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texcen

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    Austin, TX
  • Interests
    Collect all types of Military insignia, mainly patches. Also have a small business selling insignia to collectors mainly via mailed lists.

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  1. I know this is an old topic but do you know when the USAF Dress Mess Chevrons were abolished? I have a box of brand new ones to sell but would love to tell the era when they were likely worn. Any one out there care to reply and if anyone is interested in the Chrvrons, send me a pm or a note somehow. emilb@earthlink.net is my email but be very specific as to what you are talking about as I am doing a lot of different things. Appreciate it. texcen
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  3. Really surprised that Tommy Kitchens of Kansas now has not chimed in on this. Tommy had one of the finest collections of Texas related patches I have seen. Seems he was mainly interested in CAV as his Dad had served in the unit during WWII. Tommy, you around??? Nice collection, huh?
  4. For information on Bob, he is a fine guy, spent time with him at the ASMIC National in Arlington VA (perhaps Alexandriia-who knows up there) back in the 1990s when I first met him. Bob loves patches and insignia in general. He finds sources for patches (I know because I go there too for my business and he has cleaned some out) and he travels into Korea to get others. I would not be particularly surprised to find he has some made at Korean companies that sit outside the gates of US installations and make onesie, twosie, patches for U.S. Troops or can make a bunch for use in an entire unit.
  5. So, do you collect ROTC and JROTC patches you guys? I think I have a bunch on the way to me and I am guessing there will be both Army and AF possibly even some Navy in the mix. I would love to have some names, mailing addresses and email addresses to begin to build myself a list of those who do collect these and I will let you see what I have available. Let me know. TEXCEN (TEXAS)
  6. Those are super, Bobby. I am guessing you are the Bobby that stopped often at my table back when I worked the Ft. Worth show, is that correct? I have a patch perhaps you can help me identify. It is the Security Services device but embroidered on a 4 inch tall and 8 inches across black background. Thanks, TEXCEN (EMIL from Austin)
  7. The place to send your requests for patch list is emilb@earthlink.net Thanks, TEXCEN
  8. Please ask me for the specific list you would like to have sent to you.[ IF YOU COLLECT ARMY POCKET PATCHES OR USAF PATCHES, I DO HAVE LISTS THAT ARE SEVERAL PAGES LONG AVAILABLE TO SEND TO YOU. THESE ARE FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATED SINCE DESIGNS CHANGE SO MUCH. PRICES ARE $6 OR $7 OR SO MAILING WITHIN THE USA IS ONLY $1.50 FOR 1-10 PATCHES, $3 FOR 11-20 AND $4.50 FOR 21 AND ABOVE. OUTSIDE THE U.S.A, THE RATE IS $3 FOR 1-10, 4.30 FOR 11-20, AND $6 FOR ALL OVER 21. THEN, IF YOU ARE IN TEXAS, I CAN HELP YOU WITH SALES TAX. BEYOND THAT, AS A SPECIAL DEAL, I OFFER MY CUSTOMERS THIS SPECIAL D
  9. I applaud someone for taking the bull by the horns and doing this shirt. I know that white shirts are generally cheaper to purchase and since someone is going to be out on a limb for the cost, let them choose what they want to do and get something on our backs (actually, fronts might be more accurate). After all, if you had the idea, you knew the colors to get better than this fellow, then where are the shirts?? TEXCEN
  10. I have had this wing for 20+ years. It makes me think it may be Sweden or one of the contries in that area of the world. I have seen Swedish Wings (would love to own some) and these are not like the ones I have seen. Would appreciate your help. They are 3 inch by 1 inch. TEXCEN
  11. And there have been these actually used by a series of units-just the numbers change. Thought it was interesting.
  12. I added some additional patches to the USAF as well as the Army Pocket Patches (mainly these are Aviation) sections of my website. Take a moment and look at www.texcentrading.com I pick up a lot of items generally from after Vietnam and Desert Storm to today. Also have quite a few Marine and Navy patches to take a look at. Drop me a short note if you have questions. emilb@earthlink.net Thanks. Emil TEXCEN on this site.
  13. I was tempted to reply to jkash23686 and others about the ease of talking about a problem versus solving a problem. Have you considered that Ebay has listing fees because of a cost of doing business? Is it proportional, I cannot tell you but Ebay must think it is and it is magnificently successful. As for us guys with our military item websites, no doubt it could be done better. My website is www.texcentrading.com and I have days when I get 5 or 6 pretty sizable orders by email and an equal amount my US mail. I am also ususally trying to put together a list to mail of photocopied pic
  14. Can you please tell me whose uniform that was? When I was a civilian employee of Army working for Computer Systems Command at Ft. Hood, about 1970-1974, I worked with a man whose name was C. Vane Riley. The first name was really Carol and I suppose to cut the amount of kidding, he went by C. Anyway, he was an American from Illinois (if memory is still working) who wore a Brazilian Uniform and fougnt with Brazilian troops in WWII.. I recall him telling me the story of the 'smoking snake' design. Could this be his uniform? Just curious, I would guess not many Americans were actually embed
  15. Got mine last week-was a strange week so did not let you know. Great looking. Thanks, Steve. TEXCEN Emil
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