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Started by Charles68 , Mar 16 2012 06:57 PM

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#1 Charles68

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

I collect Sterling US Colonel Eagles.
I am always interested in types I do not have examples of.
I would be happy to discuss this insignias with other interested persons.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Great collection

I have always liked the variations of the Colonels rank eagles

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

I collect Sterling US Colonel Eagles.
I am always interested in types I do not have examples of.
I would be happy to discuss this insignias with other interested persons.
Charles


Great collection Charles. I have a few, but this one is still a mystery to me. The hallmark is W Co inside of a six sided shape. All that I could find out about it was that it was sold by Wendell & Co., NY, NY around 1904-1909, the retail outlet of Chicago's Wendell Manufacturing Co. Any insight to this War Eagle is much appreciated. Thanks, Al Hirschler in Dallas.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:23 PM

Great collection Charles. I have a few, but this one is still a mystery to me. The hallmark is W Co inside of a six sided shape. All that I could find out about it was that it was sold by Wendell & Co., NY, NY around 1904-1909, the retail outlet of Chicago's Wendell Manufacturing Co. Any insight to this War Eagle is much appreciated. Thanks, Al Hirschler in Dallas.



Hi Al,
Boy what a little beauty! I have never seen that pattern.
I have not searched for a lot of information about eagle variations, other than general ideas about time period of manufacture for basic styles.
I have found a few foreign or very early examples.
I started buying them, because they were rather more visual than Stars, Oakleaves, or Bars.
I have many of those as well, and I enjoy finding mates to singles, as well as foreign ones from Assmann , Gaunt, and various US Makers like Tiffany or BB&B, and Luxenberg
Over the years I ended up acquiring these, in the course of searching for the rarities which seldom drop into our hands first.
It is like playing the penny slots at a casino while you hope for some important thing to reveal itself. No big risk, and fun.
So instead of waiting for the Marine Camo suit, or WW2 Para helmet, to finally land in front of me, I collected insignias to keep busy, and have something interesting (if not super valuable or particularly in demand) for my time looking around.
Nobody seemed to care about them, until they wanted to dress up a uniform.
Wish I could be more help.

Charles

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:04 AM

Hi Al,
Boy what a little beauty! I have never seen that pattern.
I have not searched for a lot of information about eagle variations, other than general ideas about time period of manufacture for basic styles.
I have found a few foreign or very early examples.
I started buying them, because they were rather more visual than Stars, Oakleaves, or Bars.
I have many of those as well, and I enjoy finding mates to singles, as well as foreign ones from Assmann , Gaunt, and various US Makers like Tiffany or BB&B, and Luxenberg
Over the years I ended up acquiring these, in the course of searching for the rarities which seldom drop into our hands first.
It is like playing the penny slots at a casino while you hope for some important thing to reveal itself. No big risk, and fun.
So instead of waiting for the Marine Camo suit, or WW2 Para helmet, to finally land in front of me, I collected insignias to keep busy, and have something interesting (if not super valuable or particularly in demand) for my time looking around.
Nobody seemed to care about them, until they wanted to dress up a uniform.
Wish I could be more help.

Charles


Thanks Charles. Hopefully, someone out there in Forummer land has the answer. Al.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:12 AM

Great collection Charles. I have a few, but this one is still a mystery to me. The hallmark is W Co inside of a six sided shape. All that I could find out about it was that it was sold by Wendell & Co., NY, NY around 1904-1909, the retail outlet of Chicago's Wendell Manufacturing Co. Any insight to this War Eagle is much appreciated. Thanks, Al Hirschler in Dallas.

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Your colonel eagle appears to have a hallmark of William Link Co of Newark, NJ. The logo is a play-on-words. His first initial (W) being surrounded by a single chain "link." Most insignia I have seen of this maker is WW1 era. Very nice piece of insignia you have there!
Kurt

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

Al-
Your colonel eagle appears to have a hallmark of William Link Co of Newark, NJ. The logo is a play-on-words. His first initial (W) being surrounded by a single chain "link." Most insignia I have seen of this maker is WW1 era. Very nice piece of insignia you have there!
Kurt


Hello KurtA. I looked up the hallmarks for the various William Link companies (there were several) and they seem to have a common theme---interlocking ovals that look like a link of chain. The hallmark on my war eagle is best described as a horizontal oblong six sided parallelogram with the horizontal sides being longer than the others. I have taken the best closeup that I can get on my camera. I hope this helps with the search.

And to Charles68---sorry for hijacking your post. Al.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

Hello KurtA. I looked up the hallmarks for the various William Link companies (there were several) and they seem to have a common theme---interlocking ovals that look like a link of chain. The hallmark on my war eagle is best described as a horizontal oblong six sided parallelogram with the horizontal sides being longer than the others. I have taken the best closeup that I can get on my camera. I hope this helps with the search.

And to Charles68---sorry for hijacking your post. Al.

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Is that an "O" to the right of the W? Could it be a C with an O within it?
Kurt

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

Al-
Is that an "O" to the right of the W? Could it be a C with an O within it?
Kurt


Hi KurtA. Yes, It is a lower case o inside of an upper case C. Thanks, Al.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

Hi KurtA. Yes, It is a lower case o inside of an upper case C. Thanks, Al.

I'm pretty sure that's for William Link Co.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

Al-
Is that an "O" to the right of the W? Could it be a C with an O within it?
Kurt


Hi Kurt. I found this on a sterling silver makers mark site. It is exactly like the MM on my war eagle, except for the words Trade Mark. Thanks, Al.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

Hi Kurt. I found this on a sterling silver makers mark site. It is exactly like the MM on my war eagle, except for the words Trade Mark. Thanks, Al.

Well, that certainly settles it!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:26 AM

Well, that certainly settles it!


Well thanks for your interest and help in getting a positive ID. Now, have any of the Forummers run across this maker's mark? Thanks, Al.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:49 AM

Nice collection!
The ones i like the most are the Luxenberg type's.
Got any to show in detail?

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

Well thanks for your interest and help in getting a positive ID. Now, have any of the Forummers run across this maker's mark? Thanks, Al.

No problem! Learned a new hallmark that I always thought was something else.


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