Rare 1930's - WWII Ex-Marine Guards Shoulder Patch
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Rare 1930's - WWII Ex-Marine Guards Shoulder Patch

Code: hfwa20004emg

$135.00




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ARTIFACT: Rare 1930's – WWII Ex-Marine Guards shoulder patch. This example, embroidered on twill with green thread and border reads: "EX-MARINE GUARD". Ex-Marine Guards was a civil security company that hired only men who had served as Marines to guard defense plants, monuments, etc. in Southern California. See the advertisement from Princeton University Marine Corps Chevron Volume 2, Number 27, 10 July 1943:

Princeton University Online Library Archive

VINTAGE: Circa 1930's – WWII

SIZE: Approximately 4-7/8" x 1-1/4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embroidered on twill with cotton/polyester/silk thread, gauze backing

ATTACHMENT: N/A

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Homefront collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VGM16 LACEX7/16

CONDITION: 6+ (Fine—Very Fine): The shoulder patch shows moderate to heavy wear, light fading and two snags to twill, the embroidered letters remain intact as does nearly all of the gauze backing, overall fine condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.