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Army hat badges Made in Mexico


easterneagle87
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I think they're period made I know I've got USAAC enlisted collar disks marked on the back "Made in Mexico" feel they're period produced.

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These are WWII period and are often attributed to Walter Lampl, perhaps because of the Juarez pattern wings. The silver disk behind the eagle was evidently done to highlight the golden eagle. I've seen a number of these on the original card, but cannot say that i have ever actually encountered one on a service cap.

 

Allan

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To further elaborate on the discussion, S. King of Brownsville, Texas had badges made in mexico to lower production cost (the city is on the border of mexico). Refer to Mike Tucker's book, United States Army Cap Insignia 1902-1975. 

 

This badge is scarce and an interesting variation on EM cap badges.

 

Nick

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