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Old 11-14-2019, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default US 8th Air Force Items

A bullion blazer patch, a sweetheart bracelet, and a lapel pin.....


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Old 11-14-2019, 06:40 PM   #2
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Hi Ron,

I nice bracelet but the patch scares me. Where did that one come from?

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Old 11-15-2019, 09:19 AM   #3
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The blazer patch looks like the typical post-war creations that were made for veterans. I have encountered more than a few of them in groups. Veterans wore them to reunions and such. I think of them in much the same way as the Civil War "GAR" badges or the "Society of 40 and 8" badges of the World War I veterans.
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:31 PM   #4
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Those bullion patches are sold at air shows all over the country. I think they are about 10-15 bucks from the various vendors.
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Nice to hear the patch is a "legit" US-sold modern piece (are they US-made?). It made me think of the "Paki" style fakes.

Sad to hear you have to pay more for one of these than a genuine WW2 vintage cotton patch.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:12 AM   #6
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It's a Paki fake, the air show vendors sell them as souvenir pieces so they sell them for what they are worth.
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Nice to hear the patch is a "legit" US-sold modern piece (are they US-made?). It made me think of the "Paki" style fakes.

Sad to hear you have to pay more for one of these than a genuine WW2 vintage cotton patch.
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