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#1 John4022

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:29 AM

Heres some neat patches that Ive picked up recently. Im a big fan of the theater made stuff so I was happy to snag these! Hope you guys like them!

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:32 AM

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#7 Wake1941

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:41 PM

Very nice the 3rd ID appears to be WW1 French Made, Ill also bet the 1st ID is occupation made

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Wake! I was thinking that both of those were German made. Heres a pic comparing the reverses of a SS collar tab and the 3rd ID patch. 

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 02:02 PM

Thanks Wake! I was thinking that both of those were German made. Heres a pic comparing the reverses of a SS collar tab and the 3rd ID patch. 

Great patches, there is also a Airborne cap patch with the same backing was always told either french or Belgium made.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 02:24 PM

Great patches, there is also a Airborne cap patch with the same backing was always told either french or Belgium made.

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Thank you Bill. 

 

As for the Airborne cap patch you mentioned, I am a French made believer. The backing web material seems a bit more thick than what Ive seen on German patches. I personally am happy with whatever maker it is and I hope someday we will discover a definite answer. 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:15 AM

All three of these patches are in a 506th medic group of mine. I am certain the one in the upper right is German made given the backing material that is identical to that used in SS and other German insignia. I happen to think that the version with the finer mesh is also German made vice French, but will just settle for "theater made" to avoid a battle :) . Also note that the obverse weave and design of these two patches are pretty much identical.

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:15 AM

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 07:52 AM

The reason I have always believed of this being patch being french made is due to Allan H's comment of having these patches show up in KIA groupings therefor excluding these being German made. So far this has been the only evidence that has compelled me to believe they are french. Now its always possible that somehow the patches slipped into the group through the years, as the saying goes never say never. However, I am happy if these are German or French made, as I mentioned before I hope someday we find a definite concrete answer with evidence. 

 

A few weeks ago I decided to try and find a photo with said patch in wear. My thought was if we can find the patch in wear and know when the picture was taken, we can see if the dates match up of it being German made. Or, if we can identify the individual in the photo, we can see when he departed Europe. The only photo I have been able to find is of Frank Perconte of the 506th. 

 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:04 AM

The other thing I wanted to mention is that the Germans had patches made in Belgium & France. Here's a Belgium made SS skull from my collection thats base material match German bevo patches. I believe the French made breast eagles and caps for the Germans but I don't have any pictures on hand to show. Just a thought regarding the comparison of materials. 

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 06:35 AM

You outbid me on the occupation era velvet 3rd ID, I then missed a near identical one for even cheaper the following week! 

 

Great patches.



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:41 AM

Understand why Wake thought that the 3rd was WW1 viewing the front, looks just like WW1era made but NOT when you see the back. Very nice pickup.


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