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Ira Green 3G G23


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triplecanopy

The Ira Green Company is located in New York and has been manufacturing Military Insignia since 1943. They are currently in business and one of a few Military Insignia businesses still in operation. The hallmarks used are 3G and G23. Shown here are the two hallmarks on Parachute wings.

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triplecanopy

Here is an older Ira Green card with wings. NOTE the A.G.O 3-G which is on the bottom. We have often wondered what "AGO" meant. This shows clearly that it was not unique to GEMSCO badges. While the meaning is still undetermined, it must have some tie in the the Adjutant General's Office or Adjutant General's order. AGO G2 is found on many GEMSCO badges, but the is the first proof I have seen that another manufacturer also put AGO on their insignia cards. Anyone have other badges with some other AGO marking?

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SeaDog30

I have a pair of US Pilot wings mark G23.  Could they be from WWII?  Thanks

 

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triplecanopy

The G23 Hallmark that is still used today by Ira Green is not a WWII era marking. The G23 IOH hallmark began in the mid-1960's.

 

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Interesting that the 3G doesn't seen to be STERLING, as the 3G Code dates from 1954 to 1965, and wings and say marksmanship badge and their qualifcation bars were commonly STERLING. The one below G23 even is STERLING making it a post 1965 Ira Green made one, so curious as to why the 50s mid 60s one isn't.

 

 

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