Goodwill Halloween finds
Posted 20 September 2015 - 09:16 PM
One store had 20 more of these for sale so had to get them! Already have 15 from earlier in the year. Good price but to hard and $$ to ship. Local collectors do not seem to interested when I had the at the last summer show. Might have to buy some uniforms just so these won't go to waste!
Posted 20 September 2015 - 09:19 PM
Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:35 AM
Agreed. I'm very fond of the jumper and plaque also.
Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:15 AM
. Nice Gaberdine Jumper! Probably Hong Kong made. Any other insignia?
Have been finding a few items already but these are some of the better ones. Nice Navy jumper but really wonder about the name McNamarra! First sighting of the new color Navy uniform. DSC05884.JPG DSC05886.JPG DSC05889.JPG
Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:51 PM
Good score! Shame for the removed name plate on the plaque.
Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:44 PM
Still more Goodwill Haloween finds! Senior day all day so we hit all the ones we could get to! ALWAY check the kids costumes too! All the uniforms today were small sized and in the kids section. The boots were in the shoe section as normal.
Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:49 PM
Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:55 PM
Nice HBTs with on sleave a different shade of green. Looks to be original. Kids must have dug it out of pops trunk in the 60s and added the peace symbol and no was message on the back. The last one is a average navy jumper until you look at the inside! Even little pull tabs at the bottom inside sides! Nice bullion rank too!
Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:56 PM
That cut down 4 pocket sure is a nice one! I am unfamiliar with the wings on the right sleeve. Something to do with stateside training?
Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:21 AM
Does anyone know what the sleeve wing is for?
The gold wing? Flight Instructor.
Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:51 AM
Buzzed into my local Goodwill on the way to work.....NOTHING!!!
Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:20 AM
. Excellent set on Navy Blues! These were commercially made in the 1960s. We bought these in shops off base like "7Seas". They came with all the decoration already on them. You just told them what insignia and they put it in while you waited.
Nice HBTs with on sleave a different shade of green. Looks to be original. Kids must have dug it out of pops trunk in the 60s and added the peace symbol and no was message on the back. The last one is a average navy jumper until you look at the inside! Even little pull tabs at the bottom inside sides! Nice bullion rank too! DSC05920.JPG DSC05921.JPG DSC05923.JPG DSC05924.JPG
This guy had a "Slow" career. Obviously a good guy but 20 years and retired as E-5. His last ship was USS Cascade, AD-14. A Destroyer tender. That was decommissioned in 1974. Most likely, he was not a submarine TM, but a surface TM. By the 1980s, the Navy stopped the use of Gold rates and service stripes for those below E-6.
Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:32 AM
Still more Goodwill Haloween finds! Senior day all day so we hit all the ones we could get to! ALWAY check the kids costumes too! All the uniforms today were small sized and in the kids section. The boots were in the shoe section as normal.DSC05913.JPG
Funny - here's what I found at a Goodwill yesterday (along with four SEALs camo shirts). The "G" in "G-1" must stand for Goodwill...
Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:09 PM
I go to 20 GW's and never find anything
I have been to afew GWs in the Chicago area and the stores there are for the folks who need it. I think the ones (90%) in the NW are used just for a place that the 'throw away, don't need' crowd to give there stuff to and fell good about it or to get a tax write off. Ohio, Kansas and Arkansas were that way too. From what I hear and read on the Forum, most places have the GW stores that way too. Maybe alot of it is going to the auction site. Good military stuff anyhow.
Posted 26 September 2015 - 06:52 PM
Part of the luck of finding things at Goodwill is based on what part of town you are in. If you are in an older part of your city that had a population during WWII that was of military age, you are more likely to find old uniforms at Goodwill.
The same can be said if you are in an area common to retirees. Goodwill and Salvation Army stores near military bases sometimes also have items worthy of interest.
If you are in a modern growth area, your chances are really reduced for finding vintage items.
Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:07 AM
I never had any luck with Goodwill and SA stores until I moved to an older suburb of the Chicago metro area. If I had more time to check the areas around me, I would probably find more stuff.
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