Visual Reference Guide 2: WWII US Military Pins
My Grandfather owned a millinery and tailoring store which also sold military items in San Francisco during the depression and WW2 era. During that time, my Father collected over 200+ military patches insignias from WWII.
In Summer of 2005 my Father asked me to liquidate his collection for him and by Fall/Winter 2005, I had catalogued most of the items and proceeded to sell the entire collection on ebay. My Father purchased these patches from my Grandfather for approximately 10¬¢ each during WWII with his allowance, and immediately stapled them to the card stock shown. Occasionally my Grandfather would give my Father a patch for his collection.
All patches are original to the era represented, and are NOT modern reproductions. All patches, military pins, medals and buttons were unused, unless noted otherwise.
All patches, pins and insignia are sold or are no longer available. Please do NOT inquire about purchasing these items, because I no longer have them and I will not respond to your request.
I am posting this information in the hope it will assist collectors and persons who are interested in this data.
Please note: At some time in the near future, I will be changing servers, so right click and save NOW if you want these pictures for reference.
All pictures are copyright to me, and I DO NOT give permission to reproduce these pictures. They are for personal use only.
The items in this thread will be listed in Alphabetical order, so that it is easier for me to post.
Referece information that is listed came from the following book, which is excellent, and I highly recommend (I used six books to identify the patches, pins and rating badges and this was one of the best visual identification guides):
I hope that the information I posted is correct, but if you see an error, feel free to post a note so that my error can be corrected.
Oh, and my father says if you like what you see, you can make a donation to his retirement fund.