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This is my emblem with the same hallmark, offset. In my opinion Gary's piece has been chromed or nickled, as all of backside hardware is the same color as well. I own about 5 Luke EGA's and all of them sport brass or bronze pins, hinge and catch. This odd ball that Gary posted has everything silver in appearance. It is my thought that someone, more than likely a vet, had some of his stuff nickled, including this piece for whatever reason. I have owned nickled German badges, nickled pistols and medals....all vet done sometime just postwar. It "flashed" things up for the folks back home I guess. My thoughts.

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Mike Manifor
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What type of EGAs would the Marines of the 1st Marine division used when they arrived in Australia after Guadalcanal? Would they have been bronze or plastic? Were they supplied by Australian contractors or other means?


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initially they would have worn brass US issue, or perhaps sterling in officers cases. The Australian mades were made after Guadalcanal for special purchase if desired. Mostly officers, I've only seen one enlisted emblem, and lost the auction sadly. see here http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...?showtopic=3808

 

as a side note, these appear to have only been made for the service uniforms...


-Brig
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RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
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Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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So it is possible that some of the Marines in Australia wore American EGAs. Were Australian makers able to produce their emblems immediately after the Marines arrived in Australia or is it possible that American made EGAs were issued in the interim?


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as far as I know, Aussie-made were never ISSUED, they were private purchase to those who cared to shell out the moola for them.

 

Most Marines down under wore American emblems they brought with them from home


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Finally, this just in. I know many of you were interested in seeing. I know Gary was too, sadly he cannot.

There was some talk this may have been a dress emblem, as the pics were blurry. Also, the seller said it was marked 'KG Luke' Australia. Turns out it's marked 'KG Luke Melbourne'. SO not a unique varient like we though.

So here's the analysis. It's been painted silver, probably back during WWII, when the chain was attached, and not just looped, to the emblem and a Captain Bar, which is H&H Imperial marked. The bird was painted to match the rank patina. Front and rear, and has over the years started to fade, revealing the bronze. This comes directly from Australia, not far from Melbourne, so it's my belief that the Marine officer converted his emblem into a sweetheart piece for an Aussie girlfriend, which is the emblems saving grace. That, and I paid less than 200 for it, so pretty cheap compared to eBay's norm as of late.

Probably the most spent on a sweetheart 'emblem' that I know of though :lol:

Enjoy guys. A nice emblem, though not the grail we initially though
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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Granted, it wasn't what we hoped but it is still a very, very unique piece and well worth what you spent on it. Would look great in a shadow box with an some Aussie made patches.


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original auction pics, shadow from teh flatbed seems to give the bird and anchor a gold luster, but look close and you can see silver

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Here is a pair of K.G Luke EGAs. They are not mine they are from a USMC collector friend.
He paid a visit and let me photograph these. Thanks Pete :thumbsup:
Pete was given these by a 1st Mar Div veteran of Guadalcanal.

There has been some heated discussion about KG Luke hallmarks and whether or not they have the full word Melbourne on original items or just Melb.
You can see that this pair have the full word Melbourne.

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Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.



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Written contributor to French Militaria Magazine, UK World War II Re-enactors Magazine &The Karkee Web Research Team.

Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.



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Written contributor to French Militaria Magazine, UK World War II Re-enactors Magazine &The Karkee Web Research Team.

Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.



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Thanks for posting this. I've lightened up the photos to bring out the details more:

 

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I have seen original pairs with both marks


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Sold on ebay yesterday - enlisted version?

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

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:think:

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

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didn't even see that! what it bring? only other I saw was years ago on eBay when I was in Baghdad, brought 300+ and yes, I feel it is a scarcer enlisted version

 

or possibly the continents just fell off and that was an outline template?


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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or possibly the continents just fell off and that was an outline template?

sold for $263. right in line with other singles. I the were enlisted emblems sold...



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

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Here's another enlisted version that brought $334 on eBay...

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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rear

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Another enlisted version has shown up...

 

This one is only the 4th I've viewed in many years, it closes today on ebay and current high bid is $361, which will be a new high high water mark for this emblem: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

 

A complete discussion of these highly sought after emblems is found here: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...l=luke&st=0

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

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Fellow forum members:

 

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

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Hello all,

 

I have a thing for Aussie made USMC gear, A good mate of mine had this EGA in one of his display cases he takes to shows. I very calmly and respectfully JUMPED ALL OVER the BLOODY THING when I laid eyes on it :lol:

 

I saw it under the glass, obscured by some British WWI badges...I looked closer and could make out the top of the pin hinge. I pulled out said badge (its OK we have known each other a long time ;) ) and did what all of us would do at this juncture...turmed it over and thought to myself " whale oil beef hooked :w00t: )

 

He tells me that it had been in the same case for sometime ( this case is full of badges pre WWI to current day of all nations) how I missed it is beyond me :think: however it is now in my care :thumbsup:

 

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Thanks and Best wishes.

 

Aussie made 1st Div Patch to follow


OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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Nice Find. I really like the Australian EGAs


Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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Gents,

 

I love the look of this badge and after reviewing the link provided by devildog (thankyou teufelhunde) Im a little taken aback...I had no idea of the rarity or inherent value and neither did my mate. I guess at the end of the day I paid him what we agreed was a fair price...what a concept gentlemen, a mutually agreed FAIR price...just like the old days :)

 

Cheers


OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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