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ww2 USN repro leather nameplate where to buy.

dinomartino1

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Anyone know a source for a leather ww2 style USN leather nameplate other than mash or eastman, theirs seem too pricey to me, I have not bought one for years am I just out of touch with current prices.
 
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dinomartino1

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Thanks, G &B way cheaper, a fair and sensible price compared to the others, it's only a small piece of leather with 10 cents worth of ink on it.
The poor Aussie dollar makes things hard at the moment.
 

Grant

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As a tribute to one of my favorite USN aviators, I had MASH make me a John Thach of VF-3 name tag for my old repro M421A. The leather used is the proper thickness, has some nice grain to it and is wearing beautifully. IMHO, if I'm going to the trouble of having a name tag made for a jacket, I wanted the closest to what was made wartime.

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dinomartino1

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As a tribute to one of my favorite USN aviators, I had MASH make me a John Thach of VF-3 name tag for my old repro M421A. The leather used is the proper thickness, has some nice grain to it and is wearing beautifully. IMHO, if I'm going to the trouble of having a name tag made for a jacket, I wanted the closest to what was made wartime.

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I understand your point Grant if this was an expensive jacket I would pay more but I can't justify spending $51AUD for a Bronson jacket that cost AUD$110.
Like I said the crap Aussie dollar exchange rate is hitting hard, now worth only 70 US cents.
So many jackets I want to buy and so little funds to buy with.
The appearance of the leather of the patch in your photo is first rate.
 
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