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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We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE from February 10 through February 23 2020.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from Monday February 10th through Sunday February 23rd, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that period. During this time we will be traveling to, and displaying at, the 2020 SHOW OF SHOWS. We will be returning to the office on Monday 24 February and will RESUME SHIPPING at that time.
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.