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  1. I thought I would do a little update on what is going on in East Tennessee since the shutdowns. I can't speak for any other area in Tennessee but East TN is pretty much open for business with SOME restrictions, of course. I will say that the tourist area in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is booming although I don't think the amusements parks are open. Will be soon. But, who cares when the Mountains are open! A huge antique mall is opening up tomorrow after undergoing a new ownership and an impressive overhaul. The Green Olde Deal Antique Mall at 1442 Winfield Dunn Pkwy opens Friday May 22, 2020. My wife and I have 4 booths of true antiques and vintage pieces with reasonable prices for a mall. We are moving from 3 locations in the mall to one large one on the balcony and will have one entire booth dedicated to militaria in the next couple of weeks. I hope to keep it interesting, clean, and rotation of items. Civil War to VN Era items. My friend is still set up at Olden Days and and the parking lot was full last Saturday. There are, at least, 10 large antique/vintage/decor(yuck) shops within a 5 mile area that ARE open now. Plenty of places to eat and sleep. So, if your state is closed, drive on down and spend some time here. Just bring your masks! The HomeFront
  2. i've had that insignia on the hats plus air corp.
  3. No, it is still stored away in a tub with her other items. As some know, I am just slowly selling my collection as I get the time. If i can find the tub i'll send a pic. Thanks.
  4. I have most likely decided to sell my ARC Clubmobile winter blue "Ike" jacket that I've had for years. I know it has good value but could someone give me an idea of what that value is in todays market? Excellent condition. Thanks! Steve
  5. Thanks to all those great buyers. All were sold before Friday! There will be more next show.
  6. Just about done packing for the show and thought I'd mention a few things before I forget: Lots of smalls as usual plus: Home Front items 25-35 Uniforms ARC,WAC,ANC,WAVES plus accessories like hats, gloves, stockings, shoes, boots, musette bag all from our own collection. CCC Hats and Wool Jacket WWI Airplane Tool Chest Barber Box with some contents WWII Outboard Motor boat parts box Leather scabbards for different rifles EARLY heavy ammo or equipment chest Civil Defense Siren WWI Megaphone Helmets Many original GI and WAC/ANC Sunglasses 90% never been out before.... Tables are in front of the BIG BACK DOOR on RIGHT. Looking forward to see our friends this year!
  7. AAHHH! Yes! I remember now that I have a "yard long photo" of the ammunition train unit it goes with. Have no idea why the MG insignia is there but it was with the grouping along with unnamed medals. Thanks!
  8. I have a small WWI grouping I'm going to sell but I'm trying get more info.Came directly from an estate about 5 yrs ago. What do these markings indicate? Most items(cap, mess kit, canteen cup, ad knife) have them: A 301 A.T. 108 Included were EM Collar disc with "U.S." and "MG" over crossed rifles. Also, a pair of U.S cutouts and crossed cannon under "US". I know the MG is Machine Gun and that is about all. Thanks for any help.
  9. Great! Thanks. I just pulled out 17 1940's dresses and suits from $14 to $25. My wife will have tons of home front items from her collection plus WAC, ANC, USMCWR, ARC, etc as usual. Long live the SOS!
  10. My wife and I have collected womens WWII items way before collectors realized how cool their "stuff" really is. We have been selling a lot for the past few years at the Show of Shows. I really don't want to die with all this...well, maybe some of it! My question: We have several tables this year and wonder if there is an interest in our civilian womens clothing or is it a waste of time and space? We don't want to come back with it so everything would be reasonable. Most is appropriate for USO events. Always appreciate your opinion. Of course, we will have lots of womens uniforms and some special treats we are giving up.
  11. Good show for me. Lots more people continually than usual. I saw a ton of gun sales going down and even sold my own trapdoor springfield. I noticed a lot more "varied" items this time.
  12. Niice grouping. So glad it was saved. I have hundreds of letters/ documents and photos from a WWI ARC Canteen worker but sadly no uniform. Thanks for sharing.
  13. So full of military pickers its hardly worth the effort. Everytime I go I swear I will never go again. It officially starts on thursday but tons are there a week before that. It is just plain luck like most things. I go looking for other items for my antique booths. 85% is retail priced now days but you CAN find a bargain. We do about 100 mile stretch around Crossville,TN but always wanted to try more northern states....runs around 800 miles. Take food, water, and a pot to pee in!! Not anything like it use to be but it is an adventure. Just dont plan on finding VINTAGE military items then, if you do, you will be happy.
  14. Yeah, maybe $10 if you could find a buyer. Stay away if it is value you are after.
  15. I'll be there with some surprise items! The last show was one of the best so hope we have another with great attendance.
  16. PT is physical therapist. I do believe there is a special insignia. I'll need to look at the PT uniform I have tomorrow.
  17. I usually can get around $8-$12 at the antique booth for most of them in good condition. That's down hea in the South.
  18. We have been attending military and antique shows for over 40 years and rarely do we lower ourselves to have to ASK the price on something. One guy at the sos has a ton of "inventory " marks on his tags but no price. Never understood that. We do our best to have each item priced and with a short description. We "work " the shows and always do well. And make great friends in the process. My wife just wanted to add that "no price, it's free!" What great fun this was and making plans for next year.
  19. We are sitting in the motel home since the ole home town appears to be flooded. 98 roads impassable including ours. Will try tomorrow. We had a great show with about everything sold. Lots of old friends from Britain, Wales and France. More later... Steve Knoxville, tn
  20. Scott, is that green on the epaulettes or just photo color off? I have seen that shade on a ANC dress after a lot of fading and somewhat on a "pinks" skirt. Could be just a weird civilian women's organization too. I'll look in my references. That piping, if green, signals something else.
  21. Has anyone ever seen a private purchase Flight Nurse K-1? the reason I ask is that I have a friend with the jacket but it has no markings except the private manufacture which I can not remember. It had no AAF markings inside or out. Is it just a civie jacket which happens to look like the K-1 like some of the 1940's M-41? Sorry for no photo but I did not want to question the fellow. Just curious.
  22. Just a reminder that the TMCA Show in Franklin, TN is just a few weeks away Nov, 23-24 Thanksgiving weekend. www.tmcaonline.org
  23. Appears that the scabbard is for the military '95 Winchester Carbine. Thanks to all.
  24. Thanks Charlie, You have helped a lot with the pricing. I've taken the boxes and wrapped each one with plastic wrap to protect the boxes. I plan to offer them for $45 each at the TMCA Show in a few weeks. Steve
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