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Elusive WWI U.S. Marine Corps E.G.A. cap badge & Matching French made collar discs!

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Posted 2 years ago

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tlmbaran
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Rare as hens teeth. The E.G.A. Cap badges do turn up from time to time, and you can find several on Ebay as we speak. The HARD to find items are the matching E.G.A. French made collar discs! I happen to have 3 sets in my collection. Copied off the U.S. Army version of the collar disc, this style collar insignia for the enlisted Marine was short lived. Used from late 1918 to about 1921.....in 1922, the Marines went with the now known traditional Eagle Globe and Anchor insignia, minus the round disc.
This is a MUST HAVE for ANY WWI collector or U.S. Marine Corps collector! The medals are WWI Victory medal, and a WWI numbered U.S.M.C. good conduct medal. Unfortunately, the medals did not come with the collar insignia, I just put them together for display purposes. I would love to be able to track the number on the Good Conduct medal, so I can trace it. Also, BEWARE of fakes & reproductions of these insignias. Honest dealers will say it is a fake, a they are listed at about $30 dollars. The real McCoys sell for about $300.00 dollars JUST for the Collar discs!!!
I will also be posting soon my collection of WWI U.S. Army Collar discs! Stay tuned!!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Very nice !!!!!!!!!! Semper fi
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Please poste your collection at rate that can be appreciated instead of everything at once. I love studying things like this.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Nice finds-- great to see them!

    scott

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