Bought this reproduction patch on ebay

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Bought this reproduction patch on ebay

Postby Niner Alpha » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:22 pm

I bought this patch on ebay that was a pretty good reproduction of the Ace patch. It's actually made in Vietnam so that much is officially following instructions. I'll see it in maybe a week and comment on how good a reproduction it is and how close to correct size. I sent the guy a message asking how many he has or can reproduce.

This link will take you to an image I posted in the album. The image posting on this forum is in the crapper as of now so I can't just show it. The patch on the left in the linked photo is genuine bring back the one on the right is modern reproduction.

http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/ind ... rum/sample
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Re: Bought this reproduction patch on ebay

Postby Niner Alpha » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:57 am

Right after the above post I noticed he was offering another one identical to the one I bought. I sent him this message:


Your previous message

I see you have another for sale. Did you have them made or make them yourself? How many can you sell? Reason is I served in that company in Vietnam and I know other guys who did. I want to see what the one you are sending looks like but might be interested in purchasing more. I'll attach an image of one that was made a half century ago in Vietnam for Alpha Company 6/31st.


So I received this message. Notice the signed "Dawson". That must be something like phonetic sound for whatever his Vietnamese name is.


New message from: collectibles_about_vietnamwar (4,347Red Star)
hi Robert , we bought from my friends - vietnam vets, we dont know about orig this item. if you dont like we will refund , and cancel this order.
We hope you understand for the case and have some sympathy, appreciate much for your patience and cooperation


Sincerely,
Dawson

Well, I sent him a message assuring him I'd keep it whatever it looked like. It wasn't like I was expecting a patch made fifty years ago and kept in a vault some place. Then I bought the second patch he offered. The idea is to send one of them to an Alpha friend who lost his patches in a fire. As of now I haven't gotten either and from the ebay shipping forecast, and the coronavirus screwing up commerce, it maybe a month before I see either.

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