This emblem is mistaken for the M1914-22 pattern all the time, but when compared side by side, you can really see some major differences, especially in the head and wing feather details. Here they are side by side.
While $10 is a very good price to pay for this emblem, I personally believe that even in 2007, the over inflated eBay prices of $75 - $125 or more are on the silly side. I think one of the reasons they reach these high prices is because of the confusion among newer collectors with these and the M1914-22's and their connection to WWI, Belleau Woods, etc.. While this pattern and the M1914-22's aren't rare or even scarce, they seem to sell very well on eBay and on-line militaria sites. I find them regularly at gun shows, flea markets, antique shows and malls in the $20-$30 range and have even passed on some at these prices because of poor condition.
Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 29 August 2007 - 10:57 AM.