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Posted By: Dave Gaddy on: 05/15/2003 10:06:11 EDT
Subject: RE: Mislabled Signal Item

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An example is currently on eBay, properly indicated as post-war/Indian Wars period. We need to remind ouselves that (a)despite individual and unit devices, etc., the SigCorps didn't become official until '63 (mid-war), (b)much of the photography of groups, bldgs, etc., is late or even post-war, and (c) that the vets tended to do their own thing, some wearing wartime badges, etc., on GAR headgear and the like...and could well have obtained post-war buttons to have sewn on their wartime blouses...subsequently found by a collector and mis-ID'd as wartime. These are the little pitfalls we're learning.
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