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Here's a strange bird that I've owned for many years. Weird looking, beautifully die-stuck screw-post bronze EGA. It measures 1 3/4' tall and 1 1/2" from wing tip to tip. It looks too ungainly to be a sweetheart pin but maybe that's what it was intended for. But why a screwpost? Anybody seen one of these before? All comments welcome.

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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Could it have been used on a older version of the NCO belt buckle? Those have screwback EGA's:

 

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Could it have been used on a older version of the NCO belt buckle? Those have screwback EGA's:

 

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Good point. I hadn't thought of that.

Thanks....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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Bob,

 

I'm fairly certain these were strictly "sweetheart" emblems from the WWII period. It looks like someone added the screw post to yours sometime during WWII or later? The steel roller is what's found on Econo Plastic and Econo-Lead Army EM visor emblems and Econo-Lead Marine emblems of that period. At one time, I also had an identical emblem that was gold washed with silver highlights over a sterling base emblem with pin back that I either sold or traded off.

 

Here is an identical piece, without the added screw post.

 

s/f, Gary

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Bob,

 

I'm fairly certain these were strictly "sweetheart" emblems from the WWII period. It looks like someone added the screw post to yours sometime during WWII or later? The steel roller is what's found on Econo Plastic and Econo-Lead Army EM visor emblems and Econo-Lead Marine emblems of that period. At one time, I also had an identical emblem that was gold washed with silver highlights over a sterling base emblem with pin back that I either sold or traded off.

 

Here is an identical piece, without the added screw post.

 

s/f, Gary

 

Thanks Gary

Seeing yours without any pin or other means to attach suggests that these were struck and intended to be affixed to something else, non-reg of course but weren't. Maybe someone has one finished and commercially attached to something.

S/F.........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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Picked this up today. Can any of you all help me date it? Thanks.

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Looks like a sweetheart piece.Maybe pre WW2


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It's hard to tell with those photos: I've cleaned them up a bit, but I can't tell if they globe flat or domed.

 

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