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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:10 PM

Check out this recently completed ebay auction: click here.

For those who can't see completed ebay auctions, this was for what they call the "USMC 1904 "ELLIS" EAGLE GLOBE & ANCHOR EGA CAP DEVICE" - it sold for $998!

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:20 PM

YOU ARE KIDDING ME !!!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif

$998 for an EGA...what makes it so special......... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif

Greg /Guys time for a reference section on EGAs please ?

How can you tell a correct WW1 or WW2 EGA please

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:17 PM

Greg /Guys time for a reference section on EGAs please ?

How can you tell a correct WW1 or WW2 EGA please

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Lloyd



The forum is considering doing just that but it requires some good photos of EGA's with known dates and some info on why we know it's from a certain period. The devil is in the details since there are often subtle differences from one period to another. If you have questions about a particular EGA, post some large clear photos and we can figure out what it is and then maybe move that into a new thread for ID'ed EGA's.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:43 PM

Thanks Bob....so what makes that one so special ?

in fact $1000 worth of special.....

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 09:14 PM

The listing had a picture of a famous Marine and said it's like the one he wore in the photo: I wonder if the bidders thought it was THE one he wore?

It is a very nice looking EGA and in recent days I have spent many, many hours looking for EGA's references on the web and I must say that there is no much out there regarding EGA's and especially older ones so it may be that the older ones especially are quite rare, particularly officer's. There were eight different bidders abouve $250 for this one and six of them remained in the bidding above $500, so there clearly is some real demand for older EGA's.

I have a really nice enlisted WWI EGA on ebay right now and I am amazed at the interest in that. Ebay lets a seller see how many people have an item on their "watch" list. This item has been viewed, as of Thursday night, by 106 people and more than 20 percent of them are watching it. I have never had anything on ebay come close to that level of interest. The WWI enlisted cap EGA's - which have the copper tone and the latitude and longitude lines - can still be had under $60. Not surprisingly, most EGA sellers can only guess about the time period and you see a lot labeled ""WWI OR WWII," and in many cases they are neither. And then there is the one on right now that is labeled, "USN Navy Brass Eagle Globe Anchor Pin." It actually looks like a very cool EGA.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:13 PM

Here is one of my better finds. A good friend in Denver passed away from cancer several years ago, but before he became ill, he was a master yard sale "rooter". He found this M1904 "Ellis" emblem for $6.00 at a yard sale for me and as he always did, charged me double what he had to pay, so I was into this gorgeous "bird" for a whole $12.00, even after I told him what it was. He never bought anything for me over $20. at yard sales and a few of my better pieces were found in this way. He was a true friend!

You'll also notice that this 1904 "Ellis" is used in my avatar in remembrance of my friend George.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

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