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Old 02-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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One of my prized possessions, a UNPIK SSI which I believe by its' construction was made in Vietnam for a veteran to be used as a combat patch for his uniform.

It is one of the most beautiful made patches that I have seen. The workmanship is superb.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Hi Dennis,
That is a great looking patch and hard to come by. It is amazing how well done some of the Vietnamese (?) hand made patches are . This one displays the techniques on saving the amount of thread used. I have several that are amazingly well done. Thanks for displaying.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Mahalo Mitch for the response, I will have to agree 1000%. When you look at the SSI from the front it looks like it could be machine made. The details are especially sharp and would be difficult in my mind to replicated by a machine. I have not seen another in the past 10 years and so I do not
believe it was made for collectors. It is a work of ART.


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Hi Dennis,
That is a great looking patch and hard to come by. It is amazing how well done some of the Vietnamese (?) hand made patches are . This one displays the techniques on saving the amount of thread used. I have several that are amazingly well done. Thanks for displaying.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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Very nice indeed. The UNPIK tab portion of the patch looks to be a seperate piece of material when viewed from the front. the reverse however makes it appear to be all one piece. Interesting construction.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:55 AM   #5
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One of my prized possessions, a UNPIK SSI which I believe by its' construction was made in Vietnam for a veteran to be used as a combat patch for his uniform.

After further research I have to admit that the identification of this patch in INCORRECT, and I would like to revise my statement.

After researching this patch I have determined that it is a period patch that was ordered and made in Japan in 1952. It is one of five that were made in a little shop in Tokyo, and I have the provenance of who ordered it.

I have been conducting research on the UNPIK and by chance saw a picture of his patch. I was able to contact him and obtain details on its' manufacture, and compare the two together. It is a very early patch and was made based on a design that was in color that was sent to him from Headquarters.

If anyone has any UNPIK items that they would be interested in parting with please contact me.

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