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Navy Patches "R" Division


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2 hours ago, Goodhype said:

That is a great photo! Circa 70s?

How do you tell if it's Japanese made?

Thanks all !

 

1964

 

I know they're Japanese made from buying them (in Japan) wearing them, and collecting them for the past 50 years

 

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One “clue” to look for is “cornrow embroidery” as it is sometimes called. It can be seen clearly in the blue background of the third patch. It’s a hallmark of Japanese patches - but not always as evidenced by the very first patch posted. But it is a clue to narrow things down.

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