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  1. Your site "A War To Be Won" is most interesting! Thanks for posting it - I'll be visiting a lot. Art
  2. Don't sugarcoat it - give it to him straight Art
  3. Just FYI...... She's going to be 71 in Jan pfrost........ NICE! Art
  4. Just when I thought I knew everything (read: nothing). Thank you mtnman for a most enjoyable presentation. I was aware of the practice of flying sans bombardier and releasing on que when the lead plane did but it never occurred there had to be a specific position for that task. Art
  5. Oops, I got this kinda off topic. I apoligize Art
  6. rustywings: W O W! This is complicated stuff! I DEFINATELY need more books and better eyes! Thank you for opening them. Now you want to see the funny part? This is mine too and I never even noticed the difference between these and my Blackintons!!! Art
  7. Thanks for the response. I'm sure Blackinton made what is referred to a "First Pattern" Bombardier, at least in 2 inch, so I'd assume they made 3 inch as well, I just haven't seen them. But even if my assumption is wrong and they never made 3 inch, go figure why they made 2 inch Bombardiers but not Pilots. Or are they just so scarce you don't see them? (rhetorical question) Art
  8. I may be wrong (I'm new - cut me some slack), but I've seen Blackinton 1st Luxenberg pattern Bombardiers, but never a Pilot. Are there Blackinton 1st Luxenberg pattern Pilots, or is it just elusive to me? Art
  9. If I buy collectibles in a store or at an auction here in PA I give my resale number and don't have to pay sales tax. Ebay will NOT accept a resale number. The say the only way to avoid sales tax is to have a "Tax Exemption" certificate. That is not right - a lot of the stuff I USED to buy on ebay is for resale - no more - unless it's 6% cheaper than I'd normally pay. Art
  10. Thanks for all the help - I appreciate it. Just in case anybody else comes up with a 2" Luxenberg Bombardier they need to verify, the one Bob has on his site is a 3-inch - totally different dies. Here are some good quality pics I found of a 2" Luxenberg Air Crew that helped me. The hallmark is identical to the hallmark on my Bombardier, and the Air Crew one even has the same weakness of detail in the right wing my Bombardier has. Bob DOES have a 2 inch Air Crew Luxenberg on his site, but the pictures are a bit to dark to compare to. Thanks again, Art
  11. Here are a pair of pics I took in daylight - they came out better ----Rooster77 Bob doesn't have those on his site
  12. I've been wanting one of these since I started collecting about 6-8 months ago and I finally took the plunge. From everything I've learned so far it appears good to me but I'd love to get an expert opinion just to put my mind at rest. Can anyone give me thumbs up or down? --- it's exactly 2.06" x .71" Thanks in advance, Art
  13. This is hardly a biggie compared to most of the stuff listed, actually more of a *cheapie* but have you seen any around? 1.5" H&H Pilot
  14. Would you be good enough to tell me where I can find that info? I have dozens of boxes I'd love to date but I don't want to be a pain in the butt and put them all on here. silverplate is always accommodating, but I don't want to wear out my welcome. I just tried Googleing "SB 9-amm" but all I got were senate bills I'd really appreciate it - feel free to PM me the info if you wish Art
  15. If you collect WWI & WWII (as I do), you didn't miss anything - trust me. The show is less than an hour's ride from my home so I don't consider it a waste of time to get to see all the various displays and chat with the dealers, but insofar as picking anything up, I spent $23 on a box that I didn't need but was too cheap to pass up ($12 sealed box APs) and some loose 12.7mms for the heck of it. But, hopefully I'll be there again next year just as I was last year - maybe someday I'll find something to talk about there. Art
  16. Cartridge collecting doesn't seem all that big these days. We had an annual show here in PA last weekend and it had 75 or so tables. Although the dealers came from as far north as Maine and as far south as North Carolina at the time I was there I think there were maybe two other collectors (dealers however were dealing among themselves) searching for additions to their collections. - The strange show hours I'm sure didn't help: 10 - 6 Fri & 8 - Noon Sat. While there was great variety, there was no one item that seemed to have more than one dealer who specialized in it, but conspicuous
  17. Thanks once again for your expertise silverplate - always appreciated 917601 Thanks to you as well - I have that chart also (I think I once posted it on here) - it comes in handy at times Art
  18. I know the blue stripe with 2 orange puts it at mid to late WWII, but I'm trying to pin it down to the exact year for my display Thanks, Art
  19. No biggie, but I picked up a sealed box of St. Louis Ordnance Plant .30 Cal AP M2 Lot #7379. Can anybody tell me if there is a site where I can date it? Or does anybody by chance know the date? Thanks, Art
  20. Amen to everything mtnman said. As a newbie I've imposed on Bob for advice more than once and his guidance has always steered me right. Aside from personal contact, his site has proved 100 times more valuable than ANY of the books I've acquired. I can't even imagine the time and energy it requires. PS Great group Bob, I hope you can dig up some info on Joe Walker Art
  21. OOoops.... sorry., Here's the front
  22. It measures 2". My 3 guesses would be Instructor, sweetheart, or fantasy -- but I know squat. Any help would be appreciated Thanks, Art
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