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  1. I cant really help with any info but just wanted to say that the stitch design is extremely cool.
  2. The middle one is a joke patch for the ww2 air force transportation command, they replaced the stylized airplane with a naked lady. Idk if it is original but that is what it is.
  3. I ran the name through Ancestry and found some neat stuff, however everything I found indicated that he remained stateside from 1951-56. In April 1951 he was a Cpl and listed as stationed at platoon leaders class 5th Mcrd. Then in 1953 he was a sergeant in the 1st 105mm How Btry USMCR in Tennessee. Then there was a gap and he next appears as an 2nd Lt in "D" Co 2nd tank Bn 2nd Marine Division Camp Lejeune in 1955 and later H and Sco of the same unit in 1956. The last record Ancestry had was him as a 1st Lt for "Rrdet Mcb, Camp Lejeune NC. So it does not seem like the helmet of a marine who saw
  4. Thanks I thought it was a pretty good show although there were not many DUI or good patches that were not Air Force related. Both of these uniforms came from the same seller tho and I am thrilled to have them, you are right the bullion is really too cool and the uniform is extremely modified plus combat leader stripes on the other uniform is something I have been looking at getting for a while now. I was the college kid dragging his girlfriend around. Who knows I probably may have seen you at some point.
  5. Yeah I have had some luck with them. This year I only found a WW2 Marine hat but in past years I have found stuff like a very large grouping to a dentist who served as a captain and retired as a Colonel, a Vietnam era field uniform, several helmet liners, and other odd bits. They are not as good as goodwill but if your area does not do uniforms then they might be worth a shot next year. Thanks, I think the tan uniform is from the 50's but not sure about the dress blues. The USS Ranger could either be for prior service on CV-4 in ww2 and as a medical officer around the Vietnam era or i
  6. It is a constabulary piece, I have seen that one before but now I cannot remember what it was or where I put the picture of the last one I saw with ID.
  7. That is for the black version, the blue ones are much rarer. I think I saw one sell for over 300 recently but I could be wrong. Not an expert so I would wait until someone who is chimes in.
  8. Anyone else find anything recently? The Goodwill closest to me had been holding out and just dumped a lot of new uniforms on the racks in the last few days, it turned out that a local antique store donated all of the old uniforms that they could not sell. I ended up finding a named ww2 navy uniform with a ruptured duck, a stripped "chocolate chip" camo shirt that was part of a brigadier generals grouping I have (I had left it behind because the antique store wanted 25$ for the stripped uniform so it looks like waiting paid off), and finally a unique set of dress blues for an army officer with
  9. Opps I did misspell ordnance, however the ASMIC Trading Post index lists the Motto as "All For Material For All" so it may be a typo on their part but that is what my reference says. Also note that you left out the first "for" in your post. This DI was in the J-M 1960 issue and there is a drawing of one there, although it is blury and not in color.
  10. I think it is for the 52nd Ordinance BN. The motto should really be "all for material for all". It actually seems like it would have had a neat design if it wasn't in such bad shape.
  11. I found named 34th Division uniform yesterday at a goodwill that I had never been to in Iowa, I guess it is fortunate that a Lyft ride took me 2 hr out of my way to a town I had never heard of. Of course it had been stripped of insignia but there is still some black wool from the 34th Division patch showing where it was. This makes sense because a lot of Iowa units were used to form the 34th Division. The coat is actually is surprisingly good shape considering how crude the construction is, there isn't even a liner on the inside of the coat and the whole thing almost looks like it was made fro
  12. This year does seem slower, I managed to find one interesting uniform I will post tomorrow but when I went looking today there wasn't much. Although I did find another pair of ww2 era pants, which means I probably missed the jacket by a few days.
  13. Thank you both, and the reason I concluded that the patch originally a one piece felt tab attached to the bottom of the patch is that if you look carefully the bottom cornors of the patch you will see that the bottom edge of the patch is yellow. The patch was made by sewing three different wool pieces together with the three colors, so it really doesn't make much sense to have a small 4th strip of yellow wool run unevenly along the bottom unless it served some purpose, such as being a "Hell of wheels" tab that got damaged and cut off. There is a somewhat similar patch on the back of the Caval
  14. I wanted to make this post soon, but I have had a super busy week with school, but last weekend I went to my first show post-COVID and managed to find some great items that surprised me. First is a duel patched 63rd and 36th Infantry uniform with combat leader stripes on both sides. This is my first uniform I have with combat leader stripes and while it is unfortunately unnamed I think the combination of patches and the Combat leader patch under a tech sergeant rank makes it a pretty interesting uniform. The second uniform that I found is a 2nd Armored Division jacket with a beautiful bu
  15. I believe you are spot on with your info except that it is not entirely true that all ww2 dress blues are private purchase. I have a pair that are 1941-42 dated Phila. QMD stamped to a ship detachment marine who was an anti-aircraft gunner on an aircraft carrier. I believe I have read that it was fairly common for ship detachment marines, and a select few other positions, to still be issued dress blues. These exceptions are rare however and infantrymen and normal marines would need to have private purchase dress blues made if they want any.
  16. I agree that it is a regular 60/70's era German made crest which makes me even more sure it is 100% fake. I looked up the units history and it was deactivated in 1949, most likely in Japan as it was part of the 1st Cavalry. I could not find that it was ever in Germany or existed in the 60-70's to have a DI made for them. I have heard that German firms made DI for collectors and I would bet this is one of them which would explain why there is a German made DI of the era. I am sticking with the Trading post and saying that this one is the fake they described and should not exist.
  17. I agree that they are likely all German made but I believe that the 271st Field Artillery (give it a go) DI is fake. There are a couple versions that I have seen and I even have one and all of the ones I have seen are Japanese made and screw back. I remember seeing in an old trading post article that there were known reproductions of this DI that had a "deep blue" color to the sea around the island. The real examples are a light blue almost grey. With that information I would double check to make sure none of the others are units that served in the pacific and might have had their units restru
  18. Anyone else have any good finds? I haven't been able to get out much this last week but I did find one neat uniform. A "George Washington Costume" according to the tag, but it turned out to be a Marine dress blue jacket that have seen quite a bit of wear. There is no name that I can find yet, but there is the ghost of a 1st Marine Division on the shoulder. Too bad it and the ega were removed.
  19. According to the trading post they can be found both enameled and painted.
  20. I agree there are a lot of fakes, I have some pictures of both fake and supposedly real ones that I am comparing them with and I think these are a fake. I will add that I know quite a bit but am not quite an "expert" on DUIs and that I have never personally handled a pair of these, you should wait until a real "expert" chimes in before making a decision but I will try to help. That being said the back looks all wrong to me. Several pictures I have of reproductions have the weird marbling on the back, the pics I have of real ones do not. Additionally the hallmark letters look to "f
  21. It could be a interservice transfer, that might make more sense. Another option, less likely and could be 100% wrong, but maybe it is an air force combat controller. I looked through and it seemed like it had special requirements for individuals who were embedded with a unit in combat. Maybe if a combat controller was embedded with an army unit while they saw combat they could be awarded the CIB by the Army and the unit they were embedded with. I do know it wasn't uncommon for combat controllers to have airborne wings, but I have no idea why they would be on the wrong side. I will
  22. My only thought is maybe the name was for someone famous, but a quick search found nothing. Plus with the sellers reputation I wouldn't trust it if I did find something interesting.
  23. Agreed 125 is way too much. That is an awesome patch but I have picked up the green AF ikes for between .99 and $10 of ebay a couple times. I think most of the value would be in the patch so I would base what you are willing to pay off that.
  24. If I am correct there were a number of early transitional periods with the air force uniforms, very early uniforms such as this can be found where they used the new ranks but had not yet adopted the blue uniform so they still wore the army green ikes. Then once the air force adopted their blue uniforms there was a period of time where they could still wear shoulder patches. There are some great threads on the subjects if you search for transitional air force uniforms.
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