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#1 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:22 AM

This one may catch some by surprise. I did catch me off guard; (came in a period group from epay, with lousy pictures, I wonder how many loose money from posting w/ lousy digital picís. A leap of faith has paid off more often than not for me) here we have one out of the unmarked meyer series with longitude & latitude lines. This validates the opinion of Gary; these were produced post 1926 uniform reg's and the china marine or droop wing series.

Upon close observation; between the ring and stock a very small ring joins the top of the stock, not seen on any other of this variation. Also the obverse is very defined and cleaner (no crude or slag) in manufacture, again, unlike any other of the series. This emblem is clearly different from any shown in Orgel's reference. And based on the design of the continents, this series does not definitively match any cap emblems of the period.

BTW: THIS EAGLE IS SEEKING A MATE

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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 08 July 2007 - 12:43 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:45 AM

Hi guys,
These birds were probably bitten to death at some point; well here is my contribution to M1920 collar pieces subject. I think consensus on those is: unmarked Meyer piece from slightly later period. I hope I’m correct here. Sadly there is no roller on it…

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:45 AM

Reverse

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:46 AM

I concur, these were likely used in the 20's as a private purchase option, not issue. Further variations of this pattern apparently remained in production thru and possibly beyond WW2. As to whether or not Meyer produced all of these ever seen or the pattern was produced w/o hallmark for use on other merchants "store card" still remains a mystery. Here is an interesting early variation of these emblem:

http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=4268

s/f Darrell

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:17 AM

BTW, here is picture of the Meyer bird w/ hallmarks

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