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Hello all......Looking for a little info on a EGA my wife brought back from a flea market today. Being a USMC Vietnam vet, she picked this up for me and I have never seen this style before. It says Meyer Metal on the back with a pin clasp. I don't know if it is silver & gold but sure looks like it, also, there isn't any rope on the anchor. Being two- toned I imagine it is officers not like mine (enlisted) . I'll try to post a couple pics of it................any info would be appreciated, Thanks!

Craig M. DeLong Sgt. USMC 1969-1973

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WWII officers dress collar emblem by NS Meyers. However, this one appears to have never had a screwpost and by the placement of the pin, it was most likely produced and sold at the PX as a homefront/sweetheart pin. Nice pin

-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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Nice pin! It is of a pattern that existed as far back as WW1, however was made well into the 1940's and 1950's (ways to tell is material, craftsmanship/construction, method of suspension, maker, etc). Yours is the latter, and does indeed look like a sweetheart piece based of the odd placement of the pin. Value... probably around $40?

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Mike

Mike Manifor
Buying and selling Military Antiques. Specializing in hat and collar insignia (EGAs) of the USMC.
Top dollar paid.
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My website:www.eagleglobeandanchor.com

Visit my EGA reference section: http://www.eagleglobeandanchor.com/EGA_Reference_Section.html

 


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That's the original, and for several decades only, EGA reference to be published. Two additional reference books were published in the last couple of years

-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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That's the original, and for several decades only, EGA reference to be published. Two additional reference books were published in the last couple of years

The author is a member here and will sell you a copy directly

 

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

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