What are the Rarest WWII USMC Patches
Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:45 PM
Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:45 AM
Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:35 AM
Awesome patches !! I'm not a patch collector but I do have these two patches that are in a medal grouping I have in my collection...
Not as rare as some of the beauties on this thread but they're awfully nice !!
Edited by vicjoy1945, 26 March 2009 - 07:36 AM.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:09 AM
#1 Australian made Defense Bns with an Austrailian made 1st Marines tab on shirt material.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:11 AM
Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:09 AM
Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:59 AM
Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:36 AM
Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:20 AM
"Some suggest it is an officer's version and others claim it was worn by HQ personnel. Other theories are more obscure. I have yet to see any convincing support for these claims" (Brown 121).
Are there other theories of where the gold guns came from?
Regardless, it is a sweet patch. Brown prices it at $175-225. Interesting it went for double that price.
Edited by FriscoHare, 13 April 2009 - 07:22 AM.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:09 PM
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 02:15 AM
You are bidding on an authentic EXCEPTIONALLY RARE WWII USMC Squadron Pocket Patch for VMSB-234. The patch is approximately six inches in diameter and appears to be in excellent unworn condition, except for what appears to have been three small nibbles from a moth in the past (one on the Bulldog arm in what could be called the tricep area, one in the white star at the right wingtip of the Eagle and the last smallest one on the Eagle's right wing). As background, VMSB-234 was commissioned 01May42 at Ewa, saw two combat tours in Guadalcanal, saw action in Bougainville, etc. The squadron returned to the states in late 1943 and was redesignated in late 1944 to VMTB-234. This patch, found between the pages of a 1952 first edition book on Marine Corps Aviation in the Pacific, was purchased with the book from an elderly lady at a community sale. She related that prior to marriage to her late husband, he had been a Marine Aviation Mechanic in the Pacific during WWII. I wish I would have gotten his name, but didn't as the special nature of the patch wasn't realized until after some research.
Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:35 PM
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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 23 June 2009 - 03:09 AM.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:25 AM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:46 AM
silkscreened blocks of 4 designs. jpstout
Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:12 PM
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