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  1. I have never seen that before. I would be suspicious. On the other hand....the officer's MG BN insignia itself is somewhat scarce to find.
  2. KISS principle applies. {Keep it simple, stupid}.....an old computer programming term. I use tie-on paper tags to tag all major components of a group....jacket, trousers, hats, puttees/leggins, footwear, etc. Then I usually write up an index along with any back-story and put it in a jacket pocket. Not computerized, but it works fine. Most of the time I keep everything stored together,...be it in clothing bags, boxes, totes, or whatever is appropriate; unless the condition of something does not allow it.
  3. I agree with Austin.... the chinstrap is worn that way for a better fit generally speaking; and the paint looks old, but was likely done post-war...1920s is a good estimate.
  4. Yes, the show is still happening. Bill sent out an update this week, explaining that the show is on unless local/state officials pull the plug at the last minute; and (at least right now) there is no indication of that. We have the adjacent hall in addition to the normal show space, so the show will maintain social distance, masks will be mandatory, as well as other precautions. The July and November Wilmington shows were a great success, and followed the same model on a smaller scale, of course.
  5. Another variation, found on a 28th Division uniform...from an estate.
  6. I have seen a handful of camo footlockers over the years. Some were pretty elaborate. Not too common though, for sure!
  7. Are they stars or oak leaves? It's hard to tell from the pics posted. Wearing rank without shoulder straps became more common in the field, for obvious reasons ----> making you less of a target. Your photo was taken in 1864-65, based on the tax stamp.
  8. Don't forget...this upcoming weekend...! https://mapsairmuseum.org/events/2020-north-coast-military-collectors-fall-show/
  9. Not a fan of the WW1 patches. Looks like modern, fuzzy material used in construction to me.
  10. The Wilmington OVMS show in July was the first run under the socially distanced, COVID world , welcome to 2020 guidelines. It was well thought out, and thanks to a cooperative effort between OVMS andThe Roberts Center (the host facility), we had an extremely successful show. For the benefit of those who were not there...the aisles and tables were well spread out with ample room; masks were required to be worn; and your temperature was taken with a digital thermometer at the door each day. Sanitizer was readily available throughout the show. Usually, first time attempt
  11. It would be atypical to have all of that insignia mentioned. The classy way would be to recreate a wartime acorn, and add the company and regiment on it.
  12. Often when you see the combination of putters and visor hat being worn, it’s an indication that the image is from the early 1920s. The star above the chevrons is probably a voluntary enlistment star.
  13. Morning reports are not uncommon. Go to a civil war show and you will likely find a selection at any given time. The price range is based on the unit, date, and content. Most would probably fall between $50-$150...with occasional rare exceptions. Like all eras...the more directly related to significant combat, the more desirable.
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