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#1 bobgee

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:36 AM

All Hands - Heads Up! Just contacted by Forum member MarCorps67 that his home in Palestine, Texas was burglarized on Friday evening, April 29th. Among the many items taken was a large portion of his USMC collection including vintage, highly collectible USMC emblems of all periods and his personal decorations. These medals are are bar-mounted and among them include the LOM, PH, NavComm w/ V, USMC GCM etc. on 2 bars including RVN & Kosovo service medals. They are un-named.

Should any member hear about or become aware of anyone offerring these type items for sale please PM me or MarCorps67 for info on how to contact the Palestine P.D. which is located about 2 hours SE of Dallas, Texas. It does not appear that these SOBs were specifically targeting the collection and might possibly be looking to dispose of the emblems and his wife's jewelry through Pawn Stores or Antique seller. Hopefully we can network and find these thieves and the goods. Semper Fi......Bobgee

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:00 AM

This is really sad to hear, if there is anything, we collectors. can do to help, let us know. jeff

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:47 AM

we need to keep an eye on eBay

they very well might have known what they were after...and everything else was just icing

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:42 AM

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

That really sucks! I can't imagine what I'd do in such a circumstance. Even insurance coverage couldn't possible make up for such a loss, particularly the loss of one's own personal decorations. I hope they catch the perp/perps quickly and that at least some of his collection is recovered and returned to him.

Just this sort of worry prompted me to keep the bulk of my collection in a storage building in a location I don't publicize to anyone but, of course, that cuts down drastically on my enjoyment of my stuff. It's just a shame we have to resort to such tactics to keep out collection safe. I think many of us will be watching closely, and suspiciously, for a sudden influx of such items on eBay and other similar militaria auction sites.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

Any way to see some pics of what might have been taken, so if it shows up, people know what to look for?

#7 bobgee

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

Any way to see some pics of what might have been taken, so if it shows up, people know what to look for?


Mike - He's going to send me some & I'll post them here when I get them. In the meantime if any large collection of collectible EGAs shows up be suspicious.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:11 PM

The KC military show is coming up soon.Maybe members can keep an eye out there too.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:54 PM

i will keep and eye on ebay, i'm on there about 5 hrs a day and all night, me and the wife. hopefully everything will get back to him.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:35 PM

Scumbags. Dragged to death behind horses is too good for 'em.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:28 AM

we need to keep an eye on eBay

VERY disturbing news, we all need to keep a vigelent eye out for his collection, as it will showup on ebay or in shows...

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:23 AM

Some of the missing items from MarCorps67 collection, a BB&B dress collar:
http://www.usmilitar...mp;#entry516291

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:27 AM

Fire Bronze Meyers M26 Officer Service Collar Pair:
http://www.usmilitar...mp;#entry610109

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#14 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:27 AM

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#15 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:31 AM

Photo of the t4o emblems with a fire bronze of a Myers Officer Fire Bronze Barracks cover emblem

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:32 AM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:32 AM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:34 AM

Photo of some H&H Officer collar emblems for comparison.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:35 AM

Side by side comparison of the Meyers/H&H collar emblems.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:43 AM

... and his favorite, a pre 1900 jewler made cap emblem.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:44 AM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:45 AM

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:45 AM

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#24 bobgee

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for posting thise pics, Darrell. Hopefully folks will be on the lookout. There are some fine "missing" birds. Anyone seeing anything suspicious PM me for phone numbers & contact info. Semper Fi.....Thanks Bobgee

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:40 AM

Cream rises. Those are some high dollar items. They will show up, the only question is when. Crying shame they were taken. With this BOLO, they can't get far.
S/F,
Mike


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