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#1 kklinejr

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:26 AM

Five minute trip into an antique store... 25 cents for the EGA. I believe this is a m1920 enlisted dress collar EGA. Now, the ever annoying search for a match (I doubt it will be 25 cents though).

Ken

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 02:02 PM

Nice find! How would ya like to triple yer mula?? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/naughty.gif

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 04:05 PM

Ken,

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.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:14 AM

Hey Ken, let us know where that shop is...! Great find and welcome to the waiting list. As Gary said it will be a long wait, I've been looking for the right collar emblem to show up for 5 years. Steve sold a matching set weeks ago, as good as they get... I recall they went around $400. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif s/f Darrell

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:27 AM

It was kind of funny in my mind when I first saw it under a bunch of sewing materials, buttons , odds & ends. First thought was ..."hello!" Second thought: "oh great, another one to match."

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?

Ken

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.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:37 AM

... I have not seen any variation of this unique emblem. Stories abound about its origin and use, presumably these were made by the same maker and hopefully we someday know more as they are very seldom seen at auction, especially in sets.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:43 PM

Ken,

"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.

Gary

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