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#26 roadrunner

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:52 AM

A very rare item !
1904-1906
1-1/4 inches wide
STERLING
rivets

In 1903 the GSC "... limited the composition of the Corps from the Chief of Staff down to 20 captains or first lieutenants on a four-year detail ..."
"In 1916 Congress increased the GSC to 55 officers ..."


The General Staff Corps was established in February 1903.

TIOH: "On 17 June 1904, the Chief of Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Chaffee, approved the design of the General Staff insignia to take effect 1 July 1904"

Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms by William K. Emerson ( page 600 ): "Officers' insignia introduced after 1892 often had small loops on the reverse to allow the metal piece to be sewn on the uniform. Insignia that fastened to the uniform in this manner generally were not used much after 1906, although in a few cases the practice continued past World War I."

http://emersoninsign...wnload/6GSC.pdf
"On February 14, 1903, President Roosevelt signed ―An Act to Increase the efficiency of the Army‖ and four days later the Headquarters of the Army published it as General Orders Number 15. The brief act did five things. First Congress established a General Staff Corps. Second it defined the General Staff Corps duties. Third it severely limited the composition composition of the Corps from the Chief of Staff down to 20 captains or first lieutenants on a four-year detail. Next it provided that the Chief of Staff would supervise the various staff departments enumerated and lastly the act made the recently created Chief of Artillery an additional member of the General Staff. The wrestling act for real control of the War Department continued until World War I, although the Chief of Staff attained better control of the army and the staff did conduct better long range planning starting about 1912, after Henry L. Stimson became Secretary of War in 1911 and Leonard Wood became Chief of Staff in 1910. In 1916 Congress increased the GSC to 55 officers when it changed the number of non-generals to ten each colonels and lieutenant colonels, 15 majors and 17 captains. No more that half of the offices could serve in Washington at army headquarters the rest were to be part of the tactical units, although at the start of World War I this latter provision was suspended."

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:54 AM

Here is a bronze version made by BB&B
marked "B.B.&B. PHILA. BRONZE"

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 04:09 AM

General Staff collar insignia
1-1/4 inches wide
screw back
5 stars on top of the shield

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 04:14 AM

General Staff collar insignia
1-1/4 inches wide
bronze
screw back
5 stars on top of the shield

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 04:15 AM

General Staff collar insignia
1-1/4 inches wide
bronze
screw back

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 03:27 AM

General Staff collar insignia
screw back
no hallmark
the nut is marked "A.H. DONDERO, INC. WASHINGTON, D.C."
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 03:29 AM

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 03:29 AM

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:22 PM

Cloth variants from my collection :

 

p4_cop10.jpg   p3_cop19.jpg

 

p5_cop11.jpg   2345_c10.jpg

 

 

p3_cop20.jpg  p3_cop21.jpg

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:44 PM

Pierre

Nice embroidered items. My focus was on metal items and bullion but I have to look for the embroidered.
I like the two colored items in top row.
The two desert in the last row are terrible embroidered and a shame for current manufacturing. I wouldn't let them pass quality control if I'm inspector at Army Supply.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:49 PM

General Staff Corps chevrac
2-3/4 inches high
bronze
screwposts

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:56 PM

General Staff Corps insignia
shirt size
WW I
5/8 inch wide
pinback

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 05:44 AM

Hello

The next 3 pictures shows the current status of my General Staff items ( w/o GS ID badges )

I need Tiffany, BB&B and K.G. Luke versions and hope to find them next time.

Michael
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Posted 09 October 2016 - 05:44 AM

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:36 AM

To the second image in number 39 here the backs

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:37 AM

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:38 AM

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:38 AM

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:49 AM

Hello

Pierre showes his embroidered items. I was not satisfied with the quality of the desert ones.
Here is the one from my collection.
Also not essential better.

Michael

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 06:45 AM

Gonna add a couple variations to the list.  The first is a pin back, no maker's name.  Ever so slight variation of wwi already pictured

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 06:49 AM

I also acquired with the same purchase the two variation of sew-on insignia.  One has a sewing loop on each star prong the other only 3.earlygeneralstaffinsigniasewon5loops.JPG earlygeneralstaffinsigniasewon5loops2.JPG



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 06:53 AM

3 Loop variation.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

@ 100OVI
Nice variations. Thanks for adding the pictures.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:30 AM

I was outbid a few times but after a few years I got it for a very good price.

Made by TIFFANY
size: 1 1/8 inches
Bronze
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