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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post these but here goes. I purchased a crazy quilt at a yard sale too many years ago to remember. In the center was place these chevrons and a pair of the Commissary trade badges. I bought it thinking they were WWI Marine Corps insignia. For all these years that's what I thought until not too long ago I found out they were really CCC insignia. I traded off the other badge a while back again, explaining to the recipient that it was earlly Marine Corps. Another example of someone thinking they are an expert when in fact they aren't because they have not done the research. I do know this is a small area of collecting, not much out there in the line of reference so I have posted this for anyone who might be interested. The stripes are much greener thean they look, definately not forrest green.

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Hi

anybody have an idea what these may be

thank you for your time and help

Tony

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A Marine Corps Captain of the Hold I,m imagining, the Crossed Keys was used in the Navy as a rate symbol for Captain of the Hold, in this case not a real "Captain" like the Commisioned Officer Rank,Navy or Marine Corps, but a senior NCO, the Marine Corps being a part of the Navy, this would make sense, not sure on time period, but 1920s-30s would be a certainty. BTW the patches are upside down, points should be up.

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Based on the color, construction and type of material I would say they are CCC from the 1930s. Are they for sale?


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Based on the color, construction and type of material I would say they are CCC from the 1930s. Are they for sale?

 

Interesting than they are CCC ranks? I tried looking around for a table of CCC Rank insignia but as of yet have not seen one, is there one out there?

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Hi

thank you for the help CCC I never would have guessed it

thanks again

Tony

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Interesting than they are CCC ranks? I tried looking around for a table of CCC Rank insignia but as of yet have not seen one, is there one out there?

 

I beleive there were some "ranks" common across the CCC, but companies were also allowed to define some of their own "rated" positions and could special order stripes/specialty combinations from catalogs, so it's hard to be definitive. A sample page from a supplier can be seen here:

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The ones in the OP are almost certainly CCC, but not a combination I've ever seen. Nice!

 

Justin B.


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I beleive there were some "ranks" common across the CCC, but companies were also allowed to define some of their own "rated" positions and could special order stripes/specialty combinations from catalogs, so it's hard to be definitive. A sample page from a supplier can be seen here:

http://wva-ccc-legac...nk_insignia.jpg

 

The ones in the OP are almost certainly CCC, but not a combination I've ever seen. Nice!

 

Justin B.

 

Thanks for that link Justin, it is most helpful.

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These chevrons are for a Senior leader in the Supply field. and is an unusual rank. Most I have seen only have one rocker.

 

I have several CCC chevrons and other patches in my collection. I have tried to research the various ranks and specialty marks and have found very little written material on the subject. I am retiring in January and plan to devote some travel and time to further research.

 

I am currently in the process of writing a collectors guide to CCC Chevrons, Patches, Collar insginia and other CCC insignia.


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Hi all

 

I had these in my USMC ranks for a while and now they have a new home these are assistant leader cook , probably the most loved of all specialist ranks in the CCC is this the beginning of a new field of collecting !!??-Phill

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You are right it is CCC - Rank is Assistant Cook. If it was three stripes it would be Leader Cook


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That is a cool one!! Here are the ones I have so far.

 

Did they have the same paygrade system(same amount of pay) as their military rank counterparts?

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Hi, new to the forum but I've been collecting insignia for about 50 years now. I'm not into anything special, just what I see and like. New or old, no matter. These stripes have been with me the longest as I got them in my father's things when he died. He was in the CCC as a young man and I saw some here that appear similar. If anyone could help I would appreciate it!

 

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post these but here goes. I purchased a crazy quilt at a yard sale too many years ago to remember. In the center was place these chevrons and a pair of the Commissary trade badges. I bought it thinking they were WWI Marine Corps insignia. For all these years that's what I thought until not too long ago I found out they were really CCC insignia. I traded off the other badge a while back again, explaining to the recipient that it was earlly Marine Corps. Another example of someone thinking they are an expert when in fact they aren't because they have not done the research. I do know this is a small area of collecting, not much out there in the line of reference so I have posted this for anyone who might be interested. The stripes are much greener thean they look, definately not forrest green.

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Dear Tom: Indeed they are Civilian Conservation Corps chevrons for the young men who served in C.C.C. camps in the 1930s Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration. My late uncles, Wilber Bert and Reuben Anton Huntington send home the money they earned so their parents would be better able to feed and care for their sister Angeline, Betty, Katherine, Pauline and Wilma Huntington in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Bother enlisted in the U.S. Army after Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941) and trained in tanks, one served in the Pacific and the other in North Africa and Europe. In 1958 one could go to the bubble gum vending machines where one machine dispensed clear plastic bubbles which contained C.C.C. chevrons like your own for 5-cents each bubble holder. They also dispensed Greek banknotes which were worthless as Greece's banks went bust during the Second World War. See https://picasaweb.google.com/booker1942 Herbert Booker of Palm Coast, Florida


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