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#1 ocsfollowme

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:07 AM

So naturally when you first start collecting patches and have no clue about ASMIC of the USMF and go off of a book(s) that includes images of patches without much of a historical context you wanted to add this patch to your collection. It is in a book so you have to add it. This thread is aimed at clearing up much of the myths of this patch. All posts are welcomed. 

 

To date, I have found 5 variations of this "unassigned" patch with variation 1 being the only credible WW2 era one. The banner over the EGA was added around 1955 so variations 3-5 cannot be WW2 era. 

 

Variation 1. Notice that the EGA has a purple tinge to the color. 

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:08 AM

Variation 2. On felt material. 

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:10 AM

Variation 3. Without banner. EGA is very primitive and cartoon looking. 

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:12 AM

Variation 4. These 3x examples of Variation 4 include the banner. Maybe someone was making these later and accidentally included the banner without knowing that it was added post WW2 around 1955. The bobbing thread of the EGA is black and the reverse is typically messy. 

 

Variation 4; Example 1:

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:12 AM

Variation 4; Example 2:

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:13 AM

Variation 4; Example 3:

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:14 AM

Variation 5. This is a newer computerized variation. Note that this still has the banner

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:16 AM

Does anyone else have any other variation? Please add the books and years that this insignia was listed in so that we can get to the bottom of this patch. 

 

Is there photos of this being worn? Theatre made? Bullion? Is it a fantasy patch? I would say that Variation 1 & 2 would be the only plausible patch but I do not own them so I do not know if they glow. 

 

All comments are welcomed. 



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:26 AM

Here is a thread on Variation 2. 

 

http://www.usmilitar...atch-variation/



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

Variation 2 has the white border which is different than what it should be--yellow. I would trust Variation 1 as FE as the most plausible for being WW2 era. 


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:00 PM

I noticed the lettering on 3-5 is wrong  compare the letters p and f. , v4, 2 the color red is different from all the other FMF  period manufactured patches . The Eagle head is also different.


Edited by blondeoake, 30 January 2017 - 05:02 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:18 AM

Whats the consensus on these??? Are they fantasy or period. The first 2 definitely have some age to them.


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