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#26 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 07:34 PM

Ready to go!!  never miss it. 

 

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#27 jguy1986

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:41 PM

So does mean I can come and scoop up all the goodies in Canada? lol!

 

I've been contemplating a road trip up to Toronto for that very reason, although December might not be the wisest time...



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:38 PM

Lots of WW2 US militaria here in Canada but prices can vary greatly depending on where you look; sometimes you can pick up complete fixed bails for under $100 Canadian, sometimes you can find WW2 painted fixed bail for $200 Canadian, or sometimes a shop will have a junk M1 clone labelled "WW2 paratrooper" for $2500 Canadian  :wacko:



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:50 PM

Pat said it best...its a crap shoot....sometimes you win big, other times it's snake eyes....overall most of my collection has come from eBay (US), other collectors, the USMF and the SOS....but hey, come on up and help our economy flourish, it's a great country with lots to see at a 30% discount!! :) ;)

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 04:21 PM

Have rooms and we drive 6 hours so no plane tickets to get. But this is what I was thinking last week while getting ready for the TMCA Show....It seems like the SOS was just yesterday and here it is time for another! On Jan. 1 the countdown begins and the show comes very fast...and goes very fast. But it is the highlight of the year as far as I'm concerned.
Keep your weapons dry and I'll see you on the beach!
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 09:16 AM

Well, I have spent most of my disposable income already, so that means I'm bound to find something fantastic and out of my price range at SOS! :)

 

If you haven't been there, you need to go!  If you're looking for a centerpiece for your collection or just some pieces to complete your display, you can find it there.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:33 AM

Two years ago, I brought two MLB baseballs and had a VN, KW, and WWII medal of honor recipient sign both. Then gave one to my brother.

 

The guys don't mind signing non-paper items. So, if you like this idea, remember to bring any special item you might want signed.



#33 KVSkelton

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 11:07 AM

Two years ago, I brought two MLB baseballs and had a VN, KW, and WWII medal of honor recipient sign both. Then gave one to my brother.

 

The guys don't mind signing non-paper items. So, if you like this idea, remember to bring any special item you might want signed.

 

I agree. I've taken a WWII fixed bail M1 and a WWII A-9 summer flight helmet with me for the last 4 Show of Shows and have asked veteran guests to sign them. Those helmets are now two of my favorite pieces in my collection. I take a silver permanent marker to use when signing the M1 so the signature shows up. The vets have been extremely gracious.

 

The veteran guests are one of my favorite parts of the Show of Shows. If you go, take the time to spend time and talk with them. 



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 12:24 PM

Another one I'll be missing due to work. 

 Have they done away with 30 Days ANNUAL LEAVE in the Corps? Make plans and make the show, Brig!

Semper Fi! Bob



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:40 PM

Hey zotig111,

The "Freezer Hole"?  We must have been neighbors. I was freezing and it wasn't even that cold ...just the wind made it seem colder. It was fine after they closed the doors. I'll be at the same spot this year. Pray for warm February weather.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:00 PM

I'm in the "Freezer Hole" too zotig! We get rooted back there. They should keep the door closed and only open when a vehicle is ready to move out!

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:49 PM

 Have they done away with 30 Days ANNUAL LEAVE in the Corps? Make plans and make the show, Brig!

Semper Fi! Bob

I lost 16 days last year...that SDA took up my time. This time I'll be missing it because I'll be adventuring around the globe



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 06:53 PM

I lost 16 days last year...that SDA took up my time. This time I'll be missing it because I'll be adventuring around the globe

 

Now if you can get out of that, you can be the greeter at the USMF table......



#39 zotig111

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:22 AM

Table confirmation packet arrived yesterday. It is time to officially starting the planning of what to bring and countdown the days. Can't wait!



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:22 PM

So Mr, Jerry since im getting into service flags and homefront items. I'm guessing this is a show I need to attend someday?

 


Already have the room. We'll be taking 2 van loads down. (one for beer!)

Can't wait!!!  It's like Christmas after Christmas!



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:40 PM

My only difficulty is finding a good spot to eat. The Hall of Fame Cafe is decent, but packed. I will recommend Angio's Italian Restaurant. Good and cheap. Sandwiches are better than the pizzas, IMO.

 

Also, Coconut Beach Tacos by the Stadium. Maybe one of the lamest names for a restaurant, but the owner makes killer mexican food and the beer is cold. They have photos of the food on Facebook. You will be shocked how good it is for a sports type bar. I'll easily eat here twice.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:09 PM

For those that have not been there (and even those that have) this show is truly mind blowing in its scale and scope.

most newbies stop by our tables and say "I have been here all day and I am only half way through"

 

even last year I was there for days and there were two rows I never got down. 

But you gotta get up pretty early to beat Mr.Jerry to the flags!

(but seriously there is enough there for everyone - just bring money!!)



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:47 PM


 

 

But you gotta get up pretty early to beat Mr.Jerry to the flags!

 

 

I don't know about that, I beat you to a 20 foot tall War Bonds flag a couple of years ago.......



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:23 AM

The shorts help Bob move around the hall faster than those wearing long pants. Too bad Bob, your secret is out now!

 

 

I don't know about that, I beat you to a 20 foot tall War Bonds flag a couple of years ago.......

 



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:08 AM

Have you always had to be a member of the OVMS to get a table there.  I was thinking about throwing my name on the waiting list for next year, but would need to see if I needed to join. 



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:14 AM

If you are going, I would join.

 

It will be one of your best, small investments, you will make.



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:39 AM

Have you always had to be a member of the OVMS to get a table there.  I was thinking about throwing my name on the waiting list for next year, but would need to see if I needed to join. 

I believe this is the first year that has been a requirement



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:57 AM

Have you always had to be a member of the OVMS to get a table there.  I was thinking about throwing my name on the waiting list for next year, but would need to see if I needed to join. 

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:50 PM

I'll be back for the second time this year.  My Uncle and I will be driving in from NE Pennsylvania.  Two cripples helping each other across country it will be a fun road trip.




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