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I've recently been on a Marine Corps kick, so I was happy to pick up this patch collection yesterday. I know very little about USMC patches so any information would be appreciated. (I know the units -- I mean anything regarding construction. Some of these patches appear to be theater made.)

 

Unfortunately the guy I got them from had them diasplayed on his wall using that sticky clay people use on posters. Any ideas on how to get it out of the fabric?

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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The backs:

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Closer images of the front and back of each patch would be necessary to make a determination on these. A lot of dealers and collectors claim that anything other than a woven patch is "theater made" without having any evidence of this. Most likely most patches we see were made by suppliers, either military or private purchase, in the US from whatever materials were readily available and cost effective. That is still a nice start to a USMC patch collection though!

 

Jeremiah


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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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I see 3 different types - fully embroidered, embroidered on twill and embroidered on felt. All are US-made. And, based on the reverse photo, they appear to be original WW2 cotton thread examples. Nice group!

Kurt


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Thanks -- it was the embroidered on twill patches I wasn't sure about.

 

Bill


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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