SOS 2016 Show Buys, Post them
Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:33 PM
Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:35 PM
Wow, barely have time to breath here - the hits just keep on comin! Aircorps, nice haul - esp. love the FSSF jacket and medals. Wow!
Please keep bringin' it boys!
Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:46 PM
Posted 22 February 2016 - 12:58 PM
Haven't even started to unpack yet, but one of my favorite buys was in my briefcase....
Vietnam SOG / Recon Team Hawaii wall hanger......
Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:40 PM
A few things I brought back. A 4th, 28th, 29th, 35th, 80th, 82nd, 88th, and 89th tunic. A 4th, 77th, 80th, and 89th helmet. The other helmet is a British made brodie. Also picked up a 77th Identified gas mask and bag, and a super nice guy even through in a yard log photo of the 337th Inf. Regt HQ Co. The 82nd tunic also had ID tags and a victory medal.
Posted 22 February 2016 - 07:54 PM
Posted 22 February 2016 - 07:58 PM
Posted 22 February 2016 - 08:01 PM
Posted 22 February 2016 - 08:02 PM
Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:05 PM
Bob is right, it is from 1939. The badge is for the "North Chinese Economic Mission to Japan." It would have been worn by delegates from Manchukuo (Chinese and Japanese) who took part in an economic build up campaign. The badge would have had a dragon along the top initially as well.
Need help to identify this piece of insignia. It is made from solid silver and has a serial number plus Chinese writing. If anyone has any information on what this is it would be much appreciated.
Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:45 PM
Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:55 AM
Some great finds from everyone.
It seems I need to plan a trip to the USA during SOS.
Posted 23 February 2016 - 06:58 AM
Neat artwork on this sock box that will go well with a PTO display
That is soooo cool! I love different display pieces like that. Very nice pick up!
Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:00 AM
I am looking for the guy that picked up my WWII 69th Fighter group with Sqdrn Patch and Survival kits and maps of Japan. It was Thursday at the SoS.
(We just got in more of the grouping... D'oh!)
(Same unit - but this photo is Scott's from Bay State Militaria)
Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:08 AM
Yous guys didn't notice the basic School Crest on my Plate with the plastic steak, which is a VC Boobie trap ?
Anyway this is the DI HAUL !, 'bout 300 pcs in all
Edited by matmil, 23 February 2016 - 11:09 AM.
Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:55 PM
Wow, great stuff guys. Congrats to all who scored. That OSS group is killer.
I was able to pick up some great early USMC items. My favorite is the War Service Cert to a 6th MG Bn Marine; Harvey West. Didn't know what unit he was until I got it back to the hotel and looked him up. The other service cert is to a Quartermaster Sergeant who was promoted to 2nd LT during the war and actually made the famous ammo resupply run with SgtMaj Quick (two time MoH recipient). For this action he was awarded the Silver Star citation.
I couldn't resist the outstanding GySgt uniform with gun pointer striker on the sleeve. It came with the original cover (dated 1922-23) and belt with trousers.
Also found two yard longs. One is the 5th Marine Brigade and the other a very rare photo of three Marines being presented with an individual award of the French Croix de Guerre medal for heroism.
Overall the SoS was again a great show. Thanks to Steve1987 and his buddies for helping me with manning the table and packing out. If not for them, I'd have surely missed out on some of these finds.
Edited by Hessian, 23 February 2016 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:46 PM
Wow Some great pick ups! Saw a few of those at the show and a lot I didn't see. I am in awe of the history here in the thread. All I picked up was 3 riker cases and 3 RPPCs. The colorized portrait is Named to a S/SGT Russ Sammons of the 49th Bomb Sqd, 2nd bombardment group 15th AAF. The other two are great shots of both versions of the British made ETO enlisted men's jackets.
Edited by R Michael, 24 February 2016 - 01:48 PM.
Posted 26 February 2016 - 06:12 PM
Had great show and finally caught up with a couple of collectors that I have been communicating with for a few years.
Picked up some nice insignia including these two nice pieces.
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