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#1 Brig

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

We know the plastic EGA's have mold numbers on the rears, and as far as collars go, we know both sides have 1-12. I don't focus on hunting down plastic emblems, when they come to me they come to me. I guess I kind of assumed that the covers would also be 1-12. However, several months ago, after realizing I've probably owned and traded/sold 15 or 20 of these, I realized I've never seen a cover emblem with a mold mark aside from '1', '2' and '4'

 

Anyone have any other numbers, or any idea why this is?


Edited by Brig, 09 February 2014 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

Not sure I've taken notice... All my goods have been boxed and put away since last summer. Hopefully will get sorted out this year?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

Here an example of a bakelite cover emblem I have.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:05 PM

A closeup of the mold mark.  It looks like an arrowhead or triangle and the number "1".

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:30 PM

I'm wondering, if there are only 1, 2 and 4...what happened to 3



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

It broke?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

It broke?

Yes...but before or after they made some runs with it? Is there a scarce '3' marked bakelite out there?



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:33 PM

I have a three



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:38 PM

As a matter of fact I am only missing a right collar #4

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:46 PM

That's an elusive one there, thanks for sharing. So we know they did make at least some



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:30 PM

As a matter of fact I am only missing a right collar #4


Thx for posting this!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:15 AM

Very nice collection.  I'm learning so much on this forum. Thanks.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:26 PM

Small update that is big to me.  Just picked up a right collar #4.  Came with a small insignia grouping from a WWII / Korean War (era) Vet.  not sure if he ever made it out of the states, but that is for another post.  Here is the back of the #4 Rt collar.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

.....And finally a complete collection

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:40 PM

Does not get better than that! Steller simplicity in your display as well, thanks for sharing.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:20 AM

John,

That is a FANTASTIC accumulation of plastic EG&A devices. I wonder if any other complete collections exist out there?

Congratulations!

Allan



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:44 AM

Small update that is big to me.  Just picked up a right collar #4. 

 

 

John,

 

Congrats on finishing your collection! I love the way you have them displayed.

I have a lot more to go than you! :D

 

...Kat



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:31 AM

 

 

John,

 

Congrats on finishing your collection! I love the way you have them displayed.

I have a lot more to go than you! :D

 

...Kat

 

Thanks Kat



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:39 AM

 

 

John,

 

Congrats on finishing your collection! I love the way you have them displayed.

I have a lot more to go than you! :D

 

...Kat

 

I will get around to sending you a list of my doubles sooner or later


Edited by Fly USMC, 06 March 2014 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:46 PM

Excellent display...I've had a similar one in mind for awhile, still have a few plastics to pick up. Either I'm going to go the way you did, or line the cover emblems along the top horizontally.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:55 PM

Excellent display...I've had a similar one in mind for awhile, still have a few plastics to pick up. Either I'm going to go the way you did, or line the cover emblems along the top horizontally.


The possibilities are endless, you really need to incorporate the Kodak ad from 42...

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

Not sure if I've seen that one

 

It's rare in this hobby that you can collect a complete set of anything, with the numbers of variant markings out there.



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Posted 23 February 2020 - 05:25 PM

Were these the only year that the ega s were made out of plastic/bakelite? Great display job. I might try and start to do that.

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 01:57 AM

These USMC Bakelite EGA's were short lived (1943). Backlite was used to replace metal which was needed to support the war efforts.




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