I agree with Fred. I can see no reason why anybody would have wanted to reproduce the specialist patches for the immediate post war market. No doubt there were tons of originals laying around. A re-enactor dealer did make some limited reproductions in the early 2000s. Others have made repros since then but they are generally easy to spot. There seems to be quite a variety of quality among the original specialist patches. My collection includes examples with no backing and some with backing. NH
06-18-2016 12:27 AM
Yes Fred - those are what I meant.
Often seen mixed up with others and sold as original ( as this one is )
So we stay clear of them.... thanks!
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