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#1 stucky151

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:15 PM

I started narrowing my collectinng focus to EGAs recently and thought Id post a pic of the progress. Id love to see how other display their collections. This is my officer set, all are different and spans from very close to the begining to modern day.

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#2 stucky151

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:40 PM

Here is my enlisted EGA display.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:42 PM

A couple of mine

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:43 PM

more

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#5 stucky151

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:43 PM

Where they hang out!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:47 PM

Nice hoard Brig! Quite impressive.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:48 PM

Seems like I jumped in the middle of yours. Some real choice officer cover emblems there



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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:04 PM

No worries, collars are on the horizon one day.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 08:21 PM

I have only just started to get into this most wonderful of hobbies thanks to Stucky. But, here is what I have so far. I've come a long way in a short time.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 08:23 PM

My newest additions plus what I have in my recruiting office

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 04:24 PM

Heres my brothers display.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 07:07 AM

I thought I would post a project I have been working on for the past few weeks. I am humbled by some of the ega collections of other forum members. While I now count over 100 ega/collar discs in my collection, most of them reside on uniforms or covers. I did recently start assembling and collecting stand alone ega's and hope to further this collection over the years. I am not one of those (right now at least) that desires one of every maker or type, but rather a nice representative collection and a way to display them in a fashion that I might remember the pattern, back mark, etc. I started by simply displaying loose ega's on a marked out grid on a simple artists canvas. A friend of mine noted that it would be nice to have the ega's marked in some fashion on the front. This plan started with the idea of mounting ega's and sets onto card stock (acid free, although I am not sure if that is necessary) and then labeling each card-kind of like a scientific bug collection I guess. Originally I intended to mount magnets to the back of each card and a corresponding magnet recessed into the backing board. A lot of wasted time and some dollars later, I realized the magnet idea is just too unforgiving, so I went with a foam board mounted to the top of the wood, and removable 3M mounting squares on the back of the cards. To add to or change the cards, I simply pry them off and plop them on again. Using a template, each card is marked so that collar ega's might be added later as I acquire them, or the cards themselves can be moved around on the display. Initially, I have grouped them together by maker, with earlier ones first within that group.

 

As you can see, I have plenty of room to grow and figured if I ever did grow the collection to the size of some others, I could create a second board and have one for EM and one for officers. I learned a whole lot along the way, had a lot of trial by error, and if I were to do it again, I think it would be half the cost and half the time to create. I enjoyed it all the same and hope you do as well. Kevin

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 07:13 AM

The first shots show the display as it was being assembled. A lot of drilling and cutting with 3 holes each space to accommodate hat, and collars for each card if warranted. Here are the final shots. It will go on the wall this afternoon. It measures 24 inches wide by 40 inches long.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:46 AM

Kevin

That's a really classy way to display them.  I like the clean lines and the frame really adds something to the overall display.  Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.  

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 06:19 PM

Beautiful Kevin! Looks labor-intensive but what a display. Look forward to seeing this progress!



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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:31 PM

Well thought out, classy display with lots of room to grow! Very impressive.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 11:33 PM

Bravo Zulu

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:24 PM

Here is my enlisted EGA display.

 

Excellent setup! The pair in the top left corner, are they marked or unmarked?



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:28 PM

Thanks for the nice compliments. The two upper left are early HH. No makers marks but they are marked 10k and sterling.One of my favorite patterns that dates to mid twenties or so. I found these two together years ago in an antique store. Have been chasing the third for years.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:53 PM

Thanks for the nice compliments. The two upper left are early HH. No makers marks but they are marked 10k and sterling.One of my favorite patterns that dates to mid twenties or so. I found these two together years ago in an antique store. Have been chasing the third for years.

 

Thanks, but I actually asked that about the enlisted emblem display that Stucky posted...



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 04:36 AM

See that now, my apologies

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 05:25 AM

 
Excellent setup! The pair in the top left corner, are they marked or unmarked?


They are unmarked.

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:43 PM

They are unmarked.

 

Thanks, I just got a blouse with that exact style. At first I thought they were officer's. Beautiful finish...



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:43 PM

See that now, my apologies

 

No worries man :)



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:51 PM

 
Thanks, I just got a blouse with that exact style. At first I thought they were officer's. Beautiful finish...


Definatey a different finish to them. Makes them easy to identify Korean War Era. I dig the gun metal finish on them too.


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