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  1. Hello. Picked up a large group of photos with no captions save for a date written on the back of most. I am trying to identify the US Army unit based on what little info I can find in each photo. This unit spent a lot of time in Hawaii and one at least one Pacific Island which has seen a lot of combat. I am posting a few of the island scenes hoping that someone might recognize the landscapes / pillboxes etc. In two photos dated February 1942 a triangle is seen - painted on canvas bags and on the side of a huge wooden box the soldiers are offloading. Painted on the box as best I can determine ' 51 GW4000 2952 Cuft 423 ' in the top left. In the center ' 2425 L ' with the triangle. There are two baseball team photos taken after the unit has some a championship. The name on their t-Shirts is ' Blue Devils '. The only such name I can find for a baseball team is Duke University and of course the 88th Infantry but they were in the European theater. If any of this looks familiar - please let me know!
  2. Soon as I have the photos in front of me I will start scanning and so from there. Should be interesting!
  3. Thanks, Dirk. Also found out the US Army's 31st Infantry Regiment joined the 4th Marines in Shanghai in 1932. Sixth Marines arrived in Shanghai in 1937. Looks like the 15th US Infantry was there for 26 years, departing in 1938.
  4. Hello. Can someone tell me which US army and USMC units were stationed in China during the 1930s? Trying to ID what might be a US Army group in that country at that time. But they might be Marines - photos I was sent were not very good. Thanks to anyone who can help!
  5. The name is the first two initials and last name of the student.
  6. I have posted a cabinet card photo of Boston Latin School Senior, George Luther Lincoln taken in 1891. I do not know if the Boston Latin School used uniforms at the time. I can not identify the types of medals this student is wearing. One of them is engraved at the top ' ' Sgt. G. L. Lincoln ' and others ' Open to All ' - are these some type of marksmanship medal?
  7. Very interesting response. Thank you for that. I wonder if a thread soliciting dealers and collectors opinions and observations on the subject would be well received. It is a subject that needs to be discussed. Ever been to a stamp show? Just a sad spectacle and has been for years. Seeing a young person there is uncommon to say the least. Most buyers and sellers are over 60 years old. It's been happening in all aspects of antiques and collectibles.
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