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A very rare item !

1904-1906

1-1/4 inches wide

STERLING

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In 1903 the GSC "... limited the composition of the Corps from the Chief of Staff down to 20 captains or first lieutenants on a four-year detail ..."

"In 1916 Congress increased the GSC to 55 officers ..."

 

 

The General Staff Corps was established in February 1903.

 

TIOH: "On 17 June 1904, the Chief of Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Chaffee, approved the design of the General Staff insignia to take effect 1 July 1904"

 

Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms by William K. Emerson ( page 600 ): "Officers' insignia introduced after 1892 often had small loops on the reverse to allow the metal piece to be sewn on the uniform. Insignia that fastened to the uniform in this manner generally were not used much after 1906, although in a few cases the practice continued past World War I."

 

http://emersoninsignia.net/files/Download/6GSC.pdf

"On February 14, 1903, President Roosevelt signed ―An Act to Increase the efficiency of the Army‖ and four days later the Headquarters of the Army published it as General Orders Number 15. The brief act did five things. First Congress established a General Staff Corps. Second it defined the General Staff Corps duties. Third it severely limited the composition composition of the Corps from the Chief of Staff down to 20 captains or first lieutenants on a four-year detail. Next it provided that the Chief of Staff would supervise the various staff departments enumerated and lastly the act made the recently created Chief of Artillery an additional member of the General Staff. The wrestling act for real control of the War Department continued until World War I, although the Chief of Staff attained better control of the army and the staff did conduct better long range planning starting about 1912, after Henry L. Stimson became Secretary of War in 1911 and Leonard Wood became Chief of Staff in 1910. In 1916 Congress increased the GSC to 55 officers when it changed the number of non-generals to ten each colonels and lieutenant colonels, 15 majors and 17 captains. No more that half of the offices could serve in Washington at army headquarters the rest were to be part of the tactical units, although at the start of World War I this latter provision was suspended."

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Here is a bronze version made by BB&B

marked "B.B.&B. PHILA. BRONZE"

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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General Staff collar insignia

1-1/4 inches wide

screw back

5 stars on top of the shield

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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General Staff collar insignia

1-1/4 inches wide

bronze

screw back

5 stars on top of the shield

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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General Staff collar insignia

1-1/4 inches wide

bronze

screw back

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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General Staff collar insignia

screw back

no hallmark

the nut is marked "A.H. DONDERO, INC. WASHINGTON, D.C."

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Cloth variants from my collection :

 

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Pierre

 

Nice embroidered items. My focus was on metal items and bullion but I have to look for the embroidered.

I like the two colored items in top row.

The two desert in the last row are terrible embroidered and a shame for current manufacturing. I wouldn't let them pass quality control if I'm inspector at Army Supply.

 

Michael


I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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General Staff Corps chevrac

2-3/4 inches high

bronze

screwposts

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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General Staff Corps insignia

shirt size

WW I

5/8 inch wide

pinback

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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Hello

 

The next 3 pictures shows the current status of my General Staff items ( w/o GS ID badges )

 

I need Tiffany, BB&B and K.G. Luke versions and hope to find them next time.

 

Michael

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gif
donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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To the second image in number 39 here the backs

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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Hello

 

Pierre showes his embroidered items. I was not satisfied with the quality of the desert ones.

Here is the one from my collection.

Also not essential better.

 

Michael

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gif
donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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Gonna add a couple variations to the list. The first is a pin back, no maker's name. Ever so slight variation of wwi already pictured

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I also acquired with the same purchase the two variation of sew-on insignia. One has a sewing loop on each star prong the other only 3.post-161300-0-87119300-1496069291.jpgpost-161300-0-96028800-1496069304.jpg

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@ 100OVI

Nice variations. Thanks for adding the pictures.

 

Michael


I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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I was outbid a few times but after a few years I got it for a very good price.

 

Made by TIFFANY

size: 1 1/8 inches

Bronze

pinback

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gif
donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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