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We know the plastic EGA's have mold numbers on the rears, and as far as collars go, we know both sides have 1-12. I don't focus on hunting down plastic emblems, when they come to me they come to me. I guess I kind of assumed that the covers would also be 1-12. However, several months ago, after realizing I've probably owned and traded/sold 15 or 20 of these, I realized I've never seen a cover emblem with a mold mark aside from '1', '2' and '4'

 

Anyone have any other numbers, or any idea why this is?

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teufelhunde.ret

Not sure I've taken notice... All my goods have been boxed and put away since last summer. Hopefully will get sorted out this year?

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A closeup of the mold mark. It looks like an arrowhead or triangle and the number "1".

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It broke?

Yes...but before or after they made some runs with it? Is there a scarce '3' marked bakelite out there?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Small update that is big to me. Just picked up a right collar #4. Came with a small insignia grouping from a WWII / Korean War (era) Vet. not sure if he ever made it out of the states, but that is for another post. Here is the back of the #4 Rt collar.

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John,

That is a FANTASTIC accumulation of plastic EG&A devices. I wonder if any other complete collections exist out there?

Congratulations!

Allan

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Small update that is big to me. Just picked up a right collar #4.

 

 

John,

 

Congrats on finishing your collection! I love the way you have them displayed.

I have a lot more to go than you! :D

 

...Kat

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John,

 

Congrats on finishing your collection! I love the way you have them displayed.

I have a lot more to go than you! :D

 

...Kat

 

Thanks Kat

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John,

 

Congrats on finishing your collection! I love the way you have them displayed.

I have a lot more to go than you! :D

 

...Kat

 

I will get around to sending you a list of my doubles sooner or later

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Excellent display...I've had a similar one in mind for awhile, still have a few plastics to pick up. Either I'm going to go the way you did, or line the cover emblems along the top horizontally.

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teufelhunde.ret

Excellent display...I've had a similar one in mind for awhile, still have a few plastics to pick up. Either I'm going to go the way you did, or line the cover emblems along the top horizontally.

The possibilities are endless, you really need to incorporate the Kodak ad from 42...

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Not sure if I've seen that one

 

It's rare in this hobby that you can collect a complete set of anything, with the numbers of variant markings out there.

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  • 5 years later...

These USMC Bakelite EGA's were short lived (1943). Backlite was used to replace metal which was needed to support the war efforts.

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