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easterneagle87

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  1. Halloween 2020, COVID sucks but lets get out there and hit those racks. Billy the nose picker and the Goth horde are looking to take away those good uniforms that sahould be in your collection!  Who are we? Collectors and the keepers of history!  We are not quitters! So get out there and accomplish your mission!

     

    Here is what is offered at my local GW. Nothing special, the best piece hanging was the Navy Aviation Senior Chief's khaki jacket (with bullion rate). Not my cup of tea, so I did a catch and release.    

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  2. So I've been posting pics as buckles appear. But here's a thought I had for consideration. There are lots of Navy buckles (Aircraft, ships, SeaBees, etc.), Coast Guard, a couple of AF ones and few early Army ones, so what about Marines? I saw three of the larger oval style for Marines (USMC CH-46, USMC w/A-6 & a Recon) and a regular style Para buckle posted in this topic. Any other examples? Surely, there were plenty of Marines to go through Subic and other Philippine ports who got buckles.   

  3. They dropped the price so I picked up this Navy Supply Corps, Ready For The Sea, buckle. Looking at his other auctions, I totally missed the "named" brother; John Baumgarten, SUBASE Pearl Harbor.  Interesting, did they mis-spell "Sub Base" and run it all together?    

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  4. Here's one I found today at the Sacramento Antique Street Fair. There is an issue with it, as it is only the front. The back has been ground off. Probably so it could be re-affixed to another buckle that accepts a regular size belt. It's just speculation on my behalf. So this face has good subject matter, USS Pintado - SSN-672. Reading in Wiki - it has good subject matter as it had two collisions in it's career.  

     

    The Sac show has been COVID closed since March. There was plenty of foot traffic and I was glad for a chance to go out and "dig".   

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  5. Ok, so by now I have picked up a few of these. Ok, more than I’ve realized. Previously a member posted a nice wooden display rack. I’m thinking simpler. Would these slide along a section of belt, so that you could display A line of them? A little over 3 inches  long, standard 32 Inch waist Could accommodate 10 buckles? Put a little rail at the bottom to rest on. Four belts mounted horizontally w/ 10 buckles would become a heavy monster to hang, right? 
     

    ok, these are primarily picked up and worn by navy personnel, so what color of belt? Khaki?  , white? Black? Both officers and chiefs wore khaki or tan. Everyone wore white. Has anyone else thought this way? Thoughts? 

  6. Out junking after my training class was done, I came across this Cootie cap in an antique mall. I didn't get it, but thought I'd at least post the pictures here.  Not sure if the all of the plastic animals attached are a symbol of status or just decoration. They were pretty proud of it at $110.

     

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  7. If y'all use Mercari, here is a notice I just received from them.  Mercari is another seller site that most of us have used either to buy and/or sell. 

     

    To our Mercari community,

     

    We're reaching out to let you know of an upcoming change. Beginning October 1, 2020, all new listings will include a 2.9% + $0.30 payment processing fee when the item sells. On November 1, 2020, this processing fee will be applied to all existing listings.

     

    No matter how good something sounds or works, there are NO free rides or lunches. Everybody wants a piece of the pie. It is capitalism and it is a business.  Just thought I'd gibe you a heads up.  

     

     

     

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