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I picked this up a few years ago and never really paid any attention to it until now. I have searched the forum but to no avail. Then I thought maybe a sweetheart item but sweetheart items don't normally have the posts on them do they?

 

Anyway here it is

-cap size enlisted EGA??

-no hallmarks

-looks to be gold painted lead (I have econo-lead egs and this isnt anything like them)

-the post threads are an odd size (bigger than any egas I have)

-weighs close to 30 grams!

-much thicker than any egas I have seen

 

Any ideas on type, era, origin????? I'm stumped.

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pics

 

If you'd like I'll try to get some better pics

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Looks like someone's attempt (home made, or foreign) at recasting a typical WW2 era enlisted hat device. Your description seems to tell all....lead, painted, heavy..... Not much collector's value here I'm afraid.

 

S/F,

Mike


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Looks like someone's attempt (home made, or foreign) at recasting a typical WW2 era enlisted hat device. Your description seems to tell all....lead, painted, heavy..... Not much collector's value here I'm afraid.

 

S/F,

Mike

 

 

Hmmm, not much value but still its kinda neat. I was thinking theatre made maybe??? Vietnam??

 

Thanks for your input.

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No doubt - an interesting varition of the econo lead WW2 emblems. Thx for posting!



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I have the same variant in service cover, and a single service collar. not commonly seen


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