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Picture, Poster and Patches Sources

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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 their service.

Patches/Insignia
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.
MarinePatches.com - 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 price
PlaneCrazyEnt.com - Excellent selection of reproduction aviation patches
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 USCG patches.
TheBattleZone.biz - All services, a bit of everything and well organized.
 
Posters
Barewalls Posters and Prints -A bit of everything.
PostersInc.com - Affordable reproductions.
Rare-posters.com - Nice originals at a price.

Pictures
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
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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 via email.

Auction sites rarely sell authentic patches and posters.  Use caution.  Most 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".