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  1. I realize that it has been sometime since this topic was posted but I have a WWII marine dress blue uniform with documentation that the Marine served aboard the USS Indiana. But his patch is from the 1st marine division. Did all shipboard detachment marines wear the sea going patch or did some wear division patches?
  2. Klie's book is definately the best! I have been collecting EGA's for a few years and will share that I have found the learning curve to be steep. There are many variations and just when you think you have it all figured out another variation or hallmark shows up that has you going back to the book. But, that is the fun of collecting EGA's, unlike many of the army or Navy insignia, you never seem to get "them all." It keeps your interest peaked and your search never ends. So enjoy your quest!
  3. Would take the CAA badge if you still have it.  Jim

    1. awmartin


      Hello Jim,

      Sorry I missed your message, and this new backend layout will  take some time getting used to. Anyways, the cap badge is still available if you're interested. My paypal address is: awmartinek@gmail.com.

      Thank you,


  4. Thanks, is appreciated. Have gone thru the NG also but there are so many out there a person could miss it.
  5. Sometimes when you obtain a uniform with ribbons it is difficult to tell if they are original with the jacket or just added. I have been trying to identify this red ribbon with two white stripes by review of the order of precedence and The call of duty. The only one that I can see in Call of duty is a NACA Exceptional service medal which was awarded in the 1950's and does not make sense. So any ideas? Thanks
  6. Since M1911 slides have no serial numbers it is near impossible to verify that a U.S. Navy slide is correct with the receiver. The most likely way to have some certainty that a U.S. Navy slide is correct with the receiver is to match the recorded Colt serial numbers with the slide. Colt records are very specific as to the serial number ranges that they shipped to the U.S. Navy Yard in Brooklyn. All Model 1911's in Navy contracts through serial numbers 110,000 (1915) were marked "Model of 1911. U.S. Navy" on the right side of the slide. After 1915 and serial number 110,000 all 1911's sent to
  7. I assume you are talking about the 6 Okinawa maps and bulletin?
  8. I have reviewed the Thread, thanks. The owner wants to get the grouping appraised. I have no idea where he might go to do that. If anyone knows of a source I will relay it on to him. Regardless of the appraisal he wants to sell the grouping. If anyone might be interested or knows someone who would be, let me know and I will forward the Phone number.
  9. Photos of the grouping of both Iwo Jima & Okinawa plans 1944 & 45.
  10. I understand that. I just mentioned it because what he saw on pawn stars was what prompted him to bring these important documents out of storage.
  11. Received a call this morning from a local fellow who said he had some original landing charts from Iwo Jima. He wanted me to look at them and give him some idea as to value or how he could sell them. I was skeptical at first but when I saw what he had there was no doubt as to the grouping being original. He has the provenance in letters and documents from a Navy officer who served aboard the U.S.S. Mellette (APA156) an Attack transport ship that provided the transportation to members of the 4th Marine Division to the beach. I am not certain how many of the original, near mint condition, gr
  12. Awesome one-of-a-kind military treasure. Thanks for sharing
  13. Went thru the encyclopedia a couple times and don't know how I missed it. Age I would guess. Thanks again.
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