I recently did an article on my ‘Twitter’ social media page on moth and the damage it can inflict upon vintage cloth uniform and insignia.
I have seen superb items decimated by clothes moth simply by being packed away and left ‘as is’.
All new additions to a collection should really be inspected for live moth larvae and the appropriate steps taken against it, with also the attitude of regular on going clothing inspection and anti-moth protection.
Extensive moth damage can be rapid and devastating in a very short space of time !
(The item pictured is, one end of a Third Reich political leader corps armband, heavily mouthed due to poor storage and lack of moth inspection)