Martha Raye Collection / Estate

Martha Raye was born August 27, 1916 and passed away in Los Angeles on October 19th, 1994.

She had an amazing career in the entertainment industry and was very active with the USO in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and beyond.

She is especially known for the numerous trips she made to Vietnam on her own time, where she generously volunteered to entertain the troops. She was especially beloved by Special Forces who nicknamed her Col. Maggie. Martha Raye was the first female bestowed the title of honorary Green Beret. In fact, when she passed away she was buried in Ft Bragg, NC.

We are honored to have been able to purchase both large portions of her military collection that became available after she passed away. The first part of the collection is still with the collector who bought it from us in the late 1990's. The second portion we held onto for awhile, however, like most pieces we put away, the time has come for us to move it on.

Please watch this section for great items that we will be listing. These will be items that were given to Martha Raye by various service men she met over several visits to Vietnam.

$155.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's Anti-War Framed Pin. Pin is about an inch and a quarter in diameter. Across the front isĀ  END THE WAR BRING HOME MARTHA RAYE. It is...
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$135.00
Vietnam Era Martha Raye Framed Congress Matchbooks & ID Photo. Wooden and glass frame abour nine inches square. Made like a small shadowbox. Inside are...
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$400.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 13th Aviation Battalion Detachment 1 Security Police Pocket Hanger. Vietnamese hand embroidered. Sealed in one of the crudest hangers...
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$255.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 170th Assault Helicopter BIKINIS Pocket Patch. German machine embroidered. Well used.
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$465.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 176th Aviation Co MINUTEMEN Pocket Hanger With Call Sign Patch. Vietnamese machine embroidered. Has 441 emb. in white across the...
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$475.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 213th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion BLACK CATS Back Patch. Japanese machine embridered. About six inches tall. Unused. Have not...
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$155.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 362nd Communications Pocket Patch. Vietnamese hand embroidered. Used.
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$265.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 3rd Surgical Hospital Pocket Hanger Patch. Vietnamese machine embroidered. Sewn between two pieces of plastic and has a leatherette...
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$100.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's ARVN 44th Special Zone Patch. Vietnamese printed construction. Unused.
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$285.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 501st Aviation Company RATTLERS Pocket Patch. Vietnamese hand embroidered. Removed from a uniform.
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$365.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 82nd Medical Detachment (HA ) DUST OFF Pocket Patch. Vietnamese quilted, hand embroidered. Has been removed from a uniform. This is by...
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$555.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's US Air Force 8th Special Operations Squadron ( RAPS ) Patch. Super high quality, Thai machine embroidered. Unused.
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$165.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's 90th Replacement Battalion Pocket Patch. Vietnamese hand embroidered. Unused.
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$165.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's ARVN Regional / Popular Forces Pocket Hanger Patch. Vietnamese silk woven construction.Sealed in plastic with a leatherette type...
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$475.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's HELATKLTRON / HALTRON 3 SEA WOLVES Patch. Vietnamese maxchine embroidered. Slightly different variant. Unused.
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$85.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's Identified 1st Signal Brigade Patch. Vietnamese hand embroidered. Written on the back was the officers name and base that gave it to...
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$185.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's Japanese Made 1st Cavalry Patch With Pilot Wings. Japanese machine embroidered subdued 1st Cavalry division patch. Pinned across the...
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$375.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's LLDB ARVN Special Forces Pocket Hanger. Vietnamese printed consruction. Sewn between two pieces of plastic with a leatherette type...
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$185.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's MACV Recondo Pocket Patch. Vietnamese hand embroidered with velvet details. Unused.
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$175.00
Vietnam Martha Raye's Plastic 23rd Americal Division Pocket Hanger. Soft embossed plastic construction. Has a clear plastic hanger. Unused. Hard to find...
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