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WW2 U.S. Metal Insignia, Qualification Badge, Army Rank, Sterling Silver Combat Infantry Badge, Discharge Pins, Marine shooting Badge, Marine Corps Collar Insignia, Marine Corps Hat Insignia, Navy Insignia, Sterling Silver Pins & Badges, etc., as available.

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Army Enlisted Man's Service Cap Insignia – 24Karat Gold Plated Plastic Variation – On Original Card - Late 1940's

1UMI-1. 1-1/2-inch diameter, 24Karat  gold-plated, sturdy, plastic-like, insignia depicting embossed design of the U.S. Army Eagle logo. Reverse exhibits screw post with six-sided nut fastener. The insignia is on its original, 2-3/4-inch x 2-3/4-inch card, which is printed, “Plastic Ornament, 24 Karat gold Plated, Do Not Use Polish Wipe With Dry Cloth.” The front of the insignia retains approximately 99.9% of its original bright gold finish with just a  hint of age from storage. The card is bent, creased, tattered, torn and dog-eared from handling during years of open storage. The card is in Poor condition; the insignia is just about excellent. An interesting variation. The image does not due the insignia justice, it is actually bright gold colored, without any issues. Late 1940's, possibly occupation period. UNIQUE. Unused. $15.00

Small USMC Enlisted, Blackened Brass, Eagle Globe & Anchor for Right Side Collar, Worn Approximately From 1937 – 1949, Single, Screw Back

1UMI-2. About 1-inch high, enlisted, blackened brass EGA’s for the right side collar. Light signs of age with moderate wear to the highlights and blackened finish. It seems like the right side EGA is more easily obtained than the left side and we have accumulated many over the years. Complete with scalloped nut on the backside. Used. Vg. $8.00
Sorry, no matching pairs.
Some have threaded post cut short by their original owners; have a few with circular brass nuts with knurled edges.

Merchant Marine Badge - Sterling Silver

1UMI-3. Nice heavy badge, approximately 1-inch diameter, depicting a, separately applied, gold colored fouled anchor, attached to a, separately applied, silver colored shield which, is applied to a gold colored disk that shows the four points of the compass and is embossed, “ United States Merchant Marines.” The anchor and shield are attached to the disk by means of a rivet, peened over, on the backside. The front of the badge exhibits light to moderate signs of age; the badge is lightly tarnished and shows insignificant wear on the highlights; there is a very small nick on the rim edge, just above the east compass point, (almost unnoticeable to the naked eye). The slightly scooped out backside is moderately tarnished and is embossed, “sterling, A.E. Co., Utica, N.Y.;” it has a vertical attaching pin with a roller lock clasp. Originally issued to active merchant seamen for service from December 7, 1941 to July 25, 1947. Overall Vg. $35.00 

Early Marine Corps Pistol Sharpshooter Qualification Badge

1UMI-4. 1-inch wide x 1-inch wide USMC, silver colored metal Maltese type cross with a bull’s-eye center suspended from a 1-3/4-inch wide x 3/8-iinch high, horizontal, suspension  bar marked, “Pistol Sharpshooter.” The backside of the suspension bar exhibits a long horizontal attaching pin and an open, flat metal, pin catch. The badge is moderately worn, and heavily tarnished on the front and backside; the badge has seen quite a bit of use and has a "salty" appearance. An early type insignia, (actual date of this item is unknown). A reasonable acceptable representative example. Unmarked. Good. $15.00
Navy Reserve Officer Breast Wing & Miniature Wing Set
1UMI-5. 3-7/8-inch wide x 1-1/8-inch high, gold finished, sterling silver, U.S. Naval Reserve Officer breast wing. Stretched wing eagle with shield and crossed anchors on its chest; furled banner below eagle is embossed, "US NR." Nicely detailed eagle, stippled background on banner. Backside is sculptured for lightweight; suitable for wearing on shirt. The backside has a horizontal needle attaching pin with roll lock pin catch and it is embossed, embossed, "Vanguard, N.Y.," and stamped, "Sterling." Comes with a 1-1/2-inch wide x 1/2-inch high miniature wing, which is a mirror image of the large wing. The backside of the miniature wing is flat and is stamped, "Vanguard, N.Y. Sterling," and it has a horizontal needle attaching pin with a roller lock pin catch. The front of the large wing exhibits some toning to the gold finish and is lightly worn on the highlight surfaces from handling and storage. The miniature wing is quite bright with insignificant wear to the highlight surfaces. Large wing rates Vg. Small wing rates excellent. A very nice set. Excellent. $60.00 for the set SOLD
Pattern 1940 U.S. Navy Enlisted Man’s Dog Tag
1UMI-6. 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-1/4-inch high, oval metal, WW2 Navy type dog tag. The tag is stamped, “John Thomas Tierney, 666-44-68, T-2/12/43, USNR, O,” and has a hole on each end of the tag. The backside is blank and is without thumb print, but has light impressions of the lettering that is on the front. Normally there would be two tags, unfortunately, only one tag survived. This specimen exhibits light signs of age and insignificant wear. Excellent. $15.00
Navy Officer Overseas Hat, (Garrison Hat), Device, Marked, GEMSCO, 1/20 10k-Gold Filled on Sterling Silver, Small Size
NavyOffMiniCollarEagleSS.JPG (58752 bytes) 1UMI-7. The same design as worn on the Navy officer dress visor hat but smaller. Approximately 1-1/8-inch wide x 1-1/4-inch high insignia depicting a silver eagle, standing on a shield, separately applied onto gold plated crossed and fouled anchors. The eagle and shield exhibit moderate overall tarnish patina and is lightly worn on the highlights; the anchors are lightly worn and lightly tarnished on some parts. The backside of the eagle is deeply sculptured; the anchor area is flat and is very lightly stamped, “GEMSCO, Sterling-1/20-10kt GF,” (1-20th 10-karat gold filled over sterling silver). The back has a horizontal attaching pin with a, roller latch, pin catch. Vg. $35.00
Variation, Private Purchase, Army/Army Air Force Officer Visor Hat Insignia. Unique Large Size

1UMI-8. 2-1/2-inch wide x 2-3/4-inch high, oversize, WW2 Army officer visor hat insignia. Very nicely detailed, gilt metal eagle showing light signs of age toning, as well as light to moderate wear on the highlights; remnants of the original frosted gilt finish remain in recesses and low areas of the design. The backside has a screw post with a brass, knurled edge, nut and a stabilizing pin behind each wing and is marked, “Acid Test, GEMSCO.” U.S. officers were required to purchase their own clothing and insignia; because of the many different insignia manufacturers, there were numerous distinct variations of this particular badge. A perfect piece to compliment a WW2 Army or Army Air Force officer visor hat. The eagle looks better in person than in the image. UNIQUE LARGE SIZE. Vg. $35.00

Army Expert Rifle Qualification Badge, Maker Marked, with Sterling Silver RIFLE Qualification Bar
1UMI-9. Approximately 1-1/8-inch wide x 1-5/8-inch high sterling silver badge depicting a Maltese style cross with a bull’s-eye design in the center of the cross; an open top laurel wreath surrounds the cross; a “rifle” qualification bar is suspended below the wreath. The badge exhibits light to moderate signs of age from actual use and some polishing, only remnants of the original silver finish remains in recesses and low areas of the design. The backside of the cross and wreath has a horizontal attaching pin with a roller lock pin catch; the back is slightly sculptured and is embossed, “:GEMSCO, N.Y.,” (a marking that was used from the late 1930’s thru WW2), no precious metals indicated in the top part of the badge. The front of the “RIFLE” qualification bar exhibits moderate signs of age , insignificant wear and it retains maybe 50% of its original silver finish. The flat backside is embossed “sterling,” and has an embossed “N.S Meyer,” mark that was used during the late 1940’s. By virtue of the markings, this is probably the closest to WW2 that you could get. An example that will display quite nicely. Looks much better in person than in the image. Vg. $25.00 SOLD
American Red Cross Volunteer, Motor Corps Pin Used From 1923 Through 1946

 1UMI-10. Approximately 1-inch diameter, slightly vaulted, American Red Cross Volunteer, Motor Corps, pin. A handsome enameled design consisting of, a red cross in the center, on a white circle with gold spokes, (gives the appearance of a wheel), which is surrounded by a green border bearing gold lettering, “American Red Cross Volunteer,” a thin gold edge borders the green circle. The front exhibits very slight signs of age, as well as some very light and insignificant surface scratches in the enamel consistent with very light handling and use, (no actual chips or deep scratches). The convex, gold colored, backside has, what appears to be, a tiny rivet head in the center and has a horizontal attaching pin with a roller lock pin catch. A beautiful example. Excellent. $25.00

2nd Armor Division Brass Disk Designed to be Attached to a Presentation Plaque
1UMI-11. 3-1/2-inch diameter, thin, convex, brass, painted enamel, disk depicting the 2nd Armor Division patch in full color, bearing the words, "Second Armored Division U.S. Army," on a circular, black enameled background; Brass, zigzag border on yellow enamel. The front exhibits moderate overall aged and toned patina; some very small and insignificant chips on the enameled areas; the blue enameled area has been touched up, ( not a serious detraction IMO). The backside is brass with smudges and finger marks on the surface finish. There are three holes located on the outside border where the disk was designed to be tacked to a wood plaque. Nice. Vg. Reasonably priced. $35.00.
Early Navy CPO, (Chief Petty Officer), Service Hat Badge, (Could be Slightly Pre-WW2)

1UMI-12. Approximately 1-1/8-inch wide x 1-3/4-inch high U.S. Navy CPO cap insignia depicting silver metal USN letters separately applied to the front of a “Rolled Gold” brass anchor with a separately applied, fouled, anchor chain. The letters and chain are hand-applied to the anchor, the letters are purposely set at a “jaunty.” The front of the anchor exhibits light signs of age with light wear to the surface highlights, except for the top edge of the anchor, which is scratched and has some of the gold missing, however, at least 90% of the original bright gold finish still remains. The silver colored USN letters exhibit moderate surface age and wear, as well as surface scratches acquired during actual use. The backside of the anchor is aged and lightly tarnished; it has an overall stippled finish, as well as a vertical attaching pin with a roller lock catch. The backside is marked, “ROLLED GOLD,” in the area just below the pin catch. Looks dramatically better in person than in the image. Vg. $35.00 SOLD

Variation Army EM, Chemical & US, Branch of Service Collar Disks Made in Germany for US Troops during the Occupation, Marked with German, "Assmann," Maker Logo
1UMI-13. 1-inch diameter, very slightly domed, brass disk, bearing the, separately applied symbol for U.S. Army Chemical Units with its, identical, corresponding, U.S. letters disk; the symbol and U.S. letters are secured to the front of its corresponding disk by a screw-post, which is attached to a thin metal bar on the backside. The front of the disks exhibit light age and toning to the gilt-like finish which is worn to the brass base metal in some areas, approximately 50%, or more of the gilt finish still remains; there are minor surface scratches from handling and  apparent actual use, as well, (nothing of a serious nature). The backside exhibits light spots of tarnish and is stamped with a stylized letter, “A,” which is the logo design of, “F.W. Assmann & Son.” The, clutch back, securing devices are also stamped with the, “A,” logo design, as well as the letters, “AH-D.B.P.a.” The clutches are made in the WW2 officer style but do not have a spring release and they hold very firmly to the attaching pin. “F.W. Assmann & Son,” was a prolific manufacturer of Nazi period insignia and accoutrements, for the WW2 German Military and Political regime; at the end of hostilities they went directly into making military insignia for U.S. troops. Very nice examples of, slightly post-war, German Occupation, U.S. made insignia, in a difficult to obtain branch, (Chemical). Matching pair. SCARCE. Vg. $35.00
Army Officer, Signal, Branch of Service Collar Insignia by "Amcraft Metal," On Original Card
1UMI-14. Each insignia is approximately 15/16-inch wide x 7/8-inch high, alloy metal, signal flag superimposed on a gilt torch with a long handle. The flags are enameled with one flag being white with a red center and the other red with a white center, which is the symbol for US Army Signal troops. The front exhibits a bright gold finish with insignificant signs of age and use; one red flag has a manufacturing flaw in the form of a tiny spot where the enamel did not cover completely, (not a chip). The backside has an overall, “snowflake” design with, officer type, spring release clutch fasteners and is not maker marked. The flags come on their original card which is bent, tattered and soiled from years of handling, use and storage. The card has early graphics and is printed, “Amcraft Metal,” (Attleboro, Massachusetts), “The Metal with the Rich Gold Color, All The Way Through.” The card is in Poor condition; the insignia is lightly used and in Excellent condition. $35.00
Combat Medic Badge
1UMI-15. Approximately 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-inch high oval badge, depicting two serpents entwined around a staff with winged cross on top; the design is superimposed on an open military stretcher; the design is bordered by an oak leaf and acorn wreath. The nicely detailed front exhibits moderate wear, to the silver plated finish, with brass base metal showing through on parts of the cross and stretcher handles; speckled tarnish and toning to the silver finish. The backside is deeply sculptured and tarnished, it has a, horizontal, brass attaching pin with a roller lock pin catch. An economy model with no precious metal, Very nice detail. Unmarked. Vg. $20.00
Army Officer, Cavalry, Branch of Service Collar Device, 305th. Cavalry Regiment, 1st. Brigade, 62nd. Cavalry Division
1UMI-16. The 62nd cavalry was headquartered in Hagerstown, Maryland and was composed of men from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-inch high, gold colored, stamped brass crossed swords device with  separately applied, number 305 above the crossed scabbards. The front exhibits light signs of age, insignificant tarnish, as well as moderate wear to the gilt finish from handling and use; maybe 40% of the original finish still remains. The backside is clean and has a horizontal attaching pin with a flat metal pin catch. Unmarked. Vg. $15.00
Combat Infantry Badge, Marked Sterling, with Sterling Marked Clutches
1UMI-17. 3-inch wide x 1-inch high Combat Infantry badge depicting a silver flintlock rifle on a blue painted background, superimposed on a silver oak leaf wreath; the blue enamel paint is 97% intact and exhibits light signs of age and toning, as well as insignificant soil and surface wear acquired during handling, use and storage, (nothing of a serious nature). The silver rifle and border edge retains approximately 50%, or more, of its original silver-plated finish, which has insignificant signs of wear and light tarnish. The reverse has an overall blackened finish and is marked, “sterling,” in raised letters. The two, short WW2 type, attaching pins have, tarnished, WW2 type, flat-face, sterling marked clutch fasteners. A nice used example. Vg. $49.00
Combat Infantry Badge, Marked Sterling, with Sterling Marked Clutches
1UMI-18. 3-inch wide x 1-inch high Combat Infantry badge depicting a silver flintlock rifle on a blue painted background, superimposed on a silver oak leaf wreath; the blue enamel paint is 99% intact and exhibits light signs of age and toning, as well as very insignificant soil and surface wear acquired during handling, use and storage, (nothing of a serious nature). The silver rifle, border edge and wreath retain approximately 40%, or more, of its original silver-plated finish, which has very insignificant signs of wear and very light tarnish. The reverse has an overall blackened finish and is marked, “sterling,” in raised letters. The two, short WW2 type, attaching pins have, tarnished, WW2 type, flat-face, sterling marked clutch fasteners. A nice used example. Vg. $49.00
Combat Infantry Badge, Marked Sterling, with Sterling Marked Clutches
1UMI-19. 3-inch wide x 1-inch high Combat Infantry badge depicting a silver flintlock rifle on a blue painted background, superimposed on a silver oak leaf wreath; the blue enamel paint is 98% intact and exhibits moderate signs of age and toning, as well as light soil and surface wear acquired during handling, use and storage, The silver rifle border edge and wreath retains approximately 35%, or more, of its original silver-plated finish, which has moderate signs of wear and light tarnish. The reverse has an overall blackened finish and is marked, “sterling,” in raised letters. The two, short WW2 type, attaching pins have, tarnished, WW2 type, flat-face, sterling marked clutch fasteners. A used example. Vg-. $45.00
Lieutenant Colonel, Sterling Silver, Oak Leaf Insignia, British Variation Made for the U.S. Army
1UMI-20. Full size, sterling silver, oak leaf insignia representing the rank of Lt. Colonel; British made for the U.S. Army during World War 2. The front of the insignia exhibits moderate signs of age and surface wear, as well as moderate overall tarnish patina on the recessed background with naturally burnished highlights; one very small bit of deterioration on the top tip of  one oak leaf, (nothing serious). The backsides are lightly tarnished; they exhibit a British type attaching pin with an open pin catch. The back of each insignia are identically stamped, “Silver;” some of the stamped letters are not complete legible. Very nice examples. Scarce. Vg. $55.00
Lieutenant Colonel, Oak Leaf Insignia, Australian Variation Made for the U.S. Army
1UMI-21. Full size, silver colored metal, oak leaf insignia representing the rank of Lt. Colonel; Australian made for the U.S. Army, during WW2. The front of the insignia exhibits moderate signs of age and surface wear, (some heavy wear on one of the veins on each insignia, Nothing serious), as well as moderate overall dark tarnish patina on the recessed background with lightly burnished highlights. The backsides are lightly tarnished, with some heavier tarnish in the area where the pin catch was soldered. The insignia exhibit a British type attaching pin with an open pin catch. The back of each insignia are identically embossed, “K.O.Luke, Melb,” (Melb. Stands for Melbourne). The insignia is darker than as they appear in the image. Very nice examples. Scarce. Vg. $55.00
Combat Infantry Badge, Sterling Silver, Unique 2-pc Variation
1UMI-22aex. 3-inch wide x 1-inch high Combat Infantry badge depicting a silver flintlock rifle on a blue painted background; the blue enamel is 98% intact showing moderate signs of age and soil with minor ageing under the paint. Most of the original silver frosted finish, on the rifle and border edge, is worn off to the sterling silver base metal, which lightly tarnished in some spots. The reverse is marked, “sterling,” in raised letters. The two, darkly tarnished, attaching pins have WW2 type, flat-face, “sterling,” marked clutch fasteners. The, professionally made, oak leaf wreath is separately applied and can be completely detached; the wreath fits over the taw, short WW2 type, attaching pins and is held in place by the clutch attachments. The wreath has a silver-oxide finish and shows moderate signs of wear; it is, somewhat, crudely finished on the backside and in the areas that do not show from the front, which seems to be the standard of some other 2-pc examples that I have examined, (the wreath is not marked sterling). There is some thought that the two piece badge was made to use up existing Expert Infantry badges already in stock. A unique variation of the Combat Infantry Badge. Vg. $70.00
Combat Medic Badge, Sterling Silver
1UMI-23axp. Approximately 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-inch high oval badge, depicting two serpents entwined around a staff with winged cross on top; the design is superimposed on an open military stretcher; the design is bordered by an oak leaf and acorn wreath. The nicely detailed front exhibits light age and wear, as well as insignificant tarnish to the silver finish. The flat backside is embossed "Sterling," in a slight arc and has one very small, sculptured depression, spot on the upper center area; it has a, horizontal, brass attaching pin with a roller lock pin catch. There are remnants of original solder drops in the area of the pin hinge, (a very good indication of soldered pin & catch bases). Very nice detail. Vg+. $45.00
Army Officer, Tank Destroyer Units, Branch of Service Collar Insignia by "Meyer," with Partial Original Card. Single Left Side

1UMI-24. Approximately 1-1/4-inch wide x 5/8-inch high, sterling silver, gilt, Tank Destroyer vehicle. The front of the insignia exhibits a bright gold finish with light signs of age, as well as insignificant tarnish on some of the highlights. The backside exhibits bright gilt finish with wartime, raised, Meyer shield and is stamped, “sterling;” the back has, two, brass, WW2 type, flat-face pin clutches. The card is tattered, soiled and torn horizontally above the insignia; the card is marked, “Sterling, N.S. Meyer, Inc New York.” Single left side. Scarce. Vg. $35.00 SOLD

Army Officer, Tank Destroyer Units, Branch of Service Collar Insignia by "Meyer." Single Left Side

1UMI-25. Approximately 1-1/4-inch wide x 5/8-inch high, sterling silver, gilt, Tank Destroyer vehicle. The front of the insignia exhibits a toned gold finish with moderate signs of age, tarnish and possible use. The backside exhibits bright gilt finish with wartime, raised, Meyer shield and is stamped, “sterling;” the back has, two, brass, WW2 type, flat-face pin clutches. Single left side. Scarce. Vg. $35.00 SOLD

Army/Army Air Force Officer Visor Hat Insignia, Australian Variation Made for the U.S. Army
1UMI-26. Approximately 2-1/4 -inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, WW2 Army officer visor hat insignia, made in Australia, for the U.S. Army during World War 2. The front of the insignia exhibits light signs of age, it’s nicely detailed and has heavily detailed feathers; it exhibits a lightly toned gilt finish, with light tarnish starting around the outside of some of the highlights of the design, (one area of moderate to heavy tarnish where the talons are holding the arrows); no actual signs of wear, however it appears to have seen light use. The backsides is heavily tarnished; it has a single threaded post with a flat, knurled edge, attaching nut; there is a brass pin behind each wing for additional securing purposes. The backside of the clouds and stars is embossed, “L.C. Luke, Melbourne, Australia.” A very nice example. Scarce. About Vg+. $45.00 SOLD
Early Marine Corps Rifle Marksman Qualification Bar, Sterling Silver

1UMI-27. Approximately 2-1/4-inch long x 3/8-inch high USMC Rifle Qualification Bar depicting the word, “MARKSMAN,” in slightly italicized, upper case letters, between two circular bulls-eye targets. The front of the bar has a bright silver finish, exhibiting light signs of age, very minor tarnish, as well as light surface wear. The backside is embossed, “Sterling,” and exhibits moderate, (to near heavy in some spots), tarnish; it has a horizontal needle attaching pin with a safety-pin type pin catch. Not as tarnished as it appears in the image, (a lighting problem). A very nice example. About Vg+. $40.00

Army Officer U.S. Letters by Balfour, Marked, 1/20 10k GF

1UMI-28. Approximately 13/16-inch wide x 7/16-inch high, slightly larger, high quality variation U.S. letters for Army officer uniform collar. The front still retains a very nice, lightly aged, gold finish; one set of letters has some light tarnish or soil spots, which may possibly be improved by cleaning, (nothing serious). The backside exhibits an aged and tarnished brass patina and has, two, brass, WW2 type, flat-face pin clutches. The backside is marked, with embossed lettering, in a recessed panel, “Balfour, 1/20 10k GF,” (1/20th 10 karat, Gold Filled finish). The insignia is used and has been polished in earlier times; the gold filled finish does not appear to have been affected by the polishing. Nice variation. A sought after maker. Vg. $45.00
Early Army EM, Quartermaster & US, Branch of Service Collar Disks. Variation Size and Markings. Screw Back. UNIQUE
1UMI-29. Approximately 1-1/16-inch diameter, (very slightly larger than normal). The insignia is comprised of a flat brass disk one with separately applied, U.S.,” letters and one with, cut out and detailed, “Quartermaster,” branch insignia. The letters and branch insignia are secured to the front of its corresponding disk by a screw-post, which passes through the brass disk and is secured by a thin metal retaining nut and a thick, fluted edge, nut for securing to a uniform collar. The insignia has been used; the front exhibits moderate signs of age with some light surface tarnish spots on the overall aged brass patina. The backside is aged, with light to moderate tarnish; each disk is stamped, “Standard Plate,” (the marking is unusual as the letter “N” is stamped backward); may be theatre made); possibly pre-war. A nice variation, UNIQUE. Vg. $25.00
Variation Suspension Bar for the 1941 U.S. Army Maneuvers Ribbon and Medal. (Ribbon & Medal are not available)
1UMI-30. 1-3/4-inch long x 5/8-inch high, gilt, ribbon suspension bar, comprised of embossed lettering, “U.S. Maneuvers 1941,” surmounted by a detailed, spread-wing eagle. The front exhibits light to moderate signs of tarnish with maybe 50% gilt remains. The insignia is designed to suspend the ribbon and medal designed for those who participated in the 1941 Maneuvers in Louisiana. This was an un-official medal, which many were awarded or privately purchased. The backside is lightly tarnished and has a suspension pin, which would secure the ribbon with its medal and another, shorter, pin to attach it to a uniform. Vg. $10.00
Army Engineer Officer Collar Insignia, by Amcraft, Attleboro, Mass. Matching Pair 
1UMI-31. 1-1/8-inch wide x 11/16-inch high, solid stamped gilt brass insignia, depicting a turreted castle, which is the symbol for Army Engineer units. The front of these examples exhibits light signs of age and light, to near moderate signs of surface wear to the highlights; each insignia bears a light, to moderate, dark, surface, tarnish patina, in some areas; minor remnants of the original gilt finish still remains on the front. The backside of each insignia has an overall gilt finish with a, "snowflake," design and is embossed, "Amcraft, Attleboro, Mass. Acid Test," and has double clutch back pins with "unique" variation pin clutches; (the clutch release device is a special, private purchase, type design). Nice used example. Vg. $35.00 Matched pair
Army Enlisted Man Service Cap Insignia, Variation Construction
1UMI-32. Approximately 1-3/8-inch diameter, deeply, convex, (slightly over ¼-inch), stamped brass base, bearing a separately applied, (appears to be cast), design of the U.S. Army Eagle. The brass eagle is formed over the convex base and exhibits moderate to heavy signs of age and wear to the highlights of the design; the design has been polished over the years but it still retains some of its original, unique, and detailing and design. The front of the brass base exhibits an overall, pleasingly aged, brass patina. The deeply hollow backside has a darkly tarnished brass finish with a central screw post with a, fluted edge, brass attaching nut. The overall style and design presents itself as a unique departure from what is normally encountered for an enlisted man’s service cap insignia. May possibly be theatre made. Unmarked. About Vg. $25.00 SOLD
 
   
 
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