New ega book just announced by Schiffer
Posted 15 February 2016 - 07:18 PM
I just received my catalogue of Schiffer Publishing books and a new book titled United States Marine Corps Emblems 1804 to World War I by Frederick Biiuer is due out in May. From the photos, looks of course to cover early emblems, EM collar discs and officer ega's WWI and prior. Something finally after such a long wait. Hopefully the Bender book will come out soon and the two might compliment one another. The Sciffer book is 224 pages with 333 color and BW photos at $49.99. Kevin
Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:06 PM
Thanks Kevin, good to hear! Been waiting for good EGA references forever!
Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:08 PM
Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:09 AM
Edited by Terry K., 16 February 2016 - 08:10 AM.
Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:32 AM
Can't wait to see both books! Long overdue. Semper Fi........Bobgee
Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:06 PM
I have shared all archival information I discovered with both of them and will acquire both of their books as they will compIiment each other. Combined they will provide the best photographic resource for EGA identification.
Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:43 AM
Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:53 AM
Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:31 AM
Good to hear they'll complement each other, nothing more frustrating than references contradicting each other
Unless they coordinated efforts, which I don't think happened, I am unsure about contradictions Tim. I suspect you may see some contradictions in the arena of dating emblems. I know Dr Briuer had built a complex index of emblems over decades of research, each catalogued and identified with a number system, then through extensive photographic analysis, he placed a start and end date for the wear of each device based on accurately dated photos. He did account for what could be an individual who could have inherited their insignia and/or wore them beyond the time that they may have been sold.
There are so many "models" and "patterns" assigned to EGA devices that are just plain wrong, with absolutely no analysis/proof to back it up. I hope Mr Klie took some of this into account and didn't rely on existing data (Moran's book, Driscoll's work, or this forum). The majority of devices do not prescribe to regulations (with few exceptions) and cant be assigned a pattern as they varied and changed so frequently with the many different and unchecked makers. The best we can do is assign them a "timeframe" of use and in some cases show when they first started to appear. I think this was Fred's methodology.
I know he also had studied the number of devices in collections and those bought and sold on E-bay since its inception in the 90's to determine a scale of availability (like a common to rare scale) and value. The value of devices is all over the map, so very hard to prescribe. I do not know if any of this is included in this volume. He had told me that this was a multi-volume effort, so maybe more in the future.
Either way, you can see he took a very scientific approach to the book and it should prove to advance the hobby by leaps and bounds. As a contributor to this effort, I for one, am very excited.
I found the cover of Dr Briuer's book on Schiffer's website.
Posted 26 February 2016 - 05:38 PM
Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:00 PM
I just got off the phone with Roger to discuss my own book series Heroes In Our Midst, but had to ask him about the ega reference. He is in the final stages of production prior to going to press. He states there will be 2,300 individual color plates (front and back) of ega's! He believes that he will beat Schiffer's release by about a month. We all have something to look forward to. Jack
Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:11 PM
Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:43 PM
Just saw on Schiffer's website that the release on this one was pushed back to July
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