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#51 Allan H.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:20 AM

Nothing seems to kill a topic like my posting on it.

 

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#52 baker502

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:15 AM

Your just showing off Allan .. lol

#53 Grant Bias

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:44 AM

Allan, outstanding collection!! Always enjoy seeing things that you post. As I mentioned earlier, I have seen only one (until you have posted your examples) 551st collar brass and it was block pattern in an officers estate. The only 509th I have seen was in a grouping that Bill Scott had at one time. Regards, Grant

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:42 PM

Allan, one of the finest collections of WWII AB officer collar brass I have ever seen and all in one post!  Not much more to say other than WOW.



#55 Allan H.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:59 PM

Thanks all for the comments. These devices have truly been a passion of mine for many, many years. I never thought that it would be as difficulat has it has been to find nice, WWII examples. They are really hard to find. To make matters worse, you will see lots of post war brass being advertised as WWII. Yes, I have seen a few fakes, but these are usually ones made for reenactors that have been aged to look much older than they are. I've also seen a fair number of Meyer pieces that have had the numbered shields filed off to hide the fact that they aren't wartime.

 

If anyone wants a close up of any that I have, holler, and I'll accomodate.

 

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#56 Allan H.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

Here are a couple of German made 502nd PIR devices that i believe are from the immediate post war era. Note they are not a matched pair. Interestingly enough, I had a mate for the one with the curved bar that came from a 502nd WWII veteran. Note that the numbers are affixed to each other on the second example and are not affixed to a bar.

 

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#57 Grant Bias

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

Allen, I believe that this is the same or similar style that was on Dick Winters 506th dress uniform at the SOS last year.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:12 PM

This is a great thread, I really have enjoyed it, and Allan what an amazing collection. Thought I would contribute my only set. Found these together in a small bowl of non military related pins and doo dads on a counter near the cash register in an antique store about 7 years ago. Couldn't pass up for $5.00. While I am concentrating mainly on USMC material nowadays, I love this little Riker mount display that sits on my shelf with other WWII US non Marine material. Kevin

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