Can U ID

This page will have items we have in stock but can't put a exact identification on them. Hopefully someone out there can. No matter how hard we try to id pieces there are always those few that remain a mystery. Please drop us a email if you know any of the below units.

militia

Standard WWI enlisted collar disc size. Possibly a naval militia unit?

 

WWII - Late 1940's US Navy squadron patch. Came with 

a Torpedo Squadron 95 patch 

 

50's era South Korean wing. It is made of heavy silver bullion with  hand embroidered details, on a light blue twill background.

Came with some elite Korean War insignia but can't place this one.

 

 

 

 

arty

WWI vintage. Similar in construction to an aero squadron badge. Pin back. Is it a French unit that a US artillery got attached to?

 

vis

 Standard WWI enlisted collar dic construction. In the center, in relief is VIS

 

htc

WWI era headquarters enlisted disc, but what do the MTTC initials stand for around the H?

 

wingwheel

 WWI era construction, pin back. Reminds me of a WWI aero squadron badge.

 Maybe a French related transportation insignia?

 

 

Lcb

WWI era large size disc, cap badge size with a L in the center.

 

bcc

WWI era Baltimore City collar device of some sorts, but for what exactly?

 

FAS

Similar in construction to a WWI disc, except it has a smooth almost polished background with FAS in applied silver letters.

 

2cav

Similar in construction to a WWI disc, except it has more of a copper color with a horse's head and a 2 imposed on it. Maybe an early 2nd cavalry piece of insignia?

 

 

2Te

Another enlisted WWI collar disc. Has a regular T for train but what does the 2 & E stand for?

 

WWII-Late 1940's construction. Looks like a 42st division patch but with a polar bear in the center. ROTC? 

 

 

 

 

This is a Philippine Infantry cap badge. It is made out of a pot metal material with heavy, deep enamelled face. Screwback.

What we are curious about is the time period it was worn, and if it is Army , Constabulary, or what.

 

 

 

 

These three cap badges are also Philippine and look older then the above one. These are made out of thin, cast brass with enamelled shield.

Would love to know the time period and the exact units. 

 

 

Some misc. Philippine military brass that also came out of the above mentioned collection. They all look WWII or earlier vintage. 

 

 

This is one of those patches that has also been around forever and has never had a positive id. It is Vietnamese hand embroidered on twill.

At one time I thought I saw an id to a service and supply unit, but never proven.

 

 

 
 
unknown japanese cap badge

 

 


 

 This came out of a large Japanese insignia collection we bought a few years ago. Its heavy gold bullion embroidered details on a blue / grey gaberdine like background. Has a screwback post on the reverse.

 

 

 
unknown eagle beercan di

Can't even take a guess on this one. Its a vintage Vietnamese made beercan, but don't even have a hint to the unit.

 

 

 

 

 
early philippine insignia



These are really lightweight, stamped metal pins. They look like they should be a Philippine unit, and early, maybe Spanish American War to WWI era. The one with the crossed flags has hand painted details on the flags.

 

 

 

 

 
sandbaggers beercan Probably a novelty badge, but you never know, somewhere there may be a unit id.

 

 

 

 

 
 
4thchinese Not sure if this WWII Chinese or Early Taiawanese. It came out of a WWII SACO grouping.

 

Japaneseanchor

I believe this is Japanese related. Came out of a large Japanese insignia collection we bought. Hand embroidered on a silk background. Could be upside down in this photo

 

 

 

 

 

leper colony

This came out of a Vietnam USAF B-52 bomber group. The patch is Japanese made, and used. The only reference we can find on Leper Colony was a bomber named that from the television show Twelve o'clock high