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"Founding Fathers" of modern militaria collecting

Started by Bluehawk , Apr 17 2009 03:54 PM

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#51 Corpsmancollector

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:04 AM

Fascinating topic guys. I agree with Greg in regards to Mr Cole http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif For a living one to add to the list, what about Hayes Otoupalik?

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#52 Bluehawk

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:02 AM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/salute.gif Updated as of 2 May 09:

- Al Maller
- Francis Bannerman
- Norm Flayderman
- William H. Guthman
- Carl Robin
- Craig Pickrall
- W. Stokes Kirk
- Anna Seddon Kinsolving Brown
- Emily Caldwell Stewart
- George Jarrett
- Anne Brown
- Albert F. Gleim, Col.
- Females on USMF (not as yet named)
- S & S Firearms (Ed Sless)
- Peter Hlinka
- Kaufman's Army & Navy (Jim Korn's grandfather)
- Hollanders Hobby House (NYC)
- Peter Blum (The Soldier Shop)
- Dover Army & Navy Store (Frank and Jerry Zayback)
- George Harris (GBH Medals)
- Bob Prinz (IIRC ZM Militaria)
- Frederick P. Todd, Col.
- Frank (Francis X.) Fahey
- Bernie Mitchell
- George Petersen
- Jim Atwood
- Todd Wheatley
- Some of the guys here on USMF (already and in the future)
- Major James McDuff
- Dr. L. Albert Scipio
- J. Duncan Campbell
- ASMIC
- Russ Huff
- John Maguire
- Les Hughes
- Dave Kaufman
- Jay Massaro
- Bill Cole
- Bill "Scotty" Scott
- Ron Manion
- Col. Jim Greene
- Richard Smith
- Leon Laframboise
- Hayes Otoupalik
- M.H. (Howard) Cole
- Don Miller
- Bob Heller
- Tom Fitzgerald
- George Brown
- Stu Corning
- Cecil Smyth
- Clem Kelly
- Col. Arcadia Gluckman
- Maj. James E. Hicks
- Claud E. Fuller
- William B. Edwards
- William A. Albaugh III
- Albert N. Hardin, Jr.
- Harold N. Peterson
- New England Medal Collectors

#53 JimmCapp

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:09 PM

Probably one of the most famous collectors that I can think of was Bob Hope. Well known for his tireless work with the USO over the years, Mr. Hope built up a huge collection of militaria.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:14 AM

Excellent thread!
Thanks,
-dan

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:10 AM

As an ASMIC member and a longtime collector of viet era insignia my vote or votes would have to be for Cecil Smyth and Clem Kelly. Collectors of cloth insignia from the viet era owe a great deal to Cecil for his pioneering reference works on this subject. Clem Kelly was the 2nd editor and force behind the Vietnam Insignia Collector's Newsletter "VICN" after Cecil left.. Clem's no bull approach to viet insignia and the burgeoning repro problem's in the late 80's and early 90's saved me from many a mistake.

JK


Definately, the Vietnam collectors owe a great deal of gratitude to Clem Kelly. He is still a straight shooter, and did way more for the Vietnam collectors then they will ever know.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:28 AM

My add... :thumbsup:

Jim from Kaufman’s Army & Navy

We’re one of the oldest military surplus stores in America and the oldest in New York City!

My Best,

Ricardo.


I know Jim and Kaufman's. This is a great place but genuine militaria is now very scarce in the 42nd St store.
Now, I cant complain because last year I was in the shop for only five minutes and Jim pulled out from behind the counter a gorgeous fully patched 173rd Abn Jungle Jacket and sold it to me at a fair price.
I remember the old B'way shop and wish I could turn the clock back in those days.

Do you remember the original Cheap Jack's on 2nd Avenue ?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:43 PM

I'll toss in Brian Benedict of the Duffle Bag. Brian's been in the business for 40+ years and started collecting when he was 7. He's one of the top patch authorities out there.

Jon

Edited by Cobrahistorian, 25 August 2009 - 12:43 PM.



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