The Famous "Leaping Tiger" Silk, Chinese Made WWII USAAF 14th AF Patch
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The Famous "Leaping Tiger" Silk, Chinese Made WWII USAAF 14th AF Patch

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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: The famous "Leaping Tiger" silk, Chinese made, WWII USAAF 14th Air Force patch. Reminiscent of the tiger on American Volunteer Group (AVG) patches, this patch is no doubt an early 1943 version of the patch. This example shows an embroidered tiger with tiger-striped wings 'leaping' and a white, five point star with a red circle center. The patch is embroidered on silk and was removed from a uniform.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 2-9/16" in diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embroidered silk, silk/cotton/polyester thread, silk backing

ATTACHMENT: N/A

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-EDK-25-16 LEGEX8/16 SEGE8/16

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The patch shows moderate wear, light soiling, was removed from uniform, overall very fine condition.

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