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  1. The other option is United States Marine Corps Emblems 1804 to World War I by Frederick L Briuer. It has a more detailed focus on early emblems and a more scholarly approach, but as the name suggests, it only goes up to WWI. I think I heard at some point that there is a second volume in the works. I have both books and dig through them both when researching an emblem.
  2. +1 for the CMP. It is a great organization. But are they still sending out hackberry stocks? They are a bit disappointing if you are expecting walnut.
  3. Those are for the women's summer uniform. I believe it was used from WWII up to the late seventies or early eighties. Your chevrons look a lot like the ones in this thread, from 1977: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/90815-usmc-vietnam-era-womens-seersucker-uniform/ Hope that helps a bit.
  4. I figured you would have been bidding on those. Some very nice, very hard to find chevrons in my opinion. Another thing I think was going on there was that the seller had about 10 or so of those very rare chevrons that ended over the course of a half an hour or so. For the first couple, I bid "reasonable" prices and didn't win, so I raised my later bids, in the hopes of taking at least one of them home.
  5. I was thinking the same thing. His other stuff has realistic prices.
  6. Post war, given the number in the anchor. WII examples do not have this number.
  7. Just finished Challenge for the Pacific by Robert Leckie, and almost done with Band of Brothers. Next is either The Gun by Chivers or Hue 1968 by Bowden.
  8. I'm sure you'll get plenty of opinions on this, but it looks like a standard cut-edge patch to me.
  9. Very nice! I also have a couple with red threads remaining like that and thought "blooded" also. I can't say what they used to be attached to, but they sure do look nice now!
  10. Interesting idea that the leather one could be British. It does have the USMC EGA on the back, though it is hard to make out. I haven't seen many of the cut fabric dress ones you mention, but the couple I have seen were called "pre-wwii." I don't have a lot of evidence for that, so take it for what it's worth.
  11. Here's another look at that morale/novelty Sgt:
  12. I had forgotten about this thread where they're discussed as CAP vs USMC: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/97443-ww2-civil-air-patrol-chevrons/ One interesting thing that thread points out is that the CAP ones should be 3" wide, while the USMC ones are 3 1/2". For whatever it's worth, I have a pair of SSgt and Technical Sgt with Wosk tags like that Cpls pair. The Platoon Sgt in my original post has a Wosk tag, but it doesn't have the USMC codes they used. Maybe this side-by-side photo might be interesting? The Pfc & Cpl on the right are slightly over 3" wide, while the one on the left is just over 3 1/2".
  13. Thanks, What about it jumps out to you? The shape of the rocker has always stood out to me as different from some of my wool and bevo, etc others.
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