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#1 prestoncohunter

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:10 AM

I finally got around to putting together a display of my small "collection".  No real direction to the collection except everything displayed came from my wife's family either her Dad or his brothers or an uncle on her Mother's side.  The only exception to that is the mattock cover which I got from a member here.  The branches of service were pretty well split between Navy and Army, her Dad's side had two in Navy and 2 in Army, her Mother's side had 1 Army, 1 Navy and 1 Merchant Marine.  We have pictures of most of the uncles in uniform so the plan is to frame them and display as well as well as a couple hats.

 

First overview.

 

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#2 prestoncohunter

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:11 AM

Close up of a shelf or two.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:11 AM

Another

 

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#4 prestoncohunter

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:12 AM

And last some of the "war prizes" that were brought home.

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:17 AM

Really nice little collection, love how everything is from your wife's family, it's always better when you can put a name to an item, and better when it's from a family member! 

Thanks for sharing,

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:58 AM

I do realize that the goggles wouldn't be on that liner but it displayed well that way.  The goggles belonged to my FILs twin who was on the escort carrier Croatan.



#7 IrishRebel77

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 03:26 PM

Nice collection bud👍 not to busy and belonged to Family members. Top notch. I have a small collection of stuff from my Grandfather who fought in Italy. I'm sure you well aware ,but those ribbons and insignia would look great in a frame.
Thanks again for sharing

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:57 AM

Great collection and thank you for sharing! Having their photos framed and included would really add to the display. You are lucky to have so many items come from your extended family.

#9 alloutww2

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:37 PM

I really wish I had family that could have brought so many items back, my grandfather was in the navy, but from what I understand he never saw combat. 



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 02:39 PM

Very nice collection and it's great to know where it all came from.



#11 prestoncohunter

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:44 AM

Have added a little more.  Used wig stands to put the hats.  The two Navy were my FILs and the garrison with MP piping was my wife's uncle.  The flag is my FILs and as soon as we confirm what CB group he was with we will put it in a display case.  The patches we don't have much history on other than all appear WW2 and were in an uncles footlocker.  A couple are soiled some like they came from a uniform a couple don't appear to have ever been sewn on.  The sweetheart hankies were given to my FILs nieces when he shipped out, they would have been 8 and 10 years old at the time.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:55 PM

Nice display. Being a 14yo, I can't have a war room, so I took over the 2 cabinets in the corner of my dining room. I saw how you also have a Red Cross ditty bag. What Red Cross chapter is yours from. Mine is from the St. Louis chapter.



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:43 PM

Sorry I didn't get back sooner. The dirty bag is from Milwaukee

#14 manayunkman

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:23 PM

So how did you get into collecting and how did this all come about, besides marrying into it?

 

And to collect from your own family exclusively is an interesting concept.

 

Easy on the wallet.



#15 prestoncohunter

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:41 AM

I always have enjoyed history but never thought about collecting. When my FIL passed away we found all this in the attic and that got me started. We had no idea was up there.


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