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Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 16:15
I've recently started buying some of these on eBay. I think someone might recognize this one:

Ambush Master
03-03-2004, 16:52
That's close, and I hope you didn't pay what I've been offered for the originals that I have.

Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 17:00
Ouch! No, I paid very little for it. And I can get my money back. What is off?

Ambush Master
03-03-2004, 17:10
There are 7 colors on them and the Lettering is much smaller . I'll capture my old Avatar and put it up for comparison, or scan a full sized image and post it.

They are VERY RARE !!

Sacamuelas
03-03-2004, 17:10
Don't tell him Martin... He is probably the one making the forgeries and selling them right now.;)

You know how lawyers are... LOL

OUCH indeed RL. That sucks

Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 17:20
Originally posted by Ambush Master
There are 7 colors on them and the Lettering is much smaller . I'll capture my old Avatar and put it up for comparison, or scan a full sized image and post it. I've been offered close to a Grand apiece for the ones that I've got !! They are VERY RARE !!

There is a good picture of it in Plaster's coffee table book. I'm working my way through it slowly -- I'm about half way through now.

The Reaper
03-03-2004, 17:21
Hey, I see Deathwatch's name on it, wonder if that one was made just for him?

TR

Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 17:25
Originally posted by The Reaper
Hey, I see Deathwatch's name on it, wonder if that one was made just for him?

TR

LOL

I said the same thing on another board, leading to his "outing" by Colonel Murphy and others in the thread.

Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 17:36
BTW, I nixed the deal on this patch and got a refund before he shipped it to me. Thanks for the heads up. :)

Ambush Master
03-03-2004, 17:39
I can't seem to be able to get an image to attach. I'll have to try it from work.

That pic in John's book is of one of my patches, it's somewhere around page 150-155 area.

AND NO THAT PATCH WAS NEVER WORN BY THE ZZZZZ Dude !! :D

Eagle5US
03-03-2004, 17:47
but the "authentic" vietnam era SF stuff really grinds my chops sometimes...I can only imagine the chuckles that the FOG's get out of it.

Eagle

Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 17:50
Originally posted by Eagle5US
but the "authentic" vietnam era SF stuff really grinds my chops sometimes...I can only imagine the chuckles that the FOG's get out of it.

Eagle

The volume of stuff is truly remarkable, and it seems to be largely fake based on what I've learned from AM.

Ambush Master
03-03-2004, 17:54
I've been offered close to a GRAND APIECE for the patches that I've got. Unreal !!!!

My Chrome Plated/ Engraved Presentation Bananna Knife from Recon Company is virtually Priceless !!

Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 17:58
Originally posted by Ambush Master
I've been offered close to a GRAND APIECE for the patches that I've got. Unreal !!!!

My Chrome Plated/ Engraved Presentation Bananna Knife from Recon Company is virtually Priceless !!

I've seen knives purporting to be authentic SOG going for 2-3K. I'll see if I can find an example and post it here.

Roguish Lawyer
03-03-2004, 18:01
Here:

brownapple
03-04-2004, 04:44
Looks like a standard Randall to me...

Ambush Master
03-04-2004, 07:41
Check this out.

Eagle5US
03-04-2004, 07:51
THAT is fetchin COOL!!!

Eagle

Roguish Lawyer
03-04-2004, 09:52
Awesome. Thanks for posting it.

DunbarFC
03-04-2004, 10:17
That as your computer wallpaper sure would keep folks from bothering you......

Team Sergeant
03-04-2004, 10:27
Nice patch!

Roguish Lawyer
03-05-2004, 10:50
So I followed up with the guy selling this patch. Sent him the image posted here by AM. He sent me a scan of a page from a book by a guy named Sutherland which matches the patch he's selling. Image below. AM, do you think the book has it wrong or could the patch have been made in different versions over time?

The seller seems to be a very legit guy -- wrote a book on Marine insignia. Here's his book:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2215890242

and here's the image he sent me:

Kyobanim
03-07-2004, 08:04
I've been working on Ambush Master's pic and noticed that the 'color captures' that I take of the reaper's syth in photoshop end up looking like the picture from the book. What it does is combine the blade with the clouds and moon into one capture. End result is the picture from the book.

Also, the black boarder on the scanned book picture is wide, like somone re-did the outline so they could capture the picture better.

There's a bunch of other little details that only show up when the pics are greatly enlarged.
I wonder it the patch factory or hand made. That would explain the descrepancies.

Roguish Lawyer
03-12-2004, 15:15
Another one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2231841550&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1

There seem to be a bunch now.

Ambush Master
03-12-2004, 15:21
Like I said before, the bid is $9.88 ??? That's a joke !!

Airbornelawyer
03-12-2004, 16:50
In many cases, likely George Petersen's reproductions: http://www.nchsinc.com/shop/VN_US_Patch&Badge.htm