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#1 williamsmilitaryrelics

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:03 PM

Hello guys,
I was in a small military show today and I came across an old guy who was selling those EGA's.
I will post some pictures today and the rest tomorrow because it's seems like my camera had some problems....
please let me know what you think.
thanks

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#2 williamsmilitaryrelics

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:06 PM

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:07 PM

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#4 williamsmilitaryrelics

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:10 PM

very small one... about 3/4 in

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:30 PM

I've seen the army-style collar disks with applied EGAs before but have been told they were all fakes, made after WWII with EGAs from sweetheart jewelry. Not sure if this is true or not, but since the EGAs appear very similar and the disks are usually fairly common ones otherwise, I'm inclined to believe they're not legit.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:01 PM

William,
I am sorry brother, but these all range from fantasy (never existed) or are reproductions. You display a full range of them. I believe all but one of these have been thoroughly discussed on the forum and identified as repros. I'd go get my money back if you purchased these. If not, stay away.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:02 AM

The last one may be a civilian or sweetheart pin. The others sure do make you say hmmmm........ :think:

#8 williamsmilitaryrelics

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:43 AM

William,
I am sorry brother, but these all range from fantasy (never existed) or are reproductions. You display a full range of them. I believe all but one of these have been thoroughly discussed on the forum and identified as repros. I'd go get my money back if you purchased these. If not, stay away.

Mike


Mike,
I was pretty sure about them ( to be repro or fantasy)... this guy has a lot of Marine Corps stuff.... all mixed up, good and bad so, I'm gonna apply my #1 rule... "If you don't know... don't buy"...Thanks for your expertise

william

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:03 AM

Gaunt I thought was sweetheart. That second set of discs does appear to have WWII sweetheart EGAs attached. the last is a known fake, but interesting at least. if you got it cheap, it looks good in a motivational wall display in say the living room, on a plaque, etc. I keep fantasties I get cheap just for decoration around the house

#10 williamsmilitaryrelics

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:03 PM

more pictures of EGA's
look like repro... also but they are very well made

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:03 PM

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:04 PM

another one

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

third one

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:06 PM

back,
the back look the same for all of them

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:09 PM

they remind me some officer china Marine who pops out on eBay a few years ago, the back look very similar to them... :think:

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

William,
Yes they are all known fantasy, based off of the french pattern of WW1. Interesting these were all together being sold by one individual. You normally see one or two, but all of these bad pieces together makes you wonder who the guy was. On the discs with the EGAs...the discs are real, just the EGAs have been added. Some want so bad for these to be real, they are made up. The sweetheart, in my opinion, might have a chance, but again, I believe that the piece is OK but that the Gaunt mark is spurious. Many of these still go for big money at private auctions (thats where you always see them now).

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:50 PM

Thanks to you all for your expertise, too bad they are repro pieces, they look great, I'm pretty sure they will make a score on ebay... but... well honesty doesn't pay....
so I will stay away from them. This guy told me he bought them from a Marine Corps retired Sgt Major in the late 80's..???
he is supposed to come to my shop with some early silver and gold officer EGA's set, hopefully they will be legit this time... who knows..
I have been able to picked up a nice WWII enlisted full set in plastic... finally :rolleyes:
william

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:50 AM

You know, I have collected Marine Corps and EGAs for some time, and have never had a set of the plastics come my way... maybe one day. Yours look nice.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

I recently sold a set of plastics...they went quicker than I'd've thought

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