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Old 05-06-18, 01:47 AM
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Default First Special Service Force collar insignia

First Special Service Force officer and enlisted branch insignia. Both original and attributed.
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Nice 'dob' and hard to find.

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First Special Service Force officer and enlisted branch insignia. Both original and attributed.
Always nice to see!!! Would be nice to see a FSSF thread with insignia, groups, and other bits.
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Thanks to Paul and cw2311 for your kind comments. There are a number of other original FSSF items pictured in my albums.
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I would like to see more FSSF cloth flashes, there seems to be a lot of different styles out there. Also heard rumors that there are modern repros made on period machines using period materials now.

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These are the three known versions of the FSSF patch. All were acquired from veterans. The variation in the middle is the Italian-made woven type. The man who gave it to me called it a "combat patch" and said these were worn on field uniforms. They were considered lower quality than the fully embroidered "dress patches." (Sorry for the glare on the photo; the patches are behind glass in a frame.)
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These are the three known versions of the FSSF patch. All were acquired from veterans. The variation in the middle is the Italian-made woven type. The man who gave it to me called it a "combat patch" and said these were worn on field uniforms. They were considered lower quality than the fully embroidered "dress patches." (Sorry for the glare on the photo; the patches are behind glass in a frame.)

Beautiful stuff! FSSF is not my area of collecting but I certainly can see why it draws in many collectors. I have a few bits I may post. Hopefully, others will add a few items as well.

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Here is one of my displays with some FSSF pieces. As mentioned, not really my field but I like to have a few extra things for my overall display area.

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Nice looking display! The patch appears to be the much-sought-after Italian-made variety. Do you have provenance on the other items? Authentic "CANADA" collar discs are very hard to find, in the U.S. anyway...
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Nice looking display! The patch appears to be the much-sought-after Italian-made variety. Do you have provenance on the other items? Authentic "CANADA" collar discs are very hard to find, in the U.S. anyway...

Thanks, this is a mixture of items put together for display purposes. A couple pieces have "said provenance" but nothing solid I can lean on. I do have some other bits, along with a uniform group to a Canadian.
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I often see the V42 knife offered for sale for prices between the $6000 - $8000 range, however I don’t think I have seen any sell?.... anyone ever paid that kind of money for one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-WW2....H0.Xfssf.TRS1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-CASE-V....H0.Xfssf.TRS1
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Hi,

I have sold probably three or four V-42's for in excess of $8,000.

If my memory is correct I sold the finest example I have personally had for $11,500.

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I have sold probably three or four V-42's for in excess of $8,000.

If my memory is correct I sold the finest example I have personally had for $11,500.

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That's incredible Roy! For that kind of money, were they attributed to a particular veteran?... I guess the ones listed on Epay I posted are a bargain!!!! Get them while they're hot!
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Hi,

The examples I have sold unfortunately were not attributed but were in truly exceptional condition.

In my experience as a knife writer/dealer condition is always the most significant factor in price. And with very desirable and rare knives (such as the V-42) there are only a handful of truly exceptional examples around.

I will add a photo of the sort of think I'm talking about for interest.

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Hi,

The examples I have sold unfortunately were not attributed but were in truly exceptional condition.

In my experience as a knife writer/dealer condition is always the most significant factor in price. And with very desirable and rare knives (such as the V-42) there are only a handful of truly exceptional examples around.

I will add a photo of the sort of think I'm talking about for interest.

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Very nice Roy! Looks like new!!!
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