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I found two of these I guess you call them man overboard camouflage uniforms at the flea market. They were 5 dollars a piece.

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You always see a lot ACUs at the flea market but rarely with insignia still attached. I found this ACU uniform for 5 dollars. I found this trench lighter for 5 dollars. I don't know if it is a replica or an original WW1 piece.

 

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I found this paratrooper wing and unidentified Air Force qualification badge together for 6 dollars. These were the only pieces of militaria on a table at the flea market so I felt them came together and were probably worn together at one time on an Air Force uniform. They have that shinny chrome look to them. I've been seeing a lot of this particular type of NS Meyer 9 over M clutch back paratrooper wing on eBay. I've always wondered who has been cranking them out as there have just been too many popping up on eBay. The finish is different but look as if they came from the same die. Now that I have come across this one I'm a little puzzled as if I had found this paratrooper wing by itself I would have thought it was possibly one of these copies I have been seeing on eBay.

 

 

 

 

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I found this older leather belt again for 5 dollars (I'm cheap) that has the former owner's name and rank written on the inside. It is hard to read but says, "Lt. W. Newton Jr. Co "C" 7th Bn 20th Engineers".

 

 

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I picked up two WW2 Navy jumpers to the same sailor by the name of Henry J. Smith. They were 5 dollars a piece.

 

 

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I picked up this Drill Instructor's dress uniform for 10 dollars. My dilemma is that there is a really nice colored MACV SVN hand embroidered patch on the left shoulder. There is considerable damage to the right epaulettes and shoulder. The uniform is not named and would cost too much money to try and get it repaired. So do I remove the patches and custom ribbons or do I leave them on the uniform?

 

 

 

 

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I personally wouldn't touch it, but it is your uniform. Custom ribbons (without the Vietnam service ribbons) with a MACV patch with cut-edged rank/ overseas bars? Yeah, I wouldn't......

 

-Ski


In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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I found this BDU that has what looks like a SVN hand embroidered name tape. Something used to be sewn above the name tape and my guess is that it was a SVN paratrooper wing.

 

 

 

 

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I found this dress green uniform with all of the insignia intact for 15 dollars at the flea market. The owner appears to have been an enlisted soldier in WW2 and maybe the Korean War before becoming an officer in the Vietnam War. I then spotted his dress blue uniform missing most of the insignia and had I seen it by itself I would not have paid 15 dollars but to keep them together I picked it up.

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I went to another flea market or antique fair that only operates once a year. Last year I saw a aircrew flight wing at this flea market where the previous owner had etched in his initials and date of 1943. I was polite and not pushy and when the elderly male seller told me he wanted 35 dollars for the piece I countered nicely with how about 30 dollars. For some reason he got somewhat upset and countered with 40 dollars. So I walked away. Well the same seller was back and he still had this aircrew wing. He obviously didn't remember me and when I asked how much he said 25 dollars. So now it is mine but it took a whole year to get it.

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I personally wouldn't touch it, but it is your uniform. Custom ribbons (without the Vietnam service ribbons) with a MACV patch with cut-edged rank/ overseas bars? Yeah, I wouldn't......

 

-Ski

 

Yea you are probably right.


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I also picked up an aviators light weight coverall uniform for 5 dollars that is darted 1964.

 

 

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How does a Chemical Corps Officer earn two CIB's??? Just asking! Danny


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