The Tipsy Gypsy

Serving  The  United States  Armed Forces

Makers of Fine Vintage Leather Aviation Patches 



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By Tipsy Gypsy


 Things are going well , Weve worked our backlog from 14 months down to six . I have a very packed production schedule and we are shipping a lot of patches . Ive made a couple of changes to improve our quality . The first is a new 100 watt laser cutting machine . Ive been cutting the edges of every patch out by hand for many years -  The laser does it  quicker, and with more accuracy and I can save the wear and tear on these old hands .
     The  new EPA and states  regulations on voc's have made it increasingly difficult to aquire suitable emulsions,  oils and pigments used in our process.  Its been a real pain in the rear to come up with a quality alternative to the  colorants and formulas used in the past . We  completley retooled our process and worked out new colorants that are even better and more durable than the old ones - (and they meet the new regulations)  You will notice an increase in our patch quality and the colors have  a more uniform appearance .

Ive also gone to a better quality protective coating  with a more robust  UV resistance in the finish on each patch .   Our leather supplier   has not changed / is the  best vintage tannery  in the country /  it allows us to turn out  awsome patches with chrisp sharp detail . We started phasing in the changes in February of  this year .

  Production schedule is running at 5 to 6 months on average . New tooling longer,
  Were working to reduce the production time and speed up  the  tooling process for new designs.

  My Sincere Thanks to all of you for your support and  the kindness of  your orders .
             Thank you for Serving our  Country .

                  Tipsy Gypsy

  If you want to get on the  wait list and understand that it might take a while till I can get  to you  - please email  us   and I will contact you  as soon as we get some workspace available .   Put Add Me  in the subject line and  tell us what you need .

Note:   Please make sure you provide Scribe with a non military / non government email address  . Most of our emails to official addresses dont make it or have the pictures and Invoices removed  . We have no way of determining if the  email made it to you .  The best way to ensure this does not occur is to provide an alternate  email address  which is not subject to official  blocks or filtering. Google ,Yahoo, hotmail , any civilian account will work  to insure you get your notification, invoices etc .  

     If you want to get some work done, you will need to get on the notification list ,  I have not experienced slack time for many years,  so you will want to get on the que  and we can contact you when your slot pops up .  You can either proceed with an order or give the slot to the next guy in line.  


(904)-269-1369    or email us at

The following orders are complete and ready to ship but  We have lost contact with their owners and need shipping info - please give Scribe a call :

# 14250     Alan Helm
# 14269     James Foss 
# 14301     John  Rhodes
# 14335     Ryan Smith
# 14368     Samuel Perz 

The Following orders are ready to go on the production schedule or have been pulled from webstock , We have lost contact . Please give Scribe a call asap if you still want the slot or the order ..

# 15109   Ray Scott
# 15144  Christopher Miller
# 15327  Daniel  Walters
# 15269  Casey  Swift    
# 15255  Kyle  Brewster  



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We have hundreds of patch setups on file.Visit our online catalog to see what we can make and what we have on hand.  Custom  patches are available and a big part of what we do. Drop us an email to and let us know about your project.

(904)269-1369    or   email