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From the Shoebox . . . . . 

 

These are a firm favourite of mine, still being boxed and not chipped in anyway, made in New York in 1943 / 1944 period.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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I'm going to "can" the can discussion for a moment.  My boss took the day off today and I am in charge of the entire office.  I am in complete and total command!  Everyone must obey my every order and whim to my satisfaction or there will be severe consequences.  POWER!!! IT IS ALL MINE!!!!  HA HA HA!!! 

 

Too bad I am the only person who will be here today.  Bit of a bummer for my megalomania.   

 

OK, let the can discussion resume....

 

Mikie 

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2 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . 

 

These are a firm favourite of mine, still being boxed and not chipped in anyway, made in New York in 1943 / 1944 period.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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Wow!  Those are great!  And quite detailed from what I can tell.  If you haven't already, you should put them up in the Modeling section.  

Mikie

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5 minutes ago, mikie said:

I'm going to "can" the can discussion for a moment.  My boss took the day off today and I am in charge of the entire office.  I am in complete and total command!  Everyone must obey my every order and whim to my satisfaction or there will be severe consequences.  POWER!!! IT IS ALL MINE!!!!  HA HA HA!!! 

 

Too bad I am the only person who will be here today.  Bit of a bummer for my megalomania.   

 

OK, let the can discussion resume....

 

Mikie 

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Hi Mikie,

 

well you know what fellow Americans thought of that other Megalomanic, here's a non-verbal comment from the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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General Apathy
15 minutes ago, mikie said:

Wow!  Those are great!  And quite detailed from what I can tell.  If you haven't already, you should put them up in the Modeling section.  

Mikie

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Hi Mikie & everforward.

 

Thank you for adding likes to the models I posted, here's some individual close-up's  . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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11 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Mikie,

 

well you know what fellow Americans thought of that other Megalomanic, here's a non-verbal comment from the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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Ha!  I have plenty of "ammunition" thanks to my dear little puppy grandson Gunji.  By the way, in the States today is National Dog Day.  Every day is Dog Day for me.  Here is Gungi partying hard this morning. A real party animal. Another one of him yesterday when I got home from work with a little more energy in him.  Wish all your 4-footed buddies a happy day today, give them an extra treat or two!

 

Mikie

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1 minute ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Mikie & everforward.

 

Thank you for adding likes to the models I posted, here's some individual close-up's  . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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Those are great!  Were these were used as recognition training aids?  They seem too detailed for war-time toys.

 

Mikie

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1 minute ago, mikie said:

Ha!  I have plenty of "ammunition" thanks to my dear little puppy grandson Gunji.  By the way, in the States today is National Dog Day.  Every day is Dog Day for me.  Here is Gungi partying hard this morning. A real party animal. Another one of him yesterday when I got home from work with a little more energy in him.  Wish all your 4-footed buddies a happy day today, give them an extra treat or two!

 

Mikie

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Hi Mikie,

 

well some people says its a dogs life . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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manayunkman

Ken,

 

Youve got some very hard to find Comets.

 

Used to have a fairly large collection of them myself.

 

All i have now is this

 

Love the American crew in the German 1/2 track which was sold on the US market.

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General Apathy
1 minute ago, mikie said:

Those are great!  Were these were used as recognition training aids?  They seem too detailed for war-time toys.

 

Mikie

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Hi Mikie,

 

Given the colourful cartons and any lack of military nomenclature I would say that they would be civilian sales, however as you say the detail would good enough for recognition models.   Here's the Willys Jeep compared to the size of a razor-blade.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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General Apathy
2 minutes ago, manayunkman said:

Ken,

 

Youve got some very hard to find Comets.

 

Used to have a fairly large collection of them myself.

 

All i have now is this

 

Love the American crew in the German 1/2 track which was sold on the US market.

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Hi Peter, 

 

You could well have the sixty-ninth largest army in the world,  a great collection

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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manayunkman

Comets were initially made for the US government during WWII as recognition models.

 

After the war they were marketed as toys.

 

It was successful for a period of time and then sold to a company in Ireland.

 

That was short lived and was then sold to a South African company that had SAE on the bottom of the vehicles and figures.

 

They also made ship recognition models.

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General Apathy

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

Time to deal a different hand here, two packs of cards in one carton, a set of aircraft recognition cards and an unused pack of ' Cutie ' cards

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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manayunkman

And speaking of dogs here’s my guard dog.

 

His eyes say it all

 

Dont touch the $&@#%ing helmets or I’ll bite you @ss

 

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Dogsbody
4 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . 

 

These are a firm favourite of mine, still being boxed and not chipped in anyway, made in New York in 1943 / 1944 period.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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It's not WW2 vintage (it's a Matchbox from 1974) but I recently found one of the military toys I used to have when I was young. And let's be honest..........who wouldn't want to have a 'gold' Sherman tank. 😊

 

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2 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

Time to deal a different hand here, two packs of cards in one carton, a set of aircraft recognition cards and an unused pack of ' Cutie ' cards

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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I'm out of likes but this receives 5 likes from me. I collect WW2 vintage playing cards myself. Now I have another set to look out for 🙂

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1 hour ago, Dogsbody said:

I'm out of likes but this receives 5 likes from me. I collect WW2 vintage playing cards myself. Now I have another set to look out for 🙂

 

I've a few WW2  cards tucked away, plus a nice post war advertising pack

 

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General Apathy
29 minutes ago, Escht said:

 

I've a few WW2  cards tucked away, plus a nice post war advertising pack

 

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Hi Kevin,

 

A few nice sets there,  I like the Women Land Army, and the coloured aircraft images above showing a Wellington and a Spitfire.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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16 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

It's not WW2 vintage (it's a Matchbox from 1974) but I recently found one of the military toys I used to have when I was young. And let's be honest..........who wouldn't want to have a 'gold' Sherman tank. 😊

 

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Still have mine too! Somewhere... :)

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20 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

It's not WW2 vintage (it's a Matchbox from 1974) but I recently found one of the military toys I used to have when I was young. And let's be honest..........who wouldn't want to have a 'gold' Sherman tank. 😊

 

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Hi Rene,

 

When I was young my weekly treat from my father was to visit the toy store and nose pressed up against the window choose which Matchbox car I wanted.  When I left home they were all still displayed at my parents house in a glass fronted book-case.  I made the mistake of never collecting them and keeping with me when I bought my own houses.  Sadly when finally my father passed away my sister law was the first to get to the house and she was just emptying the house of EVERYTHING with no regard as to what my brother, sister or myself would wish to keep.

 

She was a person with very little or NO sentiment and cantankerous to the nth degree . . . . . . .  ☹️

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 27  2022.

 

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Johan Willaert
On 8/21/2022 at 2:47 PM, MCDUFF said:

Hi Johan, lovely photo! Is there any evidence - real covers or photos of the headlight covers ever being produced and used? Just curious, as these and shovel covers have always been in doubt in my mind..? Thanks!

 

Photo of my (original?) set of headlight covers I keep with my Jeep...

 

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

 

Photo of my (original?) set of headlight covers I keep with my Jeep...

 

 

 

 

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I have an identical set, no idea if they are original but they fit nicely. I probably picked them up at some show for cheap, so I always assumed they were home-made or so. No markings at all.

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Probably the first (and last) time we had them on, Normandy 2004. Usually they are folded into the windscreen cover (which we use a bit more often) and strapped under the right seat.

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General Apathy

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Yesterday's Hot-Rod and Harley show at Carentan A-10 Victory museum. . . . . . . .

 

Engine and parts from a Citroen 2CV . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 28  2022.

 

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General Apathy
21 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

 

Photo of my (original?) set of headlight covers I keep with my Jeep...

 

 

 

 

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Hi Johan.

 

here's my original covers they are that heavy American canvas with greasy / wax feel to them, I have always stored them in this glass jar to prevent mice or insect infestation.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 28  2022.

 

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