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    Vietnam War Special Forces SOG Patch Collection

    Vietnam War US Special Forces MACV SOG Patch Collection...One grouping from a large collection that had been stored for about 40 years...This collection has been coming out over the last year and is remarkable for its size and quality...Not For Sale
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    Ed Hicks
    910-425-7000

    #2
    That is simply stunning...wow.

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      #3
      Wow...wow!

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        #4
        Wow!
        Looking for a 30 '06 Chauchat magazine.

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          #5
          Fantastic collection! Thanks for sharing.

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            #6
            That is really nice!
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              #7
              Drooling on my keyboard.

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                #8
                Great collection!


                Perhaps a stupid question but what was the use of these badges??


                Were they worn? Are these official badges??


                Could you buy them etc??


                Best regards,


                Rene

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                  #9
                  Holy crap. What a terrific collection.
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                    #10
                    These patches are one part of the collection. There are over a thousand Airborne and Pilot wings and other related insignia from WWII through the 1970s. I'll post some early Indochina and Vietnam War pieces soon.
                    Ed Hicks
                    910-425-7000

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Kuifje69 View Post
                      Great collection!


                      Perhaps a stupid question but what was the use of these badges??


                      Were they worn? Are these official badges??


                      Could you buy them etc??


                      Best regards,


                      Rene
                      There was a brisk business in patches made in country “Vietnam” for collectors during the war. Many of these made patches never had official approval. There are two camps regarding Viet era patches. Those worn by the unit versus made for collectors. In the case of special force related patches, documented and worn pieces will bring considerably more money. Whereas non worn types bring considerably less. 20 years or so ago not much distinction was made between the two types.
                      Last edited by irish; 04-18-2020, 07:41 AM.

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                        #12
                        Dear Irish,


                        Thanks for the explanation!


                        Best regards,


                        Rene

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                          #13
                          I never heard anything regarding this stuff being made in Vietnam for collectors.
                          Nobody recognized nor cared about this stuff back then.
                          I would rate that as F-6.

                          I have seen designs made by individuals handed to folks running little embroidery shops who would turn out patches in any number you wanted. None were ever officially authorized, but you would see them worn at different times and places.

                          Our team XO designed a patch and brought 20 or so back from a trip to SFOB at Bien Hoa. A one time deal. I had 2 or three but gave them away later. I still have one.

                          This stuff really took off in the 80s after the big parades and celebrations. The Wall dedication in 82 was probably the real beginning.
                          Some folks made a loving for several years going around the country to these events.
                          They still hold a few and the vets from the current snot-throws are getting their own stuff.
                          VN guys in our 70s now.
                          There is still the annual event at Kokomo, Indiana. Been running about 40 years now,
                          Around 45,000-50,000 in attendance each year.
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                            #14
                            Super nice Ed !!

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