Gents, I was sent these images and were wondering on the take of it. Trying to get interior images, will post as I get. Can any of you band guys/guys with early band regs point me in the direction to find out more about this?
USMC Band Bell Crown?
Posted 25 December 2016 - 02:23 PM
Interesting cover... Reading through the 1912 regs, I don't see anything about red bell crowns.. Perhaps Alec could offer some insight?
Posted 25 December 2016 - 02:47 PM
Posted 25 December 2016 - 04:27 PM
I think the one you are talking about is the 1904 Full Dress for enlisted Marines but it did have a red quatrefoil.. It is shown on page 249 of Alec's book "Equipping the Corps" which was the blue cap with the red band. This one looks more red and black to me...
Posted 25 December 2016 - 04:58 PM
Saved round: Merry Christmas!!!!,
Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:37 AM
I just returned from deployment a couple days ago and honestly forgot about this, have been out of the research loop awhile
Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:46 AM
Welcome home brother! I got something to show you later on (if it arrives today). Would love to know more about this cover though! Is the owner on the forum?
Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:34 PM
I wanted to bring this post up again. Did anyone ID to you but not a Forum post? Richard
Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:58 AM
Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:57 PM
Absent a makers or Depot stamp I wouldnt touch this with your monies. Could very well be a civilian, fraternal, militias band, Hollywood prop or any number of other outfits. Not to mention the wear overall is extremely inconsistent with the hand sewn bill and bill. This is pure rublish!
This Cover just sold on EBay a few months ago., with a different EGA of coarse. I believe it sold for $3k, might have been $3500. The new owner(not me), swears its legitimate, and even claims to have the correct uniform to match it.
I would love to see evidence to support its authenticity, unfortunately however, I believe your assessment is likely the case with this cover.
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