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Any thoughts as to the legitimacy of this one?

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Good as gold emblem! This pattern was worn by Enlisted Marines between 1930 and 1937 on their green or khaki service covers or visor hats. It is a pattern that is usually confused with the earlier M1914-22 (pattern of 1918), but with this square head, shape of wings, large, flat roller nut and most of all, the 3-dot hallmark on the reverse of the eagle, definitely the emblem worn in the 1930's.

 

Can you post a photo of the screw post base and the solder holding the screw post to the globe. One of the major problems with these particular service cover emblems was the solder used to secure the screw post. Over time, this solder turns brittle and if you tighten the roller nut too much against the brass backing plate, the screw post will pop right out of the solder. It's very hard to find these with screw posts still secured with original solder.

 

Gary


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Denny,

 

Both emblems look perfectly fine to me! The collar emblem is a straight up US made "issue piece" from 1930 through 1937. The cover emblem is also from the same period and was the proper cover emblem that was issued with the "Gooney" or "Droop Wing" collar emblems. Wouldn't surprise me if both of these emblems belonged to the same Marine. The missing screw post is a nasty trait of these Depression era Service cover emblems. The lead solder seems to be really inferior from that period and it is actually quite difficult to find this pattern emblem with original solder (and screw post!) These Service cover emblems were issued with the brass, tin or zinc backing plates and over time, if you tighten the roller nut too much against the backing plate, the screw post will pop out of the solder almost every time! I'm guessing this is what happened to yours. One major problem with replacing a screw post with new solder is the heat generated to accomplish this. You have to heat the globe and by doing this, you destroy any painted or patinaed finish and it will take another 70 years to get that beautiful patina back.

 

Very nice find and a great addition to any collection!

 

s/f, Gary


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Gary, Thanks for your reassuring comments. I guess the fact that the cover emblem had a lot of finish removed made me think that it was a reproduction. I've been reading comments in this forum for a while, and have seen numerous EGA's on ebay that were fakes. It's getting to be almost as bad as the repro German stuff out there, scarey! Anyway, thanks again, and I feel better about my new aquisitions. Denny


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