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Sometimes it pays to look again...
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:41:43 PM »
One of the local Antique Malls has a box of patches, $5 each. I have raided it a couple of times for chevrons and other things I knew were worth more than $5. I haven't bothered to look in a while but I decided to check out the box today. To my surprise there were 2 new ones that called out to me. At the counter, the owner said I could have them for $4 each since I was a repeat customer.


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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 01:39:53 PM »
That 3rd AF looks nice !!
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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 02:09:03 PM »
It is a little soiled but I can live with it. Since it's embroidered on twill, I couldn't pass it up.
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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 01:44:53 PM »
is it wool on twill or silk ?
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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 02:11:53 PM »
normal cotton thread...here is a pic of the back

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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 06:27:31 PM »
Nice pickups!

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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 12:25:56 PM »
Nice WWII Airborne  tab

What is the length?

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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 01:19:03 PM »
2.5 inches...perfect for an Airborne Command
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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 01:44:25 PM »

My guess would be,101st Abn, most of my WWII era birdies are 2.5 inches (61-63 mm).

The Airborne Commands I have are from 1.9 inch (48 mm)  to 2.2inch (55 mm).

Your Abn Cmd you posted could be the larger variation.

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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 02:08:40 PM »
OQMG-Drawing 1943 with revisions

Note length of tab 2.5 inches.

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Re: Sometimes it pays to look again...
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2018, 06:33:13 AM »
Thanks for the info on the tab. I hadn't researched it yet or put it next to my AB Command w/o the tab I have. No all I need is a nice WW II era Puking Buzzard to put it on top of
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