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Enlisted "gooney" EGA, marked sterling and hallmarked "Pasquale"

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This exceptionally well preserved EGA from an exceedingly scarce maker of USMC emblems (we have only 4 identified Pasquale EGA's shown in the reference area) showed up on ebay last Monday and did even get beyond 24 hours in the listing before someone got to the seller. Enlisted collar gooney's from the 30's are relatively commonplace - as they were issue items. However, gooney cover emblems were not issued and private purchase of the matching "droop wing" during these depression years was not commonplace. So in that context - a maker with exceptionally low numbers - an emblem of short duration.... someone made off with a very desirable & valuable emblem, as Pasquale hallmark emblems always bring a premium - top dollar!

 

Pasquale started in 1854 at 103 Fifth Avenue B. and 115-1 17 Post St. San Francisco, as B. PASQUALE COMPANY (Benoit Pasquale) were the only manufacturers of "Army and Navy Equipments and Uniforms" on the pacific coast. Their motto was "Quality and Fit Guaranteed". They soon branched out into all areas of militaria, and Masonic, Park Service to name a few other forays. And through the early 1900's had few others that rivaled their diversity and quality. Very little information is found outside of the period catalogs and I am not positive, I believe they were absorbed by others after WW2.

 

s/f Darrell

 

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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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no surprise there though


-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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That's a beauty! Variation I have not seen. I have a Pasquale-marked Officer Service M1937 same stamp - but obviously made by H-H. Also some EM collars. Elusive insignia. Someone scored big! Semper Fi------Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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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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