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#1 Jeremiah

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:30 AM

For discussion, an unknown manufacture 1920s style EGA. The piece looks very similar to the 1920s first pattern H&H bird but exhibits a certain crudeness. The base metal looks to be copper on the anchor and sterling on the globe. I don't know about the landmasses. The roller is marked sterling. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.

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#2 Jeremiah

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:31 AM

The back without the roller. Note the oxidization points on the inside of the globe under the eagle's feet.

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#3 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:47 AM

No doubt about it, first generation emblem from the fledgling company known as H&H. Very distinctive cross hatching of chest feathers, distinctive character of legs, all signs of their emblems. Likely made at its infancy when hand stempling of the globe was still in use vice the machine stempling shown in this example: http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=2381
Of interest, this one is configured with screwback... it would be interesting to know how many of both screw & pin back versions were made and survived? Also, very interesting to note there are no marks of Sterling or gold to be seen... saleman sample? Again, very early piece for them and seldom seen in this configuration.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:55 PM

I love it...very nice emblem!

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 05:48 AM

That is a fine piece, Jeremiah! Good on ya!
Semper Fi....Bobgee

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:13 AM

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