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I have a matched set of EGA's, they are not maker marked but they do have a number (362). I am guessing that they are post WW2. I can not get a good enough image from my phone. I will see if my sister will take a couple of photos. I also have a hat device that is maker marked a V inside a circle and a washer and nut .Steve

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The numbered emblems represent Headquarters approval & consent for that company to produce for retail sales, the EGA following adherence of the regs regarding what it should look like etc. The number would go on to represent the company and used on the item for whatever items they manufactured, to sell. If I recall this began in the 50s and the V if I recall represents Vanguard...



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EGA in post 4 is a sweetheart broach sold for wives/girlfriends during WWII

 

EGA in post 5 is a 1930s officer EGA for the dress mess shoulder epaulettes


-Brig
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RSU-Quantico


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V in a circle hallmark is for Volupte

 

Bill


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Thx for the correction Bill! The pin back EGA was also worn on the unpunched collars of the blues and whites of the era. I sorely miss wearing the Summer Whites, we made our Navy counterparts look like bellhops! (as did all our uniforms!)



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

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