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#US1012 USMC Single Enlisted Droop Wing EGA
Single WW I Enlisted Collar Droop Wing Eagle Globe Anchor (EGA) of the United States Marine Corps (USMC).  Background: The present EGA design was based on that established between 10 November 1775 and the date that the Marines were revised in 1798. In those days the buttons they wore had 13 stars around the top and an eagle with partially outstretched wings clutching an ardent fouled anchor.  It was not until 13 November 1868 that the globe, inspired by the British Royal Marines, was added. The eagle then clutched the globe which was centralized over the ardent fouled anchor and chain.  Since 1868 designs existed for officers dress uniforms in silver and gold, NCO’s and EM dress uniforms in brass and for other uniforms a black example. The officer’s examples tend to have a loose or separate piece of rope fouled in the anchor while that found on enlisted examples is part of the die of the entire badge.  In addition to the cap badge, a pair of collar badges were worn made in right and left facing designs. During WWII examples of the EGA were made in economy plastic and continued to be made in the US after the war.  There are many different varieties of designs worn between the 19th and 20th Century. They can be differentiated by details of the eagle, positioning of head, wings and style of globe and anchor. They were mostly supplied with screw back fasteners. This is a nice example of a WWI USMC EGA!  $35
 
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#MC12 WWI Era U.S. Marine Corps P1912 "Campaign Hat" 
Original WWI era USMC P1912 campaign hat featuring distinct USMC folded brim and three vents. A period bronze eagle globe and anchor (EGA) insignia device is fastened to the front vent of the cap which is undisturbed and never removed.  The hat is manufactured by Suskind in 1915, their maker mark and date is visible stamped under the sweatband.  The hat is size 7 5/8 and the original size tag is also present under the sweatband. The shape of the hat still maintains the distinctive four dents forming the "Montana Peak" suggesting it has always been stored properly and never crushed. The cap is period named to the Marine who once owned it "Jack B. Bryan, Camp Knox NY, 10th Infantry". This writing is underneath the original full brown leather sweatband and was too difficult to photograph properly.  The overall condition of the cap is excellent, with only three small moth nips near the leather sweatband, which is intact and somewhat supple but fragile. A worthy addition for any serious USMC collection, with research potential based on the provenance written inside the sweatband.  $600 *Reduced* $550
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#US1010 Mills 1918 Magazine Pouch
Mills 1918 double magazine pouch for the 1911.  Mint / unissued condition. $20
 
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#US1011 Russell 1918 Magazine Pouch
Russell 1918 double magazine pouch for the 1911.  Mint / unissued condition. $20
 
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#US1005 M1911 Leather Holster
Original WWI U.S. M1911A1 holster most likely manufactured by Graton & Knight with the inspectors initials J.C.Y. and dated 1918.  Very good condition complete with leg tong showing only light use. Stitching is still strong, no repairs or modifications, never darkened, and free of mold.  M1911 holsters are significantly harder to find than M1911A1 holsters in this condition. Nice example. $165
 
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#US1008 SONGS The Soldiers And Sailors SING
SONGS The Soldiers And Sailors SING.  A small book of music and songs for soldiers to use in their down time and on the ships to and from Europe.  Nice booklet, complete, good condition given the age. $20
 
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#US1007 United States Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917
United States Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917 original manual.  This manually is fairly thick and contains a lot of information as well as drawings of the rifle and accessories.  Condition overall is used with serial numbers written on the back, the staples holding it together have rusted but are still doing their job.  Printed by Washington Government Printing Officer in 1918. Nice uncommon manual. $50
 
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#US1006 Foot Powder, with contents
U.S. WWI contracted foot powder still full with contents. $20
 

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#SB4 29th Infantry Division Camouflage and Flashed M1917 Helmet
Impressive original 29th Infantry Division camouflage and flashed M1917 helmet.  Original period applied camouflaged textured paint with 29th Infantry Division 'blue and gray' flash.  Similar helmets are shown in Alexander F. Barnes book 'LET'S GO the history of the 29th Infantry Division 1917-2001'.  The unit departed for the Western Front in 1918 to join the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI and spent 21 days in combat accomplishing their objectives in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive at a heavy cost taking approximately 30% casualties.   The condition of the helmet is excellent, however typical with these M1917's the liner is loose inside the helmet.  Often times, the liner on these helmets are completely missing so the fact it's still fully intact but loose is not a huge deal.  This is a great U.S. WWI helmet from a famous unit that would look great in any collection. *Sold*

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#US1002 USMC M1911 Eagle Snap Magazine Pouch
Extremely scarce United States Marine Corps leather double mag pouch for the M1911 with USMC eagle, globe and anchor snap.  From the pre-WWI era and would have been used in WWI as well. Inside the flap are some USMC Battery markings but they are not visible in the photos.  One of very few known surviving examples, the only one I've ever seen on the loose. *Sold*
 
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#US1003 USMC DQP Meat Can Pouch for P1915 Pack
USMC DQP Philadelphia depot made meat can pouch for the P1915 pack, with USMC stamp on back.  These are much harder to find than USMC P1915 packs which are always missing them, and rarely do they ever have the USMC stamp.  Very rare.  Unused excellent condition with no flaws. *Sold*

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#US1004 US Army Eagle Snap 1911 Mag Pouch, mfg MILLS OCT 1916
US Army 1911 mag pouch with 'eagle snap' buttons manufactured by MILLS OCT 1916.   These eagle snap pouches are the type that were actually used in WWI opposed to the much more common late war examples with standard undecorated closure snaps.  Lightly used but in overall excellent condition, no repairs or modification.  Faintly unit marked on the reverse of the pouch. *Sold*