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#1 MAW

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:36 AM

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this yet..(?)....but the date is approaching!

 

February 19-23, 2020.

 

 

 

http://www.sosovms.com/Show_of_Shows/

 

 

 

 

 

I'll be bringing some excellent quality stuff from my collection, as well as the usual array of WW1 and WW2 goodies.

 

2,000 tables of quality militaria. 

 

Always an incredible experience.


Edited by MAW, 14 January 2020 - 07:37 AM.


#2 Stony

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:32 AM

I will be there looking for WWII USMC items. 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:38 AM

I'd like to go, this would be my first. Still trying to work out the logistics. As it'd be my first, I may have questions on the best way to enjoy it.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:53 AM

Cant wait ! Ive been working on preparations for a few weeks now . Will be bringing some great US Groupings Ive never shared before, Purple Hearts, patches , some great US field gear and who knows what else Ill find in the next month .

Will also have a substantial collection of Russian Medals from WWII and beyond and other Comm block stuff . Should be a great time as always !

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:08 AM

This was an article that we helped with last year that talks about it a bit-

A FANTASTIC SHOW. 

 

https://www.jsonline...nts/2712144002/



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:13 AM

This was an article that we helped with last year that talks about it a bit-

A FANTASTIC SHOW. 

 

https://www.jsonline...nts/2712144002/


That photo of my son and I just will not go away... My God, I look like I am in my third trimester. Of course that photo of you guys with the Bronze Fonz is a thing of beauty!

Sadly, I will be out of the country until March so, this will be the first year we are missing in over a decade. :(



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:31 AM

Bug 

Thats funny.

 

No show for me this year.

Itys my baby girls 1st birthday party when the show is on.

Lets just say I am under orders not to miss that.

 

owen



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:32 AM

Cant wait ! Ive been working on preparations for a few weeks now . Will be bringing some great US Groupings Ive never shared before, Purple Hearts, patches , some great US field gear and who knows what else Ill find in the next month .

Will also have a substantial collection of Russian Medals from WWII and beyond and other Comm block stuff . Should be a great time as always !

I'll be there looking for WWII US uniform groupings, can't wait to see what's at the show this year!



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:13 AM

I'll see you there as usual Mike !

 

Still looking for POW , AAF,  and Naval Aviation groups plus anything else that looks interesting.

 

Kurt


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:15 AM

Ill be there, too, looking for WWII Airborne and Vietnam SF patches.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:28 AM

Cant wait ! Ive been working on preparations for a few weeks now . Will be bringing some great US Groupings Ive never shared before, Purple Hearts, patches , some great US field gear and who knows what else Ill find in the next month .

Will also have a substantial collection of Russian Medals from WWII and beyond and other Comm block stuff . Should be a great time as always !

 

Don't you mean you have been working getting boxes ready for Bob?



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:30 AM

I'll have 9 tables of worldwide orders, decorations and medals, everything except Third Reich.

 

Always looking for foreign awards to Americans and American awards to foreigners (Eagle Squadrons, Americans in the Royal Navy, etc) -- I never said it was going to be easy!

 

Stop by and visit.  

 

Jeff Floyd

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:16 AM

 
Don't you mean you have been working getting boxes ready for Bob?


Oh, Im sure there will be some of those no doubt !

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:53 PM

Im all over that show like a hobo on a ham sandwich!.......mike

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:03 PM

My bride and i will be there, we are easily recognizable, i'm the old guy with the hot chick.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

Any suggestions for a first timer? (I have the money/time to go this year if plans work out).

How do you sort through that many tables, enjoy it, and hopefully find something feeling like it was worth the trip?

Thanks

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:27 PM

Any suggestions for a first timer? (I have the money/time to go this year if plans work out).

How do you sort through that many tables, enjoy it, and hopefully find something feeling like it was worth the trip?

Thanks

 

Focus, it's easy to get distracted, don't walk past anything you want, chances are it wont be there on your second lap.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:09 PM

I'll be set up there selling some really nice US Uniform/Medal Groups, a collection of US Navy Police Badges, General Officer uniforms & groups, lots of US Dog Tags etc. I am looking forward to seeing everyone!



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:15 PM

 

Focus, it's easy to get distracted, don't walk past anything you want, chances are it wont be there on your second lap.

 

Yep, happened to me before. 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:16 PM

I'll be set up there selling some really nice US Uniform/Medal Groups, a collection of US Navy Police Badges, General Officer uniforms & groups, lots of US Dog Tags etc. I am looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

Any WWII USMC medals and/or groups?



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:33 PM

 

Any WWII USMC medals and/or groups?

Army, Army Air Force, Navy, and USAF



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:44 PM

Army, Army Air Force, Navy, and USAF

 

No USMC.  :(

 

No worries, I'll still stop by and check out what you have. 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:47 PM

Have 6 tables reserved and have only patches to offer. But if you are looking to fill holes in your collection that you haven't be able to fill, this is a good place to look. The show is huge, so if you see a rare item that you have been looking forever to find you have to pull the trigger, leave to hope to find it at another table could be a big mistake. If you know the dealer they maybe willing to hold the item for you while you look around; and what I have found that on return, they see other items they did not see at first glance which was very common at my tables because and due to amount available. The patch dealers that I know are very helpful and actually will refer to each other . We are not competitors but enablers to our customers to get what they want.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:55 AM

Any suggestions for a first timer? (I have the money/time to go this year if plans work out).

How do you sort through that many tables, enjoy it, and hopefully find something feeling like it was worth the trip?

Thanks

 

1.  Wear shoes built for walking on hard surfaces.

2. Carry a pocket notebook to note the locations of places you want to revisit.

3. Buy it when you see it!



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:12 AM

Great suggestions Jeff.  I'd add to bring a back pack / bag to carry purchased items in to include small plastic bag (s) for smaller items.  I bring bags for items I sell but quickly run out.  Also recommend a water bottle. 




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