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    WANTED: US Admiral's, General's, and/or highly decorated servicemen uniforms, medals and groupings. Also interested in famous servicemen's uniforms.
    SPECIAL INTEREST: We are doing a display this summer and would like to acquire unforms that belonged to Medal of Honor recipients. Will buy groupings or entire collections. Please write with your items.

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  1. I don't know the players involved nor their history with this forum, so as a neutral party with fresh eyes scanning this auction I noticed many famous figures represented but most without any provenance and mostly unnamed items. Perhaps you must attend the auction to see the name tags, engravings and provenance?
  2. Photo of General Patton's WWii Jeep ... this came from the Army directly to the Army Quartermaster Museum ... no third party involved.
  3. Patton's late WWII Jeep is at the Quartermaster Museum at Ft. Lee VA. It still has the Mercedes seat that he found more comfortable. And yes .... they have complete provenance The curator gave me a tour which included an up close look at the Jeep. Great museum ... I recommend a visit.
  4. Just a quick observation, not judging either way, but shouldn't there be a slight shine to the Black Widow Navy Cross and the ribbon looks new?
  5. Same person .... he is heavier on the right,
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    Tarbridge

    Robert, are you buying us all lunch for this nice talk? haha. I will say that on more than one occasion i have driven six hours round trip just to have lunch with Robert. Each time a worthwhile and insightful meal (and he even paid)
  7. ajbUSWM

    Tarbridge

    I second that. Robert is one of the finest contributors to the field of Militaria I have had the pleasure to meet over the past 40 years.
  8. I have spoken to vets who did not like anyone any of his nephews or nieces and did not want his items going to them.. so they sold them. In other circumstances, the vet said that a future relative will just sell them anyway... he may as well spend the money (VERY TRUE statement indeed).
  9. The medal was returned to a family member based on research by two private eyes. So the medal is back with the family. Congress take note: It did not take a law to have the medal returned. Returning found medals to family members has happened for over 50 years without Washington D.C. interference. Just saying....
  10. I'm getting fed up with eBay ... for the first time in 23 years... I'm afraid it is time to find a new primary site for buying and selling. Ebay has become unworkable and their customer service reminds me of a Soviet Union helpline. So the options are Gun Broker? what else?
  11. WOW.. first time hearing about those two issues. It won't be long before there are 100 specialty niche auction sites that become the preferred selling method for collectors of everything from Pez to medals to paintings.... and eBay will lose market share over time with these policies. As a 20+ year eBayer... it is sad to see them get so extreme. Pretty soon they will have to approve of your Halloween costumes too... its a bad road they are on.
  12. Seems to come in cycles. They allow them for a week or two... then cancel them daily for a few weeks. At least they aren't spewing that "It's illegal' BS they shoveled for years. Now they say it is against policy ... which is fine.
  13. That's true ... but at the same time... they have to be flagged. Perhaps through a FOIA request we can obtain documents showing the curator misconduct ... publish those papers along with their name and photo ... and let the readers decide... make no formal claim ourselves. It is infuriating that thieves and saboteurs are getting away with this... it has to stop. Because they just go to new archives and repeat their crimes ... they have to be exposed... I think this website is the solution.
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