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MSchmitt1994

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    Nebraska
  • Interests
    German and American WWII, American WWI, American Civil War, classic cars, firearms, 1970's and 1980's Honda three wheelers, old coins
  1. Thanks guys! A guy I bought some Civil War buttons from threw these in saying they were reproductions so I never gave them a second look. If it weren't for that good samaritan on eBay, I could've possibly sold them off as reproductions for substantially less than what they're worth. There are still good people out there!
  2. I've had these two kepi badges for years under the assumption that they were reproductions. Earlier today, I listed them on eBay as reproductions figuring I could get a few dollars for them when a good samaritan (if you're a member on here, thanks again!) messaged me saying they were real. The eBayer pointed out that the cavalry badge was a model 1872, however. What do all of you think? I know it can be difficult to discern a real one from a reproduction but is there a surefire way to tell? Thanks in advance for any help!
  3. After doing some research, I noticed that some of them are marked "A.F. U.S. Army" on the back while some others were marked "Type A-11". Is there a reason behind that or is it just different watch makers do different things?
  4. The seller says he is out of town until the day the auction ends, and has not seen the inside of it. Maybe I'll pass on this one just to be on the safe side.
  5. Thank you, that would be very much appreciated. I'll send this seller a message to see if he could maybe send some pictures with the back off and possibly get some more information about it. It's always so tough buying things you can only see in pictures.
  6. I'm looking to pick up a WWII era A-11 watch. I'm fairly unfamiliar with old watches. I came across this one on Ebay and do you guys think it looks okay? The pictures that he posted aren't the best unfortunately. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Elgin-a-11-watch-WWII-40-s-Vintage/323557297744
  7. I sent pictures of this into the National WWI Museum in Kansas City for them to possibly identify the "148 E" markings on top and they were unable to identify them. If anyone on here has a guess as to what they mean, the help would be very appreciated.
  8. Hello everyone! I just picked up this WW1 mess kit at a local flea market and I was wondering if anyone on here can tell me about the markings that are stamped into the top. I'm guessing that maybe the 5th stamp is referring to the 5th Infantry Division. I'm at a loss with the "148 E" stamp however. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. I'm also a little late here but very well done! It's nice to see the collections from other fellow Nebraskans.
  10. Thanks guys! That would be super cool if I could actually find the guy who's name is in it. It's also kind of surprising how poorly the white stripes were painted on there. It could even be something that somebody did at home.
  11. I bought an early M1 helmet today at a local antique store, and this liner was in it. If I had to make a guess, I would say maybe something with the Army Air Corps, Navy or the UN? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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