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This is currently listed on Ebay but does not look like example Rick has shown. Is this a good copy or a variation?

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I don't think it is an original. The tan fabric is the give away, and the embroidery looks newer vintage. Activated in 1942, Deactivated 1945. The embroidered on wool issue was first, followed by the decal on leather.


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I kind of thought so, but wanted to hear  from  a more informed opinion. Seller has had some questionable items listed before so posted as a caution for the forum.


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Seller ( lots-of-good-stuff ) constantly sells reproductions as originals. I would not touch anything of his with a 20 ft pole. 

 

https://www.ebay.com/usr/lots-of-good-stuff


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Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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Comparison of genuine WWII issue and the reproduction shown above. My original post here.  Australian embroidered on wool patches typically have a thick wool and rich, deep embroidery.

 

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The edge material is all wrong, probably one of the Butler UK series fake 


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Exactly. The thin tan material substituted for the thick Australian wool is a tell.


Long-time collector of WWII Aviation: AAF, USN and USMC.

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-Steve

OEF 11-12 veteran

WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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