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Great pick ups Ron...A nice surprise for a walk in at a small show!

 

Would love to see that SNLF helmet ;)

 

Will

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

 

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

 

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Great pick ups Ron...A nice surprise for a walk in at a small show!

 

Would love to see that SNLF helmet ;)

 

Will

 

Yes, me too! Nice box of German especially the SS eagles. Remember when we would find stuff like that regularly Ron??/

 

Congrats,

 

 

Kurt

My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Yes, me too! Nice box of German especially the SS eagles. Remember when we would find stuff like that regularly Ron??/

 

Congrats,

 

 

Kurt

 

Thanks Kurt

 

I was never able to find it regularly.Its out here but its hard to find.I do recall a local Armored vet who was an MP.He was in the 14th Armored.One of the first of a contingent into a Concentration Camp.He told me he sent home (or tried to)two boxes of souviners a week.I asked him what ever made him think of doing that??He stated"Law of Averages" some boxes would make some wouldnt.I was amazed being 14 years old at the time.Sadly when I met him most all his stuff had been sold to a local scalper that basically stole his Naval officer sword(german).Thats another story :dry:

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Awesome find Ron! congratulations and thanks for sharing

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


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Very nice, Ron....I love vet bring-back items. I have a lone NSDAP armband that that was sent home folded up in a letter by a soldier in a FA Bn. to his uncle in Waynesboro, PA......I'll to post some pics of it sometime, he even mentions the armband in the letter.

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Thanks G

 

Just trying you to keep up with you!!!

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Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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The cool thing to me would be to display it just as it was found..........a box of souveniers sent home..........cool display and a nice time capsule.

 

I wouldn't split it up. It tells a neat story and is a good example of GIs and their souvenier hunting.

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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Very nice, Ron....I love vet bring-back items. I have a lone NSDAP armband that that was sent home folded up in a letter by a soldier in a FA Bn. to his uncle in Waynesboro, PA......I'll to post some pics of it sometime, he even mentions the armband in the letter.

Great find Ron. Not only are the artifacts great but I love seeing the ship home boxes and have a small collection of those as well as letter of GI's describing the souvenirs that they shipped home. My favorite is a letter sent by a 321st Glider FA vet writing home from "Hitler's front yard" at the Berghof and telling his parents that he is preparing to send home "another box of Nazi junk". He gave me a few pieces from that haul over the years.

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Yes, me too! Nice box of German especially the SS eagles. Remember when we would find stuff like that regularly Ron??/

 

Congrats,

 

 

Kurt

I started collecting in 1969 Real stuff was all over the place and repros were laughable. Nice score, especially the 2 SS eagles & collar tab.

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Thanks again for the comments.

RD

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Don't you if you already IDied everything but the round plaque on the top right is Italian, the text means "Believe, Obey, Fight", one of the most famous fascists mottoes, G.I.L. Stands for "Gioventù Italiana del Littorio", the youth fascist organization.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=623735

Hope this helps.

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Yes, me too! Nice box of German especially the SS eagles. Remember when we would find stuff like that regularly Ron??/

 

Congrats,

 

 

Kurt

Started Collecting in 1969. Sold my collection in 1973 to pay for college. Collection had several SS helmets & daggers. Also dress & combat uniforms. Almost all of the combat badges. 95% were purchased directly from the veterans that brought them back. College did not pan out so well. Wish I still had the collection.

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WOW what a great find! Bet you are having trouble sleeping wondering about the rest of the collection. :lol:

David

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In memory of my great great uncle Monroe Todd who fought in the Meuse-Argonne offensive Nov 1918

35th Infantry Division, 137th Regiment, L Company

 

 

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