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*Unopened Package Of Twelve Original WW1 Dated U.S. Army Kidney & Liver Surgical Needles 

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1UW1-1. Sealed manila envelope, 2-1/2-inch x 4-3/4-inch containing 12 special curved Kidney and Liver needles. These needles are quite large, curved with blunt tips designed for surgical sewing of the Kidney and Liver organs. Package marked, “12 Kidney & Liver Needles, L.O.S.M. U.S. Supplies, No. 144 Curved, R-F Co., Inc., Contract, October 30, 1917.” Backside marked, "RANFAC Boston-U.S.A." A perfect addition for any U.S. WW1 medical/surgical/first aid kit. Acquiring medical supplies from this period, in this condition, is extremely difficult. The needles inside the envelope are wrapped in wax paper; some of the needles may have some storage age; packaging is in excellent condition. We have opened one package to display the contents. QUITE SCARCE. Unused. Excellent. $25.00 

*U.S. National Army Armband

1UW1-2. 13-1/2-inch long x 4-inch high olive drab cotton armband with, large, "U.S.N.A." letters printed in black. Hemmed and machine stitched around all edges. Unknown use; A unique item. Appears to be unused. Excellent. $25.00

91st Infantry Division Patch - Appears to be Handmade

1UW1-3. The ninety First Division was formed by men from Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; the division was stationed at Camp Lewis, Washington. The division went to France in July 1818, serving in the Meuse-Argonne Campaigns from September20 to October 3. The Division spent 15-days in quiet sectors and 14-days in active sectors. The Division advanced 34-Km against resistance, they captured 2,412 prisoners; lost 1,414 killed and 4,364. The fur tree was selected for the unit’s insignia as being typical of the far west of the Division. This example is approximately 2-inch wide at the bottom and 2-3/4-inch high, double thickness hand-made patch. This patch has several large moth holes and separations in the material; however, it’s still a good representative example and would go well with a suitably mothed tunic. Relic condition. Poor. $10.00 SOLD

PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Signal Units. Wool
1UW1-5. 2-1/2-inch diameter, somewhat thick, OD wool felt patch with, copper/brown, embroidered flaming torch, superimposed on crossed signal flags. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in the Signal Units Branch of Service. Light signs of age and light puckering around border edge where the patch was once sewn onto a uniform. Excellent. $15.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Signal Units. Wool
1UW1-5azx. 2-1/2-inch diameter, thin, OD wool patch with, copper/brown, embroidered flaming torch, superimposed on crossed signal flags. Similar to the above patch with subtle differences in the embroidered design and background color. Light signs of age, as well as signs that the patch may have been sewn onto a uniform at some time. A few, very insignificant, signs of surface moth tracking, (nothing of a serious nature). The backside has heavy cheesecloth backing behind the embroidery. Vg. $12.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Signal Units. Wool
1UW1-5brf. 2-1/2-inch diameter, thin, OD wool patch with, copper/brown, embroidered flaming torch, superimposed on crossed signal flags. Similar to the above patches with subtle differences in the embroidered design and background color. Insignificant signs of age, very insignificant surface moth tracking, (nothing of a serious nature). Does not appear to have been used. Excellent. $15.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Signal Units. Wool
1UW1-5cex. 2-1/2-inch diameter, somewhat thick, OD wool felt patch with, copper/brown, embroidered flaming torch, superimposed on crossed signal flags. Similar to the above patches with subtle differences in the embroidered design and background color. Insignificant signs of age,  The thread on the backside is a light olive drab color. Does not appear to have been used. Excellent. $15.00

*1918 Double Magazine Pouch for Colt 1911 .45 cal Pistol. Maker, Russell, (Middletown, Connecticut)

 1UW1-6. A belt pouch that holds two .45cal magazines for the Colt 1911 or 1911A1 pistol. Light colored, very heavy, woven cotton web used throughout, with a,” puckered,” bottom edge; double blackened brass lift the dot closures; brass male snap inside the belt loop, on the backside, which will secure this pouch to a pistol belt, or ammunition belt, with the corresponding female metal snap. The backside is ink stamped, “Russell, Apr, 1918,” (the pouches are dated 1918 but some have different months and other inspectors numbers). These pouches are unused and were very well cared for over the past 94-years; they exhibit only the slightest hint of extremely insignificant storage age and would be a fantastic addition to any collection. No disappointments here, a real beauty. Unused. Near mint. $35.00 SOLD

*1918 Double Magazine Pouch for Colt 1911 .45 cal Pistol. Maker, F.S.F., Unknown Maker

 
1UW1-7. A belt pouch that holds two .45cal magazines for the Colt 1911 or 1911A1 pistol. Light colored cotton canvas flap and backside with heavy woven cotton web front pouches; double blackened brass lift the dot closures; brass male snap inside the belt loop, on the backside, which will secure this pouch to a pistol belt, or ammunition belt, with the corresponding female metal snap. The inside flap is ink stamped, “F.S.F., 1918,” (the pouches are dated 1918 but some have different months and other inspectors numbers). These pouches are unused and were very well cared for over the past 94-years; they exhibit only the slightest hint of extremely insignificant storage age and would be a fantastic addition to any collection. No disappointments here, a real beauty. Unused. Near mint. $35.00
*1918 Double Magazine Pouch for Colt 1911 .45 cal Pistol. Maker, L.C.C. & Co., (L.C. Chase Co., Watertown, Massachusetts)
1UW1-8. A belt pouch that holds two .45cal magazines for the Colt 1911 or 1911A1 pistol. Cotton canvas flap and backside with heavy woven cotton web front pouches; double blackened brass lift the dot closures; brass male snap inside the belt loop, on the backside, which will secure this pouch to a pistol belt, or ammunition belt, with the corresponding female metal snap. The inside flap is ink stamped, “L.C.C. & Co., (L. C. Chase Co., Watertown Massachusetts), 1918,” (the pouches are dated 1918 but some have different months and other inspectors numbers). These pouches are unused and were very well cared for over the past 94-years; they exhibit only the slightest hint of extremely insignificant storage age and would be a fantastic addition to any collection. No disappointments here, a real beauty. Unused. Near mint. $35.00
*1918 Double Magazine Pouch for Colt 1911 .45 cal Pistol. Maker, R. H. Long Company, Framingham, Massachusetts

1UW1-9. A belt pouch that holds two .45cal magazines for the Colt 1911 or 1911A1 pistol. Light colored cotton canvas flap and backside with heavy woven cotton web front pouches; double blackened brass lift the dot closures; blackened brass male snap inside the belt loop, on the backside, which will secure this pouch to a pistol belt, or ammunition belt, with the corresponding female metal snap. The inside flap is lightly ink stamped, “R.H. Long, 11-18,” (the pouches are dated 1918 but some have different months and other inspectors numbers). These pouches are unused and were very well cared for over the past 94-years; they exhibit light and insignificant storage age on some of the metal hardware and would be a great addition to any collection. No disappointments here, a real beauty. Unused. Excellent+. $35.00

*1918 Double Magazine Pouch for Colt 1911 .45 cal Pistol. Maker, R. H. Long Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, Variation Front Pouch Material


 
1UW1-9a. A belt pouch that holds two .45cal magazines for the Colt 1911 or 1911A1 pistol. Light colored cotton canvas flap and backside with, variation, light-weight woven cotton web front pouches, (lighter weight material than normally encountered); double blackened brass lift the dot closures; blackened brass male snap inside the belt loop, on the backside, which will secure this pouch to a pistol belt, or ammunition belt, with the corresponding female metal snap. The inside flap is ink stamped, “R.H. Long, 4-18,” (the pouches are dated 1918 but some have different months and other inspectors numbers). These pouches are unused and were very well cared for over the past 94-years; they exhibit very light signs of storage age on the metal hardware. An interesting variation and a great addition to any collection. Unused. Excellent. $35.00
Corporal Rank Chevron with Embroidered Quartermaster Branch of Service Design - Embroidered on Tan Cotton Twill -Single
1UW1-10aex. Approximately 3-1/2-inch wide x 4-7/8-inch high, tan cotton twill background bearing two, slightly darker tan, separately applied, smooth wool stripes and, heavily hand-embroidered, Quartermaster Corps branch of service design. The backside has heavy cheesecloth backing behind the embroidery. Worn on the right sleeve, single chevron, period. Beautiful quality construction. Unused. Excellent. $19.00 Single
*M1918, 9-Pocket, Mounted, Cartridge Belt by Long, 1918, (R.H. Long, Framingham, Massachusetts. Excellent ++
1UW1-11. A beautiful example of the mounted M1918 cartridge belt with 9- pockets and a blank section of belt, on the left side, with a snap for attaching a .45cal magazine pouch. This example is constructed of light colored olive drab, canvas belt and canvas reinforced pockets with lighter colored woven cotton web pocket flaps. Blackened brass hardware used throughout; as well as a “T” closure with a rounded female opening. The belt has 10-eyelets along bottom edge for hanging equipment and lift-the-dot snap closures; (this model cartridge belt was manufactured without interior clip retaining straps). The belt also has a woven cotton web adjusting strap on the backside with, black finished, brass belt tips and buckle adjusters. The cotton webbing is in excellent+++ condition; the color has not faded; there is no wear, frays, holes, soil or other damage. Overall, the blackened brass hardware on the front and on the backside is in excellent+ condition, (several of the grommets on the front have a dusty black age patina; no actual verdigris anywhere); the lift-the-dot closures are all in excellent+ condition. The buckle ends appear to have retained almost all of its original finish, however they do not appear to have had the same blackened finish as the rest of the metal parts. The backside of the adjusting belt is stamped, “Long 10-18;” each side is clearly stamped, "Left and Right." The right side is marked, "Long 9-18," the left side is also marked, "Long 9-18," but the marking is partially covered with the stenciled name, "Waldron," which appears on the back side of the belt. A beautiful, high quality, example; you would look a very longtime before you found one better. This belt has seen very little use, if any. Excellent++. I very seldom grade anything, MINT, but this one is very close to it. $175.00 SOLD
Corporal Rank Chevron with Embroidered Quartermaster Branch of Service Design - Embroidered on OD Wool -Single

1UW1-12. Approximately 3-1/4-inch wide x 4-7/8-inch high, olive drab wool background with two, light brown, separately applied, smooth wool stripes and machine-embroidered Quartermaster Corps, branch of service design. Worn on right sleeve, single chevron, period. Very nice quality construction. Unused. Excellent. $15.00 Single

43rd Infantry Division, Machine-Embroidered on OD Wool - Patch Approved in 1923. 1920's-1930's Period.
1UW1-13. A black grape leaf, machine-embroidered, onto a red quatrefoil, which is directly embroidered onto a 2-3/4-inch diameter OD wool circle. A nice, high quality, embroidered patch. The central embroidered design is in excellent condition; the OD wool is also in excellent condition, except for one moth hole at about 7 o’clock, and several moth bites along the outside edge at about 5 o’clock. The backside is covered with black linen material; there are several minor soil spots on the backing material and a small portion of the backing material is missing in one spot, (nothing of a serious nature). The patch does not appear to have been use. Vg-. $25.00
43rd Infantry Division, Machine-Embroidered on OD Wool, Distinct Horizontal Lines of Embroidery Variation - Patch Approved in 1923. 1920's-1930's Period.
1UW1-13a. A black grape leaf, machine-embroidered, onto a red quatrefoil, which is directly embroidered onto a 3-1/8-inch diameter OD wool circle. A nice, high quality, embroidered patch, showing distinct horizontal lines of embroidery. The central embroidered design is in excellent condition; the OD wool is also in near excellent condition, showing some minor moth tracking and minor nips, as well as a little soil from storage around the edge. The patch as been used; impressions of sewing thread still remain. About Vg. $25.00
43rd Infantry Division, Machine-Embroidered on Light Colored Olive Felt Giving a Chenille Like Appearance to the Patch. 1920's-1930's Period.
1UW1-13b. A black, stylized, grape leaf, machine-embroidered, onto a red, elongated,  quatrefoil, which is directly embroidered onto a 3-1/8-inch wide x 2-3/8/-inch high, light olive colored felt backing.  A nice, high quality, embroidered patch, with a Chenille like appearance. The central embroidered design is in excellent condition. The light colored olive felt border shows impressions of being hand-sewn onto a uniform, as well as one moth bite and some fraying in two spots along the edge. The backside is mostly black thread. About Vg. $25.00
 
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*Pederson Device Magazine Pouch, Marked, R.I.A. 1-20, (Rock Island Arsenal, January 1920)

1UW1-14. During World War One, U.S. designer/inventor John D. Pederson designed a semi automatic bolt mechanism for the M1903 Springfield rifle; by replacing the Springfield bolt with the Pederson designed device, the standard Springfield rifle, with a 30 caliber, short, round could be operated as a semi-automatic rifle and then turned back into the standard Springfield bolt action rifle when necessary. As production progressed, the war ended and the devices did not reach the combat troops. The devices were stored after the war and were eventually destroyed; surviving examples, of the device, are extremely rare.
The pouch is approximately 5-inch wide x 9-inch high  and expands to 1½ inches thick; constructed from heavy, light colored, woven cotton web with blackened lift the dot closure and brass wire belt hook on the backside; interior separations were designed to carry five, 40 rd., Pederson magazines. The front of the pouch is ink stamped, “R.I.A. 1-20, (Rock Island Arsenal, January 1920).” This example exhibits extremely light signs of age, wrinkles and insignificant dust from years of storage. A very nice example. Pouch only. Excellent unused condition. $25.00

*M1918, 9-Pocket, Mounted, Cartridge Belt by L.C.C. & Co., 1918, (L.C. Chase Co., Watertown, Massachusetts)

1UW1-15. A heavily used example of the mounted M1918 cartridge belt with 9- pockets and a blank section of belt, on the left side, with a snap for attaching a .45cal magazine pouch. This example is constructed of light colored olive drab, canvas belt and canvas reinforced pockets with lighter colored woven cotton web pocket flaps. Blackened brass hardware used throughout, as well as a “T” closure, and a, square shaped, female opening. The belt has 10-eyelets along bottom edge for hanging equipment and lift-the-dot snap closures; (this model cartridge belt was manufactured without interior clip retaining straps). The belt also has a woven cotton web adjusting strap on the backside with, black finished, brass belt tips and buckle adjusters. The condition of the cotton webbing on this example runs from Good to Good- condition; the belt still retains it original color, which has not faded or washed out; it is moderate to near heavily soiled, in some areas, from handling and actual use; six of the pocket flaps have some moderate to heavy fraying along parts of the edges: the remaining flaps have insignificant to very light frays. Overall, the blackened brass hardware on the front and on the backside is good condition, (the grommets on the front and back have a dusty black age patina, but no actual verdigris); the lift-the-dot closures are all in good condition and the blackened finish on them is mostly worn to a base patina. The buckle ends are worn from use and only retain remnants of their blackened finish. The backside of the adjusting belt is lightly stamped, “L.C.C. & Co., 1918,” (the lettering is not completely legible, but it can be seen under certain lighting circumstances). Each side is stamped, “L.C.C. & Co. and dated, “7-18” and has their respective Left and Right designation; the ink stamps are light and are not completely legible; (one side is clearer than the other). The letters, “GHD & MSDC,” (or something similar, they are not totally legible), are penciled in on the left backside.  Overall this belt is completely sound and serviceable and it exudes a pleasing, "salty,” appearance. A nice example of a moderately used cartridge belt. Super accessory for a, used, WW1 reenacting impression. Overall about Vg-. $95.00

*Canteen Cover, L.C.C. & Co., 1917, (L.C. Chase Co., Watertown, Massachusetts)

1UW1-16. Light colored cotton canvas canteen cover with very slightly darker woven web trim, with the gray felt interior lining intact. The “U.S.” stencil on the front is moderately faded but still very legible. The front and backside of the cover exhibits moderate signs of age, some very light surface wear along the bottom edges, (not a serious situation), with moderate, to some heavy, spots of soil and brown water stains; the bottom , (underside), exhibits heavier soil that is  consistent with actual use. The blackened brass, “lift-the-dot,” fasteners and brass wire hook hanger on the backside exhibit light to moderate signs of age and some of the blackened surfaces are lightly worn to a pleasing aged brass patina. The underside of the right flap is clearly ink stamped, “L.C.C. & Co. 1917.” A very sound and completely serviceable example. Vg. $49.00 SOLD

*M1910 Pick Mattock Cover/Carrier, Maker L.D. Inc., 11-18

 1UW1-17. Light colored woven cotton web with slightly darker woven web trim; blackened brass hardware and blackened brass wire hook hanger on the backside. This example exhibits light signs of age, as well as minor dust and light soil, (one moderate soil spot neat the hook area). The blackened hardware exhibits light sign of age with moderate surface age on the buckle. The carrier is ink stamped, “L.D. Inc., 11-18.” Sound and completely serviceable, probably unused. A very nice example. Vg. $30.00

*Aluminum Alloy Mess Tin with Original Owners Name & Initials; Marked, U.S., L.F. & C. 1918
1UW1-18. Two piece aluminum alloy mess tin with tinned metal handle; one end of the handle is clearly stamped, “U.S. L.F. & C. 1918,” (Landers, Frary & Clark, New Britain Connecticut). The mess tin has been used; the exterior exhibits moderate overall scratches, scuffs and wear and consistent with actual use; the interior exhibits moderate to near heavy overall scratches from eating utensils, (knife scratches), scuffs and wear, as well as a few, fairly minor, fire blackening spots from cooking over a fire, (nothing seriously detracting but this has had a lot of actual use); no dents. The handle is stamped, in two places with the owners initials, “E.M.S;” the top of the lid is stamped, E.M.S. and the name “Sites,” is crudely scratched on the lid, as well. A very nice example with lots of character. “Not intended for actual use.” Used. Overall Vg. $45.00
*Canteen, Aluminum Alloy, Two Piece Welded Construction, Stamped, L. F. & C. 1918, (Landers Frary & Clark Co., New Britain Connecticut)

1UW1-19. Aluminum alloy, two piece, welded construction, canteen; screw-on aluminum cap with seriated edge and original chain, no cork. The exterior of the canteen exhibits a lightly textured matte gray finish, which has aged over the years from storage; the bottom 1/3rd, and the underside of the canteen shows a darker finish associated with storage age, (nothing serious, mostly just discoloration). There are a few light dings on the front caused by the back of the lift the dot hardware when inside a canteen cover, (nothing serious and a very normal occurrence). The backside is stamped, “U.S.  L.F. & C., Co., (Landers Frary & Clark Co., New Britain, Connecticut). The backside has a few, light to moderate, as well as one heavier dent; however, “In My Opinion,” the canteen is still a pretty good looker, (we won’t send you any junk). The interior has the expected, light gray colored, deterioration. “Not intended for actual use.” Overall Vg. $30.00

*Oversize First Aid Pouch by, Mills, Dated 1918; (Mills Woven Cartridge Belt Co., Worcester, Massachusetts)

1UW1-20. Approximately 6-1/4-inch wide x 3-3/4inch high, oversize, very light colored OD, (khaki), woven cotton web first aid pouch; double, snap fastener on the front and hook attaching device on the backside; the metal hardware retains near 100% of its original blackened brass finish. The inside of the flap bears an ink stamp depicting the famous Mills Woven Cartridge Belt Co., “cartridge logo” design and is dates 1918.The pouch is in near mint condition except for one black spot of soil on the top right front corer; (unknown content of soil mark, could be grease); otherwise the pouch is immaculate. Excellent. $60.00

*Early, Rimed Eagle Snap, Double Magazine Pouch for Colt 1911 .45 cal Pistol Magazines. Variation Type with reinforced Bottom, Without the Securing Snap on the Backside, (Second Pattern 1914); Complete With Two M1917 Type, Lanyard Loop, Magazines

1UW1-21. An early Mills belt pouch designed to hold two .45cal magazines for the Colt 1911 pistol. Pea green colored, heavy woven cotton web used throughout, with reinforced bottoms on each pocket; double blackened brass, rimmed, eagle snap closures on the front; (the backside of the eagle snaps are stamped, “Mills Military Fastener,” and they bear the Mills cartridge logo, as well. This second pattern pouch was originally made without the brass male snap that is normally found inside the belt loop, on the backside. The inside of the flap bears only slight remnants of, the left end, of the Mills, ink stamped cartridge logo, as well as a, very faded, shadow of what appears to be crossed sabers with a letter and number designation; (all of the ink stamps on the underside of the flap are not legible). The pouch still retains its pea green color, which is moderately aged, (not bleached out); it’s lightly overall soiled and has light to moderate wear with two heavy spots of wear on the left edge of the flap. The lanyard loops have left two light rust spots, as well as two dimpled spots where the loops touch the fabric, (nothing serious). The metal hardware exhibits moderate signs of age and wear; the snaps are soundly attached and work perfectly; the highlights of the eagle design are heavily worn but much of the detail still remains. The magazines are ORIGINAL, but most likely are not original to the pouch. The magazines exhibit moderate to heavy signs of age and wear; one magazine is dramatically better condition than the other. The better magazine has a short separation of the metal seam, at the top back edge, as seen in the image close-up, (someone attempted a solder repair at some time); the worse of the two has surface pitting that has been cleaned up at some point. The description of the magazines may tend to make them seem worse than they actually are. The pouch and magazines are very difficult to find and the unit displays very nice. Overall about Vg. $220.00 SOLD

*Canteen, Cover & Cup Set, All Marked and Dated 1918
1UW1-22. Light colored cotton canvas canteen cover with very slightly darker woven web trim, with the gray felt interior lining intact. The “U.S.” stencil on the front is moderately faded but still very legible. The front and backside of the cover exhibits moderate signs of age, some light surface wear mostly along the bottom edges, (not a serious situation), as well as light wear to some parts of the web trim, with one heavy wear spot (not too big), on the web trim on the left side near the lift the dot snap. There are areas of moderate to heavy, spots of soil and water stains; the bottom, (underside), is actually a slightly darker color material and it exhibits light to moderate signs of soil from actual use. The blackened brass, “lift-the-dot,” fasteners and brass wire hook hanger on the backside exhibit moderate to heavy signs of very dark age patina. The underside of the left flap is clearly ink stamped, “F.M.H.S. Co. July 1918;” the right flap is lightly hand inked, “H S O 5.”  A very sound and completely serviceable example, which would rate about Vg.
The aluminum alloy, two piece, welded construction, canteen has a screw-on aluminum cap with seriated edge, original chain and original cork. The exterior of the canteen exhibits a lightly textured matte gray finish, which has aged over the years from storage; the bottom 1/3rd of the canteen shows light speckled spotting from storage age, (nothing serious, mostly just discoloration; no actual corrosion), maybe 90% of the original finish still remains. There are two very light, dimples on the front, caused by the back of the lift the dot hardware when inside a canteen cover, (nothing serious and a very normal occurrence), as well as light to moderate surface scratches and scuffs on the gray finish. The backside has one very light dimple and it is stamped, “U.S.-1918-T.J.W.B.M. Co. The interior has less than normal of the expected, light gray colored, deterioration. “Not intended for actual use.” In My Opinion, a great looking canteen, (we won’t send you any junk). Overall about Vg+.
Aluminum alloy canteen cup, with a heavily rolled edge; the cup is shaped and designed to precisely fit the canteen; the interior and exterior of the cup exhibits a lightly textured matte gray finish, which has aged over the years from storage, and has slight surface scratches and scuffs, inside and outside from handling and light use, I would say that 90% or more, of the original finish still remains. The cup has a folding metal handle with a, “gold-ish,” anodized finish; the bottom of the cup is clearly stamped, “U.S., L. F. & C. 1918.” The interior of the cup is very clean and the finish does not appear to have been cleaned or tampered with; the inside bottom appears to have a thin, “tinned,” finish. “Not intended for actual use.” One of the nicest WW1 cups that I have seen in a while. Vg++. $110.00 for the set ON HOLD
35th Infantry Division Patch - Approved in 1918
1UW1-23brf. Approximately 2-1/2-inch wide x 2-3/4-inch high, thin, OD wool patch bearing the machine-embroidered design of a cross and wagon wheel, which was the sign post marker for the old Santa Fe Trail; this unusual variation is embroidered using dark navy blue thread, (possibly black thread). Light, surface, moth tracking on the front and back side, that is not too noticeable at first glance. This unit saw action in the Vosges, Gerar, Meuse-Argonne and Sommedieu sectors. The patch was approved in 1918. Unused, Near Excellent. $20.00 SOLD
Advanced Section, Service of Supply Patch
1UW1-24axp. Approximately 2-3/4-inch diameter, thin, light gray circular patch, depicting a, salmon/red, machine-embroidered, Cross of Lorraine design, with the letters, "A S,"(Advanced Section), The design resides within a light blue circular border. The patch is moderately aged and has slight bleeding of the red color onto the gray background, (not seriously detracting), and is lightly frayed along the extreme outside edge, which is the nature of the type of material used in the construction of this patch. Minor remnants of sewing thread still remain indicating the patch was once applied to a uniform. Advanced Section Service of Supply were positioned near the front lines and provided supply lines of clothing weapons ammunition and food to the fighting troops. Numerous variations of this patch exist. A very nice representative example. About Vg. $25.00 SOLD
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Artillery Units. Wool
1UW1-25pxp. Approximately 2-5/8-inch diameter, thin, light mustard colored, wool felt patch with, separately applied, light brown crossed cannon design. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in the Artillery Branch of Service. Light signs of age. Unused. Excellent. $15.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Artillery Units. Wool
1UW1-26pxp. Approximately 2-1/2-inch diameter, thick, OD wool felt patch with, separately applied, crossed cannon design; slightly smaller and slightly darker than the patch above, with subtle differences in the design and color of the cannons. Insignificant signs of age; does not appear to have been used. Excellent. $15.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Artillery Units. Wool
1UW1-27brm. Approximately 2-1/2-inch diameter, somewhat thick, slightly coarse, OD wool patch with, separately applied, crossed cannon design. Similar to the above patches, except slightly smaller and darker than the patch above, with subtle differences in the design and color of the cannons and background color. Insignificant signs of age. This patch has been removed from a uniform; remnants of original sewing machine thread still remain. Vg. $12.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Artillery Units. Wool
1UW1-28gtp. Approximately 2-5/8-inch diameter, somewhat thick, dark OD wool felt patch with, separately applied, crossed cannon design. Similar to the above patches with subtle differences in the design and color of the cannons and background color. Light signs of age and slightly crude cannons; short sewing machine stitch mark near the top edge of the patch; might have been sewn onto a blanket or other cloth for display purposed. Near excellent. $10.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Artillery Units. OD Cotton Twill
1UW1-29ccx. Approximately 2-1/2-inch diameter, thin OD cotton twill patch with, separately applied, thick cotton felt crossed cannon design. Light signs of age;p machine-sewn outside edge using contrasting thread; the thread edge is moderately aged and worn; may possibly have been on a uniform. Nice variation. Vg. $12.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Medical Units. OD Cotton Twill
1UW1-30gta. Approximately 2-5/8-inch diameter, thin OD cotton twill patch bearing a, machine embroidered, navy blue medical caduceus symbol. Light signs of age; folded and machine sewn border edge. Does not appear to have been used. Vg+. $10.00 ON HOLD
77th Infantry Division Patch, Hand-Made
1UW1-31cce. Approximately 2-1/4-inch wide x 2-1/2-inch high, hand-embroidered, patch constructed from, hand-stitched, blue cords, hand-embroidered, golden-yellow, Statue of Liberty design with a black, hand-embroidered, background; all sewn through OD wool material. The front, and backside of the patch exhibits moderate signs of age and fading, as well as signs of light, to moderate, soil from use and storage. This patch is used and has been removed from a uniform; remnants f original sewing thread still remain. A very unique and very "salty" looking patch. Vg. $45.00 SOLD
77th Infantry Division Patch - Machine Embroidered
1UW1-32gtp. Approximately 2-inch wide x 2-5/8-inch high, nicely detailed, machine-embroidered, patch depicting a yellow/gold colored Statue of Liberty, superimposed on a blue embroidered background; all sewn through OD wool material. The front, and backside of the patch exhibits light signs of age, as well as, insignificant, even, soil from handling and storage. Most of the outer, OD, edge has been removed by moths or by cutting it away; it is very difficult to determine if this patch was ever on a uniform. A nice example. Vg. $45.00
77th Infantry Division Patch - Hand-Made with Gold Colored Wire Thread
1UW1-32arh. Approximately 2-inch wide x 2-3/4-inch high, very nicely detailed, hand-embroidered, blue, grosgrain, patch depicting a gold colored Statue of Liberty using gold colored wire thread. The font of the patch exhibits light to near moderate signs of age, light wear, as well as overall tarnish to the gold surface of the design. The backside shows some of the gold thread,, some of which is covered with thin paper. The patch is used and has been removed from a uniform; hand-stitch marks and minor remnants of sewing thread still remain. Looks much better in person than in the image, (more gold colored). Most likely an officer private purchase. A unique variation. Vg. $59.00 SOLD
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Aviation Units. Wool
1UW1-33cca. Approximately 2-5/8 -inch diameter, OD wool patch depicting a, hand-embroidered, copper brown colored winged propeller. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in Army Aviation, Branch of Service. Insignificant age; the backside has heavy cheesecloth backing behind the embroidery. excellent unused condition. $25.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Aviation Units. Wool
1UW1-34brf. Approximately 2-1/2 -inch diameter, OD wool patch depicting a, hand-embroidered, copper brown colored winged propeller. Very similar to the above patch with subtle differences in the size, embroidered design and background color. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in Army Aviation, Branch of Service. Insignificant age; the backside has heavy cheesecloth backing behind the embroidery. Excellent unused condition. $25.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Aviation Units. Wool
1UW1-35nmc. Approximately 2-5/8-inch diameter, OD wool patch depicting a, hand-embroidered, copper brown colored winged propeller. Very similar to the above patches with subtle differences in the size, embroidered design and background color. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in Army Aviation, Branch of Service. Insignificant age; the backside has heavy cheesecloth backing behind the embroidery. Excellent unused condition. $25.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Aviation Units. Wool
1UW1-36brc. Approximately 2-5/8-inch diameter, OD wool patch depicting a, hand-embroidered, copper brown colored winged propeller. Very similar to the above patches with subtle differences in the size, embroidered design and background color. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in Army Aviation, Branch of Service. Insignificant age; the backside has heavy cheesecloth backing behind the embroidery; rust stains on parts of the backing material. There are some, very light, (hardly visible), indications of stitch marks on the outside edge of the patch. Near excellent. $20.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Aviation Units. Wool
1UW1-37pih. Approximately 2-1/2-inch diameter, OD wool patch depicting a, hand-embroidered, copper brown colored winged propeller. Very similar to the above patches with subtle differences in the size, embroidered design and background color. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in Army Aviation, Branch of Service. Light signs of age with large area of surface moth tracking, (no actual holes), on the left side of the patch. The backside has heavy cheesecloth backing behind the embroidery. Appears to be unused. About Vg. $15.00
Tank Corp Units Patch
1UW1-38ccx. Approximately 3-1/4-inch wide x 2-1/2-inch high patch bearing, yellow, red and blue, "tetrahedron" shaped, felt fabric, separately, machine-sewn, on OD wool triangle. The insignia of the Tank Corps combines the functions of the Cavalry, (yellow); the Artillery, (red) and the Infantry, (blue). This example appears to be, "hand-made", slightly crude and exhibits moderate signs of age, as well as very light soil from handling and storage. For some reason, two of the pointed ends of the OD wool backing material have been clipped off. There are signs of sewing machine stitching along the outside border edge, (no actual thread remains). This example has the blue color on the left side and the red on the right; there are examples where these colors are transposed; pre-WW2 through present day the blue "tetrahedron" resides in the lower left corner. Somewhat difficult to acquire. Vg. $40.00 SOLD
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Tank Units,  Machine-Embroidered on Wool
1UW1-39hhh. Approximately 2-5/8-inch diameter, somewhat thick, OD wool patch depicting a, machine-embroidered olive green, stylized, head-on view of a WW1 tank, (possibly a Whippet Tank). This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in Army tank units Branch of Service. A beauty. Unused. Excellent $25.00
PFC, (Private First Class), Branch of Service, (BOS), Patch for Army Quartermaster Units,  Machine-Embroidered on Wool
1UW1-40aih. Approximately 2-5/8-inch diameter, somewhat thick, OD wool patch depicting a, machine-embroidered olive green, Quartermaster logo design. This insignia was worn on the right sleeve and denotes the rank of Private First Class in Army Quartermaster Branch of Service. A beauty. Unused. Excellent $15.00

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