2019 – Collections: Patches

(ignore May 1, 2017 publish date – this was published on December 17, 2019)


No – I’m not referring to that 1962 Dickie Lee teen-tragedy song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpjs9nEBVO

Did you ever start to look for something and you wind up finding things you had forgotten about? Well, I found this one day:


It’s gotta contain the reject pile of patches for one of my many 70s jeans that were constantly patched by my friend Elaine (see the last picture in this post: https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=6541).


The contents turned out to be from about 20 years ago when I saw an odd wearable patch and decided to see what else was out there.

Below are about 40 patches I acquired, courtesy of eBay.

This first bunch is of local interest. The first two on top are where I live and the third is where I grew up.

Bergen Pines – when I was growing up – was supposedly where they sent crazy people, so I HAD to get that one.

Teterboro, which is 3 or 4 miles south of me, is known for the airport by that name. The town’s population was 18 in the 2000 census. It doesn’t have its own police force (Moonachie PD covers Teterboro), so I was surprised when I saw this patch. Wishful thinking?:


There’s a guy I know in the Hackensack Fire Department who’s probably seen this before, but if not, enjoy.

It’s been said that if not for the Lone Horseman, we’d all be speaking with British accents today.

More info: https://www.klusster.com/portfolios/journeys-portfolio/contents/6084

I also wrote about it in the 2009 post:


In this group, I find two to be of interest. Obviously, the “releaf” patch is one and I just read a headline in my paper today that says that NJ will place the pot legalization question on the November 2020 ballot, so maybe the anti-pot patch might become more valuable if that gets passed:


I bought the “Yankees” patch, but wondered what it had to do with “United States Marshall” or what the hell “S D” was. Thanks(?) to the current White House occupant, a lot of people are now aware of the federal court for the Southern District of New York:


From this point on, the patches get progressively weirder:


There’s nothing weird about the lower right patch………….I just want to see if it catches a certain someone’s eye:


Things just got a lot weirder:


My Top 5 (Google “Pineapple Face” if you don’t know who that is. M.N. pops right up.):


Though I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it, this is the only patch that I display in my living room because it was the only one I ever saw that mentioned my career camera brand:



Frosty the Gunslinger:





  1. lisa December 17, 2019

    What a great variety of patches! Funny! – Next, you should show all your concert passes.

  2. Carol ross December 17, 2019

    What a great collection

  3. Annemarie December 17, 2019

    Frank’s office? Some of these are hysterical!

  4. Eotoole December 19, 2019

    Interesting, after the Felix the cat patch I only got blank squares ? Your posts are always entertaining, thanks Bob.

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