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Very nice find. As these are the smaller 1955 Spec 3 types I bet they were worn on the Ike, something very much in keeping with the garrison dash of the 50s. They are most likely either Asian (South Korean, Japanese) or German made too.

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I will share my example in light of your comment, patches, but I don't want to hijack Mark's thread. This is only the second pair of these I've ever seen, and believe me I've been looking...maybe not as hard as Mark... :) I've always been curious to know what the reverse looks like, and seeing these here off of a uniform, the backing looks similar to many Asian made patches. I think these being on an 8th Army Ike reinforces that. The left sleeve has a standard 1st Army patch. The MUC is also identical to others I have on Korean War uniforms.

 

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Yep, ya learn something new almost every day on this forum, even when you started collecting back in the "olden times". These are the first bullion examples of Army Specialist chevrons I have ever seen and I've been collecting chevrons for almost 38 years now. Thanks for showing these. It gives me something new to be looking for.


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Those are really nice. First I have seen also. I have to go with Japanese-made.


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Hi, from the backs and the work that is done on them I would say Japanese made also, one way or another, Nice set,!!


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36 Tex. Don't know how I overlooked that pair of bullion Specialists chevrons. Anyway, good score. AND it was my pleasure to meet you in person.

 

I scored several bullion chevrons and will attach pictures. One master sergeant chevron looks like it was made from the silver tape used to make WW2 German Army chevrons. Likely made in Germany post war.

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Here are the backs.

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Yes. This was part of a batch I bought from one of the table helpers. He sold me two batches totaling over 120 chevrons. Most were common but there were a few gems in the mix. He said he saw my banner and hoped I would buy his chevrons. Thanks to my wife for making the banner. I had several people come to me to see if I would buy the chevrons they had and yes I did.

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I usually collect only singles. Want to trade? One for One?


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Mark,

 

Those are nice - you seem to have a magnet for bullion stuff! Those are cool, way cool.


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I will share my example in light of your comment, patches, but I don't want to hijack Mark's thread. This is only the second pair of these I've ever seen, and believe me I've been looking...maybe not as hard as Mark... :) I've always been curious to know what the reverse looks like, and seeing these here off of a uniform, the backing looks similar to many Asian made patches. I think these being on an 8th Army Ike reinforces that. The left sleeve has a standard 1st Army patch. The MUC is also identical to others I have on Korean War uniforms.

 

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Rob

Ah, I dont think you would be "Highjacking the Thread" Capitano, not when one posts something as germain to a topic insignia item as this, in this case another set of bullion 1950s Specialist Rank Insignia. If we could, can you post close ups of the Spec 2 ranks sewn to this IKE of yours? you know, to compare the Bullion work and background cloth with 36 Tex's pair, we're curious to see just how similar the two sets are.

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