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Large Enlisted Dress Droop Wing EGA (OROID / H&H)


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#1 Fly USMC

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:27 PM

Well I finally picked up one of these rare birds

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:28 PM

Fore some reason a previous owner put his initials on the EGA, Brass washer, and retaining nut

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:29 PM

More examples of this bird can be seen here:

http://www.usmilitar...-cover-emblems/



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:57 PM

Nice pick up!

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:24 AM

Congrats, considered by most emblem collectors to be the “holy grail” of enlisted emblems.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:43 PM

Beauty...don't know what RW was worried about, these were immensely unpopular and the risk of theft was probably pretty low

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:04 PM

Beauty...don't know what RW was worried about, these were immensely unpopular and the risk of theft was probably pretty low

 

You'd be surprised, Brig.  My Dad was issued the collar droop wings and regular large emblem with horizontal and vertical lines in 1936.  He wore them long after the 1937 model came out.  One day he had his green blouse and barracks cover hanging on a hanger in an office, and some other Marine stole them.  I still have the extra collar one for the overseas cap, and both of his dress collar emblems.  Anyway, yes, these things did get stolen.  Same with the flat edge field scarves.  Same thing.  Again, my Dad told me and after they were no longer issued, yet allowed to be worn, when they were sent to the cleaners, they often didn't return.

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for all of the feedback on this bird

 

Semper Fi,

John




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