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1914 Pattern SN Meyer Officer Service EGA


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This is the first EGA that I've picked up in well over a year. I found it at the SOS on the last day I was there and was very pleased to get it, adding this one to my collection made the whole trip worthwhile. The marking is from the scarce (rare?) SN Meyer, Washington DC maker. I seem to recall some folks thinking these were Gaunt made pieces that were remarked for various insignia sellers but I don't recall any definitive proof.

 

Anyways, here are some pics that will speak more for the piece than I can. Thanks for looking and any comments are appreciated.

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That is really nice, thanks for sharing. They sure don't make them like that anymore.

Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.


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J- Lovely bird! Great pics! Thanks for posting. Semper Fi.....Bob

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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 marking is from the scarce (rare?) SN Meyer, Washington DC maker. I seem to recall some folks thinking these were Gaunt made pieces that were remarked for various insignia sellers but I don't recall any definitive proof.

 

Indeed quite an attractive emblem - just the right amount of wear. There was chat a few years back about the Gaunt background, based on the eagle design or pattern outline. Yes, there is no evidence Gaunt having made emblems or dies for others - yet. Their (Gaunt) pattern was more often a one piece globe/anchor combination, although the anchor rope was configured in the same arrangement, most likely being a coincidence or one of the makers borrowed the others winding technique. Hopefully the day will come when we can see some documentation.

 

A welcomed addition to the ref. sec. Thanks for posting! s/f Darrell


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

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Jeremiah, your fine looking emblem is up there in some pretty rare air. This less than attractive emblem with same hallmark sold on ebay for 768+ this week. Ready to sell :w00t:

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

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