Gifted Pairs- BB& B Colonel’s & LtCol’s Rank Insignia.


LtCol’s dated 1937- WWII period use most like for the colonels.

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This is a two pair set of Bailey Banks & Biddle full colonel’s eagles, and lieutenant colonel’s silver oak leaves.  I do not know who the officer receiving or the names of those giving.  It would be a long search going through the Army Registers for the 1930’s period, but not impossible to find a name.

The LtCol’s reads on the back, “M.G.A. TO  H.E.K./MAY 29, 1937.”  & BB& B/ STERLING.  These are pin back with locking rings,  and have an untouched patina to the silver.

The Col’s reads, “R.L.C. TO H.E.K. (No date).  BB& B/  STERLING. These are screw back with thumb nuts, one of which is a replacement and turns tight on to a slightly bent post.  These will work well on uniform.  Patina on one has been cleaned at some point, but they are a pair.

Obviously this officer was promoted in 1937, and quickly made the next grade with the beginning of WWII.

BB& B insignia is highly sought after, and especially when any ID’s or dates are encountered.  Overall a fine pair.

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Weight .50 lbs