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Just a small preview of my next display, a Navy Corpsman attached to the 5th MarDiv in Iwo Jima ... will be complete in a few weeks, I hope ;)

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Another cracker E, looking fwd to this one ! I am currently working on a 'Canal' Marine.

 

Cheers

 

Sean

OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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Love these displays you have they are all top notch :o Also happy to read about the shades being put up to protect from light

Always looking for quality/interesting original, WWII M1 helmets with leather chinstraps intact as well :excl:

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Top notch Etienne, the new impressions look great! I love that sailor with the Kapok...

 

I've just finished my first full mannequin, I must get some pictures up.

 

Hope all is well,

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Some updates ... ww1 AEF Marine with the newly acquired USMC FA pouch, a late ww2 rifleman and an identified 3rd MarDiv service dress (no SSI, no ribbons, sorry) :

 

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Helmets displayed, two Hawleys, the Bougainville's BARman and other items ...

 

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... and a Corpsman waiting for completion

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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WOW...you've been busy mate, looking good as always.

OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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Hello,
I was tidying up a bit in my office when I realized that I had a new pyshological disease ... boondocker's addiction :blink:
See the symptoms, it's incurable said the corpsman ;)
Most are USMC, from 1941 to 1945, the darkest pair in front being Navy, 1944 dated.
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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Etienne my friend, I've never seen this post until today...what a pleasure perusing through your "office"!

 

Thanks for sharing with us!

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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What's up with the BAR? Original/semi-auto/deact? Looks great, just was wondering if that was a 30k+ display or not B)

 

The BAR is a resin replica ... realistic and nice, don't you think ?

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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BARs cost around 2000 in Europe, sometimes even less... Even deact ones have original receivers and some live firing full autos are legally owned...

 

You're right, Johan ... I'm looking for a nice early one (1943 or earlier ideally), but not very actively ;) Not found for the moment and this replica is really super nice.

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Great Displays, Love those marine ones,especially the Raider. Thanks for sharing.

 

 

Nick

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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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Your displays look great!! I too have (and still) am waiting on my own space to display. I love everything you've shown!!

A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

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Hello,

 

I made some arrangements to my collector's room this winter ... remember this room is very small and I have to optimize everytime a new item enters my collection ;)

 

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My last find was a couple of drawer's boxes, for just a few €, to store knives and sheaths ... they have exactly the right dimensions and also allow helmet's display.

 

On the left box, only USMC knives, lower drawer for red spacers, middle one for Camillus & Kabar early blades and upper one for mid to late war Kabars. The right bow is for USN Mk2 knives and miscellanous items, waiting for a better solution.

 

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For knives enthusiasts, close-up photo of the red spacers' drawer ... Kabars, 1st and 2nd variations, Robeson Shuredge and PAL B)

 

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Hope you enjoy ... regards, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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This is a great! I've looked at this thread once before and don't remember it looking this good. Fantastic! It's a very clean and uncluttered room you have. As far as the sailors life jacket, was that difficult to find?

 

How about a photo of the print of the navy vessel on the wall?

 

Mike

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This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the masters champion....Carl Spackler

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This is a great! I've looked at this thread once before and don't remember it looking this good. Fantastic! It's a very clean and uncluttered room you have. As far as the sailors life jacket, was that difficult to find?

Hello Mike,

 

thanks for your comments. As to the life jacket, I bought it from AGM a few years ago and it's 1943 dated, I think. A centerpiece for any sailor's display ;)

 

How about a photo of the print of the navy vessel on the wall?

She is the french "contre-torpilleur" (equivalent of a destroyer) Le Guepard ; it's an official photo of the french Navy and a legacy of my grand father who was on board from 1938 to 1942, when she was scuttled in Toulon, just before the arrival of german troops.

 

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So it is not US, but probably one of the most important piece in my room, souvenir of my grand father, who died in 2001, too early.

 

Regards, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Even better when there is a family connection such as yours. If you look close you can even see the French flag flying on her in the photo.

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This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the masters champion....Carl Spackler

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