDC and National Historian, identified all of the items, repaired some that needed to be, and valued them for us. Those values were concurred with by the National Secretary.

We will be holding a sealed bid auction for these items at the National Encampment. Any Brother is welcome to mail bids to Richard Orr, National Treasurer, at 153 Connie Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15214‐1251. The highest bidder will win the item and be notified at or after the National Encampment. Mail bids must be received by the National Treasurer no later than the mail delivery of 1 August 2015. Hand delivered bids must be received by the National Quartermaster or National Treasurer by 3:00 p.m. EDT Saturday, 22 August 2015 or the close of the National Encampment which ever occurs first. This auction is open only to Brothers of the Order all bids must include the camp name number and department to be valid. If there are any items which do not have a winning bid, those items will be offered to the general public after the National Encampment.

The items are as follows below. The format of listing is lot number, description, and minimum bid.

  • 001: 1995 Sons of Veterans Philadelphia Cadet Corps re-strike using original dies $10
  • 002: GAR membership badge type V with National Ribbon used 1886 – 1948 unmatched top bar and pendant $50
  • 003: GAR Aide de Camp National Staff Badge type V used 1886 – 1948 $120
  • 004: GAR membership badge type V used 1886 – 1948 matched top bar and pendant $90
  • 005: SUVCW Secretary to GAR Post badge issued 1927 to Sons serving as GAR post secretary $120
  • 006: Sons of Veterans Sterling Silver Past Department Commander Badge type 2 issues 1893 -1903 $125
  • 007: Sons of Veterans Sterling Silver Past Department Commander Badge type 2 issues 1893 -1903 $125
  • 008: Sons of Veterans Sterling Silver Past Department Commander Badge type 2 issues 1893 -1903 $125
  • 009: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War membership badge type 15 issued 1927 – 1946 $20
  • 010: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War membership badge type 18 issued 1946 – 1972 $20
  • 011: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Past Camp Commander issued between 1927 – 1946 $30
  • 012: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Past Camp Commander issued between 1927 – 1946 $30
  • 013: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Past Camp Commander issued between 1946 – 1972 $30
  • 014: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Associate badge type 1 issued between 1956 – 1972 $30
  • 015: Sons of Veterans Reserve Pennsylvania Brigade 1907 Encampment $65
  • 016: Sons of Veterans Reserve National Encampment Badge 1983 $10
  • 017: Gettysburg Centennial badge $40
  • 018: Sons of Veterans Reserve Pennsylvania Brigade Field Service badge circa 1915 $50
  • 019: GAR souvenir paperweight last GAR National Encampment 1949 $35