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  1. To me, the term TRENCH ART" is like the term "FIGHTING KNIFE", both overused and often inaccurate.
  2. Looks like an aerial bomb, but at 8 1/2 inches it's would be way too small to be that, unless it could be some sort of experimental cluster type bomb where a bunch of them would be dropped together.
  3. Burning Hazard, you are so right about this seller. NEVER do a wire transfer to pay for any Ebay sale, especially to another country.
  4. Sorry Leatherwringer, I have no pictures as I gave the AR-7 to my older son years ago as I already had one, I bought my first Armalite AR-7 brand new in 1971 for $41.95 at Leslie Edelman's Gun store in Fairfield, NJ. I still have that one, in the box.
  5. I'm no expert on civil war insignia, but has anyone noticed the unbelievable amount of rare civil war corps badges that have appeared in the last few months on Ebay? I noticed that a seller named shg60 seems to have found the mother load. He seems to have one of every badge ever made!
  6. Since the photo was from a newspaper article, that they misidentified the Thompson is understandable knowing how accurate newspapers usually are. When talking about Carbine Williams and his designs, just think, that under today's federal laws, he could not even touch a gun!
  7. Whether it has the right mainspring housing or not. That's a gorgeous .45!
  8. The leather "V" belt ends are very interesting. In over 30 years of home front collecting, I've never seen them. The stamped out penny "V" pin is quite common.
  9. I can remember those "Bullet Pencils" being common advertising items until the early 1960s. You have a real neat one there.
  10. I remember Lindberg plastic toys and models as a kid. Never saw anything like this before and I believe it must be very rare. I have attended many collectible toy shows and have never seen or heard anything like it. Here's a story I never get tired of telling; several years ago I went to an estate sale, I spotted a plastic "gun stock" on the floor and when I picked it up I knew what I had. I held it up and asked "How Much?", "eh, 5 Bucks" was the answer from the guy running the estate sale. I guess he didn't realize the weight and didn't know what the name "Armamlite" meant!
  11. The two rifle pins are WW2 era Sweetheart Pins, the first pair of navy wings may be older, but the pin attachment that is glued on is no older than the 1970s and can be found on lots of costume jewelry sold today. The other two wings are "issue" or currently used aviators wings. The real gem here is the torpedo. While it is missing the top loop, it is still a hard to find item usually worn with chain around the neck. That is almost definetly a WW2 period piece. I imagine it to measure about 2 to 3 inches long. Good find.
  12. In all of my years (30+) of collecting service star stuff, I've never seen a sticker such as this. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing weather it is a service star sticker or a logo of some sort. If they made a 5 star, one would expect to find lots of single, double, triple, etc. stars and I've seen none like this.
  13. Pre Ebay, these pins in metal would sell for anywhere up to $50. It seems like lots of them must have been squirreled away as I now see them for $10. to $15. Ebay exposure lowered the price of many items over the years.
  14. Your pillow cover is fabulous. Pillow covers are common as dirt from military bases and training camps, but one from a defense plant is rare!
  15. Unfortunately, your badge is 100% fake. Tiffany and Co. never made badges like that, they only made custom made badges of precious metals for presentation. Your badge is just like all of those fake Tiffany belt buckles of the 1970s.
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