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#1 Gerradtgrant

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:33 PM

P1937 enlisted dress collar EGAs for the USMC dress blues...stamped...are there Meyers shields inside the wings?



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:49 PM

P1937 enlisted dress collar EGAs for the USMC dress blues...stamped...are there Meyers shields inside the wings?

Sorry I am not around them. I wish I could answer that question. From my initial search I couldn't find any kind of maker marks on them?

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 02:06 PM

If they are stamped, it will be a shield shape and fairly easy to overlooked on those stamped types.



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 02:08 PM

OK! So when I get to them I need to look in the wing era for a maker mark. I will let you know once I take another look. Would the Meyer marking be a good thing?

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 02:27 PM

Always nice to find marked enlisted emblems...

 

I have come across several stamped P1937s...unmarked, and various marking combos of NS Meyers (shield, shield & Meyers metal, etc)

 

Marked or not, stamped P1937 EM collars are certainly less common...not necessarily much more valuable, but less common



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 02:34 PM

Always nice to find marked enlisted emblems...
 
I have come across several stamped P1937s...unmarked, and various marking combos of NS Meyers (shield, shield & Meyers metal, etc)
 
Marked or not, stamped P1937 EM collars are certainly less common...not necessarily much more valuable, but less common

I paid $5 each. I didnt over pay did I?

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 02:39 PM

Naw...good snag



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 02:41 PM

Naw...good snag

Good to know. I will report back about makers mark when I can.

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:33 AM

Always nice to find marked enlisted emblems...
 
I have come across several stamped P1937s...unmarked, and various marking combos of NS Meyers (shield, shield & Meyers metal, etc)
 
Marked or not, stamped P1937 EM collars are certainly less common...not necessarily much more valuable, but less common

Unfortunately I can not locate a makers mark. My eyes are not what they use to be. But, fairly certain there isn't one. I can't see through some of the corrosion. Not sure how to clean that or if its better left untouched.

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 12:03 PM

If left unchecked, that blue oxidation will likely spread. I'd clean with a toothbrush and toothpaste...does pretty good on brass and bronze, and I have cleaned several EGA's this way myself



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 12:08 PM

If left unchecked, that blue oxidation will likely spread. I'd clean with a toothbrush and toothpaste...does pretty good on brass and bronze, and I have cleaned several EGA's this way myself

Thank you for the help. Any old toothpaste?

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 12:18 PM

I used Trader Joe's because I had a tube around. Mint toothpaste, and I'd avoid the types with gel or those little crystals mixed in...just plain, white, mint toothpaste. Run the soft bristle brush under warm water, get a good minty lather and start working it at the corrosion. Will take a while for the thicker oxidation...after you're done let it dry, you'll see if any remains. If it does, repeat. You may not get it all, but should get a lot of it




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