US Collar Discs - Military Intelligence
A matching pair of US collar discs from the Military Intelligence branch of the US military, featuring a heraldic rose and sun laid over a dagger.
Manufactured by N. S. Meyer, Inc. these original, unissued, insignia are made with gold-coloured 'Meyer Metal' and come with the maker's 22M mark which date them from the Mid 1960's onwards. They measure approx. 1 inch in diameter, and are sold with the original card backing of N. S. Meyer.
During the war they were made in a single piece to conserve materials, but these post-war badges are constructed in a two-piece fashion, and come with two clutch pins on the reverse for fastening to the lapels. The insignia itself is detachable from the disc, and would have been worn separately by officers.