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#1 Greg Robinson

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:23 AM

Here's my officer's ega hallmarked H&H IMPERIAL with that "spread legged" eagle. I also used to have an identical emblem with the same eagle as on my sterling ega but I sold it a few years ago. Should have kept it since they seem to be scarcer. And I have an H&H small cap size ega with that same spread legged eagle and same black finish.

My sterling ega definitely has some sort of finish on it or else the silver would be tarnished black by now.

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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 03 August 2007 - 12:03 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:44 PM

Greg,

Here is one of my H&H-Imperial cover emblems like the one you show. As you can see, the finish is almost non existent, but with the worn finish and patinaed bronze, it's one of my favorite emblems of this pattern in my collection.

Is your hallmark like the one found on my emblem?

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 03:52 PM

Greg,

This o/s cap and matching collar emblems with the spread legs is probably the most encountered emblem used by Marine officers during WWII and the Korean War. H&H produced them in sterling during WWII to go with the large spread legged sterling barracks cover emblem, but for some reason are some of the harder collar emblems to find in matched sterling sets. H&H-Imperial emblems in this pattern can be found with both screw posts and clutch fasteners. Pasquale even made a fairly good knockoff of this H&H pattern emblem in blackened bronze and clutch fasteners during the post war years.

Is your cap emblem the screw or clutch type?

Gary

Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 09 September 2007 - 06:08 AM.


#4 Bob Hudson

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 02:48 PM

I have just posted some photos of an H-H/Imperial EGA I picked up today: http://www.usmilitar...d...ost&p=32550

The question I have is what years did they use dual H-H/Imperial mark?

Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 03 August 2007 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:07 PM

Bob, I think the dual hallmarks were a short term thing... after H&H took over Imperial? And dropped after a year or so? Not sure... perhaps another forum member or EGA Mod knows for certain. s/f Darrell

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 10:49 AM

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