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Your emblems are WW2 "issue type" for the Barracks Cover. The guilt emblem (dress blues) has been customized, by removing the screw post and adding a pin and catch, most likely for converting it to a "sweetheart" pin. It may also have lost its post, becoming serviceable, hence converting it.

 

The second (Service Greens) represent what are know as "hub and die error". Either or both of the hub or die (collars) came out of alignment (rotated) during the process of striking blank planchets (thus allowing an off-center strike), not seen very often, but they are out there.


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

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the first dress was converted to a sweetheart pin, probably after the post broke or was stripped. Common practice

 

The service one is definitely a production error, not valuable, but great conversation pieces. I grab them up myself, I find them interesting!

-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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