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#201 TRR

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

I think it's likely WWII...a lot of WWII sweetheart jewelry utilized old model EGA's...my question is what the heck kind of lingerie did it clasp? Very interesting


If you look at the patent, it was like a strap clip for undergarments (lingerie). It looked like it would keep multiple straps together right below the front of the shoulder. The company closed in 1922, so I don't think someone would take old stock of lingerie clasp to make WWII items. There were later patents by other companies for lingerie garments in the 30s and they were being made of plastic. It is definitely an odd combination, if it could only talk...

What is the date range for the EGA?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Didn't notice the dates...is the EGA device original to it or homemade attached? There was a WWII sweetheart pin of very similar design but enamel with a red/white/blue border.

The EGA was used on various discharge buttons from WWI-20s, maybe into the 30s. Sweetheart jewelry into WWII, though evidently not by this company

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Didn't notice the dates...is the EGA device original to it or homemade attached? There was a WWII sweetheart pin of very similar design but enamel with a red/white/blue border.

The EGA was used on various discharge buttons from WWI-20s, maybe into the 30s. Sweetheart jewelry into WWII, though evidently not by this company


Under a loop it has been soldered to the clip. Such a fine line a naked eye could not see, so that leads me to believe it was original. It is always plausible that another company put the two pieces together. It was just so odd and the individual I bought it from had no clue where it had even come from.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

Here's a few more.....



More to follow...............



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

111275

I've been looking for this one? Are yoou interested in selling?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

111275

I've been looking for this one? Are yoou interested in selling?

Thank you, gwhitley

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

My latest...it's a locket

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

my latest

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

Have had this for awhile now...nice set of lifetime matched EGA's turned into a lifetime matched set of sweetheart pin & earrings

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:20 AM

Latest 70's era charm bracelet in my collection...wing of the jet says 'MARINES'...

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:37 AM

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


Hello,

I was looking back at this thread and couldn't find where this hallmark was identified. J.E.C. & Co. is J. E. Caldwell and Company they were based out of Philadelphia. This company is no longer in business. It was well known for producing all the official insignia for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) from 1890 until 2009. Now the Hamilton Insignia Company produces all official DAR insignia.

The "R. G." below stands for rolled gold. Items marked rolled gold (RG) or rolled gold plating (RGP) generally have a thinner layer of gold than those items marked "Gold-Filled" of "GF".

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:44 AM

Thank you for the additional info! s/f



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

My latest son in service pin

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:35 PM

Updated shot of sweetheart collection

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:02 AM

Couple of pieces I picked up sometime ago and haven't gotten around to adding to the display yet...

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:14 PM

Some really nice pieces shown in this thread. I am not an EGA collector but can certainly appreciate the workmanship that went into a lot of these. My impression has always been that the details on many of these (not all) is as nicer (in some cases even nicer) than many of the service pieces. 

 

Here is my one piece which I don't believe has been shown yet. Always really liked the details on this one. 

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:15 PM

Reverse

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:49 PM

Hi, no posts for over a year in the interesting thread so.......

I just purchased this nice WW2 USMC sweetheart pin, both the bulldog and the EGA are marked 'AMICO STERLING'....... the bulldog is 11mm high.
cheers, John

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 02:52 AM

Certainly one of the more prolific designs.... using the abundance of unique pieces to the EGA.


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