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    steph3945
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    identification for canadian shoulder flashes

    Post by steph3945 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm

    Hi,

    I bought these flashes some days ago.

    Are they genuine WWII canadian flashes or post WWII production or reproductions?
    there is thin black paper on the back.
    I took away a small part of this paper on the intelligence corp flash to show the stitching.





    thanks a lot for your informations.

    stéphane

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    Re: identification for canadian shoulder flashes

    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:03 pm

    I honestly do care for their appearence. The lettering is far from uniform (very uneven. Paper on the back? I cannot see them having paper. Also what little I can see of the back of the stitching, looks like a mess of spagetti.

    I am far from an expert on cloth, I am more focused on medals, insignia ect. I am sure Bill will be along soon to give an opinion on these.


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    Post by mkVsten on Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:54 pm

    Stéphane,

    These are reproductions. You can find them here for sale: http://6thjune1944.com/

    Sorry for the bad news. I hope they were not sold to you as originals.

    Cheers,

    Brad

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    Re: identification for canadian shoulder flashes

    Post by steph3945 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:58 am

    hi,
    thanks a lot for these informations. I bought them as vintage patches foe a very low price.
    thanks
    s romanet

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    Re: identification for canadian shoulder flashes

    Post by Bill on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:38 am

    As Brad says, these are fairly common repros. The give aways are the paper backing, the embroidery style and the uneven lettering. The C INT C was not worn overseas in the Second World War.
    I was just poking around the 6th June site. The prices on some of the repros is crazy. They want more than an original costs.
    In the "original" materials section, there is some good but very pricey Canadian insignia. Over $1000 for a plastic Canadian Para Corps, $78 for a Black Watch badge.

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