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#51 Stinger Gunner USMC

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:49 AM

Last piece from my Grandfather. This was given to my great grandmother also

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:51 AM

Some other pieces from my collection. The first is an 18K ring. Second is a sterling necklace pendent. I bought this for my wife and she wore it while I was in the service

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:53 AM

First up is an officer Cover size H&H emblem, pin back with rhinestones. Second is a couple of bracelets;

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:30 AM

that charm bracelet is awesome!

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:57 AM

Here are a couple more pieces I picked up in Raleigh. The one on the left has no means to be attached to a chain, and thus I think that it's the entire piece. Rear marked with a shield with a 'K' and something else in it (J?), and Sterling. I think it may predate WWII as it's an M26 emblem, even though the pattern was still used into WWII by many Sweetheart producers. Any opinions?

Second piece I think is WWII, ill-defined continents and unmarked. Any ideas?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:58 AM

hallmark...whose?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:05 AM

hallmark...whose?


I think a new topic "who's hallmark" might get an answer or reply, as I have not seen this on EGA's before.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:38 PM

Here's another new addition. M20 clipped wing bird, very heavily polished over the years, notice the worn details and continents. Post has snapped off and a pin has been soldered on, instead, too small, I think, for collar use considering the stiff neck. What do you think, a conversion to sweetheart/lapel pin?

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 09:03 AM

Picked this up on eBay last week. It appears to be an unfinished M37 dress emblem with a ring added to make it a charm for a bracelet. However, it's a little bit smaller than the standard M37, just a bit, maybe maker size I'm yet to find, and the back looks a little more round like an overfilled mold perhaps? What do you guys think?

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:15 AM

An oddity for sure and I like it. Perhaps a charm for bracelet? I too have a few of the m37 that a tab bit smalller... and have been left wondering? It would appear to have been burnished / polished for the use your indicating. Not sure from the picture, is the suspension ring a solid piece? Perhaps that is an indication of its intended use? s/f Darrell

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:37 AM

no, it's a brass ring that can be pinched together

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:22 PM

it's the hallmark of K.Co." hallmark for "Kinney and Co." of provenance RI., a maker known to wing collectors

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:31 AM

Must admit, I'm a sucker for these pins - saw this at auction some weeks back and could not resist. The details are amazing, perhaps better in some respects than its big brother. Modeled after the 1930's EGA emblem for the Barracks Cover.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:32 AM

Made by J.E.C. & Co. anyone know about them?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:10 PM

some interesting pieces here. I have a few I'll post when I get some time

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:27 AM

Hi,

further to the identification of Teufelhunde.ret which I thank,
here: http://www.usmilitar...showtopic=29993
I post my insignia in this rubric to bring my participation.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:58 PM

Got this in a large lot of over runs.. Pin back on the Meyer card. All gold in color. Ideas?

Fins.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:49 PM

best i can do at the moment.. it is the same size as collar/side hat insignia, but it just doesn't look right to me.. maybe sweet heart..

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:04 PM

I'm going to have to cast my vote as sweetheart on this one

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:53 PM

here are a bunch more. Most came with that collection I bought last fall, some additions over the months... First two, H&H made pieces based off their EGA dies with rhinestones. Most of the Rhinestones on the officer piece are missing (all but one). The enlisted piece is tarnished but only missing 2 or 3.

the next two pieces I believe are also WWII, if anyone can confirm. Similar to Army models of the same make, both are marked sterling.

second row. first piece, WWII? Cheaply made, red white and blue paint with some small cheap 'plastic' jewels in it. Nothing spectacular. The second piece I think is also WWII. Nice USMC diamond on a chain to a cheap metal and plastic jewel piece that says "US Marine Corps Aviation". Diamond is marked H&H Sterling and Gold Fill

Second row third piece, I believe WWI or 1920s. Old style EGA on a disc, screwback. Third piece I was going to guess 1930s because of the droop winged bird, but I recently saw one dated 1942, so WWII using old regulation emblem style. The solder on the very bottom of the charm is gone, so it's now in two halves, marked sterling

Third row, first piece. Light and cheap like tin or aluminum, Hong Kong marked on the pin. M56 emblem, my guess is Vietnam or more current. Any other opinions on this piece?

Last piece, a Sgt chevron, unmarked, c-clasp. Guessing WWII or before, but I'm not even sure if it's USMC?? Or even US? came in that large Marine group. opinions?

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:54 PM

rears

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:44 AM

The dress right collar emblem is a oddball, would it be the same size as a regulation EGA?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:49 PM

roughly the same size yes

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:24 PM

here's another puffy heart charm I just got in, this one is named to a 'Louise' and dated 1942, showing that the droop wing birds were used on sweetheart pieces even after they left the uniform regs

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:57 AM

This was one of my grandmothers. I dont know who Jerry was though.
 

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