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WW2 USMC VMF 313 Second Issue Decal On Leather Sq Ptch. Sold on 1.29.09 for $898.

 

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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First Pattern ON Twill USMC WW2 VMB 443 Sq. Patch. Sold on 1.29.09 for $711.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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VMF 514

 

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Second Pattern USMC VMSB 236 Bomb Sq Patch. Sold on 1.29.09 for $642.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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WW2 7 Inch by 7 Inch USMC VMD 154 Sq Patch. Sold on 1.29.09 for $1082.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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USMC VMB 612 Bombing Squadron Flight Jacket Patch. Sold 1.29.09 for $790.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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USMC VMF 422 Second Pattern Patch. Sold on 1.21.09 for $765.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Chenille USMC VMF 224 Combat Jacket Patch. Sold on 1.19.09 for $684.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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WW2 USMC VMF 451 Jacket Patch. Sold on 1.21.09 for $655.

 

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Chinese Made USMC VMF 211 Wake Island Jacket Patch. Sold on 1.19.09 for $655.

 

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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China Made USMC VMF 218 Hellcats. Sold on 1.19.09 for $689

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Chinese Made 1946 Dated VMF 115 Joes Jokers Jacket Patch. Sold on 1.19.09 for $607.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Rare Aussie Made USMC WW2 VMSB Jacket Patch. Sold on 12.8.08 for $1913.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The initial question was regarding the rarest of the USMC patches. Based on 40 years of collecting USMC patches I feel quite confident that the rarest WWII USMC shoulder patch, not counting squadron patches, is the I MAC Special Weapons Platooons patch AKA Anti-Tank Platoons. And yes, they exist. I have seen three originals in 40 years, including one on ebay a couple of years ago. I have held two and they are the woven type made by a couple of Aussie firms including Australian Knitting Mills. I have a photo of a real one if anybody is interested.

I am also skeptical of the experts who pronounce all Iceland brigade patches not authentic unless it was the exact patch handed out during the initial issue. While I suppose one can parse the true meaning of 'authentic', the fact is I have seen uniforms with spotless provenance that bore variations of the polar bear patch, including metal. Period photos bear this out. There can be little doubt that individual Marines purchased and wore variations of this patch during WWII, especially after the Brigade returned home in 1942. Perhaps a Marine purchased a patch from a local shop in Reykjavik before departing Iceland, or perhaps before going on liberty in New York upon his return he purchased a polar bear from one of the countless tailor shops along Flushing Avenue outside the main gate of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The point is there is more evidence that variations were worn than there is that only one particular patch of a single type was the sole patch used.

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WWII USMC VMTB-242 leather patch Marine Pilot Patch. Sold 3.3.09 for $146

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Right Off Jacket Korean War USMC VMF 223. Sold on 3.5.09 for $203.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Famous Puss In Boots USMC VMR 953 Squadron Patch Mint. Sold on 3.5.09 for $421.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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USMC VMF 211 Chinese Made Patch Group. Sold on 3.5.09 for $910.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Heart Shaped USMC 2nd Division Variant Patch. Sold for $206 on 3.16.09

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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WW2 USMC VMF (N) G1 Jacket Squadron Insignia. Sold for $887. on 3.17.09

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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WW2 USMC VMJ 352 G1 Flight Jacket Patch. Sold for $377. on 3.17.09

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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WW2 USMC 4th MAW Marine Air Wing RARE 1st Design Patch. Sold 3.15.09 for $271.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Hello Guys

Since you posted so many Marine Squadron patches here is mine that my Aunt gave me.

It is VMB 621 later VMTB 621.

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Not sure how rare it is.

Allen

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Unauthorized Halftrack Patch WW II made in Austrailia. Sold 3.21.09 for $1212.

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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If I am not mistaken the following are Disney designs: posts 22, 32, 36, 37 and 45.

 

 

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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