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    Default Couple of US shoulder patches

    Hi, i was given these a few days ago.
    I wonder about the originality.
    The first infantry looks good but im no expert on patches and shouldnt the 63rd infantry be red with yellow sword?
    Thanks
    Cheers.
    Nuno
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    Default Re: Couple of US shoulder patches

    I think the subdued/camo 63rd ID patch is VietNam vintage...

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    I think the subdued/camo 63rd ID patch is VietNam vintage...
    Possibly and after looking at this example from the collectors guild, i may have changed my mind about the 1st infantry one.
    Very different.
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    Default Re: Couple of US shoulder patches

    Probably just different makers.My examples of 1st div patches are different to the ones shown.

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    Hi Nuno, your Big Red One is WW2 issue.

    Joe is right on the 63rd patch: note the thick "Merrowed edge" construction, plus it is subduded of course.

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    Are big red one patches hard to come by?

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    Default Re: Couple of US shoulder patches

    Not rare. But there are many slightly different versions and some of these are harder to find. I have about 5 different versions in my old US collection.

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    Default Re: Couple of US shoulder patches

    As stated teh ''big red one'' is not a rare patch but it is very sought after on uniform and other such thinks, because of there combat service

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    Default Re: Couple of US shoulder patches

    See here for plenty of variants, WW1 to present day:


    1st Infantry Division - INFANTRY - U.S. Militaria Forum

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    Thank you all for the help.
    I have learned a lot about these.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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