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#1 mhalstead1950

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:59 AM

Alright, while I don't know much about EGAs I believe this one to be a WWI enlisted hat badge. Feel free to correct me if I'm off on that one. It is mounted to a small wooden plaque along with the number 35. This came out of a museum liquidation, which lucky enough for me had a good amount of military stuff, that for the most part went pretty cheap. The big question I have is what the 35 is supposed to represent, they both seem to have been on that plaque for a long time, ant the wear seems to be consistent so I imagine that they do actually go together. Thanks, Madeline.

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#2 Jeremiah

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:14 AM

Neat find. Those look like company numbers, so most likely this marine was in the 35th Co prior to WW1. That pattern of EGA is most commonly seen before WW1.

#3 Blacksmith

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:27 AM

Wow, is that a great find - congrats.

#4 KurtA

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 01:14 AM

Nice find.  Keep them on the plaque!



#5 6th.MG.BN

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:25 AM

Nice find. Is it just me or has this plaque been exposed to a fire?
Could we see a picture of the back?
Ken

#6 mhalstead1950

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 05:53 PM

Nice find.  Keep them on the plaque!

Thanks, couldn't agree more about keeping them on there.



#7 Flashlarue

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:12 PM

It mat have been mounted over a fireplace.


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