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  1. FWIW I don't care for this one, either. These small ovals pose a unique problem for the unskilled replica maker or faker in that the small tight oval shape is difficult to make by machine without looking like total hell -- which this one exemplifies. There is a significant problem with the reverse/bobbin thread on this one as well, which I'll keep confidential as it's an easy fix for any would-be faker. ETA: Also, I would put money on threads as being synthetic or a blend of a certain type that lends itself to this kind of difficulty in embroidery. Edit #2: syntax
  2. Some additional images. (Ryan, hope you don't mind).
  3. Not liking this one, either. As already mentioned, the excessive fabric folded to the back. Appears to also lack the usual stiffener applied to the fabric which is common among hand-stitched items. Lastly, it's still hard to tell from the photos, but the individual stitches appear to be too heavy. (Yes, I'm being intentionally vague describing these concerns). Best to walk away unless you can get it really cheap.
  4. I've always liked the brown fireball variant of this patch
  5. detail from USMF thread http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...p;hl=boonie+pup
  6. On eBay: Listed under Vietnam...Original items...patches http://www.ebay.com/itm/TIGER-STRIPE-SHIRT...=item3a7a72a780 This was originally purchased a couple years ago as a known replica on eBay by myself from a well-known vendor of replicas. I made the US ARMY tape and added it to the uniform (ie: the tape is also a replica). Wore it reenacting but eventually resold it on eBay as a replica shirt with replica patch. I also used it as an example in one of my threads here on the forum on identifying my replica patches. Photo closeup of "Trinh Sat" tab is from that thread. You can see a trace of the stitching where I removed it before reselling it.
  7. I think I had one of these years ago. I recall it was like a deep teal color. Didn't know anything about it either but was always curious. ~J
  8. MWD is just short for Military Working Dog. It's highly unlikely that he had a Russian wolfhound as his K9 in Vietnam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borzoi Kind regards, JB
  9. Are you sure he wasn't assigned to/near the 27th infantry "Wolfhounds"? A Russian wolf hound for a U.S. MWD is a bit far-fetched (pun intended).
  10. I originally got these three sheets of note pad paper when I found them inside an un-named/marked hard cover copy of "Baa Baa Black Sheep" at a used book store back in the late 1980s. Until today I thought I lost them because the book has since disappeared, but for some reason I put them in the cover of a different book. Good thing, because now I have 'em again. They are approximately 6"x 9" and are on a greenish paper that shows some slight discoloration on the edges. I am curious, however. Would these have been something directly related to Gregory "Pappy" Boyington or just commercially produced nostalgia items? Would they have been from WWII or a later time? Thanks! Jeff
  11. Like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roll-30-YDS-2-BLUE...=item2a13dc1ec1
  12. This is a follow up to a post I made quite some time ago about growing up with a friend who wore his dad's Viet Marine tiger shirt whenever we played "army" in the neighborhood. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry332602 I was digging through boxes (and boxes) of family photos after my mom passed away and most recently found a pic of my friend and me. I'm in the ERDLs and he is wearing the tiger shirt. Photo was taken circa 1983. No need to comment about my Brady Bunch haircut. :blushing: ~J
  13. Nah, can't do that. Not my style. Didn't cost me too much to begin with. However, I took a little beating on that boonie in the other thread. Ouch!
  14. Thank you for your responses!!! I was afraid that it was fake and bought it against my better judgement. Lesson learned! :pinch:
  15. Thanks to all for your responses! Detail pics of the tags:
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