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Tom Pearcy

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    Anything USMC and WWII German/Japanese.

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  1. Been down this road before only to get a few maybes. Thought I would try it again and see if I could get something more concrete. Thanx in advance
  2. What is a fair value for this one?
  3. Are these patches any good? Or just common?
  4. Sterling Silver lapel pin. Looks to me like a Crane, maybe an eagle? Anyone have any ideas?
  5. My dad's 38th Division patch on wool (pre war) is all black back stitching. Pretty sure it was US made.
  6. I once owned an example of the first patch and the gentleman I sold it to told me it was for Ordnance Recovery Service.
  7. I am always looking for patches with the "German" made stars. Someone once upon time had a large sheet of them, I wish I could find out what happened to it.
  8. Triangle T, T think it is a fraternity patch.
  9. Thought some of you might enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor over the past thirty plus years. Still looking for more.
  10. He has seen two of the same Type ( he can't remember if they were Type 4 or 10), but was told they came together from the same vet's family. Although the patches looked the same, one was bluish-purplish on the edges and the other was tan. This was the first time that he had seen a patch with that color on the edges definitely attributed to the WW2 era. However, he was not assured because one does not know 100% if the story is truthful or if a postwar substitution could have been added. He has gotten some blue tinged Type 10s from 101st vets who stayed in the Army until the 1960s, and they attributed those patches to the 1950s or 60s era, at Ft Campbell. He feels pretty sure the eagle patches with those purplish edges date to that period, and whether they existed during WW2 he is still not 100% convinced. So, I will concede that, without any provenance, my patch is post war with the slightest chance that it could be late war. We may never know for sure. In any case, it is still a very nice and seldom encountered variation. The edge on my patch is absolutely, for sure blue. not black.
  11. The big one looks to be Japanese (Okinawa) made.
  12. I have refereed this to Mark Bando. The patch in question was produced towards the end of the war through to the '50's. He has an example with WWII provenance. So... it could go either way as to the vintage of this patch. Mystery solved and thank you to all who commented.
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