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My uncle served at the American Legation, Peiping China from 1936 to 1938. He had these EGA's with some other Marine insignia in a jewelry box. These EGA's could never been worn since they have no screw posts soldered to the rear. I know they are real period pieces since my uncle left the Marines in 1940 and I remeber seeing them in the early 1950's. Are these unfinished pieces?

Thanks,

Dick

 

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Hi Dick, yes indeed quite authentic and showing a wonderful aged patina!

 

here is a thread were others are shown. Will make sure this thread ends up w/ those. Thx for posting! s/f Darrell

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...p;hl=unfinished


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Bob is correct, the posts have been removed, these are distinctly the N.S. Meyer stamped version. I cant tell from the photo, but look on the large one, on the back of the wings for a faint shield, or the words "Meyer Metal" or "N.S. Meyer New York". Either way I am 99% certain these are Meyer, and your uncle's service dates help to narrow the window for their use.

 

Thanks for posting.

S/F,

Mike

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even without posts, a very nice display set of scarcer varient droop wings

"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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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still a nice, unmarked Meyers varient

"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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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