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#26 uniformcollector

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:05 PM



I just got this one today. It belonged to Cpl. Macedonio Leyba who was with the 200th Coastal Artillery. He was a Bataan Death March survivor and my uncle's father.

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#27 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:09 PM

Nice Coast Artillery buckle



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:09 PM

Many people collect Zippo lighters.....

 

1970's Cold War Zippo Belt Buckles

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:10 PM

...and lest we overlook these

 

USN Enlisted Issue buckles and belts I received in bootcamp

 

Made me look for my belts from basic and I can't find them right now :(

Here's a couple of fill-ins till I find mine ;)  The dark belt is Air Force.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:11 PM

Photos without glare

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:39 PM

US Army 1st LT with the Philippine Scouts, Philippine Department, Zamboanga 1918 to 1930's

 

Sam Browne belts and accoutrements mostly QMC Jeff 1924 and including one made by Prospero Harness, Manila, P.I.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:48 PM

Here is one from the collection.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:52 PM

Here is an Admiral's buckle.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:57 PM

One of my favorites. USS Lexington Aviator's buckle.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:00 PM

Vietnam USN HAL-3 Aircrewman buckle.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:08 PM

WW2 VPB-104 Pilot.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:10 PM

All nice quality items as usual hink



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:12 PM

Some plain old buckles :)

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:14 PM

All nice quality items as usual hink


Thank you SS. Your Seneca and Reclaimer buckles are top notch!!!

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:44 PM

WWII Officers Armor

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:37 PM

One of my favorites. USS Lexington Aviator's buckle.

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Hink,

 

Is that a Myers & Myers Jewelers, Kansas City, MO buckle?



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 04:48 AM

 
Hink,
 
Is that a Myers & Myers Jewelers, Kansas City, MO buckle?


I really don't know for sure. There is no maker's mark on the back side. There is only a U.S. Patent date of 1923 on the reverse.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:08 AM

Great buckles!

I'll add a few of mine.

First is a WW1 vintage French buckle that was probably picked off the field by a U.S. soldier who added the inscription to the front. I think this is my first ever purchase off of ebay in 1999.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:10 AM

This second buckle is WWII vintage. An enterprising 83rd Division soldier added his artwork to show the countries he served in. I suspect the 'E. O.' may be the initials of the soldier? Or maybe it means European Operations. It looks like whoever made it soldered a larger piece of cut down shell brass casing to the front of a small brass buckle. I bought an old WW1 era ammo box at a gunshow in Ohio. We sealed the deal when he agreed to throw in this buckle.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:17 AM

A third buckle is from a Marine who served in China immediately post-war. He probably took part in the effort to accept the surrender of Japanese forces that still retained their full fighting strength. The neat thing about this buckle is I know who it originally belonged to:  Thomas L. Holder.  When I bought it off the internet about 13 years ago, it was sold as an unidentified piece. When I got it, I looked on the back of the buckle and found this inscribed on back: 

PL. SGT THOMAS L. HOLDER  

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U.S.M.C. 1940-1947

 

Lesson learned: ALWAYS look on the back, on the rim, inside, in every pocket, the lining :).

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:26 AM

Here is the only one that I can find right now.  I love the double ended buckles.  Can't find the one I wore during Viet Nam operations with my ship's name and image.  Thanks, Al

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:40 AM

Matching Gemsco of belt, patch, tie clip and cufflinks belonging to a Staff officer of the Mine Warfare Force

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:54 PM

New Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One Officer's buckle

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:55 PM

New Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One Enlisted belt buckle

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:36 PM

Two WWII Buckles, one ETO and one PTO.  The 752nd fought in Italy and the other buckle has a well worn 1943 Australian Penny.

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