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Started by ghengus , Jan 08 2018 05:17 PM

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#1 ghengus

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

I don't get on ebay to buy that often but something compelled me to get this one. It has a Korean War era USMC cover with a late or post WWII rear seam McCord shell with OD3 chin straps. Liner is your typical late wwii Westinghouse. The cover has the sewn on diamond EGAs on both sides along with faded stamped EGAs as well. Thinking probably post Korean War but will leave that up to the experts. Thanks for looking.

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#2 ghengus

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:19 PM

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:45 PM

Nice set.  I really like how it has the EGA stamp and the EGA stamp on the sewn diamond.  

 

I was watching that and almost went after it as well.  I guess I'm glad I passed since otherwise I might have driven the price up and you would have not gotten as good of a deal.  (I almost bid a bit higher than you got it for!)

 

Congrats.


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#5 ghengus

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:24 PM

Thank you. It was the extra Christmas money boost that pushed me to bid on this one. Glad you didn't bid. You would have had a good chance on it.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

Yes, I saw that one...   A real good unmolested pick up, actually love the holes in the cover, been there, done that look.   Excellent pick up.  Regards, Chris



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

Same, like the look it has. If only it could talk.

#8 Frogskin7

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:13 PM

While it is all WWII Era. The cover is actually a post war used example with the 1953 stamp date and the January 1956 Diamond EGA Patch. Most 53' covers were not used Korea as the war was basically was over and were kept in storage for use for example during the Lebanon Crisis.

#9 sgtdorango

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:48 AM

Nice looking cover...love those diamond patch egas....mike

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:03 AM

I really like the Diamond EGA covers too.

I believe they were utilized late 50s-early 60s.

Nice pick up.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:29 AM

Here you go

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#12 ghengus

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:42 AM

Thanks for all the info. I have learned a lot so far. Love the graphic on the leatherneck magazine. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:08 AM

While it is all WWII Era. The cover is actually a post war used example with the 1953 stamp date and the January 1956 Diamond EGA Patch. Most 53' covers were not used Korea as the war was basically was over and were kept in storage for use for example during the Lebanon Crisis.


Are you saying the Blue Anchor covers are WWII production with post war manufacturer stamp?

#14 Beau-Brummel

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:19 PM

I think he may just have worded that badly Justin . :-)

Lots of photos of these bein used during the 59 Lebanon deployment and indeed the diamond was referred to for many years as the Lebanon patch amongst us European collectors.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:35 PM

Very nice . These don't seem to surface much from my experience . Are there any production numbers on these ?



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

I really like the Diamond EGA covers too.
I believe they were utilized late 50s-early 60s.
Nice pick up.

Here is a pic from WW2
I think they where used early WW2 also
If you look at the marine on the right he is wearing a camo cover with the diamond patch , this is a photo taken at Peleliu.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:12 PM

Are you saying the Blue Anchor covers are WWII production with post war manufacturer stamp?


No. 1953 were produced in 1953. I'm just saying that they saw little to no use in Korea.

As for the liner and shell, they are WWII.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:12 PM

Here is a pic from WW2
I think they where used early WW2 also
If you look at the marine on the right he is wearing a camo cover with the diamond patch , this is a photo taken at Peleliu.

D.C


Where did you find these? Truly groundbreaking if it really is true.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:01 PM

Where did you find these? Truly groundbreaking if it really is true.


Hi frog skin
these are original USMC photos taken on Pelelui, they are marine core archive photos WW2. Clearly seen here is a diamond patch cover with the dark EGA in centre :-)
These where first introduced in WW2

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:03 PM

You can also see a Westinghouse liner worn by the marine next to him , photo is dated 1944

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

Hi frog skin
these are original USMC photos taken on Pelelui, they are marine core archive photos WW2. Clearly seen here is a diamond patch cover with the dark EGA in centre :-)
These where first introduced in WW2

Best
D.C


Well the reason why I'm saying that these are groundbreaking is because on all of the USMF Discussions on EGA usage on Helmet Covers in WWII no one can find photographically evidence of them.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

Hi frog skin
these are original USMC photos taken on Pelelui, they are marine core archive photos WW2. Clearly seen here is a diamond patch cover with the dark EGA in centre :-)
These where first introduced in WW2

Best
D.C


That's quite the discovery.

I was always under the assumption that the iron on style of EGA was post WWII and even post Korean War.

So you just killed three birds with one stone there.

J

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:48 PM

I hate to be contradictory and I appreciate the attention to detail by the members here. I'd need a way better high res pic to prove this is an EGA first off, and second an cloth hbt square applied to a cover. Sorry but I'm not convinced. Perhaps I'm missing something. I will say the camo liner is very cool to see. Thanks Archangel



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

I hate to be contradictory and I appreciate the attention to detail by the members here. I'd need a way better high res pic to prove this is an EGA first off, and second an cloth hbt square applied to a cover. Sorry but I'm not convinced. Perhaps I'm missing something. I will say the camo liner is very cool to see. Thanks Archangel


Someday there will be a high resolution photo........Someday.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:29 PM

Dang, that's very significant.




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