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#1 Manchu Warrior

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:18 AM

I am not very selective in my collecting in other words when I go out looking I will buy anything that is military connected and affordable. With that said. I was digging through some items and took out the only three EGA's in my collection and would like the experts to ID them for me. The large one is 1-5/8" and has two screw backs on it and a magnet does not stick to it so I am not sure what it is made of, the experts will tell me, right? The small silver one is sterling and has a pin back and it says the anchor is 1/20 10K gold on sterling. The third one is much smaller then the silver one and is a screw back. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:23 AM

The first and third EGAs are roughly post 1955 to present. The larger visor bird has an interesting pin configuration, 1st I have seen like that. Both pieces are enlisted.

The smaller sterling and gold pinback is an officer's dress collar 1937 pattern emblem. Worn from '37 to the early 60s, sometimes later by lifer officers. Nice piece there!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:42 AM

The first and third EGAs are roughly post 1955 to present. The larger visor bird has an interesting pin configuration, 1st I have seen like that. Both pieces are enlisted.

The smaller sterling and gold pinback is an officer's dress collar 1937 pattern emblem. Worn from '37 to the early 60s, sometimes later by lifer officers. Nice piece there!


Ditto, Jeremiah, I think the larger dress enlisted emblem is a variation used on MP / Embassy duty belts and the like? Is it not coincidental were are beginning to see allot of the epaulet / shoulder board pinback emblems recently http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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Manchu Warrior, what does the hallmark on the bottom of the anchor say? s/f Darrell

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:13 AM

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