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What do the experts think about this EGA? Am I correct that this is a WWI enlisted man's cap badge?

 

It is a bit dirty and well worn.

 

What is the ballpark worth of these? I know the prices keep going up. I usually just grab them at the flea market if they are cheap and less than about 10-15 bucks. This one I paid a bit more to get.

 

The back has a little pin that has been bent over.

 

Thanks

 

Patrick

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looks like an M16 WWI cap emblem. these usually fetch 55-85 on eBay, depending on the day


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Patrick,

 

Actually, your emblems goes a little bit before WWI. This emblem is identified as the M1908 because of the service bronze configuration with screw back.

 

As for price? If you can buy these for $10-$15, you're way ahead of the game. On eBay, they usually sell from anywhere between $75-$110, but sometimes go for more because of the usual reasons things sell for big money there.

 

A bit of advice. Don't even think about straightening the anti-roll pin (tack). 95% of the time, they will snap off when trying to straighten them.

 

Gary


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Gary's right, the screwposts in the older emblems are known to pop-off quite easy. I have more than a couple examples this has happened to


-Brig
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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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Thanks gentlemen,

 

I learned a long time ago not to "fix" anything.

 

Appreciate the assistance.

 

Patrick

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