Would you respond to question posed by Airborne-Hunter that World Report existed AFTER the war and the second question regarding the examples you have that do not glow and similar style that does glow;what are we to make of this apparent contradiction. Do you agree with A-H assessment on construction as to how he thought they were fake without blacklight?
First thing I need to say is this is only my opinion, and I could be wrong. I don't bat 1.000 in anything, and have had some notable mess ups here on USMF. Next, the patches that began this thread are not for military units, and I don't collect them nor have a modicum of interest in them. This is not a knock on those who do; I collect MRS patches, guaranteed to put most collectors to sleep, or not want to collect anything again.
World News was in fact started in 1946, and merged w/ "US News" in 1948 to become US News and World Report. Does it really matter if the patch was made in 1946 for an organization active in 1946? It was done in the style of those military and non-military patches made 1943-45. Does it matter if a German made patch for a US Army unit, made by the same manufacturer, was made in 1946 or 1945? How about a Japanese made patch for a US Army unit, same time frame, same circumstances?
I can also add that the patches that began this thread, as well as those posted by Bill Scott, are NOT made in the style of Paki made bullion repro patches c. 1970, Merrill's Marauders, MTF, Kachin and Jingpaw Rangers; all of these are now close to 50 years old and might fool you if you never saw them prior, or your memory has faded, or you are not an ASMIC member, as we have pubbed articles on them.
Since I don't speculate, unk to me why the backs of some of the patches glow and others for the same units made the same way, same materials, do not.
Edited by tredhed2, 07 November 2017 - 11:46 AM.