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Know the collection this was from and was an advanced collector. Not sure what is cartoonish about the patch. Saw it was available 45years ago at ASMIC convention from well known dealer. Actually the only one I have ever seen.

Cartoonish as in very bright colors, animated, that's all

 

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Know the collection this was from and was an advanced collector. Not sure what is cartoonish about the patch. Saw it was available 45years ago at ASMIC convention from well known dealer. Actually the only one I have ever seen.

 

Mort,

 

I'd have to say I've seen at least a few of these on eBay over the last 5 years or so.

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Thanks guys. Yeah, I've heard some say it's fantasy and some say post war German. I'm also not a fan of most of the non regulation patches because, as Bill said, they look "cartoonish". One thing about these though, the examples I've seen look just alike.

 

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had ever seen one of these on a uniform with provenance.

The bulk of sellers patches seem to be postwar German manufacture.

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The seller is very reputable and experienced. Let’s be clear that US patches made in Germany were post war and the way you phase it almost could be negatively interpreted so just wanted to clear that up.

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The seller is very reputable and experienced. Let’s be clear that US patches made in Germany were post war and the way you phase it almost could be negatively interpreted so just wanted to clear that up.

 

I have no issue with the seller and have bought from him in the past.

 

As far as the patch, we only expressed personal opinions. Again, I don't care for it, but if you or anyone else does, that's wonderful. To each his own.

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A friend surprised me with this TD item that he found at the SOS. Its not a pillow case but is it a sweetheart item? Rough measurement is 13x14

 

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old frame from the closet and left over green felt, turned out really nice.

 

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Never seen one like it before. Looks good in the frame.

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Never seen one like it before. Looks good in the frame.

Thanks Jim, does it look to be a sweetheart item or possibly a reunion display piece? I many collect 644th TD items and not odd and end TDs but I will kind this one.

 

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Thanks Jim, does it look to be a sweetheart item or possibly a reunion display piece? I many collect 644th TD items and not odd and end TDs but I will kind this one.

 

Marty

 

Marty,

 

Is the cats head silk screened? It could be a converted pillow case.

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Not sure if this is the place for this post but I wanted to share a WIA Purple Heart #140039 named to T/5 Louis R Gustaferro - Gustaferro was severely Wounded in Action while serving with the 601st Tank Destroyer Bn. during the Battle of El Guettar on March 23, 1943.

 

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With all this time on my hands ive decided to start posting some photos of my tank destroyer collection, first up, a nice german made:

 

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Not sure if this is the place for this post but I wanted to share a WIA Purple Heart #140039 named to T/5 Louis R Gustaferro - Gustaferro was severely Wounded in Action while serving with the 601st Tank Destroyer Bn. during the Battle of El Guettar on March 23, 1943.

 

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Bill,

 

Interesting piece. And interesting how he turned the PH around on the ribbon. Nice.

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Well, that’s it for today but will post more soon.

 

 

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Nice pieces! Looking forward to seeing more of your excellent collection.

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Colby,

 

Nice pieces!  Looking forward to seeing more of your excellent collection.

 

Thank you Jim! I Will continue to post a little at a time ...

 

 

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Here is a absolutely mint condition example of an 802nd pocket patch, got it from the daughter along with photos from his time in the 102nd AT and 802nd TD:

 

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Here is a very nice one, mint 801st TD pocket patch:

 

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Those are some VERY nice pocket patches!

 

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