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WWI US Army Collar Disc Collection ~group #3

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Posted 5 years ago


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This last grouping consists of some rare Collar Discs that I have never seen before or since. I have often wondered if they were a good replica or "FAKE" such as the bugler (trumpet) collar disc, but on the flip side of the coin, I have NOT seen another one since, not even on Ebay....which make be think that it is the real McCoy....Again, this is a 20 year collection, if you are chomping at the bit to fill a WWI US Army Collar disc collection, most of these can be found on Ebay or at Military Shows. The rare ones will command a higher price! And beware of fakes!!

Photo #1 shows:
US & Tank Corps, US & Unknown (cogged wheel with a shield)

Photo #2 shows:
US & Artillery company "B", US & T (Trains)
US & Bugle, US & MP (Military Police)

Photo #3 shows:
US & a Croissant ( for a cook), US & SATC (Student Army Training Corps)
US & H (Headquarters or sometimes referred to as Hospital) , USR & Infantry HQ (Head Quarters)

Photo #4 shows:
US & Unknown (cogged wheel with crossed hammer & quill), US & Veterinarian Corps
USV & TM (trench Mortars), USNA & Musician


  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Great disc collection. Thanks for the education and sharing!

    It might be worthwhile to highlite those that are heavily reproduced-- most of the tank corps discs that I see on the market are bogus.

  2. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 5 years ago
    Thanks Scott!
    Yes, Tank Corps are often faked, and Cavalry Machine Gun, Trench Mortar as well. Issued & worn collar discs should show wear, the treads on the screw post will show wear, and even a build up at the post of wool particles. The face of the disc will show wear, scuffs pain chips & the like.
    A gloss black paint job, or the sheen of a shinny new penny should raise a RED FLAG! Those would most likely be fakes or reproductions....
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    Cogged wheel & Shield – Army Service Corps. You can find this in a few different references.

    MP – This one is non-regulation, but authentic as described in Emerson’s “Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms.” During WWI, men detailed to perform MP duties were to wear an MP Brassard and “H” (Headquarters) discs, a professional MP corps not being created till 1941.

    Croissant – actually a crescent denoting the Commissary Corps, but I like your description better! :)

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection – You have some rare ones!

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