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Kman1752

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    Wisconsin
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    Collecting this that and everything. US medals, Civil War era items, WWI helmets & uniforms, WWII patches, Advertising signs, antiques, soda collectables, etc. Also collect and restore antique farm tractors, raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle, run my eBay store, antique store and going hunting/fishing.
  1. Wow, thanks for all the great information guys, and lightening fast!
  2. I may have found this WWII Marines PH. Can anyone help with some research? Specifically unit, and I was told he was killed in Guam. Date matches up, but can anyone confirm this? Thanks for any help. Private Jon R. Carr USMC I found his grave on Findagrave, but that's it.
  3. Thanks for the info guys. I think I'll be bringing this one home.
  4. I seen this while "hunting" last weekend. Haven't bought it yet, but could. My question is what do you guys think of the Central Records patch? It's bullion on velvet material. Any info would be appreciated.
  5. "However, I do feel that they should focus more on the history and less on the value or “coolness” of an item." Well said and I totally agree. Finding stuff is exciting, but researching it is the best part for me. If there is no history an item isn't very interesting. Unfortunately many people today could care less about the history and focus all of their energy on making a profit. It's up to us to teach our children and non collector's about the history of an item. If not history will become just that.
  6. This has been around again and again, and no matter what a person says, someone else is going to argue it. A WWII era patch shouldn't glow. If it does, it's either a later made piece, a fake or it's been washed with a modern detergent. That said, most Korean War era patches don't glow, so just because a patch doesn't glow doesn't necessarily mean it was made between 1939 and 1945. Many argue the detergent issue, but I wouldn't buy a "washed" patch any more than I would a known fake. There are plenty of good, un-messed with, un "washed" patches out there, so just don't buy anything that glows when it shouldn't. Why the hell are people washing patches anyway? You don't clean a 5th century piece of pottery, or a medieval sword or a Civil War revolver and there is no reason to wash a WWII patch! People need to STOP cleaning stuff!
  7. "Posted Today, 08:17 PM Kman1752, on 26 Mar 2014 - 8:09 PM, said: I don't have an example by Otto Lachmann in front of me, but here is another (apparently German made) style of Lucite ribbons made during the occupation period. Does anyone have any info on who made this style? I would think if it were either Souval or Lachmann that it would be maker marked and it is not. Also, as you can see there is no brass backing of this one. Also, it seems I id'd the last ribbon here when I got it but I can't recall, anyone know what the third bar is?" Merchant Marine Combat ribbon. That's it! Thanks John
  8. I don't have an example by Otto Lachmann in front of me, but here is another (apparently German made) style of Lucite ribbons made during the occupation period. Does anyone have any info on who made this style? I would think if it were either Souval or Lachmann that it would be maker marked and it is not. Also, as you can see there is no brass backing of this one. Also, it seems I id'd the last ribbon here when I got it but I can't recall, anyone know what the third bar is?
  9. Finally got one of these, coolest ribbon bars I've ever seen! These were made by a well known Nazi badge maker, Rudolf Souval in Vienna, Austria during the occupation period. There were two known makers at the time, the other being Otto Lachmann who manufactured his fantastic ribbon bars in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Souval ribbons are quite a bit rarer than the Lachmann, but both are fantastic.
  10. For decades these medals have stayed together as they should be, until some greedy seller gets ahold of them and splits them up, sending them off to different parts of the world. That just irritates the hell outta me. Hopefully some collector with deep pockets will keep them together. I find it extremely sad that most people are driven by greed and have no respect for history or the original owner of such items.
  11. Going thru my collection and came across these, who wore them and when? some appear fairly new, others appear older. I think the wider ones are JROTC/ROTC?? Any help appreciated.
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