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#1 BEAST

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hi Folks, this is the first officer's cap emblem that I have picked up. It was at a local coin shop with some other Marine insignia, ribbons, dog tag, etc. However the coin dealer said that it wasn't all from the same vet, but I bought it all anyway.

Thanks to Darrell, who pointed me to the right thread, I read another discussion on this emblem. http://www.usmilitar...d...amp;hl=BB It seems to be the same insignia with the exception of the orientation of the globe.

Anyway, here it is, let me know what you think of it.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

If I had gone to SOS this year, I wouldn't have stopped at his shop on Friday and seen this. It is also kind of interesting that I am starting my second year of finding great USN/USMC items. There has been very little offered around here, but all of a sudden some items are starting to appear!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

First one?!?! Talk about starting at the top! WOW! That was a mega-score. Far better than anything you could find at a show. And, I'll guess it was "reasonably" priced too!
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:01 AM

WOW... suggest you buy a lottery ticket before your luck runs out!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:32 AM

If that coin dealer has more insignia like this I run back there fast and clean `em out. Really great piece!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

Outstanding bird! :twothumbup: Semper Fi.....Bobgee

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

I'd say WWII private purchase, looks remarkable like the collars we discussed sometime back. Wish I could post the link but I'm on a touchpad in transit and haven't figured out cut and paste. Next time I get to the MWR I will, unless someone beats me to it

beautiful bird. I love BB&B

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

WW2 era or shortly after based on the anchor fouling. It's a beautiful piece and one heck of a kick start to your service hat insignia collection.

I'd give it a gentle dry brushing to clean the crud off and then admire the heck out of that beauty.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:55 AM

Guys,
Thanks for all of the kind words, I'm very pleased to have stumbled across this emblem! I will try a soft brush and give it a gentle cleaning. As far as a lotto ticket, I think I used up most of my luck with this finding!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

Just in awe to see to see an emblem of such beauty. Simply the best.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:13 AM

I will post some pics of the matching collar devices to this version tonight.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

:think: The hallmark and anchor are of very poor quality for a BB&B.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

:think: The hallmark and anchor are of very poor quality for a BB&B.

EGA-DOG,
Nothing wrong with the hallmark. Not quite tracking what you mean about the anchor? It shows some abuse, but this is a legit Bailey Banks and Biddle made piece and I believe that the hat device is pre-existing in the WW2 era BB&B catalogs.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

EGA-DOG,
Nothing wrong with the hallmark. Not quite tracking what you mean about the anchor? It shows some abuse, but this is a legit Bailey Banks and Biddle made piece and I believe that the hat device is pre-existing in the WW2 era BB&B catalogs.

S/F,
Mike

I do not wish for my comment to be offensive. But, with all of the high quality repros out there, I'm a little "gun shy" of this one. We hold BB&B to such a high standard in our collecting that this one doesn't sit right with me. I could be wrong. I'm only human.When I say "our", I mean you and I and every EG&A collector.

Edited by EGA-GOD, 05 March 2012 - 08:48 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

I do not wish for my comment to be offensive. But, with all of the high quality repros out there, I'm a little "gun shy" of this one. We hold BB&B to such a high standard in our collecting that this one doesn't sit right with me. I could be wrong. I'm only human.When I say "our", I mean you and I and every EG&A collector.

Ok... please do not buy every one of these that you see in the future. Leave them for me. I will buy these repros.

I think these collars are the match to this version of hat insignia. My files are limited as I am deployed, otherwise I'd take better pics. The continents are very distinct on these BB&B collars and dont match the hat device, but I dont think BB&B made a hat device with these elaborate continents. By the way... BB&B stopped marking some of their Corps device pieces for whatever reason around WW2. Here is an unmarked set I sold last year, and another set I own that is marked.

S/F,
Mike
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

I do not wish for my comment to be offensive. But, with all of the high quality repros out there, I'm a little "gun shy" of this one. We hold BB&B to such a high standard in our collecting that this one doesn't sit right with me. I could be wrong. I'm only human.When I say "our", I mean you and I and every EG&A collector.

I think you are mistaking tool marks, age, dirt, and wear and tear for a lack of quality.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:26 AM

Once again, I want to thank all of you for your comments!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:40 AM

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