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#1 mds308

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

I found this duo earlier today.  I posted the EGA in the EGA thread.  I thought it was newer due to its superb condition.  Thanks to warguy I found out I was way off the mark.  The cover is cloth, not wool and in really nice condition.  Not bad for a whopping 65 dollars.  

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#2 mds308

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:15 PM

Want to double your money ? Congrats that is one beautiful hat and in superb condition.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:42 PM

Warguy knows his stuff! That is one helluva find, forget that it was practically free! Awesome, congrats!



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:49 AM

In a word.... wow!



#6 warguy

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:46 AM

Simply unbelievable. Thanks for sharing a once in a. Lifetime find. Now go buy a lottery ticket.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:24 AM

Agree with Kevin... unbelievable !!!
Beautiful !
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:27 AM

Holy schnikies!  Find of the year!  

 

Congrats and Semper Fi,

 

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:42 PM

Every now and then we trip into some luck...great cover, better price



#10 normaninvasion

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:34 PM

Great finds! I'm going to assume these belonged to the same officer, if these found at the same place? Check for a name on the sweatband. Might be worth it to ask the person who sold them where they came from, to try to pin down the officer. 



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:08 PM

No names inside either cover.  They came from the same family.  I do have the last name.  Family had a dad in WWII and grandpa in WWI.  I was told an interesting story of a doughboy who was severly wounded and the field doctors had written him off due to an evisceration.  Grandpa insisted they try and save him and the soldier survived.  I have a pair of WWI dog tags apparently belonging to the wounded soldier.  I'll post these soon.  Maybe someone can find more information on the wounded veteran.  



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:30 PM

Beautiful!!!!! Congrats! Bobgee




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