With the approval of the SecNav, implementation was approved in December 1926: the Officers emblems were set for adoption in July 1927 for winter service January 1928 for summer service wear. With procurement problems for the new rolled collar blouse for all posts and attempts to exhaust the standing collar blouses lead to the delay of these emblems for use until April 1930.
The detail of these Meyer emblems may well represent the highest level of detail produced for an EGA. Remarkably deep relief and depth of the applied continents, upon a hemisphere with full relief longitude and latitude lines ending at both poles. True to the emblem pattern approved, Meyers provided the anchor and flukes with relief along the edge and across the middle. Following in the design pattern, the eagles head, wings and chest show magnificent details and prominence, especially when viewed on the Cap emblems.
Other known manufactures of these sets were BB&B, N.S. Meyer, Pasquale, H&H and those made in England. New collectors to this area of EGA’s should beware, there are fakes out there in high quality, esp those copies of dress cap emblems. If you do not see hallmarks, you should treat them with a healthy dose of skepticism and seek provenance. These specific emblems are in high demand and not cheap. We can only hope the moderators and forum admin will provided a place in this reference section where these counterfeits, fakes and “fantasy” EGA’s can be parked for reference and to expose these emblems.
Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 11 July 2007 - 09:40 AM.