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#1 Brig

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:38 PM

My missing the SOS consolation prize

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:52 PM

Yep I had to look for a bit to see what was making you so excited. Great catch there form sure. Congrats! Kevin

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:55 PM

Motherfu......Congrats!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:00 PM

Nice snag

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:02 PM

excuse the photos...phone shots

 

Hallmarked to boot. Been after one for 11 years

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:07 PM

Just incredible. I have missed two on ebay and neither were cheap. I am envious, but super happy,for you, especially after 11 years of searching. IMO that is the one to have. Kevin

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:07 PM

Id say its more than a consolation prize. Ive been striking out on nice ebay finds for the last few months. Glad someone found something good!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:12 PM

eBay had been slow for me for a long time...last month or so I've had some really nice little finds



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:23 PM

As an AAF collector with basically no EGA knowledge, could you enlighten me as to why this one is special?  Is it from WWI?



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:30 PM

It's a 1930s enlisted emblem. It was immensely unpopular with Marines because of it appearing more like a goonie bird than an eagle. Whereas many Marines could tolerate the collars, they weren't nearly as tolerant of the cover emblems, and the vast majority wore alternate variants that could be privately purchased.

 

These only seem to pop up every couple of years...one of the hardest enlisted cover emblems to find. Officer goonie cover emblems are far scarcer.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

Look at your title...stroke or stroke of luck? LOL! I suppose either could apply. Nextyouwill be telling us you found it under "Militaria: Miscellaneous or Unknown!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:34 PM

It popped up in my feed...had to go back in check, it was under Other Militaria



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:38 PM

Oh man, what a find! That's a great bird! Obviously one I've been watching for. Good eye!



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

It's a 1930s enlisted emblem. It was immensely unpopular with Marines because of it appearing more like a goonie bird than an eagle. Whereas many Marines could tolerate the collars, they weren't nearly as tolerant of the cover emblems, and the vast majority wore alternate variants that could be privately purchased.
 
These only seem to pop up every couple of years...one of the hardest enlisted cover emblems to find. Officer goonie cover emblems are far scarcer.


Ah - thanks for the lesson, and congrats!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:39 PM

It popped up in my feed...had to go back in check, it was under Other Militaria

 

Aha!  I knew it!  It's amazing what shows up in those off categories. Congrats for knowing what it was and snagging it!



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:59 PM

I have had some crazy good eBay scores, too.

Congratulations

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

What is retail for one of these?

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:23 PM

What is retail for one of these?


Back in the day... 1-1.5k was the norm.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 02:55 AM

I'd say half that range now

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:48 AM

Patience pays off. I've always wondered how many gems are found in "other" listings.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:10 AM

It's all about the feed...I never browse by category. This wasn't titled poorly, I was just early to the rodeo

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:52 AM

It's all about the feed...I never browse by category. This wasn't titled poorly, I was just early to the rodeo


That was how I found a few pieces...I e extremely awesome vintage wwii photo surfaced that was listed strangely. It didnt have a BiN and I was flatout outbid and it pisses me off that I didn't snipe higher.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:48 AM

Brig fantastic! I am sorry I am late to the thread! Congrats on ending an 11 year search!

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