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Military Insignia and Pins63 of 203These ones are not like the others... Sterling...US brass military pin
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Posted 1 year ago


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I bought a box full of military items, and these were among them. All of these pins are marked Sterling. In total there are 16 of them. Some feel a little older and the patina is a bit darker too.
I am still not clear what branch these belong to. Any information is highly appreciated.

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 1 year ago
    Wow, that's a nice haul!

    Those are colonel's rank insignia, and I believe they were identical for army, air force and marines. In the navy or coast guard a captain may wear these, but a navy captain is like an army colonel, although an army captain is like a navy lieutenant. Confusing, no? this may help:

    These days the rank insignia isn't sterling, and usually is attached by two tack-like pins. (clutch pins) That these are sterling and have the safety pin like closure makes then likely to be older examples. You'll notice the eagles face different directions. This way when worn in pairs, the eagle would face forward on both the left and right shoulder strap.
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Chrisnp... You are awesome... I really appreciate all the info on this post and the my other ones too.
    Kevin, walksoftly, Phil, bratjdd, tombraider and anitques-in-nj... Thank you for the loves.
  3. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    You have quite a different collection of things very nice indeed. I like all sorts of things myself just what catches eye at the time.
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    GC, ttom, Zowie and Thomas... Thank you for the loves. Zowie... I know, I just can't stop at one category, or two or three... I am all over the map :)
  5. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    You 7 me both seem to be in the same place at the moment
  6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    pickrknows and blunderbuss thanks for the loves.
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Pops52, thank you...
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Sean Thank you
  9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Poop (heehee), thank you...
  10. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 1 year ago
    thanking poop?ok ,I GOT IT! :)

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