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#1 gpspartans

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:30 AM

got several good items out of the Rikers, some EGA's and other WW1 items.

 

Solid Gold

 

Dieges & Clust

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#2 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:39 AM

How much does it weigh? Nice pin

#3 gpspartans

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:42 AM

not sure. I need to get a better scale.



#4 gpspartans

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:51 AM

Back of pin

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#5 gpspartans

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:01 AM

other listings indicate 1.9 grams with 3/4" dia



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:33 AM

What year was this made? Wasn't WW1 called the 'GREAT WAR' then WW1 after WW2 started?



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:34 AM

Great looking badge.



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 10:19 AM

What year was this made? Wasn't WW1 called the 'GREAT WAR' then WW1 after WW2 started?

 

think so, but not sure. pin just says world war. date on my research puts pin being made for a few years after war, up to 1920 or so.  



#9 USAFnav

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:23 PM

Great pin. It says "World War" which was common for the time. the "I"  was added after WW2. So either Great War or World War would indicate something between the wars. Interestingly, it has 1917 only, and not 1918 also. Very nice, I'd like to own that one myself!

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

Great pin. It says "World War" which was common for the time. the "I"  was added after WW2. So either Great War or World War would indicate something between the wars. Interestingly, it has 1917 only, and not 1918 also. Very nice, I'd like to own that one myself!

Pete

 

 

Maybe that city had a specific unit that only served in 1917?



#11 Garandomatic

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 04:22 PM

It was called THE World War early on, too. I've got some books published around the time of WWI that call it that.

 

It was also called the German-American War in smaller amounts. I have a WWI vet's ring that calls it that.  I believe he bought it when he shipped out, as it is just dated 1917.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:27 PM

This is from Brockton, Massa. for WWI veterans.

#13 russ santangelo

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:35 PM

An unusual pin. I have never seen another in 60 years of collecting.




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