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#1 Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:31 PM

I read the reference page and couldn't tell if this officers ega is Korean era or not.

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At first I couldn't see the makers mark but it's Meyer NY and it's located just left of the center post.
The bluing was so good that I had to rub it a little to see it.
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#2 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:08 AM

Yours is likely a post war version of WW2 emblem that saw use until 1955, I am presuming it is bronze as I cannot see a sterling hallmark on the reverse of the wing. Sterling was used during WW2 and apparently for a short time after when the use of bronze resumed. One of the keys in ID is the anchor wrong and the way it is woven about the anchor.

shown here, the difference between the war time and Korea era design lies in the anchor rope. The emblem to the left has a single loop tightly wrapped about the upper fluke (Korea era and after), and the WW2 emblem to the right is loosely wrapped having and additional rope appearance or loop which comes back down to the mid-point of the anchor to end in the center rear where it was soldered in place.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:09 AM

The reverse: Korea era and after to the left and WW2 period to the right.

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#4 Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:00 PM

The reverse: Korea era and after to the left and WW2 period to the right.

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Thanks for the information. I looked around at the EGA Reference but mine kinda fell in as a tweener so I just posted up rather than read through every ega reference page. My Wife has better close up vision than me so we took a close look. This ega is in such good condition that the black over the makers mark was still there. It's a H. Meyer New York just left of the post and the makers mark just right of the post. I'm 99% sure it's bronze and the configuration appears slightly transitional so I'd call it Post War. Not bad for $10.


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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:25 AM

You are in the "EGA reference section". This area is were posts from the EGA "discussion section" are moved for permanent retention and education about the history of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor. As time moves forward there maybe additional information the EGA Moderators wish to add or will add to this specific post. We ask for your input as well.

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