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The guy had his whites, blue's and khaki's. I try to get his blues but lost, that had a nice bullion rate with gold chevrons. I didn't let the khaki's get away after I lost the blues.

How long was the khaki's in service, or are they still?

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The guy had his whites, blue's and khaki's. I try to get his blues but lost, that had a nice bullion rate with gold chevrons. I didn't let the khaki's get away after I lost the blues.

How long was the khaki's in service, or are they still?

The Service Dress Khaki uniform was dropped in 1975 by order of Adm. Zumwalt. (probably via Z-Gram :P ) and reintroduced in 2006 on a test basis. I believe the test was dropped without being fully implemented and Service Dress Khaki is not in use today.

The working khaki uniform, without the "dress" coat, remained in use with collar devices instead of rating badges.

Here's a photo from the 2006 "test" period:

 

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Book Link: U.S. Navy Tailor-Made Dress Blues, Liberty Cuffs, and Sailor Folk Art

Wanted: USN Liberty Cuffs, vintage bullion rating badges, pre-1914 rating badges and vintage USN Police style Badges.
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I'm not a navy Rate guy so this may not belong in this thread but here is my nicest rate, I don't about rarity.

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Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.


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The Service Dress Khaki uniform was dropped in 1975 by order of Adm. Zumwalt. (probably via Z-Gram :P ) and reintroduced in 2006 on a test basis. I believe the test was dropped without being fully implemented and Service Dress Khaki is not in use today.

The working khaki uniform, without the "dress" coat, remained in use with collar devices instead of rating badges.

Here's a photo from the 2006 "test" period:

 

Thanks for the info Dan. I say late 60's-70's on the uniform.

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Here's my list

 

1. CPO Gun Captain

3. 1894 era 1898-1905 corpsman with cross (does it even exist!?)

2. 1894 era Master At Arms

3. 1894 era Sailmaker

4. 1893-1894 CPO Apothecary

5. CPO Underwater Mechanic bullion

6. Airship Rigger CPO

7. Mineman CPO WW2 in bullion

8. Master At Arms 1st class/CPO 1886-1894

9. 1886 era bullion rates especially Schoolmaster or any other special rates like Seaman Gunner

10. CPO Pilot pre WW2 bullion

 

Just to throw out a top 10

 

Question: Can you elaborate on #10...what is the difference between WWII and pre WW II....did the direction of the head change?

 

Also, another group of WW II ratings that one seldom sees in bullion are some of the temporary rates.

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Question: Can you elaborate on #10...what is the difference between WWII and pre WW II....did the direction of the head change?

 

Also, another group of WW II ratings that one seldom sees in bullion are some of the temporary rates.

Yes the crow changed and began facing the left in 1942. A pre-ww2 one will face the right

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Looking for: gold wing pilot rates CPO in white, khaki, or grey, bullion pilot rates CPO, WW2 era Navy/Marine Corpsman Pharmacist Mates CPO khaki and green versions, 1897 style CPO, 1946-1956 Fire Control Tech CPO in blue and blue bullion, Nuclear Weaponsman CPO any material but white, Aviation Guided Missleman CPO

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Most difficult CPO rating badges to complete my CPO "run" were 1) Gun Captain (which I still don't have) 2) Airship Rigger, 3) 1894 Apothecary ( still don't have), 4) 1894 Master At Arms (still don't have), 5) Underwater Mechanic, and 6) Nuclear Weaponsman,.

 

There are a number of fairly modern specialties that are actually scarce to find in pre-1985 configuration CPO: Religious Program Specialist, Navy Counselor, Data Systems Tech., Photographic Intelligenceman, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator, Aviation Guided Missileman, Aviation Photographer's Mate and Legalman to name a few.

Book Link: U.S. Navy Tailor-Made Dress Blues, Liberty Cuffs, and Sailor Folk Art

Wanted: USN Liberty Cuffs, vintage bullion rating badges, pre-1914 rating badges and vintage USN Police style Badges.
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After thinking about it more and doing more research it appears that some the ones I listed may not even exist anymore, like 1897 style MAA for example.

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Looking for: gold wing pilot rates CPO in white, khaki, or grey, bullion pilot rates CPO, WW2 era Navy/Marine Corpsman Pharmacist Mates CPO khaki and green versions, 1897 style CPO, 1946-1956 Fire Control Tech CPO in blue and blue bullion, Nuclear Weaponsman CPO any material but white, Aviation Guided Missleman CPO

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Looks real to me

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Looking for: gold wing pilot rates CPO in white, khaki, or grey, bullion pilot rates CPO, WW2 era Navy/Marine Corpsman Pharmacist Mates CPO khaki and green versions, 1897 style CPO, 1946-1956 Fire Control Tech CPO in blue and blue bullion, Nuclear Weaponsman CPO any material but white, Aviation Guided Missleman CPO

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Looks real to me

Well on of the ones on my rarity list and it only sold for $425, I am shocked, yet the regular UM from this seller sold for $450.

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Looking for: gold wing pilot rates CPO in white, khaki, or grey, bullion pilot rates CPO, WW2 era Navy/Marine Corpsman Pharmacist Mates CPO khaki and green versions, 1897 style CPO, 1946-1956 Fire Control Tech CPO in blue and blue bullion, Nuclear Weaponsman CPO any material but white, Aviation Guided Missleman CPO

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What do you guys think on an early example for a PO2 of a Utilitiesman rating circa, 1948 - 1950? This example is red felt on blue melton.

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FRISCAN


 

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What do you guys think on an early example for a PO2 of a Utilitiesman rating circa, 1948 - 1950? This example is red felt on blue melton.

 

Regards,

FRISCAN

Not the most common, but I don't think particularly collectable. Maybe $2–5 if someone really wants one? I just bought a number of contemporary 1c rates (also established in 1948) with applied chevrons for less than $2 each. In my opinion CPO and 1c are more collectable than 2c, as many collectors only collect CPO or 1c, while fewer go for all rates for each rating.

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