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82nd Airborne patch advice

Article about: Hello, I like the patch and here is one from my son's collection and I know it is WWII as well. They are very close. Jody

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    Hi all !
    need a little expert advice/info on the below item if possible
    Probably been discussed to death but here goes

    ww2 genuine period or ? etc etc
    many thanks in advance
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    From what I can see it is a good one.
    Please try to post your photos right side up.

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    Thanks Steve ,
    Appreciate your help
    ( just modified images )

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    100% looks great...good one

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    Looks good to me ww2 era, shows some honest wear

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    Excellent stuff , thanks all for the info !
    Wasn't 100% sure but that's put my mind at rest .

    Very tough these days to get a good collection going , so far I've had reasonable success .

    Regards

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    as a comparison, here is a patch from my dad's collection i know is from WWII...

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    looks like a different type of stitching and it has an OD border, but i don't know enough about variations to say anything about yours. i definitely have a few from WWII that show construction and even size differences. someone recommended a book in a previous question i posted, but i've yet to pick it up.

    good luck...gary

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    Gary the one you have posted with the OD border I was told was produced early in the war and then later they stoped using the OD border very nice patch

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    Yes the main reason apart from clarifying its authenticity was the variants that are around ..
    Just how do you tell ?? the trained eye ...

    regards

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    Quote by gel65 View Post
    Gary the one you have posted with the OD border I was told was produced early in the war ...
    yes, i have heard this before. sort of made sense to make the stitching to the uniform a consistent color. have to add that almost all (if not all) the patches i have which still have attachment threads seem to have been hand stitched to the uniform. i suppose the caveat to that would be that machine stitching by its nature is a lot easier to remove completely.

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