Back in the day, I met Tex Hill and several other AVG guys myself at number of events...including Airshows...and bought a few bits from them myself. Those guys were usually having a lot of fun and enjoying the attention, and selling things....but not their own things....but new prints, patches, bloodchits, T-shirts, signed photos, and on it goes. In this case, your conspiracy discussion is irrelevant, because you could find out more about this patch. Your patch, if you could nail it down to someone, or at least confirm it's originality, would be worth a four digit number, not "a few hundred bucks". It would be a historic item that probably deserves a different fate than being sewn on a jacket. However, it is your patch, and yours to do as you please with. My only point is I would want to know.