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USMC Chevrons--What Period? Help....

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#1 Bagman

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

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I am trying to determine from what period these U.S.M.C. enlisted dress stripes date. Anecdotal evidence suggests that they may date to the late World War II or post-WWII (late 40's) time frame. They may also be non-regulation, commercially available stripes to be used on dress blues that were privately purchased during the wartime period. They appear to be constructed of yellow-gold felt sewn to a crimson felt backing, and I have seen service stripes fabricated in the same manner.

I would appreciate any assistance in dating. Thanks.

Terry ("Bagman")

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#2 Lee Ragan

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:56 PM

I'd say as early as the 1920's or 1930's. Some Army chevrons of that time period were constructed in the same way: felt on felt. Even if first used pre-war, they could have been used during WWII. Very nice chevrons.... I LIKE 'EM! :thumbsup:

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