WW2 Officer EGA's What is special about these?
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:42 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:00 AM
My brother is close. I think that these were probably the last of the Corps Devices used on the dress epaulettes of the officer's pre-war mess dress. By WW2's start the uniform's function had faded from importance (more important to win the war then dressing up). And after the war, the epaulettes were no longer a part of the uniform. You cant get post backed EGAs on the knotted epaulettes, only pinbacked EGAs fit. While these very well could have been worn or placed on the collar, almost all uniforms by this time had reinforced eyelets for post backed insignia. Collectors view these pinbacks as variations. It is tough to find any 1937 pattern EGAs in pinback form as they were only around for a few years before the need for them disappeared. A normal postbacked set would run you about $150 in today's market. These brought double that ($310) due to their relative scarcity compared to most.
Thanks for the history lesson Mike. :thumbsup: The study of EGA's alone requires a Doctorate and I just started my first week of this class!
Edited by LuftStalg1, 11 May 2012 - 07:01 AM.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:42 PM
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