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#26 Brig

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:12 PM

almost forgot, potmetal pilot sweetheart wings, guessing WWII. also seen these ina gold finish

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:44 PM

Nice grouping, Brig. I think the EGA on aluminum are the left & right halves of a 'trench art' watch band. The aluminum is likely from a downed Japanese plane. This was pretty common material in the WW2 Pacific.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:47 PM

never thought of a watch band. I think it's a very cool item myself. must have made it after an operation or had his EGAs with him

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:50 AM

a few small emblems. the top one is an enlisted version China Marine EGA, very tiny, goldmarked 1/20. No loop for a chain, so this is the whole piece. Do you guys think pre-WWII or WWII following old regs?

the silver one was once gold covered but it has worn off. Again, guessing WWII.

the brown one I don't know about, looks like it was glued to something, maybe a bigger piece? Again, guessing WWII


Tim sure hope you will get that picture into the sweetheart reference section: http://www.usmilitar...p?showforum=523

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:30 AM

Nice grouping, Brig. I think the EGA on aluminum are the left & right halves of a 'trench art' watch band. The aluminum is likely from a downed Jap plane. This was pretty common material in the WW2 Pacific.
S/F.................Bob


If those pieces are trench art from aircraft aluminum, that moves them into a whole different league than the typical sweetheart pieces.

Coincidently, I just bought a similar piece for $9.95 on ebay: it was cheap enough that curiosity got the best of me. These are the very bad photos from the ebay listing:

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#32 Brig

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:33 AM

all of these will make it to the reference section http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

nice bracelet. 10 dollars was a good deal. I paid $5 for my set of trenchart watch plates on eBay

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 05:14 AM

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Very interesting pieces. You know, I used to live on the Navajo Reservation for three years and I married a Navajo woman. To me, those watch bands are something VERY similar that I have seen numerous times being worn by males on the Rez. I am not saying that is what you have, but that is simialr in style to the watchbands I've seen being worn by the Navajos. Just my two cents worth.
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#34 Brig

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 06:18 PM

Very interesting pieces. You know, I used to live on the Navajo Reservation for three years and I married a Navajo woman. To me, those watch bands are something VERY similar that I have seen numerous times being worn by males on the Rez. I am not saying that is what you have, but that is simialr in style to the watchbands I've seen being worn by the Navajos. Just my two cents worth.
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thanks...at the very least, it let's the imagination get some exerise! interesting prospect

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:41 PM

Brig, was going thru my display trays and found this.

Thought you would appreciate this one.

it is just like the one in US SWEETHEART JEWELRY.
by Schiffer Books.



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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:45 AM

nice piece there. Droop winged EGA sweetheart pieces always seem to be of high quality http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:48 AM

Here're a few nice EGA sweetheart pieces from WWII and earlier

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:22 PM

A recent jewelry box pickup, this small pin is STERLING marked only with wire catch. As you can see from the comparison photo, it's a rather small pin.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 05:41 AM

From the collection of Bobgee see post: http://www.usmilitar...amp;#entry65104

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:43 AM

On ebay today looks like another put togerther by "thepengiun"

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:47 PM

I got this small pin back with a small lot from a WWI army vet (77th Div). The EG&A pin back is the only USMC item with it, so it must have been something he picked up along the way or got from someone.

Any help with indentifcation of use and date it and if it has much of any value.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:48 PM

Reverse, marked "sterling".

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:26 PM

Here is one that came from an uncle that served during WWII...part of the sweetheart items he picked up at Parris Island 1943-44. He also gave a large table runner made of the same design/color/material as this with EGA's at each end.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:47 AM

a recent find, likely early 20's based on roller clasp and period EGA design.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:48 AM

... rear and no hallmark, thought to made by Ronson... by some.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:09 PM

This one speaks "Sweetheart" to me.................Bobgee

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:24 AM

I find myself thinking the same thing as Bob.... all about the classical WW2 sweetheart in sterling. Nonetheless I love these creations, and so happy to see that many survived the great Hunt Bros meltdown.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:46 AM

Not specifically USMC but my Grandfather brought this card table cloth back from Alaska when he was there in Marines The hankie was given to my Great-grandmother my my Grandpa

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:48 AM

a couple other pieces from my Grandfather

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