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#1 General Apathy

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:44 AM

Shown here is a pair of EGA collar insignia still attached to the issue card, when I removed one of them to look at the rear I noticed that they were ' Made in England '. If you look on the card where the one has been removed it's possible to see the outline of where the insignia has sat all these years.

I would be interested to hear your comments or thoughts on the time frame, rarity, or value of these, if you would like to pass comment as there are differences between here and in the states. thanks gentlemen.

Cheers ( Lewis )

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#2 Greg Robinson

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:51 AM

So who would they have been issued to? Seems unlikely that a firm in England would manufacture these for export to the US, especially in wartime. I'm betting those were manufactured prior to the outbreak of WW2 but that's just a guess. Whatever and whenever.....they're nicely made.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 08:29 AM

Hi Lewis, here is a reference post for you to review regarding this set:

http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=4536

http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=4535

You have a nice pair with good patina, for someone whom is looking to outfit a period uniform, a good bet is $75-100. For a matched set in pristine condition, maybe $125. BTW, I would not suggest holding onto the idea the unmarked card is original to the emblems http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif . Cards for emblems are as interchangable as keyboards on computers and outlines can be made in moments... IMHO ;) . THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US. Best regards;

Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 24 July 2007 - 02:32 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:54 AM

Nice set of EGAs there! I'm one of the people Darrell mentioned, as I have yet to get a set of those. Can you tell if the base metal is brass? Looks to be from the pictures.

Greg, those are the 1921 pattern. Along with the '26 pattern enlisted birds they represent a prolific time in English made insignia for the Marine Corps. Gaunt did a lot of business in the inter-war years as well as afterward.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:28 AM

... a similiar set

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:39 AM

Fellow forum members:

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