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For nearly 50 years, Dale collected Military & Patriotic jewelry, and he had a passion for rings.  The countries represented will be primarily the U.S., Japan and Germany (German rings are now in the German Material section).  The time period which is covered will run from the mid-1800's to WWII, with the preponderance being from WWII.  These rings are, and have always been extremely popular and difficult to obtain. All guaranteed original.  The examples listed herein will barely scratch the surface of what there is.  It will take years for the entire collection to be offered, so please check back from time to time. 

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BLACK VELVET RING STANDS   We bought a small supply of these stands many years ago, in anticipation of publishing a book on all the rings we collected.  That did not happen, so I will sell the supply we have.  All brand new, never been used, most still in the plastic bag.

Single Ring - $2 each

Double Ring - $3 each

Approximate sizes are given only because some people ask.  We don't sell these as modern rings to wear, but as vintage collectibles.

1R  -  WWII TORPEDO RING  This is a WWII Home Front ring, which is likely a premium given for buying something at a store, but it's better quality than you would expect.  And it seems to be larger, for an adult, although it is able to be sized.  Brass color ring with a silver and red torpedo or bomb on top.  On the ring holding the bomb, is a wing with a bomb in the middle, and the sides have what looks like an explosion.  Approximate size.  $45

2R  -  WWII PARATROOPER BRACELET, RING & EARRINGS   A rare opportunity to find such a nice grouping.  It includes Paratrooper bracelet, and for the lady, a nice pair of paratroop wing earrings and a paratroop ring.  The bracelet is a heavy, commercial model with commercial wing mounted.  Professional work.  Fine sharp condition.  7 1/2" long end to end.  The earrings are a charming addition to the lot.  Don't believe I've seen another pair.  Small, delicate; stamped STERLING on the back.  3/4" wide.  Nice detail, especially on such a small item.  Lastly, the lady's ring...it is hand made and quite nice.  Can tell it's hand made, but only under a loupe.  Approximate size 6.5+.  $175

3R  -  WWII 27th INFANTRY DIVISION RING   The "New York Division".  The patch design is a branch style monogram, NY in red on a black field.  Has an octagonal face with applied circular sheet metal disc with insignia on it in color.  Fairly plain ring body, with light fluted sides.  Believe this is silver plated brass.  Years ago, Dale purchased a small lot of original store inventory, so the sizes will vary from around a 9 to perhaps 9.5.  Absolutely original.  Each $30

4R  -  WWII 27th DIVISION A.E.F. SOLDIER RING (AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES)  This is a nice, WWII US 27th Division American Expeditionary Forces soldier's ring. Solid and good looking. The top is red and blue fired enamel. Has the 27th Division logo and the letters "A.E.F." with stars, and "27TH DIV" below. Very excellent condition.  The body of the ring is brass color, and has the rampant eagle on both sides.  Approximate size 10.5.  $50

5R  -  WWII 44th INFANTRY DIVISION RING   Insignia consists of two blocky 4's, back to back.  Has an octagonal top face to which is applied a circular, thin sheet metal embossed with its colored insignia.  Fairly plain ring body, with light fluted sides.  Believe this is silver plated brass.  Years ago, Dale purchased a small lot of original store inventory, so the sizes will vary from around a 9 to perhaps 9.5.  Absolutely original.  Each $30

6R  -  WWI  3rd ARMY SILVER RING   Elevated oval face of polished semi-precious gem or glass, with 3rd Army patch engraved into it, and color added to the depression.   Decorative shoulders.   830 silver body.   Excellent condition.   Approximate size 7.   $45

7R  -  WWI 1st CORPS INSIGNIA MILITARY RING   White and blue concentric circles in fired enamel, like a bullseye, with a large blue "A" at center.  Also has very thin silver lines around the white and blue.  Nice condition, with some white enamel a bit bumpy.  Sides have a small area of rococo scrolls.  There is a rectangular mark inside the band, but not sure what it signifies.  Approximate size 10.  $35

8R  -  WWII AMERICAN EMBLEM HINGED STERLING PHOTO LOCKET RING  One of the neatest patriotic - military rings sold during WWII.  This one features the National Emblem on the hinged cover plate, which rotates, revealing a small cavity for photo.  This type of ring was fairly inexpensive and popular, and it also could be found with insignia of all the services.  This ring is in excellent condition, showing some minor use or handling.  It is stamped "STERLING" and "PAT PEND" inside (the PAT mostly gone).  Approximate size is 10.25+.  Very special.  $95

8R - ANOTHER - WWII AMERICAN EMBLEM HINGED STERLING PHOTO LOCKET RING  One of the neatest patriotic - military rings sold during WWII.  This one features the National Emblem on the hinged cover plate, which rotates, revealing a small cavity for photo, this one having a photo of Hitler.  This type of ring was fairly inexpensive and popular, and it also could be found with insignia of all the services.  This ring is in excellent condition, showing some minor use or handling.  It is stamped "STERLING" (the G not legible) and "PAT PEND" inside.  Approximate size is 11.  Very special.  $100

9R  -  WWII NAVY USN STERLING PHOTO LOCKET RING  A rare ring featuring the United States Navy insignia, anchor and USN on top of it.  The sides have a boldly spread eagle over shields.  High relief and good detail.  The top piece with the insignia is actually a movable lid, which exposes a place underneath for a photo of wife, mother or girlfriend; there is a piece of plastic to cover a photo (currently has a stock photo of lady).  I don't think this ring was ever worn, but is in fact old, original inventory from a jewelry or supply store.  Stamped inside is STERLING (S barely visible) and on the other side PAT. PEND (first P not legible).  Approximate size 12.  Wonderful ring.  Priced lower because lid doesn't stay tightly closed.  Perfect for display.  $75

10R  -  WWII USMC MARINE CORPS STERLING PHOTO LOCKET RING  A rare ring featuring the United States Marine Corps EGA insignia, eagle - globe - anchor.  The sides have a boldly spread eagle over shields.  High relief and good detail.  The top piece with the insignia is actually a movable lid, which exposes a place underneath for a photo of wife, mother or girlfriend, however there is a stock photo of a lady in it now; there is a piece of plastic to cover a photo.  This ring saw some use, and the top is worn a bit smooth, but only a bit. Stamped inside is STERLING and on the other side PAT. PEND.  Approximate size 12.  Wonderful ring.  $95

11R  -  WWII US AIR CORPS STERLING PHOTO LOCKET RING  SOLD A rare ring featuring the United States Air Corps insignia, wing and prop.  The sides have a boldly spread eagle over shields.  High relief and good detail.  The top piece with the insignia is actually a movable lid, which exposes a place underneath for a photo of wife, mother or girlfriend, currently has a stock photo of a woman; there is a piece of plastic to cover a photo.  I don't think this ring was ever worn, but is in fact old, original inventory from a jewelry or supply store; shows some darkening in spots, but it came out of the original box which I have.  Stamped inside is STERLING and on the other side PAT. PEND.  Approximate size 11.5.  Wonderful ring.  $95

12R  -  WWII US COAST GUARD STERLING PHOTO LOCKET RING  SOLD  A rare ring featuring the United States Coast Guard insignia, anchors with shield in the middle with SEMPER PARATUS, and UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 1790 ringing the shield.  The sides have a boldly spread eagle over shields.  High relief and good detail.  The top piece with the insignia is actually a movable lid, which exposes a place underneath for a photo of wife, mother or girlfriend; there is a piece of plastic to cover a photo.  I don't think this ring was ever worn, but is in fact old, original inventory from a jewelry or supply store.  Stamped inside is STERLING and on the other side PAT. PEND.  Approximate size 11.5.  Wonderful ring.  $95

13R  -  BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN LEGION 10K GOLD RING  SOLD  This is an exquisite ring, and I believe it is from 1920.  Inside the band is stamped with 3 linking O's, plus "PAT JUNE 1-20".  Also has script initials "W M V D" and a stamp of 10K.  Very intricately engraved and designed, with one side having a round insignia of "AMERICAN US LEGION" and on the other side appears to have the Marine Corps logo.  Upon close examination, it looks like the blue paint around those logos has flaked off, not all, but some.  The top has a beautiful jade green stone, but I'm not sure what material it is.  Approximate size 10.  $95

14R  -  FINE WWII US ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT RING   Standard design employed on most unit/insignia rings.  Face is tall oval surrounded by a deep blue, fired enamel band having this text, "MEDICAL DEPARTMENT U.S. ARMY".  Within this band is a black oval with a silver caduceus at center.  Shoulders have spread eagles standing on American shields.  Fine detail.  Choice condition.  Stamped inside "GROUSE CO. / STERLING".  Tough to find better.  For the medical officer.  Approximate size 12.5.  $95

15R  -  CAMP PERRY  - WWII NATIONAL MATCHES RING - INCREDIBLE RING  The top insignia is a circular target in red, white (silver) and blue (the red and blue is enamel).  The outer ring bears the miniature text "NATIONAL MATCHES / CAMP PERRY O.".  Valuable and rare memento of these early matches.  Sides have standard spread eagles with American shields.  Very good used condition.  No missing enamel.  Crisp lettering.  Marked "STERLING" inside, plus a couple unknown marks which may deal with sizing.  Approximate size 11.5.  $150

16R  -  SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS 1927 LINDBERGH NEW YORK TO PARIS RING SOLD This is a ring that my husband purchased many years back. This is a 1927 commemorative ring with a picture of the airplane with New York Paris and SPR OF ST LOUIS written across the front of the ring. Most of the top is in great condition, but there is a slice along the right side where some of the black enamel is chipped, not affecting the airplane.  No markings.  Approximate size 9.  $95

17R  -  8th ARMY OR 8TH CORPS RING WWI or WWII?   It seems to us to be WWI in style, but from the pictorial references we have, it could be WWII.  However, based entirely on style, we lean more towards WWII.  You decide.  The top is nearly flat and squat.  Has 8 sided patch in fired enamel divided into four red and four gold background color.  Fluted sides.  Really nice condition.  Brass.  Approximate size 10.  $25

18R  -  AN EXQUISITE WWII UNIT RING U.S. ARMY EUROPE   One of the most handsome unit rings we've found, the insignia for "U.S. ARMY / EUROPE".  Top face of ring is a shield shaped glass rendering of the colorful insignia.  The entire patch has all the colors and designs within it.  Each side of the ring made from deep vertical grooves.  Silver quality 935 stamped inside.  Beautiful condition.  Lovely colors.  Approximate size 11+.  $75

19R  -  WWII ARMY RING, ANZIO ITALY 1944  This is a WWII ring made for the soldier souvenir trade.  No markings.  Heavy weight.  The top is engraved with "ANZIO 1944" with a little design cut in on the sides.  Approximate size 11.  $25

20R  -  PRE-WWII ORGANIZATIONAL RING QM MOTOR TRANSPORT SCHOOL    Standard form. Blue enamel ring reads “QM MOTOR TRANSPORT SCHOOL, 1936, 1937”. Spread wing eagle on both sides, nice and sharp.  Stamped “STERLING C. K. GROUSE”.  Moderate wear on top, with some of the blue enamel chipped off.  Everything is clear.  Unit crest at center.  Approximate size 9.5.   $35

21R  -  WWII 50th ARMORED DIVISION CORPS INSIGNIA STERLING RING  According to online sources, the 50th was activated 5 July 1946, and deactivated 1 September 1993.  It was part of the Army National Guard.  Before 1968, New Jersey supported the 50th, and was named "JERSEY BLUES".  The ring is in really nice condition, the fired enamel all intact.  The tri-color pyramid has the number 50 at top.  The insignia is applied to the mirror bright backing layer.  Sides have conventional spread eagle over American shields, with crossed swords behind the shield.  Marked STERLING and next to it is a U over top of an arrow.  Approximate size 9.  $50

22R  -  WWII 27th ARMORED DIVISION CORPS INSIGNIA RING  Consists of the tri-color pyramid with 27 in top quadrant.  Shoulders have raised wing eagle over shields.  Excellent condition, with a tiny spot of red missing from the top.  Marked STERLING and next to it is a U over top of an arrow.  Approximate size 10.75.  $50

23R  -  WWII U.S. ARMY RING, ONCE HAD UNIT INSIGNIA, NOW GONE  This is a very nice vintage ring, which used to have a unit insignia crest on the top, but somehow just turned to mush...can't explain how.  Not even sure which side of the stone was facing up, but you can see one side is blue, with an arrow.  Maybe there is another layer that is now missing.  The opening on top is roughly 1/2" square.  I see no markings for sterling or such, but it sure looks like silver.  Approximate size 9.75.  The ring body is good quality, and ready for any other type of insert. Giveaway price... $10

24R  -  WWII ERA PATRIOTIC FLAG RING  This is a WWII period American flag patriotic ring, made for home front wear.  The top is an oval slab of white material, possibly glass, I just can't be sure.  It has a sheen to it that is more glass than plastic.  It also has a few minor chips along the edge.  Has a beautifully painted American flag, in red, white and blue, with a gold flagstaff.  About 3/4" tall x 1/2" wide.  The ring body seems to be silver, darkened, but there are no marks that I can see.  Approximate size 5.  $35

25R  -  WWI SON-IN-SERVICE ENAMEL RING   Small size ring, 4.  This is a very nice ring for a woman or a pinky ring.  I believe it to be WWI vintage, red, white and blue enamel son-in-service flag with fleur-de-lis side design.  Stamped STERLING inside the band. The enamel is intact, but shows minor wear if you look through a loupe.  $35

26R  -  WWII STORE DISPLAY OF MILITARY INSIGNIA RINGS  This is a complete display once used in a department or drug store of the period, to sell these cheap rings, probably for kids.  The cardboard has a stand on back, to display the rings for sale.  I will sell the rings individually.  Just look through the photos, and tell me which one (color and branch) you want, and approximately where on the display it is.  I will let you know if it is still available.  Each ring...$10  If you purchase 4 or more, I will do a group price.  If interested in the whole display, let me know.

27R  -  WWII REALLY DIFFERENT AIR CORPS STERLING RING   Never seen another like it and we've collected near 1000 military rings for our private collection.  Top consists of two tall, flag, narrow ovals, sitting side by side.  The left oval has Air Corps insignia applied.  The right oval is undecorated; perhaps it was meant to have initials engraved on it.  The ring body itself is plain and narrow.  Condition is fine.  Stamped STERLING underneath.  Approximate size 5.5.   $25

28R  -  WWII RAINBOW DIVISION 42ND INFANTRY RING  A very nice ring, heavy and sturdy, hand made from a German 5 reichsmark, 1930's. Can't make out the number after the 3 on the right.  You can see a large eagle inside, with some words around the edge of the coin.  Beautiful red, yellow and blue insignia of the Rainbow Division, and large oak leaves.  Approximate size is 10.  $95

29R  -  WWII RAINBOW DIVISION 42ND INFANTRY RING  A very nice ring, heavy and sturdy.  Beautiful red, yellow and blue (this color faded a bit to green) insignia of the Rainbow Division, and large oak leaves.  Approximate size is 5, probably a pinky ring.  $45

30R  -  SCARCE WWII 44th SIGNAL COMPANY UNIT CREST RING   Standard design employed on most unit/insignia rings.  Face is tall oval, surrounded by a narrow blue fired enamel band in which is this text "44th SIGNAL COMPANY U.S. ARMY".  Inner oval features the unit crest.  Sides have spread eagles on American shields.  Medium wear to ring.  All wording and eagles retain detail.  Unit crest is difficult to identify even though it is totally seen.  Worn "STERLING / GROUSE", only partially visible.  Approximate size 11.  $65

31R  -  WWII UNIDENTIFIED DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA STERLING RING   In full color fired enamel.  Against a tall oval face is the insignia which is in shield shape, the bottom half is red with gold fleur-de-lis.  The upper half has a blue horizontal cross in front of what appears to be a lion with paw up, against a white background.  There are some tiny cracks, and a couple tiny pieces of white enamel missing.  Also one vertical crack in the red portion, to the right of the fleur-de-lis.  The sides have eagles.  Stamped STERLING inside the band.  Looks like it has seen some good use over the years.  Approximate size 9.  $25

32R  -  WWII B-24 PILOT RING  Not much to say about this, other than it is a sturdy weight ring, does stick to a magnet.  Has a flat top, with a gold colored B-24 airplane on top.  The sides of the ring are stepped down.  The ring shows it was worn, and has some age spots, mostly along the bottom outside.  Approximate size 8.  Priced at what Dale paid many years ago.  $125

33R  -  WWII MILITARY POLICE RING  This is a WWII US Military Police MP ring.  The sides have a spread eagle design.  Top has gold color crossed pistols, but the rest of the ring is shiny silver color.  Stamped STERLING inside.  Overall excellent, crisp condition, showing the slightest wear under close examination.  Approximate size 12.25.   $45

34R  -  BEAUTIFUL WWII PERIOD AMERICAN FLAG AND UNITED NATIONS LOGO RING  This is a beautiful ring made in Siam; possibly for the souvenir military trade.  I judge it to be WWII period.  The top is a wonderful fired enamel American flag, and under that is an equally wonderful fired enamel United Nations logo.  The inside band is stamped "STERLING" and "MADE IN SIAM".  Very well made.  The sides are etched with a pleasing design.  Overall excellent condition.  Approximate size 9.5++.  $75

35R  -  WWII RUSSIAN SOLDIER RING Sale Pending  Hammer and Sickle design on what appears to be a ring made from bronze or brass, but it's a more coppery color.  A couple additional small etchings on the top, otherwise the ring is plain and smooth.  No other markings.  Approximate size 11+.  $35

36R  -  HOOVER 1928 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICAL CAMPAIGN RING  Very nice Herbert Hoover political campaign ring from 1928.  Likely brass, with a red, white and blue fired enamel top with the name HOOVER across in diagonal.  Excellent original condition.  Approximate size is 7.  $25

37R  -  WWI 1914-1918 ETCHED SOLDIER SOUVENIR RING  This is a WWI period ring with lightly etched dates of 1914 on one side and 1918 on the other, along with an etched bird above each date.  Likely a homemade souvenir for soldiers.  Not sure what the X stands for, other than a decoration, because it also has some lightly etched decorations around it on the top of the ring. The X is made darker than the rest of the ring.  I believe the ring is likely aluminum, very lightweight.  Approximate size 8.5.  $20

38R  -  SMALL VINTAGE METAL FLAG RING  This could go back to WWI, I'm just not really sure.  Unpainted metal American flag ring.  Small, likely a pinky ring.  Approximate size 2.5.  $10

39R  -  WWII 282nd ENGINEER COMBAT CORPS SILVER RING  This is a WWII 282nd Engineer Corps man's ring. Hefty ring, with nice details.  The top has the Engineer castle, which shows a bit of smoothing from wear. There is a hole in the middle, unsure for what.  One side has "282" and the other "ENGR.".  Stamped inside the band "835" for 835 silver.  Approximate size 10-.  $45

40R  -  WWI AEF SOLDIER RING  This is a WWI US AEF American Expeditionary Forces soldier ring. 14K Gold Shell, and stamped inside the ring. Beautiful red, white and blue fired enamel octagon shape top, with a shield over blue background, and the letters A E F around it, and one chevron at the bottom.  There is a small gash at the top left, missing the blue, and minor other spots of wear only seen with magnification.  The rest of the ring is the gold finish, showing average wear.  Approximate size 10.25.  $45

41R  -  KOREAN WAR RED HEART RING  This is a Korea brass color (likely brass) ring made for the soldier souvenir trade, I believe.  The top is shield shape with a red heart in the middle, and a simulated diamond (rhinestone) in the middle of that.  Has the word "KOREA" at the top.  Under the top is stamped with a partial (what I believe is) "CK". Approximate size is 9.  $35

42R  -  WWII ARD 301 MEDICAL CADUCEUS SOLDIER STERLING RING  SOLD I haven't had luck finding what the ARD stands for, but assume the 301 is for a 301st division or unit...possibly a transport company?  I'm sure many of you will know.  Sides have the standard spread eagle over shield.  Stamped "STERLING" and "HOWER'S BOSTON" underneath.  This is a hefty ring, in excellent condition.  Approximate size 9.  $75

 

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