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Article about: Gday all, I was hoping someone could give me an indication with regards to what era this USMC insignia was manufactured. It lacks any makers marks. I believe the pre WW2 examples have both l

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    Gday all,
    I was hoping someone could give me an indication with regards to what era this USMC insignia was manufactured.
    It lacks any makers marks.

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    I believe the pre WW2 examples have both lines of latitude and longitude on the globe as opposed to only latitude marks.
    So I guess this one is either WW2 or a post war example but not sure.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    All the best
    Dave

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    The fouled anchor(Rope) did come into being on the EGA until the 50's.

    "Another major change to enlisted emblems was in 1955. All new emblems were required to conform to a new and official Marine Corps Seal, approved by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. This change added the fouled anchor to the collar devices for enlisted wear. Officer's collar devices did not add the fouled anchor until 1962. Service insignia were made in a brownish finish to match leather items on uniforms."

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Is it a cap badge or a collar badge ?

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    How big is it? The Barracks cover(hat) emblem will be larger than the collar device.
    So size will tell.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Gday gents,
    This example is aprox. 4cm (1 3/4 inch) high from the top to the bottom of the anchor
    thanks fella,s.
    Dave

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    That is what I thought.
    What you have is a cap badge for the 1902 model Marine Dress blue cap.
    The cap badges have always had a fouled anchor.

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    Gday Steve.
    How you hanging mate,well I hope
    So would that make it a pre WW2 issue cap badge?

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    You bet buddy. Definitly pre WWII. More than likely pre WWI.

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    Nice.........Thanks for that Steve, appreciated mate.
    Also thanks Phil for your response.
    Cheers Gents
    and all the best
    Dave

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    The Barracks & Blue's and Campaign cover did have the rope. I stand corrected.
    So would this be an enlisted man's due to the bronze color?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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