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Started by P-40Warhawk , Mar 20 2017 03:30 PM

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#1 P-40Warhawk

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

Hi everyone! I wanted to ask for any opinions/criticisms of this Hawaiian Cadre SSI. I know that the unit was purportedly small, and that the SSI was reproduced for collectors over the years. Thank you.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:48 PM

I just noticed that one I have (not on a uniform, looks like it was from a scrapbook) has a darker green twill backing, while the above patch seems to have a khaki twill backing. Is that just a variation due to what was on hand, or is that indicative of anything? I'm not too well versed on Army patches of any time period, so forgive me if I seem clueless. Thanks!



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:51 PM

I'll check mine. I'm 100% sure it's legit, because i think it was mistakenly applied in place of a Hawaiian Division patch by a guy that may have been with them before they split into the 24th Division in which he saw combat.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

Thanks, feel free to add it to compare. The top one is sewn on a four pocket jacket.

 

Here is the other one (with what looks like a dark green twill base?). It looks like someone had it glued to an album or?

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:43 AM

The patch is original, so no problems.....

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:38 AM

Excellent, thanks! The source of both was the same, and trusted, so I guess I was more wondering if there is any way to know what distinguishes a 'real' one and a 'made for collectors' one.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:39 AM

The repros I have seen have nylon return threads on the back and are recent (within the last 40 years or so if you can call that recent!).  The Patch King used (as far as I know) originals to sell during and immediately after WWII.  I don't know of any period repros.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

Hi, that is an excellent answer, exactly what I wondered. Thank you! Yeah 40 years ago isn't very recent, but I still have a hard time calling Vietnam war stuff 'old'. :blush:




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