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#1 Blu1989

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 03:19 PM

Hello everyone. I have a pair of these EGA's that I am not 100% familiar with (I took one out to take a couple pictures of instead of both of them). I know the earlier pre-war to early WW2 bronze EGA's and even the Vietnam era EGA's but I'm not schooled on the ones from WW2 and Korea. Would these be considered officer's EGA's or enlisted EGA's? From what I can tell they aren't marked anywhere unless they were stamped badly or possibly are repros. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 05:14 PM

Enlisted P1937...generally considered to be an earlier pattern used pre/early war



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 05:49 PM

Awesome thanks Brig for the info. Would these be considered officer's EGA's or are they the normal enlisted EGA's?


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 06:41 PM

enlisted



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:45 PM

That's awesome. Thanks Brig! I wanted to get a set of both enlisted and officer's EGA's so I could set up a display showing different types and different eras of EGA's and this helps at least in the one aspect. What would the officer's EGA for a service uniform look like? I've researched them a little bit but all I've come up with are ones that look just like the ones here and the dress uniform versions.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:19 AM

Check out "EGA Reference" in the Reference section or the EGA discussion section and you will learn a great deal. There are enough variations of enlisted and officer emblems to make your head swim! 



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:16 AM

This version was made screw post and with clutch backed pins.  In service and dress. Their outward appearance is definitely that of the 1937 regulations, however I have found them in attributed lots as late as the 1950's.

 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 10:33 AM

If you're looking for more information get Klie's EGA book. These emblems are displayed in the WW II Era and Korean Era pages 237 - 283. 



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:51 PM

This version was made screw post and with clutch backed pins.  In service and dress. Their outward appearance is definitely that of the 1937 regulations, however I have found them in attributed lots as late as the 1950's.

 

Mike

Ditto

 

Also...seen with both pierced and unpierced anchors



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:37 PM

Awesome thanks everyone! All this info gives me something to write down on a note card for when I get enough EGA's together for a display




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