Super Rare "Signed" 8/42-8/43 USAAF Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coastal Patrol Base 17 Patch
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Super Rare "Signed" 8/42-8/43 USAAF Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coastal Patrol Base 17 Patch

Code: z99afcap90000c


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Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a super rare jacket patch for the United States Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coastal Patrol Base 17 in Riverhead, New York - it is "signed" by the designer, Zack Mosley. The establishment of Coastal Patrol Bases was part of the national response to finding that German saboteurs were successfully landing on US soil: Number 17 was established at Long Island, close to the scene of once such infiltration at Amagansett. The base was active only from August 1942 until August of 1943. The patch shows a very tired cartoon plane wiping his brow at its center.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 4-3/8" in diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Felt embroidered in silk, cotton threads; mesh backing.

ATTACHMENT: None.

MARKINGS: "Signed" in embroidery: BY ZACK MOSLEY.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX12 LHGEX9/12 SHJJX5/13

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): The patch shows some moderate wear.

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