Item # 002
Title: ENLISTED "DROOP WING" DRESS EGA COLLAR SET
Description: This is the issue variety of collar insignia worn on the enlisted Marine dress blue uniform in the 1930's. Commonly referred to as "Droop Wing" insignia, for the significant downward wing appearance. These are also sometimes referred to as "China Marine" insignia. This is somewhat a misnomer, as these have no affiliation to the China Marines other than being the type worn by Marines in the tumultuous times in China leading up to WW2. These were produced from the official Marine emblem approved in 1925, but fell out of popularity with Marines and leaders. The emblem was changed in 1937.
Item # 011
Title: 1892 PATTERN ENLISTED EPAULETTE INSIGNIA
Description: This EGA is the heavy gauge nickel insignia with dual double prongs. These were used on the dress "banjo" boards of the P1892 enlisted dress uniforms.
Item # 007
Title: KOREAN WAR OFFICER SERVICE HAT DEVICE HILBORN HAMBURGER (HH)
Description: This is the Hilborn Hamburger variety that saw service through late WW2 and into the early 1960's with it being made of different construction materials. This is stamped with the eagle logo of HH and "SER 203". This is a later 1950's production EGA.
Item # 008
Title: WW2 NS MEYER OFFICER'S SERVICE COLLAR EGA SET
Description: These were worn on the service and tan officer's uniform. Marked with shield logo of NS Meyer.
Item # 006
Title: WW2 NS MEYER OFFICER'S SERVICE HAT EGA
Description: This is actually a pattern of EGA that was first used in WW1 and was brought back in 1937 when the Marine Corps gave up on the droop wing design. This has the NS Meyer shield on the anchor.
Item # 003
Title: WW2 OFFICER DRESS HAT DEVICE STERLING & 10K
Description: This is the Hilborn Hamburger variety that saw service through late WW2 and into the early 1960's with it being made of different construction materials. This is the earliest and best quality (anchor is stamped 10K) version.
Item # 009
Title: WW2 HILBORN HAMBURGER IMPERIAL OFFICER SERVICE EGA
Description: This is the WW2 officer's hat EGA worn on the service green and tropical tan uniforms. This one is marked "IMPERIAL" with the "HH" logo.
Item # 005
Title: 1935 "DEVIL DOGS OF THE AIR" QUAKER OATS GIVEAWAY EGA
Description: This is a 1935 Quaker Oats giveaway promotion for the James Cagney film "Devil Dogs of the Air". Great brassy age has turned red.
Item # 010
Title: 1920'S ENLISTED SERVICE HAT EGA
Description: This is the issue hat EGA predominately worn in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Worn on the green service and tan tropical caps.
Item # 004
Title: WW1 ENLISTED SERVICE COLLAR DISCS - NS MEYER VARIETY
Description: This variety of WW1 collar discs appeared in the NS Meyer catalog of 1918. The 1" round discs were the first authorized collar insignia for enlisted men in late 1918 to help distinguish Marines from their Army counterparts in France during the Great War. They were patterned after the Army's collar disc and were abolished upon the return of AEF Marines from France in 1919.