Posted 5 years ago
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!!