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how to tell if a US patch is from ww2

Article about: In the last group, all but the 30th 'Old Hickory' Division patch are good - that one is definitely modern/recent because of the plastic coating ! Ade is correct in each reply.............. S

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    Default how to tell if a US patch is from ww2

    I am looking for info to tell if a US patch is from ww2 without a black light.

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    Default Re: how to tell if a US patch is from ww2

    Any info.
    chris

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    'Cut edge' or trimmed patches are known to be WWII era, as opposed
    to 'Merrowed edge' types - where the border is entirely wrapped
    with thread - though I also look for light coloured thread on
    the reverse, sometimes known as 'snow'................
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 07-04-2011 at 08:31 PM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: how to tell if a US patch is from ww2

    Hi Steve.
    I will post some of the patches I have in the next day.
    Tell me what you think,that would be great.
    Chris

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    Will do, Chris.............!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    A couple of other points in addition to Steve's comments.

    You could try a burn test to a loose thread.

    Some wartime patches have green thread backing (like the "snow" Steve describes) known as "Greenbacks" and these are a bit more scarce to find.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    A couple of other points in addition to Steve's comments.

    You could try a burn test to a loose thread.

    Some wartime patches have green thread backing (like the "snow" Steve describes) known as "Greenbacks" and these are a bit more scarce to find.

    Cheers, Ade.
    I just look on info about Greenback and I do think I have one.
    Will post it later.

    chris
    Last edited by cricketchris1944; 07-08-2011 at 07:34 AM.

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    Hi Chris, all of these are WW2 era, bar the right hand 29th Inf Div insignia. Note the different thicker edging to this patch. This is a post war "Merrowed edge" patch. A much later type of construction.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Chris, all of these are WW2 era, bar the right hand 29th Inf Div insignia. Note the different thicker edging to this patch. This is a post war "Merrowed edge" patch. A much later type of construction.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thank you Adrian,I will post the one I think is a greenback and a few more patches.
    Chris

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