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#1 StevenL

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:56 PM

I picked these up in a surplus store today for 15 cents a piece since they looked authentic to me. What do the rest of you think, are they good ones? I know they're not too uncommon, but for that price I thought it was a steal. I'm debating going and buying some more, the guy had a huge jar full of them.

 

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:07 PM

They are good to go. Nice price!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:15 PM

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#4 StevenL

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 07:12 AM

Thanks for the replies. Since they're good I'll probably get a few more. I could probably get the whole jar for $10. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:40 AM

Steven,

Was the store you found these at located in Van Nuys?

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#6 StevenL

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:50 AM

Yeah it was. It's a ways away so I don't know when I'll ever be back but they have a lot of decent stuff. And unlike other places around here they don't overcharge.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 02:37 PM

Some things don't change. I stopped in there in 1992 and he was selling them for 10 cents each back then. :rolleyes: He had a ton of stuff at good prices, just needed better lighting to sort through it all. :lol:

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

There used to be two surplus stores on Very Noisy Bl, on opposite sides of the street, 2 blks apart, and it was fun to see what each one had in the 50s and 60s....

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:15 PM

Those are nice and what a great price! I've got some of these as well- not too common.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:09 PM

Those "flat stripes" were supposed to easier separate the first 3 graders(A/3c, A/2c, and A/1c) from the NCO ranks.Gen Vandenberg at first wouldn't approve them, but finally did in '55. However, Gen Twining dropped them and they were never issued. I joined the AF in 1954 and had never seen them until somebody posted a pic on Military.com asking about them.


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