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1867-1919 Repro Rates and Chevrons


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Wow, some of these look darn good, can we reveal the truth under a blacklight?

 

TRENCH RAIDER: The problem with nations like Pakistan which grows cotton and raise sheep for their wool is they use those products and very little synthetic fabrics as they don't have inexpensive access always to them and they make their embroidered goods from cotton and wool as blacklight cannot work there. Maybe if something in is made in Taiwan or elsewhere where they have access to synthetic products? Here is a REPRO of a post-Civil WSar badge made in Pakistan abd the cloth is sort of like a light-weight canvas cloth with indigo-blue anchor and star, handsewn. :rolleyes: Sarge Booker

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I don't collect rating badges, but would be interested in the copies for reenacting. think.gif Where do you get these? Got a link? :rolleyes:
Grizzly, while these rates are nice, the thing to remember is that everything made before 1883 was individually hand embroidered, generally by the Sailor himself. There were no embroidery machines prior to the last half of the 19th century.

 

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Grizzly, while these rates are nice, the thing to remember is that everything made before 1883 was individually hand embroidered, generally by the Sailor himself. There were no embroidery machines prior to the last half of the 19th century.

 

Steve Hesson

 

Thanks, Steve. :) Wow, those fellas had a tough time of it. I had enough trouble sewing a button on, let alone embroidering my own rate! :lol:

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think.gif Specialist 9 reproduction from Pakistan, made for re-encators, perhaps? I've seen originals sell for about seventy-five U.S. Dollars (US$75) each, here is a scan of this REPRO? think.gif Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California (hhbooker2@yahoo.com) POST SCRIPT: Should I destroy it or give it away? Suggestions welcomed!

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