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kosmerl

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Unidentified Hallmark
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:15:43 pm »
Does anyone out there recognize this hallmark?  I have a lot of reference materials but I am stuck on this one.
Thanks for any insight you might.
Chuck

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Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 03:17:11 pm »
Is this HM on an insignia? What insignia is it?

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Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 11:45:09 am »
Yes, it's on a U.S. Army pinback DUI from the Forties. Unfortunately I placed it back on the board and can't remember the unit designation.

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Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 07:53:02 pm »
I believe the hallmark was used by the J. O'Brian Badge Company which was located in Madison, NJ.

If you get a chance I would be interested in seeing a photo of the DI front and back.

Brent

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Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 04:05:24 pm »
Thanks, Brent. I couldn't find it anywhere.

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Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 12:33:53 pm »
Josiah Odence, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY, San Diego, CA  and Sacramento, CA 
For many years this hallmark was identified as belonging to J. O’Brian Badge Company of Madison NJ which operated during WWII. Recently it was found that this belongs to this company that was a “Distributor of Military Insignia - New York & San Diego”. In June 1938 the company was listed as leasing manufacturing space in Brooklyn, NY and in 1948 as being incorporated in Sacramento, CA. No end date is shown for the incorporation.

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Re: Unidentified Hallmark
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 05:10:12 pm »
Thank you for correcting my misidentification.

I was going to ask for a reference that pointed me to the source as I wanted to make a note of it in my files but I found it when I did a Google search.

For anyone else that is interested here is a web link that shows an insignia card identifying this hallmark. Scroll down to post #4

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40280-josiah-odence-j-obrian-hallmark-is-josiah-odence/

Many thanks.

Brent