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Old 12-13-2019, 11:36 AM   #1
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Just spotted this US marine pilot insignia . The MM on reverse caught my eye. I wonder if this was the same as the BB&Co related to the Turkish stars ?
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:41 AM   #2
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I think you could be on to something.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:39 PM   #3
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Hi Ferg!

That would be Bastian Bros. Co., Rochester, NY. First used around 1909. (according to Mrs.Google http://asiteforme.tripod.com/Marks-BB ).

B.B. & Co is supposedly a german firm - but as far as I´m informed - up to today no one has a clue who and where it has been.

And note the "&" : That means "B.B. and Compagnie", describing - as a special legal term - a firm consisting at least out of two people.
Whereas I consider the "B.B. Co." as an simple american abbreviation for the Bastian Brothers Company - whom I think to be quite unlikely to produce ottoman WW1-insignia...
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IMO no connection between the two.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:20 AM   #5
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An U.S. company which produced medals for the enemy?

No one knows who BB&Co was. Some say it was a turkish company.



"& Co" is unusual for german compagnies.
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"& Co" is unusual for german compagnies.
Typing error?
Standard terminologie (maybe „+Co“ instead....) i.e. “GmbH & Co KG“
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