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Show us your 2015 SOS hauls-for those who were not there....

Started by marentius , Mar 01 2015 10:58 AM

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#1 marentius

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 10:58 AM

Hi,

I guess it would be nice for those who were not there (sigh....)like me to see what you have been able to buy at this year's edition of the SOS.

Thank you!!



#2 ViewfinderGyrene

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:05 AM

Great idea! I also sigh...



#3 gwb123

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:10 AM

Patience.  People usually post over the week after they get home, unpack and get some sleep.  We'll probably see some posts in the coming week.



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:12 AM

Should have called this thread 'Salt the Wounds of those Who Didn't Make it to the 2015 SOS'  :lol:



#5 Tom Pearcy

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:20 AM

I'm waiting!



#6 doyler

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 11:22 AM

Patience.  People usually post over the week after they get home, unpack and get some sleep.  We'll probably see some posts in the coming week.


Yeah brother...thought that a couple of dats ago...lol

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 12:52 PM

Should have called this thread 'Salt the Wounds of those Who Didn't Make it to the 2015 SOS'  :lol:

 

Way to rub the salt in, eh? ;) The posts will probably add a few pints of lemon juice as well!



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:03 PM

Here's a handful of patches I picked up. Several British makes, Aussie 5AF, nice repro 509 - didn't have the $2800 someone was asking for an original.

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:33 PM

That Pathfinder is sweet.



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:37 PM

Some Vietnam patch's i picked up at the show.

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 03:04 PM

Here is part of my haul... I flew in/out so I couldn't pack the helmet, bell crown and gas mask set that went with the 13th Regt Group but I'll post photos of all of it when the rest gets here.  It was a great show.  Till then here is a little preview of what I have with me.

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 03:57 PM

Here is part of my haul... I flew in/out so I couldn't pack the helmet, bell crown and gas mask set that went with the 13th Regt Group but I'll post photos of all of it when the rest gets here.  It was a great show.  Till then here is a little preview of what I have with me.
 
 


Wow, nice haul!

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:00 PM

Here's my favorite finds of the weekend...

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:02 PM

Here's my favorite finds of the weekend...

 

 

 

Beautiful selection of CIB variations!



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:10 PM

That's a great haul you found Duke, congrats, you are hooked now!

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 05:10 PM

That's a great haul you found Duke, congrats, you are hooked now!

 

Alan

 

 

Hey Alan,

 

Thanks, I have to admit.. I'm hooked...!  It was a great show.  



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:00 PM

Here is part of my haul... I flew in/out so I couldn't pack the helmet, bell crown and gas mask set that went with the 13th Regt Group but I'll post photos of all of it when the rest gets here.  It was a great show.  Till then here is a little preview of what I have with me.
 
 

If you would have saved some for the rest of us, you wouldn't have to worry about not having enough room. Lol. Great uniforms.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:42 PM

Here is part of my haul... I flew in/out so I couldn't pack the helmet, bell crown and gas mask set that went with the 13th Regt Group but I'll post photos of all of it when the rest gets here.  It was a great show.  Till then here is a little preview of what I have with me.

Look forward to seeing more! Thx for taking time to post these...

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

Well I went to the SOS to mostly sell and did well. But I could not pass up this Viet made US Navy flag grouping. It is approx 2 X 3 feet. It is completely all hand sewn and is 2 sided. It is for the Small Craft Repair Facility in Danang. I believe it is designated YR70. It is named to a diver and includes his Viet made tapes from his uniform a few medals and 3 pictures and his watch engraved to the back. It is the only one I have ever seen and demonstrates the quality of work that goes into original viet made flags. It probably took its place in one of my favorite pieces in my Vietnam collection.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

Close up of the sewing. Some chain stitching and quilting to the big X on the flag

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

That diving group is very cool.The flag is beautiful.



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:30 PM

Great grouping and flag Mitch. Was nice seeing it up close at the show.

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

My first SOS haul:

 

I picked up two berets that fit nicely into my Vietnam era US Army Special Forces collection.

 

The beret on the left is a 1962 dated Fleur de Lis beret with an in-country made second variation 5th Special Forces group flash.

 

The beret on the right is a 1968 DSA dated beret with an interesting flash variation.

 

I was very glad to find these pieces at the show. Just as enjoybale was chatting with fellow collectors with the same collectiong interests.

 

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 03:01 PM

I like the CIB with the attached 10 th Div.I had a friend in the 10th that passed away a year ago.He was in the  86th reg. G Co. his name was Ron Fair.He was 89 years old.Started in the tank destroyers.Received the Bronze Star at lake Garda.Told me their BAR man's name was Renner.They ask him to spell his name backwards and it would stump him every time.He said they were going up the lake in DUKWS to the tunnels that the Germans were blowing up.The Lt. told Renner to cover the tunnels as they were getting closer and he took that as he was to shoot so he opened up right next to Rons ear.He said the 88's were firing and he figured it was only a matter of time till they got hit.So when they hit ground he didn't to be a sitting duck.He went running to the tunnel firing his rifle.He said they yelled there goes Fair he's gone crazy again.He said he did'nt to die in that damn DUCK and they gave him a Bronze Star for it.



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 04:17 PM

Great looking berets.The one flash is for the USSF FANK.

 

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