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KG Luke Variant the backs are the same but the maker marks are different so I will show those

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KG Luke Variant the backs are the same but the maker marks are different so I will show those

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Here are a few of mine. This one is unmarked on a Bancroft cap. A very nice strike but no maker. It appears to be the same as the unmarked one that Gary shows above.

 

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Here is an eagle on a 1947 dated issue cap. It is unmarked except for "ACID TEST" on the reverse tail.

 

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View of the back of the eagle showing markings.

 

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Closeup view of the "ACID TEST" markings on the tail.

 

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Closeup view of the distinctive screwback roller.

 

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Hey Sarge,

 

The nut you show here is the same type used on the Meyer metal badge I posted.

Here is an eagle on a 1947 dated issue cap. It is unmarked except for "ACID TEST" on the reverse tail.

 

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View of the back of the eagle showing markings.

 

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Closeup view of the "ACID TEST" markings on the tail.

 

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Closeup view of the distinctive screwback roller.

 

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Here is a seldom seen cap eagle for an Officer of the Philippines Constabulary. This eagle is from a cap made by Almar in Manila.

 

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The eagle is "EL ORO" brand insignia manufactured by J.J.Tupaz, Jr. Here is a view of the back.

 

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A closeup view of the markings on this eagle.

 

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A closeup view of the distinctive screwback roller that has markings that match the eagle itself.

 

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Sarge,

Do you happen to have a period photo of the Philippine Constabulary badge being worn? That sure is a beauty!

 

 

Beau

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"Sarge,

Do you happen to have a period photo of the Philippine Constabulary badge being worn? That sure is a beauty!

 

Beau"

 

 

Beau,

 

Thanks for the kudos on my PC cap eagle. This one is from the time of the Philippines Republic and there are earlier ones of course from the time of the Commonwealth. The cap is identified and this particular Captain served prior to WWII, during the war, and after the war until he retired.

 

I could not find a clear head shot offhand but here is an earlier postcard of the Philippines Constabulary to give you a general idea. The officers in the center are wearing the then current cap eagle but you can't see much detail I am afraid. All of this PC insignia is very close to standard US insignia but with minor detail changes. Remember McArthur's iconic WWII cap from the time he commanded Philippines Troops... thumbsup.gif

 

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Folks, I am glad you have this thread! I have always had questions about this eagle. This is the eagle (and hat) that I wore on active duty and with the US Army Reserves. I was given the eagle by a Reserve Officer when I received my commision in 1984. I used it for the next 15 years. I always liked it because it looked better than the ones available in the PX.

 

There are no marks on the back and I am not really sure of the time period when it was manufactured. I would appreciate any info you could provide. Thanks!

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I have owned around 6 or 7 of caps with these types of eagles on them. All were WWII vintage caps, all the eagles were marked NS Meyer on the reverse. Some have said that they are only post war eagles, yet I know a gentleman who acquired a cap straight from a WWII vet that did have this eagle on it. Either way, they really are lovely eagles!

 

 

Beau

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Gaunt WAC

 

very nice cap insignia - a fine collecting "sub-niche" all its own. The "instructor" one is a wowser!

 

Here's an EM, unmarked back.

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