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$10 EGA auction find

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Alright, while I don't know much about EGAs I believe this one to be a WWI enlisted hat badge. Feel free to correct me if I'm off on that one. It is mounted to a small wooden plaque along with the number 35. This came out of a museum liquidation, which lucky enough for me had a good amount of military stuff, that for the most part went pretty cheap. The big question I have is what the 35 is supposed to represent, they both seem to have been on that plaque for a long time, ant the wear seems to be consistent so I imagine that they do actually go together. Thanks, Madeline.

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Currently looking for K.I.A. Purple Hearts and Identified groupings to Nebraska and Wyoming veterans.

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Neat find. Those look like company numbers, so most likely this marine was in the 35th Co prior to WW1. That pattern of EGA is most commonly seen before WW1.


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
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Nice find. Is it just me or has this plaque been exposed to a fire?

Could we see a picture of the back?

Ken



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Nice find. Keep them on the plaque!

Thanks, couldn't agree more about keeping them on there.


Currently looking for K.I.A. Purple Hearts and Identified groupings to Nebraska and Wyoming veterans.

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