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    Gold New York State Medal presented to Brigadier General Avery Delano Andrews, 1900. The gold medal bearing the seal of the State of New York within a laurel wreath overlaid by a five-arm cross is highlighted by blue, red, and white enamels. The reverse of the medal is engraved in script, "B.G. Avery Delano Andrews / January 1, 1900". The medal, 2" high (to the top of the ring), was suspended by a pin-back gold bar with enamel balls at the ends and "Excelsior" in blue enamel. The medal is in the original fitted presentation box. Unmarked and untested. Some enamel loss, else, very fine.

    General Andrews received the medal on the occasion of his retirement as New York Adjutant General from Governor Theodore Roosevelt. The men were close friends and colleagues, Andrews served as New York Commissioner of Police when Roosevelt was President of the Police Board. Andrews also served as chief of staff and adjutant general for Roosevelt as governor. Andrews was a member of the United States Military Academy Class of 1886.


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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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