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Matt,

 

I really hadn't thought about it, but I'm a fanatical pre 1955 USMC collector, so I'd be open to offers in trade for early USMC. For the right Marine Corps pieces, I'd trade every stitch of A/B I own!

 

Gary

 

except the Paramarine pieces, I'm sure thumbsup.gif

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Matt,

The oval on the 504th Ike that Ricardo submitted is an original late 1940's vintage oval and is original to the uniform. You will note that there is no "Airborne" tab on the 82nd SSI. This definitely dates the uniform to the 1948 timeframe.

I have vintage photos of similar ovals being worn.

Allan

 

Allan,

 

Nice to hear from you! I have sent you a couple of emails over the past month. Did your email address change? Yes, I concur, the oval is late 40's and original to the uniform. Nice 504th DUI's and Type 7 101st SSI!

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Matt,

 

I really hadn't thought about it, but I'm a fanatical pre 1955 USMC collector, so I'd be open to offers in trade for early USMC. For the right Marine Corps pieces, I'd trade every stitch of A/B I own!

 

Gary

 

gary,

 

Well I do not have any USMC stuff. If you ever wanted to sell these items please let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

mkforce908@yahoo.com

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Gary:

 

A lot of my collection is USMC and I may be willing to trade. Please send me a PM with your want list. Depending on what you want, we may be able to do some trading for a couple of your ovals.

 

With best regards,

 

Sgt. Rock (a.k.a Ed)

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pathfinder505
...and Brazil, no?! ;)

 

Best regards,

 

Ricardo.

 

That is too much work to ship all that stuff. I will come and get it lol

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This is my first post to this great site so please excuse my photography and editing. Here's a few ovals I have in my collection. Nothing earth shattering, but I would like to get peoples' oppion on the one one with the armor triangle as far as unit and time period. From Scott Hughes' 'A complete Guide To Flashes and Ovals', I was able to come up with 11th Recon Co., 76th ATB or 710th ATB. I have found to guide to be great if you collect post WWII ovals, but kind of frustrating for WWII era ones.

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How can you see if an Oval is a war production or post-war?

 

And what are the average prices of the following ovals: 501, 502 and 506?

 

Regards Daan

 

Daan,

 

In my opine...as with anything price is relative to the authenticity, condition, provenance and demand for that item. I have seen the market for legitimate WWII US Airborne items go through the proverbial roof lately (let me say that I don't mean to discredit any other area of collecting this just happens to be my area of interest for quite some time). So, to answer the question as to what they are "worth" would be difficult.

 

Looking at the pictures of ovals in this thread there are some nice items. I have been away this week and will post a few that I hope people will be interested in.

 

Currahee!

 

Jake Powers

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This is my first post to this great site so please excuse my photography and editing. Here's a few ovals I have in my collection. Nothing earth shattering, but I would like to get peoples' oppion on the one one with the armor triangle as far as unit and time period. From Scott Hughes' 'A complete Guide To Flashes and Ovals', I was able to come up with 11th Recon Co., 76th ATB or 710th ATB. I have found to guide to be great if you collect post WWII ovals, but kind of frustrating for WWII era ones.

 

Would you be interested in selling any of these ovals? Please let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

 

mkforce908@yahoo.com

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A few wings....

 

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Camopara...now that is SWEET! Nice & impressive.!!! thumbsup.gif I hope that folks notice that out of the 80+ or so wings that are show only a handful have devices on them which is completely normal. I am a firm believer that devices on wings are not as common place as many think (I am referring to WWII wings with provenance).

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Jake

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Jake,

Thanks!

You are correct...real wings that have had the devices added to are quite rare!

Most of the manufacturers are represented, and a few are 'named' to their original owners.

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Here are two jump wings that belonged to a WW2 508th PIR veteran. He switched to the AirForce sometime later and I presume he acquired the master jump wings sometime in the 50's. The back of his wartime jump wings with device attached is shown.

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I was able to snap a few pics of a couple of ovals before I head back to Ohio for the week. First is a 501 from HQ/501 Communications man. He was the "pigeoneer" for Normandy.

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And one you don't see everyday...this came from a jump qualified 'Trooper from C/326 AEB (airborne engineers) This is obviously a non-commercial example and only the 3rd legit one I have seen.

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