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#1 doughboy

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:24 AM

Hi,

 

Gentlemen,I would need your help.I have doubts in originality of these items.I think the honor guard tab is post ww2 and the white cotton on the back of the tab glows - It looks somehow modern made ? What about the 1st Army patches.The thread on the reverse has a glossy shining like synthetic.What do you think ? good or bad ? Thanks in advance.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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#2 268th C.A.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:53 AM

I agree with you on the tab, but I cant answer on the the others. What I will say is all of the sudden it seems to be an abundence of this First Army patches on the market, which makes me wonder ? It amazes me how some patches are difficult to find although not rare, then every patch dealer seems to have them forsale. I'll be watching this thread to see the answers that follow....



#3 doughboy

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:56 AM

Thanks for your reply.I'm on your side.You said what I always wondered.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:04 AM

In my opinion none of them are real all reproductions.Scotty



#5 Wake1941

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:30 AM

Both 1st are repro, the tab is likely post 70s

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:49 AM

I agree, both are repro. It took a second look, especially on the Signal one. The base material is wrong and the Cav insert is definitely off. 



#7 268th C.A.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

Thanks for the reply...it was my opinion as well...



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:23 AM

Looks like the Edges would glow with blacklight on the First Army patches



#9 doughboy

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:33 AM

Thank you to all of you for your help.Now I know for sure that they are repros.Thanks.

 

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