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My WWII A Little Bit of Everything Collection War Room


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Over the Christmas Holiday I re-arranged my War Room and got everything that I could displayed. I do not specialize in one area of collecting thus I am not an expert on anything (that is why I joined this forum). I see it, I like it, I buy it just to keep it from being thrown away. Since I live in a small town a lot of people know that I collect so I have been given the good fortune of having many things given to me because they know I will appreciate it.

 

I have a lot of different things but I really do not "know what I really have" if you know what I mean. I hope to learn the value of a lot of these items. I do believe, however, that I have gotten a really good deal on most of these items.

 

Take a look. Feel free to comment or critique especially if you see something unique or rare. I am here to learn. If you would like more details of something you see please let me know and I will oblige.

 

FYi, I do not actively collect German items. The German items (except a few pieces of headgear) were given to me by my great-uncle who was a WWII vet serving in the 103rd Division as a medic.

 

Enjoy and I look forward to your comments.

 

Left hand side of stairwell leading up to my room. Predominately period photos.

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Right hand side of stairwell leading up. Predominately ads from life magazines and some period photos. Also photos of my visit to Luxembourg and the US Military Cemetary. Band of Brothers gravesite.

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Not sure. There are more to come once I load up photos from the main room. I am currently limited on my posting ability. I will go home and count!

 

Looking down.

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Top of landing.

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Looking fantastic so far, but I hope you're being truthful when you say there's more to come! If these pictures are any indication, you're only teasing us with these amazing shots of the collection room. I especially love the corrugated metal/wood combination you've used to cover the walls, which gives it a true war feel to the room, IMO.

 

Oh, and it's great to see a fellow Texan posting on the forums! :)

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Curio cabinet details of smalls. Note the tile from the temple that was the center of the atomic bomb explosion in Japan. This was given to my great-uncle from one of the priest at the temple after the war. He served there in the late 40's and early 50's.

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Curio cabinet details. Note the homefront ash trays with caricatures of Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo.

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Helmets and homefront items. Picked up the shallow helmet in Australia.

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Display case. The Time Book in the lower left was my wife's grandmother. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" during the War. She was a lead-woman for a welding crew that built Liberty Ships in the Northwest. She has a roster of the ones that worked under her and diagrams of the different ship decks and weld joints.

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Great use of space. A lot of great items in your collection! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing more.

Thanks. I designed our house and had this room specifically made for my collection. It has quickly filled up. My son and daughter are now away in college but my wife still will not let me take over their respective rooms!

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Dale manufactured recognition models (also have the boxes they came in). Recent photo of me and my family at Pearl Harbor. Note period photo of my great-uncle with the Dale models.post-147204-0-86105900-1388818966.jpg

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A Swedish helmet I picked up in Stockholm and a Bulgarian helmet I picked up in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Texas Guard garrison hat was my grandfather's.

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