These are a super rare set of matched collar EGAs that were probably made in France in 1918. I think these are the only known bullion set with some embroidered singles in private collections. There is a well known photo of 1stLt Eddy wearing a pair of these in a shot showing some of the staff of the 4th Marines to include Wendell Neville, Earl Ellis and Claggett Wilson. Wilson is seen wearing the other rare French made EGAs. It is speculated that the French made insignia were first obtained by officers of the 4th Marine Brigade staff. The photo is strong evidence as such. I will post the 2 versions of the 'other' French made insignia later. I would like to see any other versions of the bullion or embroidered style if they are out there. Enjoy.
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Edited by Brig, 14 May 2014 - 11:19 AM.