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#1 nkomo

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

Here is something that I picked up today from our local flea market. I don't know much about this item and was hoping someone could shed some light on the subject.
From what I can tell the EGA are the 1937 pattern. The jump wing is up around the edges, but not up enough for me to look up underneath for a makers name. The bracelet is not marked and is fairly crudely made. THE EGA's and jumpwing are held on with a pin or a screw. That is all I know about this piece. Thanks for everyones help in advance!
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#2 nkomo

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:43 AM

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#3 nkomo

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:46 AM

I don't know. but this bracelet doesn't look like a sweetheart piece. It is much more crudely made than the other sweetheart pieces I have in my collection. Also, the size of the bracelt looks a little too big to be for a woman's wrist. Any thoughts?
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:48 AM

I LOVEit! I'm sure CamoPara will love it, too. Looks to me like sweetheart bracelet made from possibly part of a Japanese Zero, by a Paramarine. Very nice find!

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:10 AM

My wife really likes this piece as well. Several of her family members served in the USMC during World War II. Her family has a big tradition about serving in the Marines. Actually, many Navajo families have this tradition as well.
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Edited by nkomo, 06 March 2008 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:16 AM

gotta love the Marines http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:17 AM

That is very cool. I have a similar one that is named to the Marine parachutist.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:27 AM

I would call this "trench art" not a sweetheart. It is a really nice item.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:40 AM

I don't know. but this bracelet doesn't look like a sweetheart piece. It is much more crudely made than the other sweetheart pieces I have in my collection. Also, the size of the bracelt looks a little too big to be for a woman's wrist. Any thoughts?
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Appears as though the proud Vet chose to make this with emblems & badge after returning to civilian life. An interesting piece.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:42 AM

This shape aluminum bracelet with an EGA shows up once in a while: I bought one on ebay last year just for the EGA. I think Brig has posted photos of one from his collection. I think it's just plain old aircraft aluminum, not any sort of Jap zero remnants.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:23 PM

I LOVEit! I'm sure CamoPara will love it, too. Looks to me like sweetheart bracelet made from possibly part of a Japanese Zero, by a Paramarine. Very nice find!


I think it's theatre-made from scrap aircraft aluminum, probably Japanese, with a Gyrenes para badge and egas to be worn by him. Bracelets worn by male military, particularly I.D. type, were very common during WWII.
Nice find....too bad we've "lost" his name.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:20 PM

I posted pieces to what we think was a watch fob awhile back following the same techniques

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:22 PM

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:59 PM

Looks like a nice piece! I would bet good money that it was a piece of spring steel that the insignia is affixed to and I would also agree that it is not a piece of sweetheart jewelry. That was made by the man himself for his own enjoyment and to show off his proud service!


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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:01 AM

Hey !!

Great piece !!

I've seen this done before...usually with A-11 Hack watches. I have one that was engraved and presented to General Ernest Moore who was the CG 7th Fighter Command and flew the first P-51 onto Iwo Jima.

Great stuff !!

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:38 AM

I posted pieces to what we think was a watch fob awhile back following the same techniques

Gents---nice pictures and info---along this same line is a Marine made bracelet that was given to my mother ( Navy Pharmacist 3rd in the WAVES) while she was working in a hospital ward just before VJ day. She was told it was from the data plate taken off of a piece of Japanese equipment on one of the islands---your thoughts? generator, tractor, truck, aircraft?
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