1892 Eagle Globe & Anchor!
Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:53 AM
If anyone has the brother or sister of this emblem (Enlisted or Officer) laying around that they would like to dispose of, please NOTIFY said jarhead (me) immediately to discuss terms for it's repatriation!!
Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:45 AM
When you say "brother" or "sister" what are you referring to? Another of the same pattern emblem?
Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:47 AM
Nice emblem. The nice thing is that it is REAL! Most all of these offered on Ebay are fakes that are aged to look real. This beauty was meant for use on the P1892 enlisted dress helmet (the one with the Prussian style spike).
Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:20 PM
Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:38 PM
If you have Mike's seal of approval........that's, THAT!!
Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:27 PM
The "brother" or "sister" of the emblem. Either another enlisted EGA such as this or the officer's model that you have but won't give up
Posted 29 August 2016 - 02:38 PM
I know I am a few years late to this party but do you have any close up shots of this beauty?
Posted 30 August 2016 - 05:51 AM
Looks like a good one. Is the wing tip gone? Sometimes these just get bent a little bit.
If you use "brother" or "sister" in terms of another enlisted version of this insignia, there was really only one. The gold version. These insignia pre-dated "service" insignia.
There is a known brown metal insignia that Fred Briuer covers in his book, however he attributes it to a possible use on the USMC saddlecloth. There is a rare officer version, cut from silver and gold plated. I also have an all silver version (have seen one or two others). The all silver ones could also have been used by the band, on officer saddlecloths or are simply unfinished or non-plated officer versions.
The only other "versions" of this insignia include the embossed leather left and right insignia prescribed for the general purpose USMC saddlecloth. There is one example (also in Dr Briuer's book) of a theater made 1892 officer helmet device, that was made in China.
Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:40 AM
Which book is that? Ran a quick google search and didn't get any hits.
(Also did you get my PM on ebay?)
Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:22 AM
Dr Briuer's book has been discussed on multiple threads. It is hitting mailboxes as we speak. I provided a review here: http://www.usmilitar...ick-briuer-phd/
It is the only reference to date that analyzes emblems through long and thorough research and provides conclusions as to maker, construction and what time period a device was used.
Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:05 PM
Awesome! Just grabbed a copy off of Amazon! Thanks Mike!
Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:22 PM
If you have not yet grabbed a copy of this book and you like, collect, or sometimes come across EGAs and early Marine inisgnia, I highly recommend picking this book up. The fakes are getting worse and hard to stay on top of. The book is worth every penny to help you determine real from fake/fantasy.
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