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I found this nicely matted and framed blood chit today at the Goodwill for $2. I'm fairly certain it is real. What do you all think?

 

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From what I see it looks good...



Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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That label looks like something from a small museum or very organized collector. You never know what you'll find at Goodwill.


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Awesome find!


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Seek and ye shall find.

 

Stop seeking and stop finding.

 

Awesome find and good for you.


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Heh, my experience with goodwill (online) today was far more disappointing! Bought a 381st Bomb Group unit history and what arrived was some sort of "encyclopedia of collaboration" professional development manual. For Pete's sake.

 

Awesome chit!


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I like it! Congrats on a great find - ready for the wall! Bobgee


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SCORE!!! :D

 

Nice find! That's set up perfectly to go right on a wall.


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Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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hello,

don't worry the Chit is 100% real, a very good purchasing for such an incredible price. It is the 1st variation of the final type Blood Chit of Chinese inspiration - the so-called 'Washington Pattern' as issued late in the war (perhaps since early 1945).

 

Made in rayon (not silk), following mainly the legendary original Chinese-made Pattern of early-to-mid wartime. Those were in fact made of silk + cotton backing, and made in China for official issue to US flyers. Your is originated in the USA, using finely made rayon fabric - the same that was used in making the late war escape maps.

 

Here a photo of a frame containing both variations from my collection. Left - the earlier one, 1st variation. Right - the very very late war one, 2nd variation:

 

 

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Just a last photo,

to compare how the 1st Variation of a 'Washington Pattern', US-made Blood Chit like your specimen (but, not longer the 2nd Variation) really followed the characters of the much rarer, 2nd Variation China-made Blood Chit - in short, those real ones of mid-wartime made in silk + cotton backing and directly issued in China.

 

 

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And here, the full view of the mentioned Chinese-made Chit.

 

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Great information, thank you! Interesting that this was produced in the US. Was it also stamped in the US?

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Yes, by the Evasion and Escape Section of the Military Intelligence Service ( MIS-X ).

At Fort Hunt (VA) there was HQ of a secret section from the Captured Personnel and Materiel Branch of G-2, created to oversee the American Evasion and Escape (E&E) operations.

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Awesome!

Now lets hope they didn't glue it to the mat board! I used to do matting and framing as a hobby(but the traditional, archival way) and was usually surprised(and occasionally shocked) by what I found when reframing something "professionally" done.

 

Dave

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Great find. One man's trash is another man's treasure. I see it as treasure.

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Wow great find!...what do these usually go for??!!...just curious.....mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Wow great find!...what do these usually go for??!!...just curious.....mike

 

Of course variation in prices is noteworthy, also it may depend from wich is the source - militaria event, antiques fairs, Internet find (and in turn, whether from eBay or other websites),

I've seen them ranging from $75 - 80, up to $350 ( :wacko: :wacko:).

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Of course variation in prices is noteworthy, also it may depend from wich is the source - militaria event, antiques fairs, Internet find (and in turn, whether from eBay or other websites),

I've seen them ranging from $75 - 80, up to $350 ( :wacko: :wacko:).

Wow....thanks for the info!....mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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