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 Post subject: M P Armband
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:09 am 
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Can someone settle this question, is the WW11 M.P armband, dark blue and white or black and white or can both be acceptable ??

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 Post subject: Re: M P Armband
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:13 am 
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The originals were dark blue (Very dark blue) with white lettering. They were also fastened with a safety pin on the rear of the arm band. Ive just got a couple of repro black and white arm bands as apart of my impression. Im trying to find an original in good nick :D.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 16:47 pm 
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Yes I'm in the same situation, so the black and white repro ones are not correct ??

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 18:34 pm 
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No Mike they are not.....dark blue and white is correct for a WW2 impression....secured with a safety pin and not snap fastners.Black and white are good for most post war armies .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:42 am 
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Thanks Lloyd, I'll have to seriously search for dark blue one now !!! Mike

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:14 am 
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I know colour is difficult from a photo. I have a brassard on which the Blue is so dark its allmost black.
But would this colour be OK for a MP brassard, the white is just a piece of white papaer for comparision.

I want to use felt for the MP lettering. The blue fabric is cotton.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 18:11 pm 
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That's pretty much there mate! Show us a photo of the finished thing. On my original one the white lettering is felt. I'm not too sure on the material used for the actual band. Feels more corse than felt. I'd love to see the arm band once you have made it. Are you planning to sell them too?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 20:13 pm 
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My original is White wool melton lettering (like a varsity jumper) on a Blue wool melton band. Fastened with 2 buttons and button holes. Inside lined with an lighter blue/grey cotton. Most of the originals (2-3) i have seen look the same.

The wool and the blue colour itself is basically the same as the pre 1902 Blue uniform. Id say yours is close in colour, maybe slightly lighter, BUT it could just be the photo flash and my monitor?

If you want the correct material get ACW/IW US Army uniform blue melton wool. Easy to find online.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:41 am 
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Thanks guys.
I thought my fabric was a bit to light and not correct .
So I guess I'll try to source some melton wool.

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