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#101 normaninvasion

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:02 AM

OK- I am lost here.
What is an EGA device?

Why did these USMC cap badges go for so much money?

I ask because I have a bunch of these I've picked up over the years and have no idea what is what.



Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. These were worn on service and dress covers, collars and boards.

These went for big money do to rarity, variation, and need of missing componets, as well as a host of other reasons and addiction ;)

Post what you have or search the Forum for identified pieces, many members are willing to help, Jeff

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:09 AM

OK- I am lost here. What is an EGA device?


You can see several examples in the lead of post of this thread... Here is a link to the reference section where info & photo's are stored. s/f Darrell
http://www.usmilitar...p?showforum=390

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:12 AM

I ask because I have a bunch of these I've picked up over the years and have no idea what is what.


Great - box'em up and ship them to me, happy to take'em off your hands. ;) s/f Darrell

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 10:58 AM

through the nightr, I had bids on probably a dozen of them. walked away with a couple of less rare ones, that seemed to have been ignored

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:09 AM

Darrell: Bob was talking at his show today with a guy that got 5 of the more unique ones....like you said the seller stumbled into these and now has a nice profit!

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:13 AM

Damn!! :thumbsup:

Thanks guys.
I knew USMC was worth some cash, but I focus mostly on WW1 26th Div., imperial German and Napoleonic.
I had no idea .

I'll photograph what I have, but my scanner sucks (no Epson for me) and I am still using my kids "mylittlepony" digicam to take photos (I know, pathetic).

By the way, what are the medal ribbons in the signature line? Donation awards?

Edited by JMcCulloch, 19 September 2009 - 11:15 AM.


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Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:41 PM

yes, donation ribbons

better the cam than the flatbed scanner!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:09 AM

Darrell: Bob was talking at his show today with a guy that got 5 of the more unique ones....like you said the seller stumbled into these and now has a nice profit!


:w00t: let the games begin!!!

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:38 PM

I always though that I loved EGAs, I guess that I just really like them.

There are some nice birds in this lot with nice prices to go along with them. Does this mean that the recession is over?

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

I always though that I loved EGAs, I guess that I just really like them.

There are some nice birds in this lot with nice prices to go along with them. Does this mean that the recession is over?


The prices some things have been bringing lately makes me think the recession missed a couple collectors along the line. Unfortunately, im not one of them :crying:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:03 AM

Holy crap those are pricey! Makes me wonder what I sold you in that big lot Brig.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:41 AM

Holy crap those are pricey! Makes me wonder what I sold you in that big lot Brig.


Those prices reflect the fact that those particular pieces are very rare - or as Major Mike would put it, "scarce." I'd venture to say that 99.9% of all EGA lots do not have even one individual piece worth more than $10.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 06:42 AM

Holy crap those are pricey! Makes me wonder what I sold you in that big lot Brig.


Keep in mind - there were only 353 Marine Officers over the years 1876 - 1903 http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=9349
of course that stuff is rare! s/f Darrell

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:36 PM

Holy crap those are pricey! Makes me wonder what I sold you in that big lot Brig.

nothing like these, I promise. I still have 95% of them...

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:31 PM

Holy cow, he made a nice profit! How many pairs sold in total? About 30 was it?

I love the Corps, don't get me wrong. 95% of my collection is USMC, but EGA's is like another ball game...I can't believe the attention they get sometimes! There seems to be so many variations and so few surviving examples of some of them! Very interesting stuff anyway.

Good discussion guys.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

$316...usually get 200-250 per, and the pics aren't that good

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:11 PM

reverse madness...on sale for a mere 60 down from the original BIN of 95... item 370451609288

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:28 AM

I find these prices amazing !!!! I have to go find the 5 or 6 that I know I have.....they are marked England.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:16 AM

Perhaps enlisted cover EGA's will make a rebound, prices have been depressed for some while now. This sold on ebay for a whopping $331, been a long time since I saw emblems from this era sell for that price - and w/o period washer & roller missing! This pre 1900 example shows great chocolate patina... really great trenching of the wings. The Globe is somewhat sqashed, perhaps done for the old fore & aft campaign cover?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:23 AM

KG Luke emblems are not rare, a bit scarce in life long sets perhaps. Has been awhile since seeing something go thru the overhead... anyway showed up on ebay today, allot of heavy wear, dents etc. Already at $315, someone wants this desperately. :pinch:

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