This site was designed so that I could highlight my hobby: the collection of FBI patches, and beer steins. I originally designed this site in 2001 as a way for me and others to track the status of my collection in an online forum. I was able to make many friends and pick up a lot of items for my collection along the way.
In 2004, I began collecting FBI coins and beer steins as well, and added them to the website shortly thereafter. Eventually, I began to share knowledge of what I had learned about the items in my collection to help others who were starting out as well. I also hosted the first ever show designed specifically for federal collectors that year as well.
In 2005, I began to expand my hobby interests by researching the historical significance behind many of the patches in my collection. I began compiling a document that I eventually hoped might turn into the beginnings of a book. I also expanded my show to include collectors from all areas of police collecting, hosting a large regional show in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
In 2006, I decided to redesign this site and include the historical information that I have collected. I would rather see it get put to use now than to wait until I have enough to compile a book. I continue to host annual regional shows in Louisville, Kentucky. I was also proud to be named the host of the 2008 National Police Collectors Show. Show information is listed at the bottom of this page when I have it.
In 2011, due to economic concerns for my family, I decided to sell my coin collection to concentrate solely on the patches. I still have my beer steins, but am no longer seeking to increase that portion of my collection
The buttons on the left will help you to navigate my site and contact me if you have any questions. They are self-explanatory, so I won't go into detail about them here.
Please take some time to visit my space on the web and return here often. You are always welcome here.
DAVID KOLBERSON PATCH LIST
Click the button below to read information on
Kolberson-manufactured patches which have his identifying marks on them. Also read for info on the quantity manufactured and how to easily spot the reproductions.
Page designed in collaboration with David Kolberson.
I currently have 3249 FBI Patches in my collection. I have 225 FBI patches available for trade.
.: My Collection Status :.
Click here to learn about unauthorized reproductions and how they are ruining our hobby. Also
included: tips to protect you and your collection from repros.
Site Last Updated
April 11, 2016
Collecting insignia from the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1999.
This site is not officially sanctioned by the Department of Justice, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any of their entities.
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