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Old 02-09-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hi,

I came across this French resistance patch from a friend of mine, it is removed from an old photo album (Which neither of us have).

I am interested in selling it, but want to post it for comments first. This is the first one I've ever come across and I'd be interested in any comments. I'm also not entirely sure what this sort of thing is worth, I'd imagine maybe it's something they wore at the end of the war or *maybe* during some operations but I suspect they wouldn't want to get caught with this on their sleeve!





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Old 02-09-2019, 03:34 PM   #2
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Anyone will be extremely skeptical that it's anything more than a homemade patriotic piece without documentation (the context of the album might have shed some light...)

Doesn't look like anything I've seen...
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:02 PM   #3
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Anyone will be extremely skeptical that it's anything more than a homemade patriotic piece without documentation (the context of the album might have shed some light...)

Doesn't look like anything I've seen...
You're absolutely correct that something like this is open for debate, that's really why I posted it. These sort of things are pretty tough to authenticate, and I completely realize that.

I wish I had the album, but it's long gone and my friend who found it can't remember the details.

Maybe someone has seen similar somewhere? I am open to any thoughts on this patch.

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Old 02-09-2019, 05:59 PM   #4
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Hi,

the easiest way to "identify" an FFI member in 1944-45, was the use of an homemade/partially homemade armband.
It would have been great if the French administration/army/police had made serious studies in 1944/1945 to identify all the local types of FFI armbands...
I doubt that anyone can do that today, but it would have been terrific.

Uniforms were very rare, and FFI enlisted in the French army (or in Allied armies as translator) had professional army patches.

Therefore i think that scotty1418 is right about an homemade patriotic patch.

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Old 02-11-2019, 05:09 PM   #5
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Thanks again guys for the comments.

It's always tough to decide what to do with something like this, I certainly don't want to pass it along without full disclosure.

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