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#1 usmcaviator

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:13 PM

A very rare set of French made officer's collar insignia. It is a recent set that I matched up from singles. Nice add to the collection.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:32 PM

Great score!! I bet a match like this doesn't happen often:Needle in a haystack odds!! Any info as to who made these egas in France, jewlers, military outfitters??

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:28 PM

beautiful set, a near perfect match. These almost convince me to match singles rather than my anal lifetime match preference

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:30 PM

No maker's mark, or any known association with a maker, however in photos from my collection and others I have seen over the years, the insignia seem to more prevalent with USMC officers of the 4th Brigade Staff (Lejeune being the highest seen wearing them). I have also found them in lots associated with enlisted men, mainly pinned on to pennants and souvenirs. Two versions exist, one with straight anchor stocks and the other with curved stocks. Hat emblems exist. I have also to see a post 1919 photo of officers wearing these, so they were ditched upon coming home and enforcement of regulations.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:31 PM

Beautiful set, Mike. Congrats on marrying them up! :thumbsup: Semper Fi.....Bob

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:32 PM

can we see a rear shot?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:04 AM

... and the other with curved stocks

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 03:41 PM

Mike, These are really nice! - congrats - Does it make you feel generous enough to send the match for my aviator??????

Best, DJ

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 10:43 PM

Mike, These are really nice! - congrats - Does it make you feel generous enough to send the match for my aviator??????

Best, DJ

No, but it makes me generous enough to show you a set of these!

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#10 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 02:52 AM

Man, you're too much. - On a serious side, your collection is incredible. I would love to see it live someday. I would hope at some point a DEFINITIVE reference could be published on EGA's. I'm sure it would be well received.

DJ

No, but it makes me generous enough to show you a set of these!

S/F,
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

excuse me while I go sell a kidney to try to keep up...

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:19 PM

excuse me while I go sell a kidney to try to keep up...



Brig,

Selling a kidney would be way too loco.....I do think there is a place out in Jacksonville where you can sell blood every couple of weeks though.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:39 AM

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