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  1. It’s only risky if you place the snipe far above market value. And that’s not smart because unless a patch is off the chart rare, another one will come along. The best use of the snipe is to make sure you don’t get into a tit-for-tat bidding war over an item during the early phase of the listing. Auction psychology is interesting. I’ve been at many in-person auctions where bidders pay substantially more for something that can be obtained from a dealer at a lower price. Bidders can see it as some type of sporting contest that has to be won, even if a ridiculous price is paid. I’ve seen bidders
  2. Here is a photo of a North American A-36 Apache with the emblem on it toward the nose provided to me by Forum member Gregg Parlin.
  3. That's good to know. Thanks Bob.
  4. Both of these were also on the Veterans Footlocker web site but I noticed that it is not working now.
  5. Thanks for the kind remarks, everyone!
  6. 392nd Fighter Squadron - 367th Fighter Group - 9th Air Force. Unofficial design. Has been sewn onto a flight jacket
  7. 306th Bomb Group. Not the Patch King/US version usually seen
  8. Here is a group I recently picked up. I haven't seen the AW piece before. Does anyone know what that is?
  9. A lot of his stuff is up for auction next week. You donate stuff to museums at your own peril. They can and do sell it whenever they need cash. Many vets think that when they donate their stuff that it will be protected for posterity and that is often times not the case.
  10. I agree that the auction is bonkers. It could be a couple of things. The bidders might really think it's a WW I guidon. If that's the case, someone is about to learn an expensive lesson. Also, it's an Ohio National Guard unit. My Dad was in this unit. I've picked up stuff at local auctions and paid a little more than it's worth because it was his unit. You can run into some really rabid National Guard unit collectors because of the local interest, having relatives that were in the unit, etc. These units were a very big part of a town for many decades and people can have strong connections to t
  11. This is a recent pickup but I haven't been able to find much on it. It measures 31 inches long at the longest point and 22 1/2 inches wide. The material is a heavy cotton with almost a burlap feel to it. The stitching does not glow under a black light. The "20" and "Hell from Above" are more faded than the "Airborne Class" and jump wing. The writing appears hand done with a stencil and is painted/colored onto the guidon. It does not look like a depot product and looks like it was produced locally. Any help is appreciated.
  12. This is a recent pickup but I haven't been able to find much on it. It measures 31 inches long at the longest point and 22 1/2 inches wide. The material is a heavy cotton with almost a burlap feel to it. The stitching does not glow under a black light. The "20" and "Hell from Above" are more faded than the "Airborne Class" and jump wing. The writing appears hand done with a stencil and is painted/colored onto the guidon. It does not look like a depot product and looks like it was produced locally. Any help is appreciated.
  13. Thanks everyone. The last thing I need is another uniform but I just couldn't pass it up. Gray Ghost you are right it is a sharp looking jacket. The photos don't do it justice. Whoever the tailor was knew his/her stuff. The tailoring is superb. There has never been a Combat Infantry Badge or ribbons or anything else on it. Strictly made for field wear in my opinion.
  14. Thanks Bob. If anyone has seen them it would be you!
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