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  1. Ah, yes, Kelly Green. I was racking my brain trying to remember the name of the color. Thanks!
  2. I recently purchased a small uniform collection that included many new, unissued, original pieces. I figured I would post pictures for reference purposes. First up: A late war issue USMC green undershirt. If memory serves, these came into the pipeline in 1944 as a replacement for the white undershirt. This one is in mint condition, clearly never issued or worn. I've tried to give an accurate representation of the color but it's hard to get true color images. I've used several different lighting setups. I would describe the color as a light pea green, definitely not OD. The fabric is ve
  3. Thanks guys, most appreciated. As many of these VN patches that I've looked at I still can't get a handle on them. Such a minefield....
  4. I'm thinking this might be a reproduction. Any opinions appreciated. Thanks, Scott
  5. The Fall show date has been scheduled. Come on out and see us.
  6. As mentioned above the Fall date is set for Sunday Oct. 29, 2017.
  7. I'm fairly certain that most experienced collectors would recognize the blotchy glow for what it was. As you said that is one of the flaws of the UV light. And it's only one of many things to consider when judging the originality of a patch.
  8. Here's the down side. By using Oxyclean you pick up some blotches of glow on the patches. It's not uniform or consistent and clearly not the fabric. But it's still there and no amount of rinsing will remove it. If you use Orvus alone there will be NO glow picked up. So the question you need to ask yourself, is the tradeoff worth it? In this case I feel it is, others will disagree I'm sure. They might almost look too good for some tastes. Here's the recipes that I've worked out: Quilt Soap Only: Large Mason jar 3/4 full of warm water. 1/2 tablespoon of Orvus quilt soap. Agitate
  9. These three patches needed some help. The two cap patches had rust stains from being stapled, FOUR times each, to a display board. The 1st AA patch had an ungodly smell to it from what I have no idea. None of them had any glow under a UV light. All three are WW2 era patches, fully embroidered, embroidered twill and embroidered felt. I initially used Orvus quilt soap and warm water in a large Mason jar and an overnight soak. I got some improvement especially on the smell. But I really wanted to get those rust stains out. So I added some Oxyclean to a fresh mix of water and Quilt soap and a
  10. Found this photo in this thread. I believe we have a match. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/34162-ww1-39th-division-patch-variation/
  11. Thanks guys. I was thinking 39th Division but I just couldn't find anything similar.
  12. This came with a bunch of WW1 patches. I've been through all of my books and a good chunk of the internet and I can't ID it. Any help appreciated.
  13. Here's a few pics and a link with some good info. http://www.303rdbg.com/uniforms-gear2.html
  14. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the show. Overall I'm pretty happy with it for being the first one at the new venue. A few bumps in the road but nothing major. Planning is under way for Fall. No date yet. There's a lot of people that work hard to put this on. I know I'd miss someone if I tried to name them all. So I'll just give a tip of the hat and express my appreciation for everyone's hard work.
  15. I picked up this flash recently and I've been trying to identify it. It's listed in William Hudspeath's book as an unknown. I can't find it in Barry Stein's book. I'm hoping that it has been identified since the publication of Hudspeath's book. Any help appreciated, Scott
  16. Thanks guys, most appreciated. Scott
  17. The one with the bird is military, not sure about the "Ron Holden" Jet. Any help appreciated.
  18. These two patches were part of a AAF/USAF Veterans estate. He served with the 5th Army during WW2 and then went on to the USAF when they branched. I think the 3076th patch is Air Base Group which was at Edwards AFB from 1949 to 1951 and then redesignated. I suspect the shield patch is related. The 3076th patch is 13 inches wide and 7 inches tall. If anyone can shed some light on these it would be most appreciated. Thanks, Scott
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