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#1 hhbooker2

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:45 AM

"GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS!" Believe it or not? Navy grey rates for Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers of 1943-1947 are fast gaining popularity among collectors and their values are rising swiftly. I've got several of them myself which I do plan to donate to a fellow collector who specializes in rates of the U.S.C.G., U.S.N., etc., as a surprise, of course! Shant mention the name of my friend here, but am sure he'll be surprised once I get them posted in the U.S. Mail! Will show obverse and reverse sides of these special limited wartime rates. ENJOY! :rolleyes: Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California ([email protected]) (POST SCRIPT: We start with the ESR (Emergency Service Rating) with the letter "M" for Chief Mailman, obverse side shown here. By the way, as I am not a dealer/seller, I never sell! I leave selling up to the professionals and contribute what I have to others, not expecting a trade, after all, it is a gift on my part to promote the hobby!) God Bless Collectors! :rolleyes:

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:48 AM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif Here is the reverse side of the Chief Mailman ESR (Emergency Service Rating) of 1943. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:49 AM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/ermm.gif Here are both the Chief Mailman and the Chief Aviation Metalsmith ESR rates side-by-side! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/ermm.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:50 AM

;) The reverse sides of the above ESR rates or 1943. ;)

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:51 AM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Here is the oberse of the ESR rate for Chief Aviation Metalsmith. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:52 AM

:unsure: The reverse of the Chief Aviation Metalsmith. :unsure:

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:29 PM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif Chief Boatswain's Mate rate from the collection of Mustang Guy, thanks, M.G.! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:49 PM

:lol: Chief Buglemaster rate from the collection of Mustang Guy, thank you, M.G.! :lol:

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:19 PM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif Thanks to Mustang Guy for allowing us to view this Chief Carpenter's Mate grey wartime rate. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:52 PM

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/pinch.gif Chief Boatswain's Mate rate from the collection of Mustang Guy, thanks, M.G.! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif


Ahoy Sarge,

I'll see your Chief Boatswain's Mate with a Motor Mac ....

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:54 PM

....and raise you the whole enchilada

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:56 PM

Nice crows Sarge, keep 'em coming

PS - I've got several grey USN Officers tunics I'll post on another thread

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 12:46 PM

Ahoy Sarge,

I'll see your Chief Boatswain's Mate with a Motor Mac ....

Salvage aiolr, "Motor Mac" was a Motor Machinests Mate. That in a Machinests Mate (MM).

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:47 PM

Salvage aiolr, "Motor Mac" was a Motor Machinests Mate. That in a Machinests Mate (MM).

Steve Hesson


Indeed Steve, Machinist's Mate Chief ...... brain synapse parted like a frayed hawser
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:27 PM

Indeed Steve, Machinist's Mate Chief ...... brain synapse parted like a frayed hawser
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SALVAGE SAILOR and SIGSAYE: Here is a grey rate for Chief Commissaryman. Nice jacket, my sister's father referred to chiefs with one or no hanshmarks as a "SLICK-SLEEVE CHIEF!" It was not meant to be flattering! He also called Coast Guardsmen "Shallow-Water Sailors!" He was a submarine sailor, of course! He had a small Coast Guardsman knock the crap out of him once when he was in a bar and suggested the "shallow-water sailor" give his seat (barstool) to a "real sailor!" (True Story!) http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif Sarge Booker

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

Nice crows Sarge, keep 'em coming

PS - I've got several grey USN Officers tunics I'll post on another thread


SALVAGE SAILOR: Getting slightly off course from CPO rates, here is a CB (Construction Battalion) qualification badge probably worn by CPOs? :blink:

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:37 PM

Nice crows Sarge, keep 'em coming

PS - I've got several grey USN Officers tunics I'll post on another thread

SALVAGE SAILOR and SIGSAYE: Another See-Bee qualification badge with CB in an open diamond. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:48 PM

Salvage aiolr, "Motor Mac" was a Motor Machinests Mate. That in a Machinests Mate (MM).

Steve Hesson



STEVE HESSON: :( Here is a black shield of the United States Coast Guard, probably a CPO? :)

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:48 PM

:o Chief Electrician's Mate, my sisters father wore a rate like this in 1943-1944.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:53 PM

:D Chief Fire Controlman rate from Mustang Guy!

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

:rolleyes: Chief Gunner's Mate.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:57 PM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif Chief Mailman rate.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/ermm.gif Chief Mailman. (Variation).

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:59 PM

;) Chief Machinist's Mate.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:39 AM

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/think.gif Chief Mailman rate.

Now the bullion mailman is nice...aside from Aviation Pilot and Pharmacist's Mate, I usually can't drum up any interest in the gray rating badges.
-dan

Edited by dpcsdan, 03 November 2008 - 11:41 AM.



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