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#1 501stGeronimo

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 04:44 PM

Picked this up off of fleabay, came from the breakup grouping of Major General Geoffrey Keyes. Sadly the rest was broken up by the time I got home to bid on this badge. The back shows that it appears to have been made to sew onto a uniform. Measures 2.25 inches. Im excited to get this in the mail!

 

 

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#2 gunbunnyB/3/75FA

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

its a shame that groupings like that have to get broken up, but at least its going to a good home.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

If it is that large, it is not for a uniform -- it was made for an officer's chevrac (saddle blanket)! Nice score.

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#4 lovmilinsig

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:11 AM

Congrats on your very nice badge !!!

 

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 04:27 AM

Hello

A very interesting item.

At Emerson's HP you find following information about chevracs.
http://emersoninsign.../20Chevracs.pdf

information about LG Keyes
http://en.m.wikipedi.../Geoffrey_Keyes

HAVE A NICE DAY
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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:10 AM

Chevracs. Never heard of these things. Thanks for posting this - always learning something new on this forum!

#7 Patchcollector

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 03:18 PM

Very cool and unusual.I like it!



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:55 AM

I found a picture at the Library of Congress shows Major General Hugh L. Scott
Chief of Staff
Date 1915

http://www.loc.gov/p.../hec2008003099/

It is the first time I see a General Staff chevrac "in action".

Other versions of the General Staff chevracs are shown in the pictures from my collection at #37 and #39
http://www.usmilitar...insignia/page-2

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:56 AM

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