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#1 Thor996

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:22 AM

Opinions on this one:

 

https://www.ebay.com...NcAAOSwt3hcMAVy

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:24 AM

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:25 AM

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:06 AM

It looks real to me.Scotty



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

Construction and materials look ok.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:12 AM

Looks like an original Aussie made piece to me. 



#7 Thor996

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:35 PM

Thank you all!



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

865 dollars WOW.  



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

865 dollars WOW.  

 

my take on that:

 

Rare/and/Disney



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:21 AM

Hi Guys. 

 

I noticed another one famous US NAVY WW2 squadron patch at Ebay - VF-13.

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.m43663.l44720

 

 

It is not a fake?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:21 AM

More photos:

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:24 AM

Last one.

 

For reference here is a Rick thread about the same squadron insignia: http://www.usmilitar...with-3-patches/

 

Thanks for advice,

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:09 AM

There was another thread about this exact patch, it is an original

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:13 AM

There was another thread about this exact patch, it is an original

 

Wake1941 is correct..
I started the original thread...

 

http://www.usmilitar...3/#entry2585030



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:36 AM

Original VF-13 letterhead for comparison to the original patch.  Ens Frederick Beckman wrote this letter on squadron letterhead and VF 13 and was KIA . Pretty sure this is a Disney designed insignia. 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for info guys and thanks for mod. for re locate a my thread. 800+ USD for a patch, lol. Im curiosity where this high price patch collectors are... maybe some forum member bought it?

 

Regards,

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:31 PM



Thanks for info guys and thanks for mod. for re locate a my thread. 800+ USD for a patch, lol. Im curiosity where this high price patch collectors are... maybe some forum member bought it?

 

Regards,

Jerry

 


IMO, it is rare, it's Disney design and BOTH Disney collectors and rare patch collectors go after those types of patches. I would say collecting patches is like any other collection: you can have a whole lot of common ones everyone else has, or you can save your dough for a rainy day and when something like this pops up, well you are pretty well ready to toss that kind of dough on a patch.  I found when I had my old penny collection [and that's long, long gone] that common and lousy condition coins were best for space fillers. Serious patch collectors are like serious coin collectors. Now, I'm not saying you should think of ANY collectible as an investment because you should collect to enjoy, but if you are going to collect, of course have the common ones but when you want to dispose of or stop collecting or your family is liquidating their inheritance there will more than likely be those collectors who will want those rare hard to find ones over say a common variety.

 

Just my thoughts.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:14 AM

Thanks for your thought. Interesting points of view for sure. Still want to see a collection of WW2 USN squadron patches guy who spent 800+ USD for one patch :) 

 

Cheers,

Jerry



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:18 AM

Looks like an original Aussie made piece to me. 

Eric one question, why you are thinking it is Aussie made?

 

Regards,

Jerry



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:44 AM

I have been in business a Long time 39 years and have owned only two originals of the VF-13 like that.I would have paid as a dealer 600.00 just to get my hot big hands on that one.In my opinion it looks Aussie made by the construction.Scotty



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:41 PM

I'm going to go against the grain here and say this one's 100% WW2 US embroidered on wool and very rare. If you want to see a collection of someone who spends that kind of money on these rare patches, look no further than the Walika's Squadron Patches sub forums. He has an amazing collection of extremely rare patches including what I believe is a trimmed down, but otherwise mint version of this very patch. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one added to his VF-13 thread.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:24 PM

WW2 Navy Squadron patches are not easy to find,  so lots of collectors would have paid that for this one.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

For those of us like myself, who are pretty ignorant about patch construction, would it be possible to share what indication of Australian construction stands out on this patch? I'm not questioning it's authenticity, or value, but the reason I ask is I'm wondering how this squadron would have acquired such an item? VF-13 trained in the US, sailed to Hawaii from the West Coast and was deployed to the Pacific aboard USS Franklin where they flew in support of the Philippine Campaign. To the best of my knowledge, they were never anywhere near Australia. Thanks in advance for your help!

Regards, Paul

 

The image below is from their squadron history, published on Fold3.com:

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:58 PM

I have a scrapbook to a VB-13 Navy Cross recipient and he put a VF-13 squadron patch decal in the book, along with one for VT-13 and VB-13.   The VB-13 patch on his flight jacket is also a decal on leather.

 

The patch is in this thread:  http://www.usmilitar...tch-collection/

 

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:41 AM

Thanks guys for your input. Yes I know that Navy squadron patches are rare (have been into this hobby also for some years) but as Paul pointed. This squadron never been in Aussie during his cruse. Also a mentioned patch is a little bit different (gold round circle around the patch) than official logo posted in fold3 squadron history document. Maybe mentioned patch is a post war (still vintage) commemorative patch rather than squadron made WW2 example or early US made example?

 

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Jerry




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