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#1 Brig

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:34 AM

This is probably the most amazing emblem my wife has stumbled upon. Grossly mislabeled on eBay, she spent days scouring for mislistings and turned up this gem. Beautiful, beautiful Model 1926 emblem, often associated with H&H but not marked as such.

The anchor is seperately applied, but strangely the continents are not, though Cuba is still absent. Is this common with this model to not be seperately attached? Rear of anchor is marked 'Solid Fire Bronze'. Bobgee's example is just marked 'Fire Bronze', so here's another varient. Coincidentally, this is my first Fire Bronze piece.

Pinback, with a neat clasp. At first I thought typical c-claps, then noticed the hinged retention bit. Notice it rotates, I've taken a couple of closeups to give you a better idea.

Very nice emblem, and glad it's come here to roost

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:34 AM

hinge

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 11:29 AM

Another beauty, Tim! I think this is earlier than M1926, likely WWI circa. The catch with the lock is often called a "Tiffany" catch as you see it on their jewelry. Often found on WWI aviation wings both A.S. & USN. Good on, lad!! Semper Fi.....Bob

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 11:31 AM

I know Tiffany used to make the MOH, and I've heard of officer ranks and wings, but did they also dabble in USMC items?

Very similar to yours, Bob. I thought we'd narrowed this down to H&H...

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:08 AM

I know Tiffany used to make the MOH, and I've heard of officer ranks and wings, but did they also dabble in USMC items?

Very similar to yours, Bob. I thought we'd narrowed this down to H&H...

Nice emblem Brig! Tiffany did in fact make EGAs during at least the 1910's to 1920's. In my files in the states (I lost my portable drive pics to the dusty Iraqi environment) I have some photos, I cant remember the exact marking, somewhere along the lines of 'TIFFANY & Co'. Yours has the 'Tiffany style' catch, but is not a Tiffany piece. Still very nice nonetheless.
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:09 AM

Another beauty, Tim! I think this is earlier than M1926, likely WWI circa. The catch with the lock is often called a "Tiffany" catch as you see it on their jewelry. Often found on WWI aviation wings both A.S. & USN. Good on, lad!! Semper Fi.....Bob


Agree, VERY early 20's (late teen's perhap's?) and welcome to the "Fire Bronze Club" :thumbsup: s/f Darrell

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:15 AM

Agree, VERY early 20's (late teen's perhap's?) and welcome to the "Fire Bronze Club" :thumbsup: s/f Darrell


when do I get my membership card? :lol:

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:57 AM

when do I get my membership card? :lol:


:w00t: Its "in the mail"

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:00 AM

Ahaha that's awesome :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:29 AM

Had the opportunity today to visit w/ Tim and eye-ball this emblem. Must say, in person it is quite a distinguished emblem. And confirmed my what I had suspected, the hallmark on this emblem is raised, not incised as seemingly all the rest I have observed. Enjoyed the visit Tim, got to do it again soon... :thumbsup: s/f Darrell

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:31 PM

detailed close up of the raised mark for the reference section...

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:32 PM

one more

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:00 PM

Another eBay Fire Bronze emblem from a few months back. Can't remember what it brough, but believe it was a deal...

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:30 AM

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