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#26 USMCRECON

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:43 PM

Herte's front, back, and top of the second pair. Luckily I was able to get all three shots on one post. While I thought I did, I apparently didn't take a side shinola

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#27 USMCRECON

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 05:02 AM

Herte's front, back, and top of the second pair. Luckily I was able to get all three shots on one post. While I thought I did, I apparently didn't take a side shinola

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Herte's? .....side shinola??

Hmmm. Looks like I was the victim of my spellchecker, to say nothing of my poor typing skills. :blush:

What that was SUPPOSED to say was "Here's" and a "side shot." :wacko:

Edited by USMCRECON, 11 December 2008 - 05:05 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:37 PM

here's another one I got with a recent small group I acquired

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:55 PM

I let this one slip through my fingers last night http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:46 AM

Its is an interesting emblem - abundance of oringinal gilt remains - and with all that hand stempling, this Marine must of had allot of time on his hands.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

here are a couple more officer 'trenched' birds...common on WWII officer pieces. emblems on left are untrenched, right are 'trenched' ever so slightly. There's an M37 H&H Imperial Dress collar and an M37 Meyers Service Coller

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:08 PM

seems like the wings and anchor of this M37 H&H marked EM collar piece were intentionally bent forward, as well...

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:08 PM

this went for 250 bucks last night...very nice http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:12 AM

Wanted to post this great image that I was lucky enough to pick up recently. I like it for several reasons, mainly that both Marines have their cap EGAs trenched. One more so than the other with the upswept wings. Another reason is the drummer's sleeve insignia on the seated Marine. First I've come across in photos. Enjoy!!!

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:16 AM

closer view

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:17 AM

close up #1. Note that the only trenching appears to be just the wing clipped from the anchor on this Marine's cap.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:18 AM

Here's the money shot for me! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:21 AM

Drummer's sleeve insignia. Kinda hard to see in the photo, but note that the Marine has shaped the insignia like a shield instead of a rectangle.

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Edited by Schnicklfritz, 02 May 2009 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:28 AM

Here's the money shot for me! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif


WOW! Great example of a trenched EGA being worn. May well be the first I've seen in an actual photo. Thanks for posting it!
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:24 PM

Marc: Great image!

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for the replies fellas. This is the favorite image out of the group that I've picked up. This came in a grouping of USMC images that were all of Marines on the USS Delaware from approximately 1910 to 1910. I'll post more from the grouping in the near future.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:15 PM

this sold last week for $151 on eBay

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:17 AM

Tim, I am suspicious of this being recent "creation"? In looking at the front areas that were trenched... one can see evidence of apparent heating, as would be done with a propane torch. The entire back is reddish in tone, not knowing what metal mixture this emblem is made off... Well, I just have this gut feeling about it... :huh: We've both seen allot of trenched emblems, but nothing in this style or with this heated appearance on the reverse? s/f Darrell

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:00 PM

I agree, when I first saw it I thought decorative item...which is why I didn't throw in a bid

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:24 PM

upswept winged econo-lead emblem

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:29 PM

this group brought 127.50 on eBay last week. Save for the one officer emblem, everything else is common. There is a trenched M37 collar emblem with upswept wings, and a roller off a plastic EGA... we've seen a pair of these before bring big bucks. Again, craziness surrounds our hobby, gents

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:34 AM

Hello,
What can you tell me about this EGA? It appears to be theater made, but I am not sure where. Also, the globe protrudes about a half inch outward, making this entire EGA an inch tall, including the post. Can anyone tell me how old it is or where it was made?

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:34 AM

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:50 AM

It is a very nice example of the pre 1900 enlisted cover eagle, globe & anchor (EGA). The example you are showing has been "trenched" most likely by the Marine it was issued to - yes these were issued emblems. A great thread with several examples of the trenching art are shown here http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=7769 (which by the way we will make sure yours is added in, every example is unique in its own right). Your example depicts a vast amount of hand "stempling" across the surface of the globe and it would appear the wings have also been manipulated as well.

For more about the period and the emblem itself, take a look thru this thread http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=7904 as it shows some side-by-side examples. Thank for adding this to our EGA photo library! s/f Darrell

Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 09 December 2009 - 05:51 AM.


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Posted 12 December 2009 - 03:34 PM

pair of M37 enlisted with the wings well curved back...obviously intentional

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