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#1 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 11:24 AM

In January 1918 the AEF general command issued orders for all Marines in the AEF requiring the wear of the regulation Army uniform, to replace the Corps uniform for the duration of the war. With that; the introduction of the garrison cover AKA”the pisscutter” was introduced into Marine Corps daily wear. During this AEF period various types of garrison covers were worn and one will often see the photo evidence of these and the use of the left or right collar emblem on the pisscutter. Enlisted Marines used the emblem from their field hat, while officers used most commonly the French made emblem shown below.

In 1920 the summer service garrison cap became a standard item of the sea bag and both officers and enlisted began the use of the standard collar emblem as authorized in 1920. These French made devices were then retired from use. Thus these pieces have some degree of rarity, given the number of Officer’s on the muster roles of the period. Although it was common practice for all Marines to wear emblems (which were serviceable) after the period of introduction of a new pattern, its highly unlikely these were worn once the Corps entered the 20’s

Some may likely not view these emblems as being attractive. However the French manufactures produced an elegant pattern, which bears the accepted pattern of the period. And continued in the production of highly detailed period pieces well into the WW2 period. Thus, this emblem has a prominent place in the history and development of the Eagle, Globe & Anchor.

The emblem shown here carries the styling which originated in the rare period pieces of the late 19th century. Its charm is depicted in the heavy weight and styling features including a heavily detailed eagle and wings outlined in with individual feathers in a stacked manner. And an anchor and flukes that nearly wrap the continent, and reach to the wing tip of the eagle. On the rear a unique "C" clip is used featuring a drop pin to hold the pin in place. A very desirable period original of WW1.

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#2 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 11:27 AM

the eagle & globe

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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 11 July 2007 - 09:23 AM.


#3 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 11:35 AM

The "C" clip & drop pin arrangement...

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:46 AM

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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 20 August 2008 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:46 AM

A cousin has recently appeared on ebay... appears the original pin has been replaced by a common safety pin???

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:32 PM

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New acquisitions from the Hartford show. Glad to get'em!

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:33 PM

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:34 PM

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#9 Belleauwood

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:36 PM

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Both a little worn, but I'll take these when I find'em

DJ

Edited by Belleauwood, 14 October 2009 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2009 - 04:45 PM

World War I?



Indeed, ....WW1

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:00 PM

You sure do know how to pick 'em, Dennis. Very nice!

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:05 PM

Want to a adopt a 33 Y.O., Dennis?

Seriously, those are beauties. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:21 AM

Nice rare pair! Congrats! Semper Fi.....Bobgee

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:02 AM

Both a little worn, but I'll take these when I find'em

DJ


You betcha! Dennis these are indeed scarce as hen's teeth! and to find a pair! Congrat's! I have wondered for a long time, why it is the right collar emblems always show the globe mounted with a 20 degree twist and the left collar emblems are straight up and latitude line parallel to the deck...? Anyone else notice? I've taken a look at all shown in the posts throughout the forum, even the emblems with the "swept back" anchor stock - same case? Thoughts anyone? s/f Darrell

one from my collection...
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:48 PM

wonderful, wonderful pair of emblems...

makes the pair of birds I have coming blush in comparrison

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:16 PM

wonderful, wonderful pair of emblems...

makes the pair of birds I have coming blush in comparrison


Are these courtesy of Flying Tiger Antiques? They look familiar....

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:03 PM

Are these courtesy of Flying Tiger Antiques? They look familiar....



Is nothing sacred? - Yes, they are - were they your's at some point??

Best, Dennis

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

I'd've put it on burst and pulled the trigger for these beauties

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 06:30 AM

Fellow forum members:

You are in the Marine Corps EGA reference section. This area is were posts from the Marine Corps, USMC EGA discussion section are moved for permanent retention and education about the history of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor. As time moves forward there maybe additional information the EGA Moderators wish to add or will add to this specific post. We ask for your input as well.

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