Patches..we don't need no stinking patches!

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Patches..we don't need no stinking patches!

Postby muckaroon1960 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Anyone else into these...I'm just getting started so added a few recently to my meagre collection.

A 502nd PIR (101st Airborne)pocket patch. Not sure how old but looks a good un and doesn't reflect under UV?
A 11th Airborne in bullion circa 1970's. These were originally issued in silk but later copies ordered by the 11th were made in bullion.
SHAEF patch for Eisenhower's headquarters but not sure of its age?
An 8th Airforce badge possibly an English made one on wool background with cheesecloth backing.

I will no doubt be adding to my collection over the next few months. :thumbsup:

(Apologies for the picture quality of the 10th, Shaef & 8th patches as they are behind glass)
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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:11 pm

They look great Paul :thumbsup: looking forward to seeing more as you add to the collection. Regards Mark

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:05 pm

Tailgunnerdownunder wrote:They look great Paul :thumbsup: looking forward to seeing more as you add to the collection. Regards Mark

Thanks Mark, the 502 patch is a good quality copy in my opinion, originals are being touted at $1000+....no thanks. I just need to find a good quality 501 and 506 copy to go with this one. :thumbsup:

Update 27/01/19. See further down this post on the 502nd patch as its more than likely a US made late WW2 issue.

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:10 pm

Some more patches I've now added to my collection.
1st Allied Airborne, (early English make).
101st Airborne.
82nd Airborne.
17th Airborne.
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Postby Dave_Holden » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:30 pm

Great thread Paul - nice again to see so much variation in Broadsword posts :thumbsup:

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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:46 am

Your collection is growing quite nicely Paul with your latest additions :thumbsup: I only have one which I posted a while back now but here it is again :thumbsup: might have to change the thread title to "patches we love stinking patches :lol: Regards Mark
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Postby muckaroon1960 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:56 am

There are lots of variations of these patches especially the 101st probably in excess of 20 different versions.
Made by different manufacturers and some English, there are ones with different coloured tongues, different eye shapes, 17th airborne with reversed claws. 2 of mine have anomalies. The 1st airborne thread is out of line on the right hand side and the "AA" on the 82nd is off centre to the right. I have seen these off centre to the left also. The reference book "Emblems of Honor Airborne" US WW2 Paratrooper Patches is well worth buying if you're into your US patches. There's even reference to post war German made airborne patches :eek: This book is on my wish list but its US$74 approx. £54. :thumbsup:

I've recently invested in a UV black light torch well worth buying especially when it comes to patches and medal ribbons. :thumbsup:

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:43 am

More patches in situ....
1: Western Pacific Command.
2: US Army Pacific Ocean.
3:101st Airborne (subdued).
4: Mountain Rangers (subdued).
5: US Army Air Corp.
6: 9th Airforce.
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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:49 am

Great bunch of patches Paul :thumbsup: and you have the tunics as well. Congratulations on a fine collection. Regards Mark

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Postby Andyb » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:11 pm

:thumbsup: Great set of patches Paul , are you going to frame them

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:22 pm

Andyb wrote::thumbsup: Great set of patches Paul , are you going to frame them

Hi Andy, framed and wall mounted.
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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:49 pm

Great job Paul :thumbsup:

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:59 am

2 more to add to my collection bought today from local medal/militaria fair.

WW2 Airborne Troop Carrier Command Patch (English made) and SHAEF patch.
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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:23 pm

Certainly did well from the fair today Paul. Great examples :thumbsup:

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Tailgunnerdownunder wrote:Certainly did well from the fair today Paul. Great examples :thumbsup:

The thing that got me though Mark, was the prices of these patches [-x although the fair lacked good quality American medals there were a few US patches available but bugger me some of them were pricey. The Shaef cost me £3..bargain, the airborne command a few quid more but still a good price compared to some web sites but if you want to buy any of these look stateside...much cheaper. The 3 airborne I bought recently (17th, 82nd & 101st) were cheaper than buying 2 of those in this country with P&P! Sometimes you have to trust your instinct and go with it and buy from these fairs because you may not find another, the 5 US Korean war medals being a good example and the price was spot on the market value. For example: WW2 Airborne command patch (Red) in the US $20, at the fair today £110!!! No difference both original. Now I was expecting this to be about £30 and I would have paid that but sod that for a game of soldiers even though I was offered a discount of a tenner. I know we all have to make a buck but....

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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:28 pm

Understand what you mean Paul and can sometimes make it hard to be accurate when someone asks what is something worth. The few shows I attend each year gives me the idea that many sellers there are only trying to clear items they have purchased but no longer need. Some have told me as much and I have no doubt made errors on price and are trying to recoup having paid too much by trying to pass the mistake on to a poor unsuspecting collector new to the game . Sometimes simply perception will do the job. Sound as though you know what your talking about, have wonderful items on display ( many only there for display to enhance what you actually want to sell) and some collectors will happily pay the inflated price. Only to find out later they paid way too much. Knowledge is a wonderful thing as they say especially in the world of collecting. Just my thoughts. Regards Mark

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:01 am

Agree 100% with you there Mark. I see the same old items again and again each time I visit these shows and fairs but based on what you collect then these items become collectable again. A year or two back I wouldn't touch cloth badges but now I have an interest I seem to find them. If you're blinkered and only look for certain items then you miss others that are there before you.

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:44 pm

Finally got the patch I was after at a decent price. Original issue WW2 Airborne Command which I understand were responsible for training glider troops and paratroopers.
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Postby muckaroon1960 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:42 pm

All together now! :thumbsup:
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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:03 pm

Congratulations Paul together they really make for a brilliant display. Well done will look great framed up :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:06 pm

They look fantastic when framed matey :thumbsup:

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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Probably already are :thumbsup: :lol:

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:27 pm

Just for you....
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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:22 am

:lol: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: knew it.

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Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:37 pm

Apart from picking up the English made ww2 9th airforce patch today at the medal fair, I took the 502nd patch as shown at the start of this post to have it checked out by someone I consider to be an expert on US patches. His opinion which I value highly is that the patch I have is more than likely late WW2 and definitely US manufactured! :thumbsup: Made my day which was a bonus along with one or two other surprises I had today :thumbsup: .

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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:04 pm

Great news Paul pleased to hear. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Postby Andyb » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:55 pm

Pride n place :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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