WW1 KIA Gold Star Mother Grouping ARMBAND, Flags, Letters

$165.00

SOLD - This is a very rare WW1 Gold Star Mother's Grouping for PFC Carl Peter Jacobsen, Battery D, 126th Field Artillery. Grouping includes a Red Cross Post Card to Jacobsen's father "The Ship on which I Sailed has Arrived Safely Overseas", a letter from the Treasury Department to Jacobsen's Mother "You .. were named as a beneficiary in the amount of $10,000 ...your son ... who died on 27 day of Oct. 1919". EXTREMELY RARE GOLD STAR MOTHER'S MOURNING ARMBAND in black wool with an embroidered metallic gold star 1" tall, a silk WW1 Son in Service Window Flag (with a large tear), and a 33" x 57" Cotton Flag - unmarked with deep yellowing and some loose threads and a few stains. I know that Gold Star Mothers were presented with a Flag that was flown over their son's Grave in Europe (not a Coffin-sized Flag) but I don't know if they were marked. The Documents and Service Flag were folded in an Envelope and stored with the Armband and large Flag. The Armband would be a one-of-a-kind surviving example but there were actually TWO of them in the estate - presumably one for his Mother and the other for his Grandmother. The last photo shows a Mother/Grandmother visiting a Grave in Europe (from the National Archives - not actually part of this grouping).

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