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Brig

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  1. The plastic coating just makes them look nice. Because it is a thick plastic coating, they retain their shape and slide easily onto bars, no folding down of edges or crimping required, so easy for uniform restoration projects. However, due to the thickness, holes for devices have to be pierced/bunched, devices don't just push on like with other ribbons. That said, they are overly glossy and from the portraits in my collection, I don't think they were as popular with service members then as they are with collectors now, which is probably why it seems far more unused stock is in circulation
  2. My guess is no...far more Navajo served as regular Marines than Code Talkers. But there's no real way to know without names
  3. Saw the plate, didn't see the quote
  4. Well...what did the Gunny say? Got us on pins and needles I like how the plaque just says 'Well Done'
  5. The EGA is also post-WWII. WB made these in clutchback briefly between WWII and Korea
  6. 1941-43 time period, that is the only period the dual H&H and Imperial logos were used after H&H bought out Imperial
  7. I was at the Marine Corps Museum today promoting one of my Marines to SSgt and saw familiar reference book on the shelves of the gift shop...
  8. Lapel pins. Probably WWII era. I have several of these I've picked up over the years, some with enamel, and even a set of 10K Rifle/Pistol Distinguished Marksman badges
  9. Always love seeing this brought up...been hoping to stumble on one of these for years. And another Soochow, I should have never traded my last one
  10. Nevermind, forgot we steered off the tax topic into PayPal fee topic...
  11. If they're willing to commit tax fraud, why not mail fraud? Sending it delivery confirmation often costs as much, if not more, than the taxes on small items
  12. Until the seller pockets the money, claims they never received any letters, and files a non-paying bidder claim
  13. Just a reminder we do not allow outside photo hosting on the forum. Your links have been removed. Please feel free to directly upload the photos to the topic.
  14. I would use plastic mesh and felt inside a riker with a sawtooth hanger. You can clip the squares larger to fit the posts, I display all my EGAs this way... http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/166547-turning-a-ryker-into-a-wall-mounted-display-case-ii/?hl=%2Bryker+%2Binto+%2Bwall
  15. Yes, yes, we know, we know...the horse has been kicked, decayed, and bones scattered Let's keep the discussion to the medals themselves
  16. Saw this on eBay a week or two ago...
  17. I don't think some people appreciate the gravity of this collection...it's chalk full of grail items. An original leatherneck, special dress bell crowns, a patrol jacket...and on, and on, and on... Absolutely fantastic...one could spend two lifetimes trying to amass that assortment
  18. At least any restrikes would be easy to spot
  19. Only $15,000... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dieges-Clust-Negative-Steel-Die-Mold-Cast-Military-USAAF-PILOT-Badge-w-Laurel/114087248831?hash=item1a902143bf:g:GfkAAOSwJFVeLykE
  20. Private purchase P-26, worn in the 30s. Looks like the continents are part of the globe, which would make it enlisted. H&H made these in officer and enlisted version for private purchase
  21. 14 years ago tomorrow...hard to believe it's been that long, his little girl must be nearly grown by now...he still crosses my mind as often as he did back then RIP Brother... This was our flag on the FOB, lowered to half mast the day we lost Scott...
  22. Oh, yes, I also camouflaged my weapon my first tour...I still have some of the painted mags...I used a double-clamped mag as my primary, the clamps had been gifts to us from the Israelis when we went through their Counter Terror School in 2005 a few months before going to Iraq..
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