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Bought a patch of Jyväskylä district recently and tried to compare it to one my brother's which I believe to be original. They are close but how to tell if mine is original and not aged repro?








 

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Best way is to use UV light. 90% of the copies are made with synthetic thread and the white (on the back) will "light up". Right off the bat - there isn't anything that indicates repro when I look at the pictures. Will take a better look at home where I have a better computer screen
 

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I collect WW2 US divisional patches and its hard to tell- the look and feel- THe black light.The edge and the White background-if it was a US patch I would say its a good WW 2 one.I dont know how much market there is for CG stuff and if it is worth it to have repro cloth made.US Patch prices can be insane.There is a lot of patch traffic on ebay and you have to really look both online and at Military shows.
 

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I looked at the patches on my computer at home - there isn't any "red flags" that I could see. The variation of material, details like color,size,shape is very wide on the CG patches depending on when they are made. There are some fairly good copies on the market, but the white thread on the backside will "glow" in UV light. The repro patches also tend to be a bit stiffer to the touch than the original ones
 

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Maybe if you're nice to Señor Thomas, he can post some pics of some reproduction patches.
 

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I have both of those patches original on tunics m/27 and 32 and have the repro if the blue yellow. Ill try to post them for you. Easiest way is the piping is tighter and thinner and the sprigs a different shape. Jeparigives good advice too as the original ones are cotton and fold easily. Reprisals are stiff and will retain their shape.
 

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Thanks Vic, it would be great. As a matter of fact my patch isn't stiff but really sloppy, even more so than my brother's. And that was one of my major concern! :)
 

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That's a good thing in my book. Originals can be folded up like paper I've found.
 
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