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Started by Mtlh2010 , Feb 04 2013 05:57 PM

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#251 Mtlh2010

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:27 PM

And, the elusive Bevo weave style of the master technical sergeant.  The staff, technical, and master technical styles (with the flat ties) and the 1stSgt in the red/green Bevo variety are hard to locate.  In nearly 18 years of collecting, this is the first MTSgt I've run across.  (And, I didn't make it home in time to bid on it!)  The winning bidder got a great deal for $21.50.

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

And, a pair of khaki/green Trumpeter chevrons from the mid-war years...

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:43 PM

And a matched pair of WW1 corporals... Someone got a good deal on these for $40.

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:55 PM

I won the MTSgt bevo.  Can't wait to have it in hand!  Now all I need is the Red / Green 1stSgt.. haven't even seen one!  I contacted the seller of the Drum Major chevron and conveyed to him that I thought it wasn't original. 



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:53 PM

Here we go!  Finally have full sets of both the shirt and service coat bevo style chevrons! 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:55 PM

Did anyone here win the trumpeter insignia shown above?



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:48 PM

And a pair of mid-to-late1940s / Korean era fully embroidered First Sergeant chevrons.  Sold eBay Dec. 8th, 2016 for $88.

Notice the center diamond is still the "fat" style diamond, and its oriented L to R.  Also, notice the diamond is not FE, its "applied" to the underlying MSgt chevron.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:57 PM

I saw that one too but wasn't sure because of the diamond embroidery if that was legit piece or something someone had done to a pair of MSgts



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:23 PM

Thought I would include a better quality shot of the Bevo chevrons.. Mods if you can, please delete 255.

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 03:57 AM

I saw that one too but wasn't sure because of the diamond embroidery if that was legit piece or something someone had done to a pair of MSgts

 

Agree.  The thread is an excellent match, but have to wonder why they weren't fully embroidered into the red background like the chevrons.



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Posted 10 December 2016 - 02:46 PM

These are legit. They actually made the diamonds separate and then they were sewn into the chevron. I actually have a strip of the diamonds that were used. I purchased them from an old surplus store along with the chevrons. Semper Fi - jeff

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 03:12 PM

Interesting Jeff!  Love to see some photos sometime!



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 06:10 AM

Anyone ever seen any documentation regarding this Drum Major chevron design?  I cannot find any mention of an insignia matching this design in any records.. also for reference this image is based off of the August 1936 cover of Leatherneck magazine.  In 1929 regs, the rank design is 3 rockers, 2 ties and a star in the center,  in 1937 regs the rank design is the same, minus the star.  I don't see anything that describes a rank design of "three rockers, two ties and an angled baton in the center"... sooooo, anyone?
 

This is a 1937 chart of chevrons I found on the net a while back and kept a copy. Its a useful reference.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:53 PM

These are legit. They actually made the diamonds separate and then they were sewn into the chevron. I actually have a strip of the diamonds that were used. I purchased them from an old surplus store along with the chevrons. Semper Fi - jeff

 
Hey Jeff, can you show a photo of the strip of diamonds?  Thanks!



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:34 AM

Here are some of my non-chevron ranks...

here is the pre-1912 trumpeter dress rank:

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

The pre-1912 trumpeter dress rank:

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

The 1912 trumpeter dress rank:

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:37 AM

And the 1922 PFC crossed rifles dress rank:

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:20 PM

Interesting Jeff!  Love to see some photos sometime!

OK, found some of them.  Here are a couple green diamonds that were sold in a strip and they appear to be exactly like the gold diamonds sewn onto the 1st Sgt. chevron in the post.  Also, here is what looks like a late 50's 1st Sgt. chevron with an additional diamond that I can only assume it to alter another chevron into a 1st Sgt.  These are both very early, as you will see the backs in the next picture showing both as cotton backed.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

Here are the backs

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:26 PM

This one is neat also, a late 50's wide chevron with the diamond placed horizontally.  Also very early as indicated by the cotton back and the bright yellow. 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

OK, one more set of female uncut chevrons that I think I got at the same time I got the diamonds. 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:19 PM

Very cool stuff!  Never seen anything like those before!




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