|Bluejacket.com does NOT sell
insignia, posters or pictures. A search of the internet using Google.com
or other first line search engine will reveal a number of dealers.
Here are a few links to check. Most patches and posters offered are
reproductions. Some are fantasy patches that came about long after the
unit was dissolved.
Bluejacket.com has no business connection with these firms and does not endorse or vouch for
AV8RStuff.com - Aviation
patches gone wild. Lots of
specific cruise patches if you want to be reminded.
BCPatch.com - Some vintage
stock and fair pricing. Former submariner has all the U.S. submarine patches.
LJMilitaria.com - LJ Militaria sells vintage original patches and collectible military gear. Shares patch scans with Bluejacket.
USMC aviation insignia galore. Kind enough to let Bluejacket.com add
some missing squadron patch scans.
Military-Graphics - Jim,
USN retired, turns any patch or military emblem into a vinyl decal for a reasonable
PlaneCrazyEnt.com - Excellent selection of
PopularPatch.com - Chief McGrogan carries an outstanding stock of
small unit insignia - brown water Navy specialist.
RexWess.com - USCG
retiree with the best
selection of Coast Guard items. Check
Rex's reference book on
All services, a bit of everything and well organized.
Barewalls Posters and Prints -A bit of everything.
PostersInc.com - Affordable reproductions.
Rare-posters.com - Nice originals at a price.
Defense.gov - DoD
information. Mostly pics of back slapping bigwigs giving each other bonuses.
archives.gov - National
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Patience will yield amazing results.
USNI.org - Naval
Institute picture library has all U.S. Navy ship photos back to 1900 for a fee.
Library of Congress
- Hidden treasures for the history buff if you dig.
National Naval Aviation Museum - Buehler Library holds over 500k U.S. naval
aviation photos and on request will provide a limited number of digital scans
Auction sites rarely sell authentic patches and posters. Use
patches and posters are reproduction. In some cases "fantasy" patches made long after
the unit is history, or patches for fictious units are listed and marked "rare".