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Past images shown on the forum . . . . . . .

 

It was pleasing to see an image used once again this week in another thread, and possibly used several times since I posted it way back in 2007.

 

Forum member ' Avigo ' started a thread about U.S. military safety razors, member ' tdogchristy90 ' kindly added my 2007 image of a 1942 Gem shaving razor to the thread for reference. The outer carton has a U.S. stock number and the blades are marked ' service pack ' on the side. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 14  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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I learn something new everyday here on these forums. Great community of folks (like yourself) here who’ve created a valuable resource to newbies and old hands alike. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..... I wish I joined sooner. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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3 hours ago, TheCrustyBosun said:

I learn something new everyday here on these forums. Great community of folks (like yourself) here who’ve created a valuable resource to newbies and old hands alike. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..... I wish I joined sooner. 

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Hi CrustyBosun, well I have to say thank you very much for the very kind comment.  :blush:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 14  2020.

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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General Apathy

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Recent Normandy finds  . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

Yesterday I called into one of the Militaria dealers over here, a few weeks back he acquired a considerable number of dug up M-1926 waist life-belts probably abandoned in a pile as the troops left the beach area. I recently saw an image of a beach area with a wooden sign telling the troops to ' abandon life-belts here ' wish I had a copy of that image. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 14  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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8 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Past images shown on the forum . . . . . . .

 

It was pleasing to see an image used once again this week in another thread, and possibly used several times since I posted it way back in 2007.

 

Forum member ' Avigo ' started a thread about U.S. military safety razors, member ' tdogchristy90 ' kindly added my 2007 image of a 1942 Gem shaving razor to the thread for reference. The outer carton has a U.S. stock number and the blades are marked ' service pack ' on the side. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 14  2020.

 

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That's a gem........really!......and since we are going to have a close shave here's something I've added to the aforementioned post

 

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Rene

 

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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3 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Recent Normandy finds  . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

Yesterday I called into one of the Militaria dealers over here, a few weeks back he acquired a considerable number of dug up M-1926 waist life-belts probably abandoned in a pile as the troops left the beach area. I recently saw an image of a beach area with a wooden sign telling the troops to ' abandon life-belts here ' wish I had a copy of that image. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 14  2020.

 

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Wow, they are amazing! With provenance too! What a find!

Cheers Graham

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13 hours ago, TheCrustyBosun said:

I learn something new everyday here on these forums. Great community of folks (like yourself) here who’ve created a valuable resource to newbies and old hands alike. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..... I wish I joined sooner. 

Glad to see you here. Lots of great things and people on the forum, but Norman D. Landing is one of my favorite places on the whole dang internet. If you haven't yet, everyone here should check out CrustyBosun's thread about his time onboard the USCG Eagle. Great stuff. 

Mikie

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20 minutes ago, mikie said:

Glad to see you here. Lots of great things and people on the forum, but Norman D. Landing is one of my favorite places on the whole dang internet. If you haven't yet, everyone here should check out CrustyBosun's thread about his time onboard the USCG Eagle. Great stuff. 

Mikie


Hey, thanks!  I appreciate that. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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19 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

That's a gem........really!......and since we are going to have a close shave here's something I've added to the aforementioned post

 

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Rene

 

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Hi Rene,  nice sets . . . . . .

 

When I had the store running I had large quartermaster cartons of original wartime toiletry stocks I will have to see if I have any photos of the outers in my files.  All the contents were mainly civilian stocks inside the outer QM cartons, Here are some of the different brands I had,  some of the individual cartons did have ' Service Issue ' printed on them, but not all, 
razors, brushes, creams.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 15  2020.  

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Just now, General Apathy said:

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Wartime razor blades . . . . . . . 

 

When I had the store running I had large quartermaster cartons of original wartime toiletry stocks I will have to see if I have any photos of the outers in my files.  All the contents were mainly civilian stocks inside the outer QM cartons, Here are some of the different blade brands I had,  some of the individual cartons did have ' Service Issue ' printed on them such as the two types of Gem blades.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 15  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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2 hours ago, General Apathy said:

 

 

 

over the years I've probably saw these but probably didn't connect them to militareia

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On 10/15/2020 at 6:35 PM, LtRGFRANK said:

over the years I've probably seen these but probably didn't connect them to militaria

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Hi Robert,  thanks for commenting,  pity you missed out on some of them.  Here are two packs of Barbasol shaving cream both were shipped overseas to service personnel, the carton on the left is the civilian style of package, the carton on the right is marked ' Overseas-Special '. The Quintone shoe polish is marked ' Packed Expressly for the U.S. Army ' and has Navy, Marine & Army emblems on the lid.  

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 16  2020.  

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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There is quite a nice stache of shaving things here lately.  Hope nobody gets in a lather about that bad pun. Thank goodness I got that out of my system.  I just know you've been waiting for it.  

 

Seriously, this is another area of militaria that I really haven't thought much about.  I appreciate the lessons here.

 

Mikie

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2 hours ago, mikie said:

There is quite a nice stache of shaving things here lately.  Hope nobody gets in a lather about that bad pun. Thank goodness I got that out of my system.  I just know you've been waiting for it.  

 

Seriously, this is another area of militaria that I really haven't thought much about.  I appreciate the lessons here.

 

Mikie

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Well Mikie,  brushing on past the close-shave you almost had making a pun like that, I'm adding some more to the mix with soap boxes and towels . . . . . . . .

 

More to this topic than you could imagine, we haven't got into all the different makes of toothbrushes, tooth-paste, shaving creams, and more razors and blades . . . . . . . . . .  tweezers, nail scissors, shaving mirrors, combs . . . . . . . .  

 

I will have to dig through some more of my old store images . . . . 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 17  2020.  

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Then & Now,  Utah beach life-belts . . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

Earlier this week I added an image of M-1926 lifebelts in a local Militaria store for sale recently recovered somewhere along Utah Beach.  A longtime Jeeping chum Len reminded me of this famous Utah Beach shot with a bunch of abandoned belts seen in the photo.  The men are leaning against the wall of a German bunker built behind a building close to the beach, the building is now the Roosevelt Cafe which faces the Utah museum across the road. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 17  2020.  

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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On 10/14/2020 at 9:31 PM, MCDUFF said:

Wow, they are amazing! With provenance too! What a find!

Cheers Graham

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Hi Graham,  thanks, it's just shows how much stuff is still found locally even 76 years on.

 

A sign in the British sector advising troops to dump their life-belts . . . .  

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 17  2020.  

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Got the MB out today...

 Having it MOT’ed next Tuesday so looked it over today and went for a testride...

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22 hours ago, mikie said:

There is quite a nice stache of shaving things here lately.  Hope nobody gets in a lather about that bad pun. Thank goodness I got that out of my system.  I just know you've been waiting for it.  

 

Seriously, this is another area of militaria that I really haven't thought much about.  I appreciate the lessons here.

 

Mikie

Hi Mikie, it's my favorite field of collecting. It is also possible to opt for the all in one kits.

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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Not your usual find at the beach...........two days ago this washed ashore on the Dutch coast. It appears to be a part of a Spitfire wing. Further investigation will be done to try to find out if it can be traced to a certain plane and pilot.

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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Never ceases to amaze....

R. Patterson

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USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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2 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

Hi Mikie, it's my favorite field of collecting. It is also possible to opt for the all in one kits.

 

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nice. Mines packed away in foot locker and I'm not going to get it out for a picture. Have several piled up in the garage and not sure which one. Thats the problem when collection is bigger than house

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I don't want to wash out on this recent subject, so here is my humble contribution.  I gathered up this little collection of stuff at a garage sale just before the lockdown.  All for just $6.  The staple gun and trowel are not military, but the gun works great and has been quite handy to have around.  Far as I can tell, it dates to the 1960's.  No date or other markings on the US Navy soap dish/box thingee.  I guess the trowel could be military since it is used with mortar.  

 

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1 minute ago, mikie said:

I don't want to wash out on this recent subject, so here is my humble contribution.  I gathered up this little collection of stuff at a garage sale just before the lockdown.  All for just $6.  The staple gun and trowel are not military, but the gun works great and has been quite handy to have around.  Far as I can tell, it dates to the 1960's.  No date or other markings on the US Navy soap dish/box thingee.  I guess the trowel could be military since it is used with mortar.  

 

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Forgot to mention, the flashlight still works and is a type used late war through the 1950's best I can tell.  The canteen is a 1945 Volrath.  I sure miss stopping at random garage sales and flea markets. Just never know what there is to find. Maybe someday they will return.  

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On 10/17/2020 at 9:13 PM, Johan Willaert said:

Having it MOT’ed next Tuesday so looked it over today and went for a testride...

 

All good and ready for another 5 year.... As we pulled up to the MOT station, an MG-A was just in front of us, visible in the photo...

 

 

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On 10/17/2020 at 9:14 PM, Dogsbody said:

Hi Mikie, it's my favorite field of collecting. It is also possible to opt for the all in one kits.

 

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Hi Rene,  nice kit, I have a similar one that I grabbed while collecting much for it's name as it's contents, it's called a ' Jeep Wash Kit ' . . . . . . . . . next time I see it I will have to post it here. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 22  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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