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Pinback "Overcoat Sized" Colonel Insignia


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I just picked up an oversized pinback colonel insignia by N.S. Meyer; it's shown below along with a more recent standard size eagle.

 

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I remember reading somewhere (maybe this forum, but I can't find it now) that these were supposedly made to go on the overcoat. Does anyone have documentation to support this or is it just a collector theory? How common are they? I can't say I've run across one before. If anyone has the matching right-facing eagle or a matched set for sale, please let me know!

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I have this oversize col Insignia also, made by luxemberg. Measures over 2 inches lenth. It's the nicest col eagle I've ever seen. Really heavy silver. Posted ImagePosted Image

 

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I have this oversize col Insignia also, made by luxemberg. Measures over 2 inches lenth. It's the nicest col eagle I've ever seen. Really heavy silver. 019a328dd95ea85f713ce36214f66fab.jpg483e5695e3890e6485898ba32777c430.jpg

 

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Wow Silver colored Top Hat Clutches, never seen Silver ones, are they Sterling?

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Wow Silver colored Top Hat Clutches, never seen Silver ones, are they Sterling?

Yes they are.

 

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Yes they are.

 

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For future reference. Where are they marked Billy.

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Still looking for an oversized right-facing eagle by N.S. Meyer (or a matched set).  Would also be interested in any background information on these.

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On 9/6/2019 at 8:33 AM, patches said:

For future reference. Where are they marked Billy.

Billy you never did tell us where the STERLING Hallmarks are on these clutches.

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