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Hi Folks, this is the first officer's cap emblem that I have picked up. It was at a local coin shop with some other Marine insignia, ribbons, dog tag, etc. However the coin dealer said that it wasn't all from the same vet, but I bought it all anyway.

 

Thanks to Darrell, who pointed me to the right thread, I read another discussion on this emblem. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...amp;hl=BB&B It seems to be the same insignia with the exception of the orientation of the globe.

 

Anyway, here it is, let me know what you think of it.

 

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If I had gone to SOS this year, I wouldn't have stopped at his shop on Friday and seen this. It is also kind of interesting that I am starting my second year of finding great USN/USMC items. There has been very little offered around here, but all of a sudden some items are starting to appear!


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First one?!?! Talk about starting at the top! WOW! That was a mega-score. Far better than anything you could find at a show. And, I'll guess it was "reasonably" priced too!

Kurt


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WOW... suggest you buy a lottery ticket before your luck runs out!



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

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Outstanding bird! :twothumbup: 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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I'd say WWII private purchase, looks remarkable like the collars we discussed sometime back. Wish I could post the link but I'm on a touchpad in transit and haven't figured out cut and paste. Next time I get to the MWR I will, unless someone beats me to it

 

beautiful bird. I love BB&B


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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WW2 era or shortly after based on the anchor fouling. It's a beautiful piece and one heck of a kick start to your service hat insignia collection.

 

I'd give it a gentle dry brushing to clean the crud off and then admire the heck out of that beauty.


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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Guys,

Thanks for all of the kind words, I'm very pleased to have stumbled across this emblem! I will try a soft brush and give it a gentle cleaning. As far as a lotto ticket, I think I used up most of my luck with this finding!


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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
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I will post some pics of the matching collar devices to this version tonight.

 

Mike


Mike Manifor
Buying and selling Military Antiques. Specializing in hat and collar insignia (EGAs) of the USMC.
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:think: The hallmark and anchor are of very poor quality for a BB&B.


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:think: The hallmark and anchor are of very poor quality for a BB&B.

EGA-DOG,

Nothing wrong with the hallmark. Not quite tracking what you mean about the anchor? It shows some abuse, but this is a legit Bailey Banks and Biddle made piece and I believe that the hat device is pre-existing in the WW2 era BB&B catalogs.

 

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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EGA-DOG,

Nothing wrong with the hallmark. Not quite tracking what you mean about the anchor? It shows some abuse, but this is a legit Bailey Banks and Biddle made piece and I believe that the hat device is pre-existing in the WW2 era BB&B catalogs.

 

S/F,

Mike

I do not wish for my comment to be offensive. But, with all of the high quality repros out there, I'm a little "gun shy" of this one. We hold BB&B to such a high standard in our collecting that this one doesn't sit right with me. I could be wrong. I'm only human.When I say "our", I mean you and I and every EG&A collector.


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I do not wish for my comment to be offensive. But, with all of the high quality repros out there, I'm a little "gun shy" of this one. We hold BB&B to such a high standard in our collecting that this one doesn't sit right with me. I could be wrong. I'm only human.When I say "our", I mean you and I and every EG&A collector.

Ok... please do not buy every one of these that you see in the future. Leave them for me. I will buy these repros.

I think these collars are the match to this version of hat insignia. My files are limited as I am deployed, otherwise I'd take better pics. The continents are very distinct on these BB&B collars and dont match the hat device, but I dont think BB&B made a hat device with these elaborate continents. By the way... BB&B stopped marking some of their Corps device pieces for whatever reason around WW2. Here is an unmarked set I sold last year, and another set I own that is marked.

S/F,
Mike
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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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I do not wish for my comment to be offensive. But, with all of the high quality repros out there, I'm a little "gun shy" of this one. We hold BB&B to such a high standard in our collecting that this one doesn't sit right with me. I could be wrong. I'm only human.When I say "our", I mean you and I and every EG&A collector.

I think you are mistaking tool marks, age, dirt, and wear and tear for a lack of quality.


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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Once again, I want to thank all of you for your comments!


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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Fellow forum members:

 

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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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