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Now the bullion mailman is nice...aside from Aviation Pilot and Pharmacist's Mate, I usually can't drum up any interest in the gray rating badges.

-dan

 

DAN: Here is a grey rate for Chief Aviation Pilot and three jackets, two in grey, cannot recall who posted this image? Anyway, they do have an impressive display. The CAP has a yellow specialty mark, but this is not mibe either, might belong to John C. Helvey of Missouri? I want to thank whomever owns the 3 chief's jackets!

 

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:unsure: Chief Machinist's Mate from Mustang Guy's collection. Thanks, M.G.!

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pinch.gif Chief Motor Machnist's Mate from Mustang Guy.

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:lol: Chief Musician rate from Mustang Guy!

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thumbdown.gif Chief Pharmacist's Mate, also Chief Hospitalman, from Mustang Guy.

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crying.gif Chief Photographer's Mate from Mustang Guy.

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w00t.gif Chief Quartermaster from Mustang Guy's collection.

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:( Chief Quartermaster from Mustang Guy.

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:D Chief Shipfitter from Mustang Guy.

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:rolleyes: Chief Ship's Sericeman from Mustang Guy.

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ermm.gif Officer's Steward 1st Class from Mustang Guy. How rare or scarce can these be?

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Early Steward CPO

 

DAN: Nice rate, thanks for showing it here, hope others will also show their grey rates here too! All are welcome! thumbsup.gif Sarge Booker thumbsup.gif Here is a rate from Mustang Guy for a Emergency Service Ratings, one with a letter "P" and another with a letter "T."

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:unsure: Chief Storekeeper rate from Mustang Guy. thanks!

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Hi,

I just picked this gray navy jumper up, I thought this would be a good place for it. It has the S on the rating for shore patrol .

Jason

 

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Hi,

I just picked this gray navy jumper up, I thought this would be a good place for it. It has the S on the rating for shore patrol .

Jason

 

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Thanks, Jason! Nice find.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing a full discussion on the use of gray jumpers for paygrades E1-E6. I caught a small paragraph or so written about usage on sailors below CPO in Sarge's old Crow's Nest newsletters. Something about landing parties or shore patrol...or something like that.

 

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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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Thanks, Jason! Nice find.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing a full discussion on the use of gray jumpers for paygrades E1-E6. I caught a small paragraph or so written about usage on sailors below CPO in Sarge's old Crow's Nest newsletters. Something about landing parties or shore patrol...or something like that.

 

-dan

 

Hi Dan,

Yes, don't know to much on these gray jumpers either. I heard about them but never saw one untill this one.

 

Jason


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Thanks, Jason! Nice find.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing a full discussion on the use of gray jumpers for paygrades E1-E6. I caught a small paragraph or so written about usage on sailors below CPO in Sarge's old Crow's Nest newsletters. Something about landing parties or shore patrol...or something like that.

 

-dan

 

DAN and JASON: "Crow's Nest" was a love of labour with 30 other folks and myself for severak years, we put together over 400-pages and included earlier works on grey rates too before they started being seriously sought after for collections. I kept hoping and prayimg others would use the scans and put them on CDs and either give away, sell, or trade them and get the newsletter into the hands of others as I offered others the opportunity to reprint the newsletter, no takers? I hope Navy collectors here download scans we all place here, it would be a loss once we are gone. Know what I mean? Here is a Chief Torpedoman from Mustang Guy! :unsure: Sarge Booker

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Hi Dan,

Yes, don't know to much on these gray jumpers either. I heard about them but never saw one untill this one.

 

Jason

 

DAN and JASON: You will not find E-1 through E-3 as seamen wore their ranks on their cuffs of their dress white and dress blue jumpers, but certain grey rates were issued for E-4 through E-7, of course it was not calle E-1 through E-7, but a Chief Petty Officer was Grade 1 and Petty Officer 1st Class was Grade 2, etc.! Here is Mustang Guy's Chief Turret Gunner, is that the correct title, anyone? pinch.gif Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California

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