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  1. ssome of the local collectors informed me the WW2 twill patch is a US SIGNAL CORPS radio intercept school unit patch???? have anyone seen this one before?? any ideas?
  2. pretty sure its a MILITARY ACADEMY.... but anyone know which one 'S'? diamond shaped ...twill or rayon body... does not glow.... guessing WW2 vintage thx
  3. what a resemblance! so the steel pot is a poorman's CHP helmet....or a CHP movie prop at best? the color and scheme matches up very well..... mystery solved?
  4. hello: i've had this in my STEEL POT collection for few years.....languished as i've finally gotten around to try and ID the tan overpaint (see images attached). heat lot stamp: '1831'.....there seems to be a faint 'strike' (letter?) in front # series....but indistinct standard VN era M-1965, black crimp-on OG107 chinstraps with JUDD NORTH (anchor logo) hook/claw buckle system has modified T-1 concussion blowapart extend ball link exterior: has flat TAN semi- over paint....note the front 'arc' shape....covers approx 65%70% of exterior. what BOTH
  5. where did you get the H. BOLAND M43 USN thick grey monel and the M. BASFORD M1941 thick white monel w/ acid print?
  6. wow...aznation.....many thanks...! that was amazingly quick.....i googled like crazy for hrs. w/o success. looks like its dual civilian and military award
  7. has anyone seen one of these? don't know if military or not..... MEDICAL ORDER award.....breast medal planchet. has R.S.R. abbreviations lower. real diamond chips? circling RED/WHITE enamel target center has typical medical motif device dead-center. snake & goblet. dished out concaved with typical sunburst pattern for BREAST medal orders reverse...NO hallmarking which is very bedeviling..... has horizontal pinback....at first, thought Brit or Commonwealth.... but they use the 'flap-hinge' style on their pinbacks. thick and heavy.....solid brass type alloy.... note the 'lig
  8. OD #3 khaki tan webbed canvas MAP CASE shoulder strap missing the slip on pad? one end typical snap link other end sewn in loop ring adjustable buckle
  9. the serial number expert....steve rohde.... i'll ask him don't think Wade has any idea....
  10. and you can sleep well at night?!....cheating honest sellers? hahaha!! yea, i was blowing out WW2 thin grey monel M43 ovals like they were going out of style..... well, rather going outta my collection...hahaha! the PT NEET single: no tetnus, first/middle name initials......probably his PW re-up tags.....or a quickie replacement after his vessel got sliced in half by the kamikaze which would have been the better 'story' to use on ebay. ha ha! to tell you just how disorganized i was.....after blowing out lot batches of my WW2 USN USMC tags... i later found sheaves & stacks of NARA
  11. dude muchas gracias.... you're right..... was looking in the wrong book (maguire's MORE SILVER WINGS PINKS GREENS) just saw it in Morgan & Thurman's patch ref book.... thanks again
  12. patch looks familiar to me....gnawing at me... seen somewhere. probably not even military..... machine on twill, cheese cloth backing...no glow any ideas?
  13. i know i've seen this somewhere ...either in a ref book or? i know its US Mil related. can someone point in the right direction? tango yankee
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