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  1. I did read the full thread. IMO, which I'm also entitled to, paint and patina are what is important. I used your quote but am not necessarily picking on you. When the helmet I posted came to light, there were collectors here who discounted it based solely on not having chinstraps.
  2. Every helmet should be evaluated past just not having chinstraps, IMO. To immediately move on from or discount the originality of it based on chinstraps present, is narrow minded. This helmet has no chinstraps and had I blown it off, I would have made a significant mistake. But, to each his own.
  3. Interesting poster I just picked up. It's huge and actually pretty thick stock. It's not attached to the cardboard underneath. Any suggestions on framing it other than just biting the bullet?
  4. This is the entire grouping, I just didn't have the space to display it all.
  5. Here is a picture of one of the red lights on the WWII submarine USS Cod, currently a museum in Cleveland. Same serial number.
  6. Thanks for all the comments. I received the grouping from a patient of mine who is the son of this sub veteran. He, the son, also served in the Navy in the late 60's in Pearl and San Diego . One of his details involved salvaging items off the USS Archerfish before it was used as a target and sunk in 1968. The Archerfish received 7 battle stars and the PUC for it's service in WWII. He was allowed to keep two of these red lights off that submarine. I do still have the second red globe and would part with it if anyone is interested in it. Pic of the USS Acherfish
  7. Wanted to show what I thought was a cool way to display my submariner grouping. He was on the S-43 pre-Pearl Harbor, then the USS Skate for 7 war patrols. The Red Light is off of the USS Archerfish which was best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano in November 1944, the largest warship ever sunk by a submarine.
  8. MAW...Thank you! Last question, because I will be unloading by myself. Do you unload your vehicle at your tables?
  9. Question for anyone setting up who has gone through the Wednesday dealer drive in. I just recently was notified that I received two tables off the waiting list and have paid for them. Was I to let them know I would be participating in the Wednesday drive in, or do I just get in the vehicle line after picking up my packet on Wednesday?
  10. Overalls belonging to a tank crew member of the 80th Tank Battalion, Co. 'A', of the 8th Armored Division, ID'd with laundry marks. The family states the veteran received the Purple Heart after receiving damage to one eye when his tank hit a German landmine.
  11. Actually....greed IS this guys game. Well known over on the WAF for his ridiculous prices, shady practice, and overall greed. He actually took a nice tail section from a WWII german plane and cut it down the center to create two sides, admittedly to double his money. He has zero respect for history. Take a look for yourselves, especially post #9. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349380&highlight=brent+smith+tail+section
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