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Tom Pearcy

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  1. Has anyone seen this before and have any info on it. Lee Jackson has a patch on his site with this in the center of an open chute with "Stati Line" on either sid of it.
  2. Does the shape of the bolt help determine if it is WWII vintage or not? I heard skinny bolt is WWII vintage, fat bolt is post war. Still wondering.
  3. There is no Marine Reserve Center close by to our county (Berrien) here in southwest Michigan. So, our main function is to run Toys For Tots each year. This gives us one good reason for being. The League is also a place to get together and enjoy a cold one with our brothers and exchange war stories. We celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday and on occasion participate in a parade or two. The League is also involved in Young Marines and various veterans programs. All this reinforces the overwhelming pride I have and the privilege of being a member in the world's finest military organization. I enc
  4. Yes, he is also a moderator for one of the forums and has a website: Vintageproductions
  5. Happy Birthday to all my brothers both past and present. Semper Fi!
  6. I am a life member and Past Commandant of the Michigan Wolverine Detachment 722. Semper Fi!
  7. I can not find any reference ANYWHERE that explains the different color variations in the early wool/felt 1st Cavalry patches, i.e. red horse head, blue stripe; blue horse head, blue stripe; etc. Can anyone help?
  8. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post these but here goes. I purchased a crazy quilt at a yard sale too many years ago to remember. In the center was place these chevrons and a pair of the Commissary trade badges. I bought it thinking they were WWI Marine Corps insignia. For all these years that's what I thought until not too long ago I found out they were really CCC insignia. I traded off the other badge a while back again, explaining to the recipient that it was earlly Marine Corps. Another example of someone thinking they are an expert when in fact they aren't because they have no
  9. I don't know if this has been covered elsewhere. I would like to know if anyone can tell if a patch that has some, not all, reaction to a UV light could still be WWII vintage. I have a patch that is "dead" front and back, BUT, the very outside edge glows. It looks like the edge of some type of base material (stiffener) that the patch is embroidered on. The edge is slightly frayed and that's where it glows.
  10. Interesting story Tex, Thanx for sharing.
  11. I already posted the link.
  12. Check this out! http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-RARE-ORIGINA...=item3f1043d352
  13. Thank you everyone for your input. If anyone is interested in seeing mine, I will post a pic ASAP. As of this time, there is one being offered on ebay with a few days remaining. I can not believe what it has climbed to.
  14. I just picked-up an Airborne Command (one piece)patch with a red and white AIRBORNE tab. What's the deal? are they a good score? Also, it does not glow under UV.
  15. Thank you gentleman for your input. I thought as much but wanted to be sure. It's too bad that it's a copy since it is a nice looking patch. This version would be more befitting a Marine patch with it's grimacing expression, not like the "Casper" original.
  16. Would like any input on this patch. It does not glow, front or back, under UV. Passed the "burn" test. What does glow under UV is the stiffener that the patch is embroidered on. A very tiny edge shows and "glows" around the perimeter. Also, a few very small spots on the back glow where the stiffener shows through.
  17. I have a pretty crusty foot locker that I picked up at a yard sale a long time ago. It has painted the top the gentleman's name, a winged prop, Air Service, and "bull's eye." On the end is painted 12TH 68. Question is, does anyone have any idea what unit that might be?
  18. Love the DIs, are they screw back or pin back?
  19. Unfortunately, I don't have as deep of pockets as other people. Mine are more like shallow and full of lint. If I did have unlimited funds, I don't think I would hesitate to spend 1,2,3K for a little bit of history. Most if not all of these things are irreplaceable. Money is a lot easier to come by than a rare patch. If one were to sell everything in their collection, think of all the money they would have! But... with all that money, could you go out and buy (replace) all those treasures you once owned? It's all relative and dependent on what's most important to you.
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