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#1 stucky151

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:43 PM

My first matched set of French emblems, and Im through the roof to have em! Attribution of these are posted in my display thread.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:50 PM

Gorgeous! I'm jealous.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:58 AM

Those are spectacular. Congrats!

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:56 AM

True beauties and very scarce. Those wanting to know more re this WW1 variety should pick-up Klie's book.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

Stucky151 great find! Not trying to pick on your emblems just learning. The eagles head seem larger then examples in Tim's book. Could we get a strait on shot of the back if you wouldn't mind. You might have a interesting variation.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:32 PM

There were a few differences I have noticed in my set compared ronother know examples. Here is the straight on shot.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:33 PM

Back shot

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:34 PM

A shot of the pin, and this is different than the other examples seen. Having the extra length keeping the pin elevated.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:35 PM

And a shot of the c clasp. These birds have a slight brownish hue to them. Interested in hearing others thoughts.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

I've handled that set in person, I feel they're a 100% legit variant



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:34 PM

Reputable sources help my feelings about them. I dont think the seller would pass off a repop set

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:34 PM

So i jumped when i saw them

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

I know him well, he certainly wouldn't knowingly deceive.

 

They weren't the only set of emblems in the lot associated to that Marine, the provenance is true



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:01 PM

That makes me feel much better. Its by far the most Ive spent on EGAs to date. The rest of the ones I need, I feel I cant avoid the high price tags at this point.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:58 PM

That makes me feel much better. Its by far the most Ive spent on EGAs to date. The rest of the ones I need, I feel I cant avoid the high price tags at this point.


As time goes on, you will appreciate the relative scarcity of these emblem. And most of all the euphoria that accompany the addition of these fine birds to an advanced collection. The acquisition cost will become a secondary matter, dismissed quickly. Working on a display to show them at their best can be a bitch... but fun!

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:57 AM

I appreciate it! My wife, not so much! What started as a hobby has turned into a slight obsession and to have a collection that started as a meager assembly to be come to looked at as an advanced collection is a nice feeling.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:01 AM

Saw the SgtMaj list those and glad to see these rare pieces get back up in price.

 

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:15 AM

I've handled that set in person, I feel they're a 100% legit variant

 

I'd be careful to say these are a "variant" based off of a pin.  There are only a few known variants to these and these are identifiable by the overall size and anchor stocks (curved or straight).  There are small manufacturer's differences (tilted globes, positioning of eagles and anchors which in some cases result in upside down globes, pin lengths, etc) not to be chalked up as "variant".

 

Not to take anything away from these....these are 100% real and purchased/worn "Over There!".

 

Mike




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