Saw this on eBay and was just wondering if it is period item or made for collector type?. Question because it does not look like any other posted on forum and material used is not usual. Item #193008425970
VMF114 on Ebay
Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:05 AM
Some must think this is real because bidding is close to $700 on this patch. Any comments on if this authentic item or not. Thanks
Posted 28 July 2019 - 01:08 PM
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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:18 PM
Posted 29 July 2019 - 09:30 AM
Thanks for the help and getting the larger pics. sorry for error in item #. Agree not a fan and would like others to give opinion. This is from one of the Holy Grail collections. They had an extensive collection of great stuff but there were some clunkers in the mix also ,so be sure.
Posted 29 July 2019 - 11:43 AM
Here is a real one Australian made which the one that started this post is supposed to be.Scotty
Posted 29 July 2019 - 11:55 AM
Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:50 PM
I agree with Bill, the patch on eBay (see up close in Post #6-7) is not an authentic WWII issue. Adding to the fact an example like this has not before been seen, the style of manufacture for the period is suspect as well. I posted all known WWII varieties, here. During the war the unit was posted to two places: Green Island/Funafuti -March to May(?) 1944 and Peleliu September 1944 to June 1945. VMF-114 was thereafter based on MCAS Cherry Point until August, 1947.
VMF-114 was based in the Mediterranean, Jan-Jul, 1953. If one were to think the patch is legitimate perhaps it is from that period.
Posted 30 July 2019 - 06:49 AM
Yes it is. While that collection has had some nice pieces and several common ones, there have also been a number of reproductions and outright fakes. The eBay seller is not a collector with expertise; he simply is handling disposition for the family of the deceased collector. As always, caveat emptor.
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