Junk Box Find m1920 Clipped Wing EGA
Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:26 AM
Posted 22 September 2007 - 04:05 PM
Very nice find! There is some good news and some bad news, though. The good news is that every one of these I have seen is made identically to the next, so you shouldn't have any problems finding that perfect match on your first go. The bad news is they're just scarce enough that it might take you a decade or longer, like me, to find that match. For two bits, the wait is well worth it, right? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
I would like opinions on this particular style of emblem from other collectors. I have heard German Occupation made in the 1920-1922 period, but I don't buy that. They just have that US made look to them, including rollers that are identical to US made rollers on standard US made M1920 collar emblems. Anyone have an idea as to who made this scarce variation.
Here is my matched set! Both look as if they were meant to be together, but came in groupings thirteen years apart. I'm really debating whether to get the Brasso out and truly make them a matched set or leave them alone with the port-side collar retaining its blackened age spots.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:14 AM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:27 AM
I have noticed that all of these are fairly identical, does this mean they were created by the same company in the same production run?
PS- the shop was in the little town of Camden, NY and, beside a few army good conduct medals, I have never found any militaria of any interest until this last trip.
Edited by kklinejr, 23 September 2007 - 04:29 AM.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:37 AM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:43 PM
"A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush!"
I absolutely love hearing stories about people finding these treasures buried under something or other in an antique mall or junk store. Just goes to show that eBay isn't the only game in town.
Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 01 November 2007 - 12:50 PM.
Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:53 PM
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