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    Focusing on USMC rank insignia, competitive marksmanship & Blackinton awards, early campaign medals, early recruiting booklets and pamphlets, department devices, pennants, autographs... Anything and everything Marine Corps. Message me with what you have!!!

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  1. They look great! The only problem is that Pacific Trophy isnt in my collection!
  2. Obviously a time travelling Marine who brought back a pizza box lol On a serious note though, we should send the photo to Emerson and see if he has any idea.
  3. Welcome to the forum. Look forward to seeing photos of your collection! Quite a few of us here who collect EGAs and marksmanship awards.
  4. very nice! Love these WWI overcoats. I have an officer one and it's one of my favorite pieces
  5. Dennis, inbox should be open
  6. Dennis, I will clear out the inbox tonight. Thanks for giving me a heads up. If you want, shoot me an email in the meantime! (it's on my profile)
  7. Can you post a photo of all your USMC ranks?
  8. Check it out.. finally found a fairly clear shot of these devices being worn. Private Verne Powell, spent his entire enlistment at Mare Island from Dec 1917 though sometime in 1919 or so.
  9. Pretty interesting... Reminds me of the Marines who served in Haiti and Nicaragua in the earlier half of the 20th century. They wore ranks of chevrons and crescents to denote their Gd'H or GN rank while serving in the constabularies.
  10. I recently came across this while browsing old ebay listings on WorthPoint. It was sold by Mike Manifor back a few years ago. Trying to locate the current owner to throw some questions at. If anyone has any information regarding its current whereabouts, please let me know! What makes it interesting is the tan LCpl (yes, that is correct, those are not PFC chevrons) which was only used from 1908 to 1912. In 1912 all the field ranks changed styles. This particular tan chevron belongs in the set that had the wide tan and white ranks. The LCpl rank was the only small rank and was worn only on left side.
  11. Hey Mike, Any chance that the photo is able to be removed from frame and we can get a hi-res scan? Love to see a close-up of those chevrons! S/F
  12. Send photos to my email.. address is in my profile S/F Maddox
  13. I actually found an article in the September 1946 Leatherneck that notes that were adopted in that year.
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