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Two US Air Force Head Gear Displays

Article about: I bought these two sets a while ago probably three to four years ago. At the time they required nearly a years of savings. At the time I payed around \\$200 for the first one and \\$160 for the

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    Thanks. Can't help. Maybe Phil, Smitty or others. There are different patterns that could point to a specific maker but not something I study. Most likely just a generic example.
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    No problem at all, it is probably a more generic one as I think I've got some loose ones in a box somewhere. I will do a quick thread on these mittens to get it out of the way.

    Cheers,
    Bodhi

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    I like the Visor eagle. It fit's perfect. The visor and Garrison cap are WW2. A shame about the captain's bar's. But that is why I asked.
    Michael is correct for the maker Meyer's. The M/22 in the shield is their makers mark post war.

    Now the eagle does have the " ACID TEST" stamp. That had me thinking about which maker used that stamp. It just happens I have a Amcraft set of US insignia with the word's "ACID TEST" stamped on them. So, Not an expert on these but That might be a Amcraft made eagle. Less the snowflakes

    Two US Air Force Head Gear Displays

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    Phil

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    Hello Phil, thank you for the response, I think I have one or two badges with that kind of ornate-ish back. Are they a more interesting than others? I can post images if you would like (I would have to dig them to first).

    Cheers,
    Bodhi

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    The pattern on the back of the US is typically known as the "Snowflake" Pattern and is indictive of some pre-ww2 and WW2 era insignia..

    Smitty

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    Thank you very much Smitty, now I know about something else to look for.

    Cheers,
    Bodhi

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    Here is some more information reference the Snowflake pattern or Straburst pattern as they are known...

    Amcraft - HALLMARKS [REF] - U.S. Militaria Forum

    Smitty

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    I like the Visor eagle. It fit's perfect. The visor and Garrison cap are WW2.

    Now the eagle does have the " ACID TEST" stamp. That had me thinking about which maker used that stamp. It just happens I have a Amcraft set of US insignia with the word's "ACID TEST" stamped on them. So, Not an expert on these but That might be a Amcraft made eagle. Less the snowflakes



    Semper Fi
    Phil
    In doing a tiny bit of research (Google is an amazing thing) I found a few threads on the USMF. There appeared to be different makers that used the term "Acid Test". The ones I saw in particular were GEMSCO, NS Meyers and AmCraft. I'm sure there were many more.

    I also looked through this thread (Bodhi - not sure you can view the images but give it a try).

    The Official Cap Eagle Variant Thread - ARMY - U.S. Militaria Forum

    4 pages long but after a quick scan I didn't see a match to the "berry" pattern on the laurel leaf

    I too like this eagle. Looks like a nice quality example.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Here are my snow flake examples, first is marked with ACID TEST and to AMCRAFT.

    MAP, thanks for the source, I was able to look at the images and they were of use so thanks again!
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    Last edited by BodhiEtheridge; 01-22-2020 at 12:10 AM.

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