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#76 condor

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:31 AM

Buckle #3

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

@Condor  -  Thank you for posting individual photos of the three buckles I requested.  The Squadron 3 Operation Market Time buckle is super cool!  Thank you for noting that the Division 12 buckle was your own.



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:43 PM

Hey PhilippineBuckles, did you score any buckles from the small collection that was sold on eBay recently? There were some nice buckles offered.

I was able to get two aviator buckles.

Chris

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:12 AM

Just got back from garage sales hunting this morning and picked up all of these buckles at one place for would you believe 2 dollars.  One of the buckles is a Philippine made piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:12 AM

@Tonomachi -- Great pick up for just $2.  Thanks for sharing your find.

 

@Chris - I picked up 13 buckles on ebay last week from swordfinder1 who sold off what he bought at the Skinner auction.  That said, only 7 of the 13 were classic Philippine Buckles.  One is a mystery buckle which will need some research -- I'm thinking it might be a pre-WWII China Marine.  I will start a new post for that one.  Five of the buckles were brass post WWII - Korean War brass buckles from Japan/Korea -- this is a growing side collection I have.  The 13th buckle I won is a Philippines made 1945 1st Calvary buckle (for Paul E. Bell) I've been looking to acquire an example of as the only other similarly made buckle I've seen is for sale at Flying Tiger Antiques with an asking price of $245 and is for Delbert Rupard 5th Regt. 1st Cav. 1945 Philippines.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:36 AM

13 buckles is a great haul!!

I only managed to get two buckles. They were both Aviator buckles, but I was very happy to obtain the two !!

Chris

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 04:32 PM

Got my FIRST Philippine buckle today!!

 

USS Ranger CV-62 , Indian Ocean '82

 

Not old, but still Am pretty pleased.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:33 PM

Vietnam Coast Guard buckle posted over on Letgo (Glen Burnie, Maryland), only $185. Seems pretty steep.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

@easterneagle87 - Glad you've picked up your 1st Philippine made belt buckle.  I've also seen Indian Ocean Cruise buckles from 1980 and 1983 -- I'm still waiting to see if one from 1981 turns up.  $185 for the Squadron One buckle seems steep to me too.  The more standard design with "Squadron One" in a ribbon, a boat in the middle, and "Vietnam" at the bottom tends to sell on ebay from $45-$65.



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:24 PM

Just got my second Philipp buckle.

 

Any chance of finding out who R.L. Cole was. A US Navy, Radioman? RMC  

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:26 AM

@easterneagle87 - Nice pickup and thanks for sharing.  The buckle looks like it is from the 1950s or 1960s.  I did a quick search on Google and R.L.Cole was a radioman on the USS Duncan for its 1952 Westpac Cruise. There is a picture of him and the other radiomen at  http://www.ussduncan...ac52_page20.htm



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:08 AM

It's been a while since I posted anything.  I just bought these two buckles that belonged to Bob Downey who started as a Seaman 1964 and retired as a Captain 1992.  A summary of his service record and medals are on Together We Served (TWS).

 

https://navy.togethe...erson&ID=411235

 

TWS states that Bob was awarded an Air Medal in 1967 with the following comments "Deployed to Chu Lai, RVN and Flew 39 Combat support missions between between Hainan and Hai phong, north of Tiger Island. Missions were 12+ hours long. We were tracking surface contacts and transmitting radar picture to COMSEVENTHFLT fleet units as well as the weather picture in the area.

In addition, we routinely flew throughout the Pacific AOR, penetrating Typhoons at 1500 feet, at night. We collected weather information, barometric pressure, wind velocity, etc. Flew over 1100 hours as Navigator in this weather recon squadron."

 

This helps put the 1965-1967 buckle in context. TWS also says Bob was awarded an Air Medal in 1982 but the comments are marked as "Locked".  I wonder what it was for...

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:20 AM

Love the Communicator buckle! Must have been when he was on the Midway.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:08 AM

Yesterday an early USN pilot's buckle from March 1945 was sold on ebay. It is a month earlier than the April 1945 pilot's buckle in posts #63 & #64 on Page 3 of this thread. The buckle says...  Philippine Islands Manila March 1945 Brewer R. E U.S. Navy   Congratulations to whoever acquired it!

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:33 AM

That is a beautiful buckle. I think it went for $200. I thought you were the lucky new owner. I wonder who the new owner is?

Chris

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:29 PM

@Chris -- And I thought you were probably the new owner :D

 

I don't think I posted this one. But I have a circa 1945 plain Philippine Made Belt Buckle I bought a few years ago.  It's the only plain one I've seen so far. 

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 03:12 PM

After numerous attempts and messages, I finally secured the sale of my THIRD Philip buckle. This the same buckle I posted ealier with a stratosphere price. Asked for a bottom line and was replied with a totally reasonable price. With a simple return envelope provided, it arrived today. Really happy with the purchase. Said it was their grandpa's from his service in Vietnam. I asked for any historical info: i.e., who, what, where & when, but got zip. I will try again. Hopefully I will find out more.    

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:47 PM

After numerous attempts and messages, I finally secured the sale of my THIRD Philip buckle. This the same buckle I posted ealier with a stratosphere price. Asked for a bottom line and was replied with a totally reasonable price. With a simple return envelope provided, it arrived today. Really happy with the purchase. Said it was their grandpa's from his service in Vietnam. I asked for any historical info: i.e., who, what, where & when, but got zip. I will try again. Hopefully I will find out more.    

 

 

Found out the vet's name is Harry (most likely and possible Harold) Herbert.  Any one find out info on him? 



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 08:35 AM

@easterneagle87 -- Glad you were able to acquire that buckle for a reasonable price.  Good luck in your research.

 

It's been a little over a year since I started this thread with a Fort Mills Belt buckle.  I was lucky to have acquired another one this morning. :D   CHARLES M. COMBS, 1936 1940, BTRY H. Q. 59TH, FORT MILLS P.I.

 

The seller said the following: "This is unofficial buckle was worn by Charles Combs S/Sgt who was assigned to the Third Pursuit Squadron at Nichols Field in the Philippine Islands prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent declaration of war against Japan.  S/Sgt Combs was reassigned, I believe in 1940/41 not too much before the invasion of the PI.  The buckle indicates that he was assigned to Battery H of the 59th Coast Artillery and was reassigned to overseas duty in Europe where he spent the duration of the war going on to retire as a Master Sergeant."

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:45 PM

Picked this one up at the flea market today.  I looked up Branch 61 which is from the Chula Vista area of California.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:15 PM

Saw this at the flea market today but didn't buy it as they wanted too much for it.  

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 12:12 AM

Before the weather closed in, I hit the road and ran down to the Sacramento Antique Street Fair. Did some digging and got a few nuggets. BUT... made a side stop on the way back upthe hill and founf my FOURTH P.I. made buckle. Nice addition to the growing stack. Thanks Forum Members for peaking my interest and traveling down another never ending alley!   

 

USS Hector , AR-7 

 

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:26 AM

I have two of these type buckles on my website.  I thought they may be an addition to the beauties in this thread.  (Sorry for the poor photos and the watermark).  keith

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:07 AM

Sorry for the radio silence the past two months.  Work is crazy this time of year... 

@Tonomachi -- I love the dragon buckle!!!  Thanks for taking the picture and posting.  Thanks for posting the Fleet Reserve buckle too. 

@easterneagle87 -- Thanks for sharing your acquisitions with everyone.

@Keith --  Thanks for posting an pointing out the buckles on your site.

 

I picked up a great buckle yesterday on ebay. It isn't dated buy my guess is that it is from the Spring of 1945.  I love American Eagles and this one is the first of this style I've seen on Philippine buckles.  I'm going to cheat a little and post it in the next reply so that it is on the #100 posting of this thread for symbolic purposes.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:10 AM

This is Post #100 -- Thanks everyone for contributing to this thread!!!!  Here is a buckle for Joe Gernon.

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