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Playing around with different backgrounds and brought together some China Marine related silver items. Left to right a silver plated Croquet trophy from Shanghai to a pair of 4th Marines. One of the personal-sized trophies awarded to each winning participant for the 1931 North China Marine v.s. Army shooting competion. There is a lengthy story behind this award and difficulties the Marines had in having them made locally that a fellow Fourm member discovered at the National Archives. A small Shanghai Volunteer Corps boxing award in the form of a silver cup to a Shanghai Marine. A Shanghai Volunteer Corps trophy to the American Company. A silver belt buckle with EGA made by the silversmith Teh Ling of Peiping. A baseball award for intra-Company play between the Tientsin Marines, c. 1939 by a Peiping based jewerly store. And lastly a silver Chinese made cup for a Marine with a large hand hammered EGA.

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Well. Ow I know why I can't find this stuff. You have it all! Impressive collection, thanks for sharing. Kevin


I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Thanks Kevin! There is plenty more out there still we know nothing about yet!!


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So many unique mementos, so little time...



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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So true D!


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Beautiful silver Dirk. I'm happy you got the Marine/Army shooting trophy. The silver cup on the far right is a stunner. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Dick


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Thanks Dick! Love the backstory of the trophy and I think the cup is from the Menegaux collection.


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Outstanding! Don't over polish LOL Semper Fi........Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Sound advice Bob....sound advice...from one silver gatherer to another ;)


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Wow...beauties...you neglected to show me those!


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Well Brig the inivation is always there!


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And will be taken up on!


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Oh good, you found my sterling pint glass that I left there when I visited. I'm looking forward to getting it back!

 

Seriously beautiful stuff, Dirk.


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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That's what happens when up don't pick up after yourself J.....I believe you tipped me off to it....while I was traveling down an interstate ;)


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Looking forward to your transcription of the 1931 cup saga.........as found in the archives.


Mike Manifor
Buying and selling Military Antiques. Specializing in hat and collar insignia (EGAs) of the USMC.
Top dollar paid.
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Visit my EGA reference section: http://www.eagleglobeandanchor.com/EGA_Reference_Section.html

 


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Will do....really it's what Mike found in the archives after a good day of research.


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