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General Officer, Colonel Eagle Rank Insignia and Others


General officer stars and colonel's eagles are an interesting segment of military collectables. The number of variations from manufacturer to manufacturer, and even variations within a single company over a period of years result in a huge number of differing styles, designs, and modifications.

Shown here are a number of examples. Some were sent by specific and identified officers and are accompanied a signed letter or signature clip which would make the basis of a nice display when appropriately mounted and framed.

Where possible, eagle pairs have been matched by maker and style.  We also have a number of single eagles that will eventually be listed.  General stars are SINGLES unless stated otherwise.

If you see an item you want, please note the ITEM NUMBER and NAME and use it in your email.

General Officer Rank Star Insignia Colonel Rank Eagle Insignia
Other Insignia  

General and Flag Officer Stars, etc.


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  TIBBS-1
post
 World War Two USA General Vehicle Plate as used by
General Floyd Tibbes
This is a 6-1/4 x 9 inch heavy steel plate painted army red with a single centered star.

The condition is near excellent.
$349.99 Available



GENM-001
post World War Two USA General Uniform Board as worn by General Floyd Tibbes & misc. other Items Lot
 This is a shown & all in near excellent conditio. $89.99 Available
GENLEM-001
post World War Two USA Army Lt General Lemnitzer THREE Star Vehicle Flag
This flag belonged to General Lemnitzer and was acquired  from his estate many years ago.

It measures 6 x 10 inches overall.

Here is another view.
$249.99 Available
GENLEM-0011
post World War Two USA Army Lt General Lemnitzer Personal THREE Star  Flag
This flag belonged to General Lemnitzer and was acquired  from his estate many years ago.

It measures 3 x 4 feet overall. 

Here is another view.
$349.99 Available
USGS-711
Post
World War Two General Officer THREE STAR Insignia
 This is a clutch back single unmarked Lt General Uniform Rank Stat.

It is in near MINT condition.

Here is a view of the back side.
$49.99 Available
USGS-712
Post
World War Two FOUR STAR General Officer Insignia
 This is a clutch back single unmarked FOUR STAR General Uniform Rank Stat.

It is in near MINT condition. 

Here is a view of the back side.
$49.99 Available
USGS-7777
World War Two USA Set of 1.2.3 & 4 Clutch Back General Rank Star.& 2 Different General Aid Lapel Badge LOT
Each star is unmarked and measures 1 inch across.

The condition is near excellent. 

Here is a view of the reverse.
$294.99
LOT
Available

USGS-01
WWII Major General Mason M. Patrick Officer Star MATCHED PAIR Insignia, Portrait Photograph and Signature Lot
This is a matched pair of general officer star insignia belonging to Major General Mason M Patrick, US Army Air Service, Commanding.

Each has a raised C.A.P.A. BRUXELLES maker marks and raised STERLING silver content marks on the flat back. They have a plain finish.

The stars are identical to the ones shown in the 11 by 14 inch official portrait photograph.  The signature is a 6-1/8 by 1-1/4 inch clip, signed "Very Sincerely Yours, Mason M. Patrick, Major General, A.S." The clip and black quill pen signed signature are in excellent condition.

Each measures 25mm (1 inch). They have simple hook closures.

The condition of the stars is near excellent, with routine tarnish present. The photograph has some light foxing from age.

This will make an outstanding framed lot that would be the centerpiece of any advanced WWI Air Service collection.

$499.99 Available
USGS-02
WWI General Officer Star Insignia
This is a SINGLE general officer star insignia.

It has a raised C.A.P.A. BRUXELLES maker marks and raised STERLING silver content marks on the flat back. It has a pebbled and plain ray finish.

It measures 25mm (1 inch). It has a simple hook closure.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present

$74.99 Available
USGSS-01
USA World War Two Army USAAF unmarked General Star
This is the one inch in diameter MINT usual 5 pointed pin back star.

It still retains all the frosting.  The condition is near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the back.
$49.99 Available
USGSS-011
USA World War Two Army USAAF unmarked General Star
This is the one inch in diameter MINT usual 5 pointed pin back star.

It still retains all the frosting.

The condition is near excellent condition.

Here is a view of the back
$49.99 Available
USGS-22
WWII General Officer Star Insignia
This is a MATCHED Pair of Brigadier General officer star insignia.

They have no maker marks and simple hook and hinged pins closures on the flat back. It has a pebbled and plain ray finish.

These stars are from the estate of Major General Albert W. Kenner, MC from when he was a Brigadier General early in WWII.  He was a veteran of WWI and WWII, and extremely highly decorated with the DSC, 2 DSM and 3 Silver Star Medals.

Each measures 24mm (1 inch).

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present

$149.99 Available

USGS-03
WWI Quartermaster General Officer Star Insignia
This is a SINGLE general officer star insignia belonging to Brigadier General J. M. Carson with signed letter.

It has a raised NS MEYER shield only maker mark on one ray and no content marks on the flat back. It has a raised rib and ray finish. This is a bronze insignia.

The letter written in 1932 details the service of BG Carson during WWI, as Chief Quartermaster, Line of Communications, Deputy Chief QM, AEF, and Acting Chief QM of the AEF.  It is written entirely in quill pen and signed with his rank.

It measures 25mm (1 inch). It has a simple hook closure.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present

$124.99 Available
USGS-05
WWII General Officer Star Insignia
This is a SINGLE general officer star insignia.

It has a raised NS MEYER NEW YORK name and small shield maker mark and no content marks on the vaulted back. It has a raised rib and ray finish.

It measures 25mm (1 inch). It has a simple hook closure.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present

$74.99 Available
USGS-06
WWII General Officer Star Insignia
This is a SINGLE general officer star insignia.

It has a raised SHOUL-R-FORM name and large NS MEYER NEW YORK shield maker mark and no content marks on the vaulted back. It has a raised rib and ray finish.

It measures 25mm (1 inch). It has a rotor safety hook closure.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present

$74.99 Available
USGS-07
WWII USMC General Officer Star Insignia
This is a SINGLE Marine Corps general officer star insignia.

It has a raised SHOUL-R-FORM name and large NS MEYER NEW YORK shield maker mark and stamped STERLING silver content marks on the vaulted back. It has a bordered edge and plain ray finish.

It measures 25mm (1 inch). It has a simple hook closure.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present

$199.99 Available
USGS-12
WWII USMC General Officer Star Insignia
This is a SINGLE Marine Corps general officer star insignia.

It has stamped AMICO name and stamped STERLING silver content marks on the vaulted back. It has a bordered edge and curved ray finish.

It measures 25mm (1 inch). It has a safety rotor closure.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present

$224.99 Available
USGS-08
WWII General Officer Star Insignia
This is a SINGLE general officer star insignia.

It has a raised L.I.G.I maker mark name and raised 1/20 S.F. silver content marks on the vaulted back. It has a plain edge and plain ray finish.

It measures 25mm (1 inch). It has two clutch back pin closures.

The condition is near excellent.

$74.99 Available
USGS-09
WWII General Officer Star Insignia for the A2 Jacket
This is a single larger OVERSIZE general officer star insignia.

It has no maker or content marks on the hollow back. It has a plain edge and plain ray finish.

It measures 41mm (1-5/8 inch). It has a screwpost and nut attachment for the epaulettes on a leather A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent.

$99.99 Available
USGS-10
WWII General Officer Star Insignia for the A2 Jacket
This is a single smaller OVERSIZE general officer star insignia.

It has no maker or content marks on the hollow back. It has a plain edge and plain ray finish.

It measures 35mm (1-3/8 inch). It has a screwpost and nut attachment for the epaulettes on a leather A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent.

$99.99 Available
USGS-109
WWII General Officer Star Insignia Hollow Pin Back for the A2 Jacket
This is a single smaller OVERSIZE general officer star insignia.

It has no maker or content marks on the hollow back.

It has a plain edge and plain ray finish. It measures 35mm (1-3/8 inch).

It has a pin back device for the epaulettes on a leather A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent. 
$99.99 Available
USGS-119  World War Two USA Brigadier General
ONE STAR Helmet Insignia Badge.
This is a 1-3/4 inch crew U post star in near excellent condition. $39.99 Available
USGS-11
WWII USAAF General Officer Star Insignia (PROTOTYPE)
This is a pair of brigadier general officer gold bullion star on blue felt insignia.

In 1944, the US Army Air Force contracted a series of prototype officer insignia in bullion on blue felt.  These included wings and officer rank insignia.  One of the rarest and most difficult insignia to find was the GOLD bullion general officer stars.  General Hap Arnold did not like the way the gold looked on either wings or bullion, and quickly deactivated the plans to mass produce them for distribution.

It has no makermarks and a stiffened cheese cloth back to support the bullion. This is a gutter pair and measures 2-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. It was intended to be cut and used as two single stars.

The condition is near excellent.

$199.99 Available

Colonel Eagles


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   BUBIRDCOL-1 USA
World War Two Matching
Colonel O-6 Rank BULLION Eagle Set
This is a near excellent pin back pair.   $124.99 Available
   BUBIRDCOL-2 USA
World War Two Matching
Colonel O-6 Rank BULLION Eagle Set

This is a near excellent pin back pair.
 $124.99 Available
   BIRDCOLL-1 
USA
 World War Two Matching Colonel Pin Back Raised STERLING O-6 Rank Eagle Set

This is a near excellent pin back pair marked STERLING.
  SOLD
   BIRDCOL-1
 USA
World War Two Matching Colonel
O-6 Rank Eagle Set
This is a near excellent pin back pair marked STERLING.      $99.99 Available    
   BIRDCOL-2
USA
World War Two Matching Colonel
O-6 Rank Eagle Set
This is a near excellent pin back pair marked STERLING. $99.99 Available    
   BIRDCOL-3
 USA
 World War Two Matching Colonel
 O-6 Rank Eagle Set
This is a near excellent pin back pair marked STERLING. $99.99 Available    
   BIRDCOL-4
USA
World War Two Matching Colonel
 O-6 Rank Eagle Set
This is a near excellent clutch back pair marked STERLING. $99.99 Available    
  SMALL-2
USA pre World War Two 0-6 COLONEL Uniform INFANTRY Crossed Rifles Matching Screw Back Cast Collar Insignia Pair
 They came with the SMALL-1 0-6 birds

This is a very "salty" pair of 3/4 x 1-1/4 inch rifles for an O-6 uniform.

The condition is near excellent
$54.99 Available    
 USAO6-0119
USA World War Two 0-6 COLONEL Uniform Eagle matching STERLING Marked pin back Pair.
 This is a near excellent pin back pair marked STERLING.

Here is a view of the back
  SOLD
USO6-0119
USA post World War Two Artillery Branch Colonel Rank Dress Blues single Shoulder Board
This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$29.99  Available 
USWE-001
USA World War Two Cloth WAR EAGLES Rank pair
This is a machined sewn set on a brown backing.

It measures 2 x 2.5 inches .

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here is another view.
$89.99  Available 
 USACOL-01 USA World War Two 0-6 COLONEL Uniform Eagle matching STERLING Marked Pair.  This is a G+ pin back pair marked STERLING. 

Here is a view of the back
$119.99 Available  
USACOL-02 USA World War Two 0-6 COLONEL Uniform Eagle matching STERLING Marked Pair. This is a G+ pin back pair marked STERLING.

Here is a view of the back
$119.99 Available   
 USACOL-03 USA post World War Two 0-6 COLONEL Uniform Eagle matching STERLING G-22 Marked Pair. This is a G+ clutch back pair marked STERLING.

Here is a view of the back
$99.99 Available
USO6-011 USA 0-6 Full Colonel Rank clutch back Sterling Marked Collar Insignia This matched pair measures 3/4 x 1-1/2 inches.

Both are in near MINT condition. 

Here is a view of the back
$99.99 Available
USO6-01
WWII Colonel Eagle Insignia Set
This is a matched pair of colonel (O-6) insignia.

Each has a raised A.E.CO UTICA N.Y. maker marks and o content marks on the back. They are "War and Peace" eagles, one facing the arrows, the other facing the branches. They are slightly vaulted

Each measures 40mm (1-1/2 inch). They have rotor safety hook closures.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present.

$94.99 Available
USO6-101  
WWII Matched Pair of 0-6 Colonels Eagles
This is a WWII Matched Pair of 0-6 Colonels Eagles Raised STERLING Marked that measure 1-1/2 Inches across. They are as stated and are near mint with some slight wear.

Here are additional photos  1  2  3.

  SOLD

USO6-1101  
WWII Matched Pair of 0-6 Colonels Eagles For The Lapel on Issue Card

 

This is a WWII Matched Pair of 0-6 Colonels Eagles Raised 1/20 Silver Filled Marked that measure 1 Inch across.  They are as stated and are near mint with some slight wear.   Here is a view of the back.

$39.99 Available
USO6-201  
This is a WWI Single 0-6 Colonel Eagle
This is a WWI Single 0-6 Colonel Eagle Raised STERLING Marked that measure 2 Inches across. It as stated and is near mint with some slight wear.
$89.99 Available
USO6-02
WWII Colonel Eagle Insignia Set
This is a matched pair of colonel (O-6) insignia.

Each has a raised STERLING content marks on the back. They are "War and Peace" eagles, one facing the arrows, the other facing the branches. They are flat

Each measures 40mm (1-1/2 inch). They have rotor safety hook closures.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present. One is deeper tarnished than the other, but they are otherwise matched.

$94.99 Available
USO6-05
WWII Colonel Eagle Insignia Set
This is a matched pair of colonel (O-6) insignia.

Each has a raised STERLING content marks on the back. They are "War and Peace" eagles, one facing the arrows, the other facing the branches. They are flat

Each measures 40mm (1-1/2 inch). They have rotor safety hook closures.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present. One eagle has a field repair to the pin, the other has the rotor missing.

$94.99 Available
USO6-03
WWII Colonel Eagle Insignia Set
This is a matched pair of colonel (O-6) insignia.

Each has a raised STERLING content marks on the back. They are "War and Peace" eagles, one facing the arrows, the other facing the branches. They are vaulted.

Each measures 40mm (1-1/2 inch). They have rotor safety hook closures.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present. One has a rotor from the safety catch missing.

$94.99 Available
USO6-04
WWII Colonel Eagle Insignia Set
This is a matched pair of colonel (O-6) insignia.

Each has a raised AMCRAFT ATTLEBORO MASS and the "snowflake" pattern maker marks and no content marks on the back. They both face the branches. They are flat.

Each measures 40mm (1-1/2 inch). They have rotor safety hook closures.

The condition is near excellent, with routine tarnish present. One of the rotors on a hook is missing.

$94.99 Available
USO6-018
USA World War One Medium Size Near Matching Pair US Army 0-6 War Eagles Insignia
This is as stated above and are unmarked with a European catch assembly.   
Here is a view of the back.
$79.99 Available
USO6-019
USA World War One Shoulder Size Matching Pair US Army 0-6 War Eagles Insignia
This matched pair is marked STERLING and made by Diegs & Clust. They are near MINT.

Here is a view of the back.
  SOLD

OTHER INSIGNIA


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
OTHER-1
USA
post
World War Two One Star
 BG General
 Shoulder Board Rank Insignia On PERIOD Sales Card
This is a clutch back CB 1 inch in diameter MINT Brigadier General Gemsco Co marked card rank star set as shown. $49.99 Available
OTHER-2
 USA
 post
World War Two Aide to the Secretary of Defense
Insignia On PERIOD sales Card.
This is a clutch back CB MINT 3/4 x 1-1/4 inch Aide to the Secretary of Defense NS Meyer Co marked card aide-de-camp set as shown. $49.99 Available
OTHER-3
 USA
 post
World War Two Aide to
Major General Insignia On PERIOD Sales Card.
This is a clutch back CB 3/4 x 1-1/4 inch MINT Aide to Major General Officers Equipment Co marked card aide-de-camp set as shown. $49.99 Available
OTHER-4
USA
 post
 World War Two US Army
Aide to the President
 Insignia On PERIOD Sales Card
This is a clutch back CB 3/4 x 1-1/4 inch MINT Aide to the President NS Meyer Co marked card aide-de-camp set as shown. $49.99 Available
  OTHER-5
USA
post
World War Two USAF
 Aide to the President
 Insignia On PERIOD Sales Card
This is a clutch back CB 3/4 x 1-1/4 inch MINT USAF Aide to the President NS Meyer Co marked card aide-de-camp set as shown. $49.99 Available
OTHER-6
 USA
 post
 World War Two Special Forces PAIR Insignia On PERIOD Sales Card
 This is a clutch back CB 1 inch square MINT Special Forces NS Meyer Co marked card set as shown. $49.99 Available
 OTHER-7
 USA
 post
World War Two Made for the WW One Offices Tank Corps PAIR Insignia On PERIOD Sales Card
This is a clutch back CB 1/2 x 1-1/2 inch MINT Tank Corps Officers Equipment Co marked card set as shown. $49.99 Available
OTHER-8
USA
post
World War Two US Navy
 1st Class Aviation Cadet SOLO Flight Insignia On PERIOD Sales Card.
This is a pin back PB 3/4 x 1-1/2 inch MINT USN cadet Officers Equipment Co marked card as shown. $49.99 Available
   OTHER-9
USA
post
World War Two US Army
Air Force USAAF T O Technical Observer pin Back Wing Badge
 This is a non sterling pin back PB 3 inch as shown. $49.99 Available 
    OTHER-10
 USA
 post
World War Two US Army
Air Force USAAF Navigator Bullion Wing Badge
 This is a MINT PB 3 inch wing badge as shown.  $29.99 Available 
  OTHER-11
USA
post
 World War Two US Zeppelin Wing Badge
This is a MINT PB 1-1/2 inch wing badge as shown.  $29.99 Available
  OTHER-12
USA
 post
World War Two US Navy Wing Badge
 This is a MINT CB 3 inch wing badge as shown.  $29.99 Available
  OTHER-13
USA
 post
 World War Two US Navy Submarine Service Badge
 This is a MINT CB 3 inch badge as shown.  $29.99 Available
   OTHER-14
USA
World War One US Air Service Badge Patch  
 This is a MINT 3-1/2 x 4 inch patch as shown. $49.99  Available 
OTHER-15
 USA
post
World War Two US Army Paratrooper Glider Wing Badge Insignia On PERIOD sales Card.
This is a clutch back CB 1/2 x 1-1/2 inch MINT USN cadet Officers Equipment Co marked card as shown. $34.99 Available




TDGI-01
USA
 World War Two Tank Destruction GI Uniform Patch, TD Collar Brass, CG Medal, St Christopher Medal, Marksmanship Ladder with
4 Bars, Ribbon Bar with 4 Combat Stars & Other Items.etc
This is a nice lot worn by a member of a tank BN.

A large map of  this units combat route is NOT included.

The overall condition is near excellent. 
$124.99  
LOT
Available
SN-001
USA World War Two Enamel Brown N Nurse Lapel CB Badge Insignia
This is as shown.  

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$74.99 Available
USOT-001
USA post World War Two 24 Various Collection of US Army Branch Lapel Insignia

These are as shown.

They are MINT condition.

Here is another view.

$49.99 Available
USRG-01
USA post World War Two US Army 5th RGT Cross Rifles Infantry Branch Lapel Insignia

These are as shown.

The crossed rifles measure 1 x 2 inches.

The condition is MINT. 

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
USMUS-999
USA World War Two US Army Air Force Officer U S Uniform Device Pair
This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.    
$29.99
PAIR
Available
USMUS-1999
World War Two Army Officer Match Pair Artillery Crossed Cannon CB Lapel Insignia On Issue Card.
This is as shown. 

The card is 2.5 x 3 inches.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
$34.99 Available
USMAJ-999
USA World War Two US Army Air Force Officer Two Piece Winged Propellers Uniform Device Pair  
This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$44.99
PAIR
Available

USMAJ-2999
USA World War Two US Army Air Force Officer Hat Eagle Insignia Badge Uniform Device
This is as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
USMAJ-001
Matched Pair USAAF Gold Bullion Major Rank Insignia for A-2 Jacket.
This is a 1.5 inch diameter pair of nearly excellent rank insignia.

Here is a view of the rear.
$49.99
PAIR
Available
USN-001
US Navy 2 Star Master CPO Gold Belt Buckle
This is MINT condition standard size 1.5 x 2.5 inch military buckle for this rank.

Here is a view of the rear.
 
$49.99 Available
USB-001
USAAF World War Two Lead Finned  Anti Personnel Air Dropped Bomblet
This a 1-3/4 inch Bomblet used in anti personnel assaults from the air.

The condition is near good plus overall.

Here is a view of the reverse.
$19.99 Available