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#76 Kropotkin

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:28 AM

Hello all,

What's the opinion on this hat badge? Is it WW2 or later?

Many thanks!
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#77 Allan H.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:56 AM

This cap badge was made by Blackinton and undoubtedly dates to WWII or even a little bit before. Blackinton was known as a premier manufacturer of US military insignia. Their wings are highly sought after.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

Thanks Allan. As a wing collector I saw the name and took the plunge out of instinct! Then I wondered what era it pertained to.

#79 Kurt_E

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

The ones from my collection. If you want to see backings - just let me know!

 

US Army cap devices:
1) EM, 1936 - 1950s
2) EM, 1936 - 1950s
3) EM, 1952 - present
4) EM, 1952 - present (with blue plastic backing disc for Infantry)
5) Officers, 1936 - present

 

 

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