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    Advanced collector seeking and paying top dollar for the highest quality EGA collar and hat devices.

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  1. I had taken a few years off, but the website is back up with items for sale being added daily. Many of you have dealt with me under the E-bay handle USMCAVIATOR and USMCANTIQUES. This is a great source for historical USMC militaria. The EGA section is under maintenance and will be back online this year. I am always looking to buy and sell collections and EGAs. Take a look: www.eagleglobeandanchor.com S/F, Mike
  2. I just picked up some of this Marine's medals. Any idea if more is out there? Mike
  3. Korean War to early 1960's era. Value, I'd expect $125-150 for the collars and $150-175 on the hat. Nice to find on very nice cards like this. Mike
  4. Yes, WW1 era. Those insignia were worn from 1912-1920. That 2 inch high standing collar of the uniform is also another tell-tale giveaway of a WW1 era uniform. Mike
  5. I miss that group and wonder what else may be "out there" related to Angstadt. When I first acquired it, the fellow who purchased it said that their were some additional items that were not for sale at the estate liquidation. A couple years later I happened across his riding trophy and horse tack, so I suspect more is out there related to him. Mike
  6. I bought one of these in 2002 from the squadron S-5 when I was attached to the Gunfighters, one of the Captain's had a father who was with the unit during Vietnam and I think he had some made commemoratively a few years before. I have no idea where he procured them, but mine looks a lot like this.
  7. Thank you Jeremiah and Bob. Very humbled to have celebrated my career with Dirk and these fine gentlemen. A great and fun day. Mike
  8. Dirk, It was awesome to be a part of it with you. You are on your way to becoming a "seasoned" show guy, a regular ol' BobGee! The display was magnificent and the comments from those passing by matched. It is hard to make a dent in the "gun show" when it comes to recognition of a display such as this, but maybe we can grow it next year? I just need to stop selling my stuff! Maybe we can get the Gunny and the USMC Historical bubbas to dress the part of the China Marine and hang around for a full immersion experience?! Bring in a rickshaw for kids rides? Serve up some UB? My ideas ar
  9. Great find Dirk, glad you were able to snatch it up at the show! Mike
  10. Follow-up, I looked in June-Dec 1946 Leatherneck and couldn't find the article, but I know I've seen it somewhere in Leatherneck. Below is the text from the article pulled from Marine Corps Association website. I did find it in my Chevron bound copy for 1946, photo of article attached. Best, Mike ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operation Alcatraz By PFC Robert Prosser Marines were called when a band of this country's worst cutthroats made a frantic bid for freedom Lying offshore in the early evening light, the 20 Marines in the PC
  11. Nice pin! It is of a pattern that existed as far back as WW1, however was made well into the 1940's and 1950's (ways to tell is material, craftsmanship/construction, method of suspension, maker, etc). Yours is the latter, and does indeed look like a sweetheart piece based of the odd placement of the pin. Value... probably around $40? Hope this helps you. Mike
  12. A 1946 Leatherneck detailed all the action to include mentioning some of the Marines that took part. I'll have to see if I can find it....Think I also have it in USMC Chevron Newspaper. I think I also have photos of the frag marks on the deck of the cell house where the Marines dropped grenades on the rioters from the vents on the rooftop. Mike
  13. There are three "books" on the subject. 1. The longest standing work was done by Col John Driscoll, as an official Marine Corps Museum Technical Monograph Series (number one) for the 100 year anniversary of the insignia. It is titled "The Eagle Globe and Anchor 1868-1968" and it is readily available on open source internet. It was, at the time, the best study conducted, however only used items from the then still growing USMC collection. Photos are black and white and copies of copies have made many pictures very pixelated. If you can get a copy of the original 1971 release, it is wor
  14. It is a mid-1930's production of the enlisted dress hat device. Patterned after the official insignia adopted by change of 1925. The design was widely not accepted by Marines and the Corps continued to contract earlier style hat devices for issue. Manufacturers however, in an attempt to prescribe to the "official insignia", sold the device as private purchase. This emblem has the manufacturer of Hilborn Hamburger. By 1937 a new insignia was adopted and manufacturers retooled their dies in an attempt to bid for government contracts. It is widely sought after by collectors, however they see
  15. Ken, Also.....shots of the correct dual prong fasteners found on the earliest versions of the 1892 helmet devices. This one is attributed to a Marine starting service around 1894, I believe (going off memory). I think you can see the similarities with your bronze insignia. S/F, Mike
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