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#1 Ilin1979

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 04:47 AM

Would this be a rare crest. I understand it was approved after WW2.

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#2 Reforger

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 06:56 AM

Nice crest. I would say rare, but not exceptionally rare or valuable. Just my opinion.

#3 Allan H.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 06:57 AM

Typically, US made crests aren't overly rare. What makes the desirable is the type of unit and the design. If they are WWII and are made out of sterling silver, or plastic, they are going to be worth a lot more.

 

I would hazard a guess that your DUI is worth around $10 to $15.

 

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#4 Ilin1979

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 10:56 AM

It cost me about 10

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:55 PM

Your DI is a post 1954 one, D2, code for A.H. Dondero, DI probably adopted in the early 50s, if this design was worn in WWII it would of been unauthorized and worn in the summer of 45. Can not find any info as to if the unit was active in the 50s.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:55 PM

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Shield: Azure, a chevron, between in chief a battleaxe

fesswise and in base three bugle horns stringed, all argent.

Motto: Validi Milites (Valiant Warriors). The Chevron is

used to represent the line shield at Malmedy, Belgium,

in World War 11. The 526th Armored Infantry Battalion,

on its first combat mission, was the first combat force

to reach Malmedy. The three bugle horns are taken

from the coat of arms of the province of Liege in Belgium,

where the town of Malmedy is located. The battleaxe,

an ancient Infantry




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