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Pinback Open Catch Army Officer's Visor Hat Eagle or Sweetheart ?

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Hello,

Is this eagle an early Army Officer's Visor Hat Insignia or a Sweetheart piece. I've never come across one like this. If it is a hat piece what type of hat and time period was it used ?

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I've always thought these were sweetheart pins. Sometimes you see them decorated with enamel.


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

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I've always thought these were sweetheart pins. Sometimes you see them decorated with enamel.

Thank you VM188. I thought the same thing and I have one of the painted ones.

Thanks again,

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There were pinback model officers badge but much earlier and I think the wings were more upswept. Also the catch system is similar to the WW1 officers pinback insignia


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Interesting piece. I have an enlisted pin back cap badge that came as part of a Pearl Harbor survivor group.

 

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Cool badge beast, looks like yours was jeweler repaired.


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