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#26 CAPTMac

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:38 PM

Graham:

Here is a rear view of the Eagle & Shield.

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#27 CAPTMac

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:39 PM

Rear view of the fouled anchors.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:40 PM

Eagle and shield face.

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#29 CAPTMac

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

Fouled anchors face.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

CAPTMac Thank you for posting.<br />I know there are other forum members with similar pre 41 badges in there collections. Any chance of posting them here.<br /><br />Thank you.<br /><br />Graham<br /><br />

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:44 AM

Hello
I saw these pictures and remembered this topic.

They are from the 1917 USN uniform & insignia.

https://plus.google....6785?banner=pwa

Michael

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:47 AM

See page 129

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:49 AM

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:50 PM

Here's another metal pre-1941 USN visor hat insignia.  It's hallmarked by BB&B and has a separately applied rope.  The 1928 BB&B catalog advertised the metal devices for sale in three different sizes.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

Harrier- Very, very, very nice!!!!



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:09 AM

Here are some photos of one I had the opportunity to handle while visiting a family for my book. I thought you all would like to see images of it...a truly beautiful piece!  Best of all, there was a fantastic photo of her dad wearing it in 1940.

 

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:10 AM

And the reverse...

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:33 PM

Just rediscovered this thread. Harrier, love the BBB. Dave I have been trying to compare the one you posted with the 'repro'  one in post 12 .......scary. 

 

Thanks for posting.

 

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:38 PM

Just rediscovered this thread. Harrier, love the BBB. Dave I have been trying to compare the one you posted with the 'repro'  one in post 12 .......scary. 

 

Thanks for posting.

 

Graham

 

Graham:

 

Or is it....."egg on my face"? They're identical...and the one I just posted literally came out of the box (I should have photographed the box it was in) in the box of all the lady's father's stuff...together with a photo of him wearing it. Perhaps the fake was based off this one? The big question would be...I can't tell you what's on the backside of the reproduction one...so what IS on the backside of the reproduction one that it would set it apart from a real one? That is the question...



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:24 AM

Dave,

 

Yes, I was confused by your previous post concerning the device shown in post #12.  The eagle shown was in fact right facing, not left, as the description you mentioned when discussing the fakes was with left-facing eagles.

 

I would like to mention that, with the dual H-H / Viking hallmarks, the item most likely was post-WW2 to Korean War era vintage and not pre-WW2.

 

Tim



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

Tim

Sorry for the confusion! I meant the eagle facing IT'S left...or the viewer's right.

As far as the hallmarks go, I have a photo of the vet wearing the above eagle from 1941... It would be strange to me that they were making non-reg hat devices in the 1950s...

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:00 AM

Hi Dave,

 

Absolutely, it's the "wearer's" perspective as to the direction the eagle is facing.  As the eagle is worn on the left side of the garrison cap, the eagle would be facing forward or...towards the wearer's right (appears facing left when looking at the device straight on).

 

So, the example shown in post #12 is fake by virtue of the eagle facing in the wrong direction, which as you correctly stated, would NOT have been an authorized variation by the late 1940's or beyond.

 

Thanks for clarifying!

 

Tim



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:35 PM

Here is a pre-1941 bronze full size officer's cap device.  What do you all think?  Who would have worn this subdued badge?  USN officers subdued cap badge full size 33% of original.jpg



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

It would have been worn with a USMC uniform authorized for Navy doctors or chaplains assigned to Marine units.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Here is a pre-1941 bronze full size officer's cap device. 

 

 

I've seen these in collar insignia but never a cap badge. Are these rare?

 

...Kat



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

Here is a left facing two piece brass WW1 Naval Officers ha badge. This is part of a Navy Cross group I have. I have seen bullion cap badges but this is the first all metal badge I have come across.The two piece badge is soldered together and measures 1 3/4 X 2 1/4 inches.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:32 AM

Very nice piece. Not seen very often.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:42 PM

Very nice and taking on a rich patina as well.

 

Congrats!

 

Tim



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:55 AM

Wow that is a beauty!!

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:42 AM

Hello
here is a link to a left facing USN officer cap badge.
The silver device is stamped H-H !

http://www.historyca...cers-cap-badge/

Someone from this forum could save and post this 3 pictures ? ( not possible with my iPad )

Thanks
HAVE A NICE DAY
Michael


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