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#1 Brig

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 01:42 AM

I have a piece like this in my collection, I'm looking for an era? I've heard 1920s-30s, and perhaps a Model 1937. Notice the thin, pointed wings of the eagle and the bulbous globe. Marked 'Made in England'

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#2 Jeremiah

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 07:37 PM

Brig, that is a 1921 pattern dress enlisted EGA.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:35 PM

finally, some progress. so the enlisted collar EGAs were designed a year after the M1920 cover ones, similar to the officer pieces for 36 and 37?

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 02:19 PM

Brig..is this EGA made by Gaunt of London.....if so i beleive that these were made for the Embassy Guard Marines in London

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 02:22 PM

Since it was made in England I would guess it was not made to specs so it would not be a Model anything but I would guess, like you said it is from the 1920s or 30s. I never could figure out why they were made in England, while they are not common there are quite a few around. It dose not seem like it would be profitable to make them in England and ship them to the States and compete with the ones made here and the only Marines in England were embassy guards and advisors so it dose not seem like there would be much of a market there either. Just one of the great mysteries of collecting I guess.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 02:39 PM

Hi QED4...just to muddy the waters a bit more there were more marines in England than first thought.

Dont forget we not only had Embasy guards but Shipboard marines,USMC observers and also USMC trainee Night Fighter pilots i personally know of 2 USAAF/RAF airfields that had USMC/USN night fighter pilot trainees stationed at it during 1944

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:47 PM

here's the Gaunt made emblem in my collection. broken stabilizing pin. nice dress emblem

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 10:34 AM

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