These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
RARE ARMY STANDARD BEARER'S SLEEVE PATCH
Rare Army Standard Bearers Sleeve Patch (Artillery) Super condition, un-issued; the patch is machine woven (BeVo) in three colors: aluminum thread (flatwire), bright red thread (Artillery branch color), and black thread all woven onto a thin, dark green rayon backing cloth. The insignia portrays two crossed Standards in miniature, with a Triad cluster of oak leaves in aluminum thread woven at the bottom center. The insignia was cut from a stock roll, which makes it essentially a large square of cloth. Excellent condition!
RAILWAY OFFICIALS VISOR CAP
Cap is made of a dark blue doeskin material with a black velvet band and bright red piping. Cap has gilt insignia with early party insignia, chin cord is blue and gold. Interior has a oilcloth sweat band and liner with diamond and maker label. Hat looks like it was never used. There is no mothing at all. PROBLEM-the visor is loose on on side but can easily be fixed.
WWI 3rd INFANTRY PATCH WOOL
Early patch with white wool stripes sewn to blue wool, 2 x 2 inches. 3rd Infantry Division (Marne Division) 10/24/18 present. Organized at Camp Green, North Carolina in 1917. Stopped the last of the German offensives at the Marne. Three white diagonal stripes (for 3rd Division) from R to L on blue (for loyalty) square patch. Three stripes stand for three major campaigns in WWI: Marne, St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne.