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#1 firefighter

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:46 AM

The 2 fouled ones are marked sterling and hallmarked., I think H-H? The officer is un marked.

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:18 AM

They are sweetheart emblems. Top 2 are a pattern worn from 1940-50s H&H . The other I believe is from 1920s? but someone can chime in with better info on the pattern



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:22 AM

They are sweetheart emblems. Top 2 are a pattern worn from 1940-50s H&H . The other I believe is from 1920s? but someone can chime in with better info on the pattern

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:45 PM

The other '1920s' emblem is a strange one...no one has identified the maker yet, and it appears it was used as a collar emblem and a sweetheart emblem, even pinback variants were used as pinback. Even more strange, all were done in enlisted patterns, and officers were known to sometimes wear them as they were officer size

 

ones I attribute to sweetheart over uniform tend to have a flat disk on the back of the globe, OR have been painted silver and gold as is the case with yours.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 03:25 PM

The other '1920s' emblem is a strange one...no one has identified the maker yet, and it appears it was used as a collar emblem and a sweetheart emblem, even pinback variants were used as pinback. Even more strange, all were done in enlisted patterns, and officers were known to sometimes wear them as they were officer size

 

ones I attribute to sweetheart over uniform tend to have a flat disk on the back of the globe, OR have been painted silver and gold as is the case with yours.

 

Thank you for the information.Mine doesn't look to be painted.I do not see any chipping



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 03:52 PM

looks like paint running off Sout America in the southeast onto the Atlantic



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 06:46 PM

Painted for sure



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:40 AM

Painted for sure

 

Yup. What does that mean?



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:30 PM

Confirms it's a sweetheart piece



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:05 PM

Confirms it's a sweetheart piece

 

Gotcha  Thanks Brig. Something a Marine did or has produced?



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:20 PM

I think they were done in bulk for sale



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:50 PM

I think they were done in bulk for sale

 

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:43 PM

My "opinion" on the 20's emblem is that brass is the base metal. The silver wash was added to the eagle and globe. Notice on the eagle's wing where the brass is starting to show through. By it being "painted" or plated, does not make it simply a sweetheart piece. It's a nice emblem. The phrase "Sweetheart piece" gets thrown around too many times because we will probably never have all the answers to...Why,When, and Who.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:04 PM

My "opinion" on the 20's emblem is that brass is the base metal. The silver wash was added to the eagle and globe. Notice on the eagle's wing where the brass is starting to show through. By it being "painted" or plated, does not make it simply a sweetheart piece. It's a nice emblem. The phrase "Sweetheart piece" gets thrown around too many times because we will probably never have all the answers to...Why,When, and Who.

 

Thank you.I appreciate the information.I didn't notice the wing.



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:53 PM

The phrase "Sweetheart piece" gets thrown around too many times because we will probably never have all the answers to...Why,When, and Who.


Do you prefer the term homefront piece then?


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