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WW1 U.S. Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskUs.JPG (57991 bytes) 8UW1-104a. One-inch diameter enlisted mans collar disk with finely checkered background; the central design depicts raised U.S. letters; the dark bronze finish is worn through to a bronze base metal on the U.S. letters and rim; very light wear to the finish on the background, which has very light and insignificant signs of soil. The backside is aged and retains most of its dark bronze finish; it has a screw post with proper nut fastener. Vg. $9.00 SOLD
WW1 Quartermaster Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskQm1var.JPG (58603 bytes) 8UW1-104b. One-inch diameter enlisted mans collar disk with finely checkered background. Very light wear on the highlights of the central design and parts of the rim, as well as very minor and insignificant soil. Depicts eagle, wheel, crossed key and sword in relief. Reverse exhibits screw post with proper nut fastener. Vg.  $10.00 SOLD
WW1 Medical Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskMed1var.JPG (59660 bytes) 8UW1-104c. One-inch diameter enlisted mans collar disk with finely checkered background. Depicts, in very high relief, the Medical Caduceus symbol. Reverse exhibits screw post with proper nut fastener. The snakes and shoulders of the wings have been heavily worn as if the disk was dragged across cement or put on a grinding wheel, otherwise their is light to moderate wear to finish on the highlights, (not too bad looking from a distance). A very good representative example. Vg-. $9.00 SOLD
WW1 Coast Artillery Enlisted Man Collar Disk With Unusual Stamped Numbers – Screw Back
EmDskCoast15Art.JPG (57881 bytes) 8UW1-104d. One-inch diameter enlisted mans collar disk with finely checkered background; the central design depicts an artillery shell superimposed on crossed cannons. Moderate to heavy wear on the highlights of the design and rim. The number “15” is crudely hand stamped between the upper cross of the cannons and the number 115 is similarly stamped between the lower cross. The stamping is very crude; the numbers are different size and style fonts; the numbers were stamped very hard causing a shallow dent in the metal. The backside retains approximately most of its original dark finish and has a screw post with proper nut fastener. UNIQUE. Vg. $8.00 SOLD
WW1 Engineer Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskEng.JPG (57990 bytes) 8UW1-104e. One-inch diameter enlisted mans collar disk with finely checkered background; the central design depicts the U.S. Army Depicts Engineer’s castle symbol. Very heavy wear on the castle; spots of the dark painted finish on the background is worn through to its copper colored base. The backside retains approximately 50% of its dark painted finish and has a screw post with proper nut fastener. Vg. $8.00
WW1 U.S. Honorable Discharge Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskHonorDschg.JPG (61392 bytes) 8UW1-104f. One-inch diameter enlisted mans collar disk with finely checkered background; the central design depicts raised U.S. letters surrounded by raised words, “Honorable Discharge.” The dark bronze finish is worn through to a copper/bronze base metal on the U.S. letters and rim; light wear to the finish on the other words and on the background, which has very light and insignificant signs of soil. The backside retains most of its dark bronze finish and has a screw post with proper nut fastener. UNIQUE. Vg. $35.00 SOLD
WW1 Vermont Green Mountain Guard Disk – Pin Back
GrnMtnGuard.JPG (62347 bytes) 8UW1-104g. 1-1/8-inch diameter brass disk with dark bronze finish; convex center bearing the state seal of the state of Vermont; the seal is circumscribed, “Vermont, Freedom and Unity;” the outside border is circumscribed, “Green Mountain Guards.” Appears to be a very early type of Vermont State Guard or National Guard collar disk. Moderate wear on the highlights of the design and lettering. The backside retains approximately most of its original dark finish and has a vertical safety pin type of attaching device. UNIQUE. Vg. $35.00 SOLD
WW1 M1918 Enlisted Man Tank Corps Collar Disk - Screw Back – French Made Variation
emdsktank1var.JPG (59144 bytes) 8UW1-104f. One-inch diameter enlisted man Tank Corps collar disk with finely checkered background. The finish is light to moderately worn on the highlights, approximately 90% of its original dark brown painted finish remains on the front, with light wear on the highlights and light paint chips around the border edge. The disk depicts the side view of a WW1 Mark VIII tank above two fire breathing dragons and laurel branches. The Reverse retains approximately 80% of its original paint and has a screw post with a, round, smooth edge, vaulted nut fastener. A French variation made for the U.S. Tank Corps. Not often encountered. Scarce. Near excellent. $95.00 SOLD
WW1 U.S. Enlisted Man USNA - United States National Army - Collar Disk - Screw Back
EmDskUSNA.JPG (59205 bytes) 8UW1-104g. 1-inch diameter enlisted man collar disk with very finely checkered background. The finish is worn from border edge and the highlights of the letters, as well as light to moderate wear to the metal from actual use; approximately 40% of its original dark bronze finish remains. The disk depicts the letters USNA, (United States National Army), in a high relief, monogram style. The Reverse exhibits a screw post with a, "hump back," nut fastener with a thin smooth edge. The backside also exhibits light surface verdigris; the nut has slightly heavier verdigris with some minor pitting marks. About Vg. $9.00 SOLD
WW1 Field Artillery Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back 
EmDskFldArt.JPG (54882 bytes) 8UW1-104h. One-inch diameter enlisted man collar disk with very finely checkered background. The finish is heavily worn on the highlights, approximately 50% of its original dark bronze finish remains. The disk depicts, in high relief, crossed field Artillery cannons. The Reverse exhibits a screw post with a round, serrated edge, nut fastener, almost all of the serrations are worn off from use. Vg. $10.00 SOLD
WW1 M1918 Aviation Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskAviation1var.JPG (55726 bytes) 8UW1-104i. One-inch diameter enlisted man collar disk with finely checkered background. The finish is lightly worn on some of the highlights, approximately 95% of its original dark brown painted finish remains. The disk depicts, in high relief, the aviation winged propeller design. The Reverse exhibits a screw post with a round, brass, serrated edge, nut fastener. This disk is not often encountered. SCARCE. Vg+. $65.00
M1921 Style C.M.T.C. (Civilian Military Training Corps), Enlisted Man Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskCMTC2.JPG (58084 bytes) 8UW1-104j. A one-inch diameter, enlisted man collar disk, of the new style, which first appeared in 1921. Army Regulation 600-35 required the elimination of all bronze insignia from the Army uniform. The new collar disks were manufactured with a copper/gold finish and had a very distinctive checkered background of tiny squares with even smaller, very detailed, shield shaped designs within the tiny checkered squares. This specimen has the letters, CMTC, embossed on the new style background. The original copper/gold finish is maybe 50% intact, the finish, on the highlights, is worn to the base brass metal and its tarnished from age and use. The backside has a screw post with a round, brass, serrated edge nut fastener; the backside is overall lightly tarnished, but most of the original copper/gold finish still remains. A scarce and very unique disk, not often encountered. Vg. $25.00
Army Transportation Officer Collar Disk - Pin Back - French Made Pierced Design
OffTransportDisk.JPG (55519 bytes) 8UW1-104k. One-inch diameter, heavy, high quality, nicely detailed, two-piece constructed, dark bronze color, Army Transportation officer collar disk depicting a pierced design of a winged helmet superimposed on a spoke wheel. The backside has a horizontal attaching pin with a roller lock pin catch that is consistent with collar disks produced in France. The disk retains approximately 98%, or more, of its original, smooth, dark bronze finish with light wear on the highlights. The disk looks dramatically better in person than it does in the image. SCARCE. A real beauty. $35.00 SOLD
Unusual, Separately Applied Propeller Variation Enlisted Man Aviation Collar Disk – Screw Back
EmDskAviation2var.JPG (52732 bytes) 8UW1-104m. One-inch diameter, dark bronze, enlisted man Aviation collar disk with finely dimpled background. The finish is moderately worn on the highlights, approximately 50% of its original dark bronze finish remains. The disk depicts, in high relief, an unusual stubby wing with a, separately applied, silver propeller. The reverse has a screw post with a small, round top, nut fastener. A unique variation. SCARCE. Vg+. $95.00
WW1 Plastic Enlisted Collar Disks  - NJ, (New Jersey), & Infantry Crossed Rifles - A Unique Variation
EmDskInfPlastic.JPG (37173 bytes) 8UW1-104n. 1-inch diameter, slightly vaulted, plastic disk depicting the letters, “NJ,” on one disk and crossed MJ1903 rifles on the other; the design is imbedded or sandwiched between plastic disks; the “NJ,” letters are superimposed on a yellow/ olive checkered background and the rifles are on a shaded yellow/olive background. The backside has a horizontal spring pin attachment with an open pin catch and each disk is embossed with the words, “Whitehead & Hoag,” (very small and not perfectly stamped so it ‘s not completely legible), which was a company that produced a multitude of patriotic, political and novelty pins of celluloid, cloth, tin and plastic. Actual use unknown; early New Jersey National Guard (?); Children’s toy item (?); made for a special event (?). A very unique set. Excellent. $35.00 Set.

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