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STOLEN USMC EMBLEM COLLECTION 04/29/11

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All Hands - Heads Up! Just contacted by Forum member MarCorps67 that his home in Palestine, Texas was burglarized on Friday evening, April 29th. Among the many items taken was a large portion of his USMC collection including vintage, highly collectible USMC emblems of all periods and his personal decorations. These medals are are bar-mounted and among them include the LOM, PH, NavComm w/ V, USMC GCM etc. on 2 bars including RVN & Kosovo service medals. They are un-named.

 

Should any member hear about or become aware of anyone offerring these type items for sale please PM me or MarCorps67 for info on how to contact the Palestine P.D. which is located about 2 hours SE of Dallas, Texas. It does not appear that these SOBs were specifically targeting the collection and might possibly be looking to dispose of the emblems and his wife's jewelry through Pawn Stores or Antique seller. Hopefully we can network and find these thieves and the goods. Semper Fi......Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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This is really sad to hear, if there is anything, we collectors. can do to help, let us know. jeff


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we need to keep an eye on eBay

 

they very well might have known what they were after...and everything else was just icing


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btt


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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That really sucks! I can't imagine what I'd do in such a circumstance. Even insurance coverage couldn't possible make up for such a loss, particularly the loss of one's own personal decorations. I hope they catch the perp/perps quickly and that at least some of his collection is recovered and returned to him.

 

Just this sort of worry prompted me to keep the bulk of my collection in a storage building in a location I don't publicize to anyone but, of course, that cuts down drastically on my enjoyment of my stuff. It's just a shame we have to resort to such tactics to keep out collection safe. I think many of us will be watching closely, and suspiciously, for a sudden influx of such items on eBay and other similar militaria auction sites.


Semper fi; Bill











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Any way to see some pics of what might have been taken, so if it shows up, people know what to look for?


Mike Manifor
Buying and selling Military Antiques. Specializing in hat and collar insignia (EGAs) of the USMC.
Top dollar paid.
info@eagleglobeandanchor.com
My website:www.eagleglobeandanchor.com

Visit my EGA reference section: http://www.eagleglobeandanchor.com/EGA_Reference_Section.html

 


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Any way to see some pics of what might have been taken, so if it shows up, people know what to look for?

 

Mike - He's going to send me some & I'll post them here when I get them. In the meantime if any large collection of collectible EGAs shows up be suspicious.

Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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The KC military show is coming up soon.Maybe members can keep an eye out there too.


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i will keep and eye on ebay, i'm on there about 5 hrs a day and all night, me and the wife. hopefully everything will get back to him.


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Scumbags. Dragged to death behind horses is too good for 'em.


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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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we need to keep an eye on eBay

VERY disturbing news, we all need to keep a vigelent eye out for his collection, as it will showup on ebay or in shows...



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Photo of the t4o emblems with a fire bronze of a Myers Officer Fire Bronze Barracks cover emblem

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Photo of some H&H Officer collar emblems for comparison.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Side by side comparison of the Meyers/H&H collar emblems.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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... and his favorite, a pre 1900 jewler made cap emblem.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Thanks for posting thise pics, Darrell. Hopefully folks will be on the lookout. There are some fine "missing" birds. Anyone seeing anything suspicious PM me for phone numbers & contact info. Semper Fi.....Thanks Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Cream rises. Those are some high dollar items. They will show up, the only question is when. Crying shame they were taken. With this BOLO, they can't get far.

S/F,

Mike


Mike Manifor
Buying and selling Military Antiques. Specializing in hat and collar insignia (EGAs) of the USMC.
Top dollar paid.
info@eagleglobeandanchor.com
My website:www.eagleglobeandanchor.com

Visit my EGA reference section: http://www.eagleglobeandanchor.com/EGA_Reference_Section.html

 


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