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    Brier, WA
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    history geek
  1. Not really militaria, but close enough. I found this Allied High Commission plaque at a recent local estate sale and thought some might be interested in occupied Germany related items. I could not find any pics of inside of Hotel Petersberg during this period. In fact could not find all that many links to the Allied High Commission. Plaque looks like it was designed for maybe a room or office entrance or maybe to front a large table.
  2. You should be able to track one down for far less than $80 at a surplus store. By the way, they are great for transporting a party pig of beer during the summer from point A to point B.
  3. Schreck (SWI) is as ubiquitous as Atlantco or Rothco or Propper in the commercial aftermarket surplus business. As others noted, the RN# denotes a commercial product.
  4. Well I don't care for the stuff, but that is almost identical to the Singha beer lion.
  5. Picked up this vest at Goodwill the other day, but not sure of if was ever military issue. NSN #1680-0-982-9973. Any thoughts??
  6. Also, only commercial products have an RN number. This number can easily be checked online. Your manufacturer is M S I International.
  7. That just it, all the other mittens I have found are trigger mitts. And you would not need a liner with these mitts which already have a shearling wool lining. I did find a very small size tag inside imprinted with "L". So I am leaning towards a quality commercial product based upon the A-9. I mean combine them with a modern polypro lining and I would have a great mitten set for winter walks, but better suited for Minnesota than my local Puget Sound region.
  8. They look like military issue but no tags or markings and I can't find anything online but gloves and trigger mitts. Maybe just civilian. What to others think?
  9. Posted this to an international forum recently but got no definitive answer. But on further investigation I did find out that West Point uses a four-stripe chevron for their battalion commanders. So is this a West Point insignia or something else?
  10. Maj. General Smedley Butler, AKA "Old Gimlet Eye" if only because he is an often forgotten national hero not only for his exemplary military service but also for his role in exposing "the business plot".
  11. Yea, I remember selling these in my surplus store but can't recall from which vendor I purchased them. Any time you see a small white size tag tangling you can be pretty sure it is a commercial item.
  12. Anyone know about this meritorious service pin? The two figures do echo the State of Maine's seal, but not sure about the three roosters and the front palm of a hand. And the M looks more like a university style font. And, as always, thanks in advance.
  13. Capt. Maa Baa, that would be $8.50.
  14. If I look hard enough I might be able to find a roll of my former surplus store's price tags and the pricing gun that will let you make up your own surpie inventory and pricing codes.
  15. Closed down my surplus store two years ago finally capitulating to the Internet. Never had any problems finding genuine surplus by buying off the street, just offered vets a fair price for their gear and scarcely bought any genuine US surplus from a wholesaler over the last 20 years. But the advent of the ACU pattern hurt as nobody wanted to buy it and eventually I could not offer a dime for such gear as I already had a large inventory that was not moving. The last 10 years were greatly helped by airsoft sales, and I had one of the first full service airsoft hobby shops in the country. But airsoft too eventually moved online and it was impossible to compete with the Chinese importers down in Los Angeles selling direct to customers. It did not help that I, now over 60, could not relate that well to some 18 year old airsoft junkie who would rather be playing airsoft on the weekends rather than chasing some tail. And the adults coming into the store were increasingly these strange preppers rather than ordinary folks who happened to work or play outdoors. Then too I had changed relative to the customer base and modern retailing. I was a Jurassic retailer who was affectionately known on Yelp as "Mr. Rude" as far too many customers began to mistake me for a Nordstrom clerk. I can't tell you how happy I am to be out of retail.
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