Extremely Rare Early WWII AVG Flying Tigers Shoulder Patch Silk & Bullion
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Extremely Rare Early WWII AVG Flying Tigers Shoulder Patch Silk & Bullion

Code: z99omch20000a-CON


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: An extremely rare and highly desirable piece for any WWII aviation collection: The much-sought-after American Volunteer Group Chinese made shoulder patch. This example was never sewn onto a uniform and is in excellent condition. Hand embroidered in silk on silk cloth with tinsel bullion details by a Chinese tailor or seamstress in early 1942, this is an excellent example of an A.V.G. patch anyone would be proud to own, and a centerpiece in many collections. The original Flying Tigers numbered just over 300 personnel, and were in China for a brief period, seeing combat for only 7 months in late 1941 and the first half of 1942 before the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Squadrons were absorbed by the US Army Air Forces' China Air Task Force to create the 74th, 75th, and 76th Fighter Squadrons of the 23rd Fighter Group along with the 16th Fighter Squadron. This is only the 4th of these patches I have been able to offer in the past 25+ years.

VINTAGE: Circa early World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 4" in height and 4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Hand embroidered in silk on silk cloth with tinsel bullion details: Chinese-made.

ATTACHMENT: None.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-PO-MVEJJJX4/13 LFEJJX4/13 RET11/13

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): The patch has only the slightest of aging and lightest fading of the background blue/purple silk keep this from being a Near Mint to Mint example. There is a tiny residue of archival mounting adhesive present on the back of the patch in spots around the outer edge, but this would not keep me from purchasing this one for myself if I did not already have one!

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.