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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:20:22 GMT
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Ron, you're adding a dimension to our AVG Forum which is invaluable to our Forum members!  It will indeed help them to navigate through the mass of AVG knockoff memorabilia out there...just waiting for some unsuspecting victim to bite.

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:08:00 GMT
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Oh, and for reference, both of the above mentioned chtis have 2 characters above the number.
I will try to get some images added to the thread.

Ron Burkey

Owner, Flying TIger Antiques ]]>
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:05:36 GMT
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Bob Baldwin is also a friend of mine, and the final word on Blood Chits, having written the bible on them, studied them extensively, and put on numerous Museum displays of them.

Bob states on page 39 of "Last Hope: The Blood CHit Story" that "There is no single "Pattern" AVG Rescue Patch (aka Blood Chit), and many small variations exist."

That said, I have seen many biographical AVG Blood Chits, and they exist with both 1 and 2 characters above the serial number.

The biographical chits in my collection are as follows:

2 characters above:
Einar Mickelson 0231
Ed Seavey 0254
Frank Swartz 0598

As a side note, all biographical AVG chits i have seen have indeed been numbered over 0200.

1 character above:
Bert Christman (Next of Kin) 0374

As another side note, the Next of Kin Blood Chits that were sent home to family of KIA AVG members all appear to be above the number 0350.

From what I can see of the chit posted at the start of this thread, it appears to be an original, and of the 199-chit stash that Chennault  sequestered for himself that was later sold at auction. Larger images, or images out of the frame, would confirm this.

Hope this helps.

Ron Burkey

Owner, Flying TIger Antiques

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:19:11 GMT
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Apparently the main feature distinguishing AVG blood chits from the later (and duplicatively numbered) chits is the fact that only one Chinese character appears above the stamped number.]]>
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:41:41 GMT
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A friend from the 380th BG had a chit sewn inside his jacket and i have a photo of it someplace (pre digital). he had mentioned that he was cleaning out filing cabinets at the end of the war and threw away a stack of chits and keeping one for himself. i've reproduced some leather chits but haven't researched past just making sure i had the chinese characters correct. plenty of variations out there. here is a couple of my reproductions.]]>
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:53:21 GMT
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:23:53 GMT
<![CDATA[Real blood chit?]]> Tripp

Richard Peacher wrote:

I just saw Bob Baldwin last weekend...he wrote the definitive work on
blood chits "Last Hope" The Blood Chit Story...I've never met McGarry
and don't really know what his contributions was....but Bob is/was the
blood chit guy.

So far no records have ever been found indicating which blood chits
were given to which pilot/member etc. of the AVG. I'm not sure about the
number on this one, is it a 0 followed by four numbers...or is it a 0
followed by 3 digits?. I can't quite tell where the Chinese Aero
Commission's chop was, so that makes it harder to determine type.

To really know more records would have to be found like those on the website gemiller111 linked to.

Sorry not to be of much help,

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:01:43 GMT