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Started by Brig , Jul 27 2008 10:52 AM

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#1 Brig

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:52 AM

Figured it was about time I got around to compiling some Gemsco images for the Hallmark reference. First up, a pair of Senior Pilot Wings in the collection of robert60446

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:53 AM

Jump Wings in the collection of tbirdismypride

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

EGA in the collection of WS60

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:01 AM

from the collection of teufelhunde.ret... M37 EGA enlisted

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:02 AM

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:04 AM

miniature Silver Star, from the collection of Brig

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:06 AM

LT bars from the collection of USMC-Collector

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:08 AM

1912 Officer EGA in the collection of teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

pair of wings from the collection of "John Cooper"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

Pair of wings from the collection of "Paul C"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:44 PM

Navy Combat Aircrew Wings from the collection of "KASTAUFFER"

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:29 AM

Gemsco hallmark on back of EGA, for Officers dress blue cover. A 1926 pattern made prior to WW2.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:03 AM

Gemsco hallmark on back of EGA, for Officers service dress uniform. A 1937 pattern, these were made during WW2.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:12 AM

Gemsco hallmark on back of EGA set, for Officers service dress uniform. A 1926 pattern, these were made prior to WW2. Note pinback collar emblems made for use on epaulet's

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:27 AM

A new addition, from the collection of Andrew AKA "reinking71"

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:58 PM

Naval Aviation Observer wings - "GEMSCO N.Y. 1/20 10K G.F."
 

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:10 AM

In regard to this specific hallmark, do you know the time period? I've an example from the Public Health Service where it appears that the hallmark of the same sort is a punch and allegedly from the Second World War. Are incuse punches common with Gemsco at the time?

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:36 PM

CIB w/ separately applied rifle and USN PO3. Thanks, Al Hirschler in Dallas.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:01 AM

Here is an interesting Gemsco jump wing.
 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

WW2 Navy Chief Petty Officer Cap anchor, circa 1942 - '46.  Gemsco New York & acid test.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:05 PM

Another, post '47:

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:06 PM

WW2 Garrison Cap (1 1/4" H):

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:58 PM

Here's a Coast Guard CPO cap anchor, circa 1947 - early 1950's, marked GEMSCO A.G.O. G-2.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:46 AM

Not sure if GEMSCO changed their name over the years, (but kept the same acronym).  I've seen most internet posts and some books have the company listed as General Merchandising Company.  If this is the case today, which I'm not sure of, I'm also convinced that this isn't what the company's acronym always stood for.  Refer to the 1921 advertisement below clipped from "Our Navy". 

 

GEMSCO, with the wreath logo already in use, clearly means here " General Embroidery and Military Supply Company".  New York address given.   



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:48 AM

Original 1921 advertisement

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