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#26 private panda

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:12 PM

How much is one of these cases worth? I've got one in pretty good condition, but it doesn't go with my uniform and is taking up space. any help?

#27 MattD

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:35 PM

Does anyone have a content list for these?

Or what should be in them?

I'm looking for one to use for a Korean War display-anyone have an extra?

I also need some stuff to fill it up.

I have a bunch of Korean War era maps of North/South Korea and DMZ

Thanks in advance......Matt

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:37 PM

Does anyone have a content list for these?

Or what should be in them?

I'm looking for one to use for a Korean War display-anyone have an extra?

I also need some stuff to fill it up.

I have a bunch of Korean War era maps of North/South Korea and DMZ

Thanks in advance......Matt


Here is a good list I found a while back that I used when putting mine together.


1. Red & Black China pencils (Grease Pencils)
2. Map Romer (Also known as a map protractor)
3. Ruler
4. Pencils
5. Pink rubber eraser
6. Field Orders
7. Message book
8. Maps & Overlays
9. Compass (If not carried on belt)
10. S.O.I. Package (Signal Operating Instruction Book/Code Book)
11. Any pertinent field manuals needed to accomplish a mission.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:39 PM

same vendor..couple bucks

USMC Dispatch bag -

Does this strap configuration look original?

Are the dividers inside cut by hand (they look trimmed with a scissors)?

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#30 craig_pickrall

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:01 PM

Look at post # 14 to see what the correct strap looks like. I think the strap on yours was cut from a gas mask bag.

#31 craig johnson

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:20 PM

Heres a couple Map Cases I have

MEESE Inc. 1940


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Ive always liked this one ,but never really knew its correct designation or what branch its affiliated with.

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JEFF
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#32 General Apathy

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 02:10 PM

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Hi Members, just an earlier variation on the map case, I don't have it to hand but if memory is correct it is marked 'J.Q.M.D. 1925'.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:45 AM

Here I thought I was about to post the "strangest" Map Case in the thread, but some of you guys have taken me down before I even finished reading :pinch: ...Ken, that leather example is beyond belief... :w00t:

Alec Tulkoff has this one described as an M1940; indeed, the Q.M. date stamp bears this out...

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Edited by 'Flage Guy, 26 December 2011 - 09:12 AM.


#34 'Flage Guy

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:47 AM

Opened up, frontal view:

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

The stamp- this is the somewhat unusual "QUARTERMASTER DEPOT; U.S. MARINE CORPS; 1941-1942" stamp, which I haven't seen near as often as the "DQP" stamps:

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:54 AM

Unfolded...

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:55 AM

...And, the "guts"...

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

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000_2024_1.JPG Here's an ID'd leather one dated 1918.



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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:15 AM

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:30 AM

Photo taken by my father in 1941, see the case carried by Maj. Hogoboom.

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 04:23 AM

Does anyone have any more info on the map case in posts # 33-37?  I think that I have found it in a couple of pics from 1941.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:39 AM

Is there any dialogue about Vietnam era dispatch cases?

 

 



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:18 PM

Does anyone have any more info on the map case in posts # 33-37?  I think that I have found it in a couple of pics from 1941.

 

Cavdoc, the Cases in those photos look like the one below, which is an Army Map Case personalized by a Marine.
 

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:19 PM

This one is dated 1917...

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

Opened up...it appears in the photos that the Officers are carrying their Cases with this side facing outward.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:24 PM

Opened up, opposite side:

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:45 AM

I have recently bought a canvas case dispatch m1938 made by American Leather Products Corp and dated 1942. The colour in my opinion is OD7, but untill 1944 they were made in OD3. Maybe the colour has changed over the years into a more greenisch tint.
Unfortunately I can't upload the fotos at this moment, but I will upload them asap.


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