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#26 atb

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:46 AM

A TL-29 pocket knife acquired on Okinawa in 1970.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:00 AM

I want an RAF mug !


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:45 AM

For the holidays, I use 550 cord to hang decorations.  



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:23 PM

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Use this cup to feed squirrels sunflower seeds every AM. Years ago found lots of assorted US marked cups. The late Carter Rila and I discussed them at a few shows, he graciously gave me copies of his notes.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:55 PM

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A9 parka and mechanics cap reporting for duty with my boy getting a tree from Santa’s forest


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#31 EdwardJReed

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

I want an RAF mug !


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Quite desirable. rare and are highly sought after in the U.K. This one was here in the US so I imagine an AAF crew member brought it back with him. even though tens of thousands were made I read that traditionally when a RAF and USAAF crew member finished his tour of duty and got out he was to toss his coffee (tea) mug into the air! 

 

I also have 2 1943 dated mugs. 

 

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#32 EdwardJReed

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:19 PM

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:22 PM

Quite desirable. rare and are highly sought after in the U.K. This one was here in the US so I imagine an AAF crew member brought it back with him. even though tens of thousands were made I read that traditionally when a RAF and USAAF crew member finished his tour of duty and got out he was to toss his coffee (tea) mug into the air! 
 
I also have 2 1943 dated mugs. 
 
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Those RAF mugs are my cup of tea. I'd retire my Monty Python mug for one of those.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:34 PM

Those RAF mugs are my cup of tea. I'd retire my Monty Python mug for one of those.
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They are out there... I just acquired this one a few days ago!

 

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#36 General Apathy

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:27 AM

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Hi Owen,  check out this link it might interest you www.bombercamp.org 

 

decorate that tree and have a great Christmas

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:05 AM



 

 

I also wear my 1943 Elgin A-11 watch

 

 

 

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Hi Edward, thanks for showing your Elgin A-11, I have a passion for classic hand-wound mechanical watches especially military ones, and yours looks a great watch.

 

It wasn't until I saw your post and the photograph of your watch that I suddenly remembered I wear a military watch every day ( which is the theme of this thread ).  This is the watch I wear everyday and it keeps perfect time, my Longines 1938 German officers watch .

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:32 AM

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Hi Edward, thanks for showing your Elgin A-11, I have a passion for classic hand-wound mechanical watches especially military ones, and yours looks a great watch.

 

It wasn't until I saw your post and the photograph of your watch that I suddenly remembered I wear a military watch every day ( which is the theme of this thread ).  This is the watch I wear everyday and it keeps perfect time, my Longines 1938 German officers watch .

 

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great watch! its beautiful! thanks for showing it. I didn't wear a watch for 30 years until I started collecting USAAF WWII items and naturally I had to have a watch they would have used. the Elgin A-11 is pretty common but pricey. Waltham and Bulova also made A-11 for the military but I don't think I'll be adding those makers to my collection as I can't afford it. LOL!



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:25 AM

great watch! its beautiful! thanks for showing it. I didn't wear a watch for 30 years until I started collecting USAAF WWII items and naturally I had to have a watch they would have used. the Elgin A-11 is pretty common but pricey. Waltham and Bulova also made A-11 for the military but I don't think I'll be adding those makers to my collection as I can't afford it. LOL!

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Hi Edward,  thanks for replying, sadly my watch has some ageing to the face and hands but for being eighty years old it keeps perfect time and I like the look and feel of it on my wrist.

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:18 AM

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Hi Edward,  thanks for replying, sadly my watch has some ageing to the face and hands but for being eighty years old it keeps perfect time and I like the look and feel of it on my wrist.

 

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mine has some wear and aging on the watch case and the hands are a nice aged yellowing. the crystal face is a new old stock replacement. I think the aging adds to the vintage look! 




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