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#26 ocsfollowme

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:30 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:30 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:33 AM

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:10 AM

That is a really nice collection of patches. I like it a lot. Great. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:47 PM

A lot of patches I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

WOW!! I've never seen any of the son's in service or Gold Star Mother patches before.What is the pentagon shaped patch for? Great job putting that together.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

Very nice.  I have not seen the Hawaiian Victory patch for years.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

Home front patches are still pretty cheap but they are going for higher prices than they were from 2005-2008 when they were real cheap.  I have pretty much bought up all of them on ebay the past year but I am stopping now that my quilts are done...no longer have room on them. If you have home front patches, upload them here as I would LOVE to see different ones!!



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

WOW!! I've never seen any of the son's in service or Gold Star Mother patches before.What is the pentagon shaped patch for? Great job putting that together.

 

The pentagon shaped patch: About 5-6 years ago people were calling it a aircraft manufacturer patch ( I forget which company) when a string of them were being sold. Nowadays, a common consensus (though I do not think anyone has positively ID'd it) is that it is a sweetheart patch with the air force. With all that being said, you can pick one up on ebay every two to three months for about $12-15.

 

If anyone has more knowledge on it I would love to hear about it. I am by no means an experienced insignia collector.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:44 AM

This is a very impressive collection of Home Front memorabilia. An often overlooked area of militaria collecting. I think my favorite patch is the propeller and nose cone with the cannon. A Bell P-39 airacobra manufacturing plant patch perhaps??

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:37 AM

This is a very impressive collection of Home Front memorabilia. An often overlooked area of militaria collecting. I think my favorite patch is the propeller and nose cone with the cannon. A Bell P-39 airacobra manufacturing plant patch perhaps??

 

Leigh

 

About two months ago this was offered on ebay. First one that I had ever seen...I wanted to buy it but then I remembered that it was out of my collecting zone. I presume that this was given to all graduates of the mechanic school. It was a cardboard cutout with a stand. Such a COOL collectible. I think it went around the $75-85 range, but I am not sure if there was a last minute bidding war.

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

A wonderful collection...and such variety! I particularly like the aviation-themed patches (a few of which I actually have myself) Thanks for sharing them with us.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

 

About two months ago this was offered on ebay. First one that I had ever seen...I wanted to buy it but then I remembered that it was out of my collecting zone. I presume that this was given to all graduates of the mechanic school. It was a cardboard cutout with a stand. Such a COOL collectible. I think it went around the $75-85 range, but I am not sure if there was a last minute bidding war.

 

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Steve,

 

That is really a neat piece.

 

Thanks,

 

Leigh



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

That is cool.I've only ever seen the patch.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

3 more I recently acquired.

 

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Girl Scouts 1942 Civil Defense patch. Super rare.

 

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Rare 1940s Camp Fire Girls Victory patch

 

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:02 PM

Been a while since I posted some new ones.

 

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I got the only one that I had ever seen on ebay. Anything with the "v for victory" I have to get.

 

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These are pretty common. Run $15-25 each. Always merrowed border.

 

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WW2 Boy Scout War Service tab. Hard to find, someone sold 3x for $15 each on ebay and I said, "oh boy!" Still about the $50 range. Military patch collectors haven't caught on yet. Haven't pinned it down to a year or if it was 1941-1945 yet.

 

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I have been collecting images on this. This is a ruptured duck that the major league players wore. There are two styles of this. Dark and this color. I have yet to get my hands on a dark one. The white comes in two construction types. More information to follow. This one I picked up from a sports memorabilia auction house for $120. I picked up another one of the same make for $5. And then I paid $18-30 for 3x  2nd edition versions that could be 1950s made. Some reason these still go pretty cheap.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:30 AM

These are great! The Wright Museum has a very large collection of homefront items but, as far as patches go, nothing like this! I'm fascinated by the High School Victory Corps. I didn't even know they existed 'till someone on this forum (probably you!) identified a tiny air service pin that I posted. Do you have a Beechcraft Bee patch? Those are neat. Thanks for posting and drawing my attention to this thread.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:02 AM

Super collection. Thanks for posting. Robert




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