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A couple things I have learned in the last few years of collecting. 1. You cant have or keep everything, 2. Quality over quantity,. and 3. If you do it right, you can fund your personal collection by selling off unwanted items

 

With that said, I have had great luck this past Spring and Summer setting up a small local Flea Market. Ive had things come in, and I have been able to move a lot of stuff out. The good stuff I save for ebay, but things like bags, BDU's, bags, things like that sell well. I'm also going to be setting up at my first show next month in Livonia, Michigan.

 

On Thursday night, i took the lesser part of a colleciton buy out, but still good nonetheless. Im still sorting through it, but as you can see there is a table full of hats (sorry there are a couple non US), and several uniforms, nothing too exciting but the price was right. I have not even started to look at the hats yet, but i think there are a few good ones there. Last night I purchase a seabag full of uniforms and gear from a Marine who was heading overseas to Med school. I was out and about all day today hitting garage sales. Right off the bat I found a VC pith helmet, and a few other non-US things. Later in the morning I fell into a sale at the home of a late Marine. He served with the 5th Marines. His name, Donald Walters. I havent been able to do any research on him, but his house was great for people who love old things. I picked up his Greens, a couple of flags, a couple of HBTs, and a Japanese Navy ammo pouch and belt. I am very excited about the last find, i did not have a 5th Marine uniform in my colleciton.

 

I may have to trade my Impala in and buy a Minivan soon!

 

As always, thanks for looking and comments are always welcome!

Jay

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Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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I hope there is some moth repellent in there you have some nice stuff.

 

I agree. With all of that wool there you are darn lucky none of got eaten. And I speak from experience on that point.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I agree. With all of that wool there you are darn lucky none of got eaten. And I speak from experience on that point.

 

I agree. Its only been in there for a couple of days. I plan on proper storage ASAP, probably by tomorrow. I park my car in there, so its not gonna stay. I just spread it out to see whats actually there.

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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I would love to come to your house for a garage sale! :D

On the left side on the last picture in post #2, why do you have a visor from DDR Bundeswehr with a (hard to say from the pictures, but repro imho) German 3rd Reich eagle?

 

With that said, you have a lot of history here and well collected I would say!

Please pm me if you have a Vietnam era helmet band.

 

- The older the war, the younger the soldiers

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I would love to come to your house for a garage sale! :D

On the left side on the last picture in post #2, why do you have a visor from DDR Bundeswehr with a (hard to say from the pictures, but repro imho) German 3rd Reich eagle?

 

With that said, you have a lot of history here and well collected I would say!

Thanks! The German hat was in with the rest of the stuff when I got it. I have no idea how it came to be. That's not something I will be keeping.

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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I bet you have a secret desire to just dive in and swim around like Scrooge McDuck in his pile of gold coins. Just once, at least. Great stuff, man!

In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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Due to lack of space a friend of mine stored some of his uniforms in his garage. He used the kind of airtight clear plastic storage boxes you can get in stores like IKEA. Unfortunately, some time later when he opened a box to retreive something, its contents had acquired a degree of mould spores and mildew! This he attributed to a small amount moisture actually held within the garments which then "incubated" within the sealed box. I recall a '41 field jacket which was ruined by the staining caused by the black mould spores! :o The moral of the story for all of us is obvious!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Man you need "Hoarders anonymous" on your speed dial :lol:

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Man you need "Hoarders anonymous" on your speed dial :lol:

I know! It added up quick, but after some reorganizing today I what to keep and what not to, it's much better. And of course with that amount of volume I got out of one place, some of it was just junk and got pitched.

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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Lol! I bet. I will be making another thread about the WWII usmc stuff later. I found some cool info on the man last night!

Can't wait!

WWII-KW
Uniforms, Insignia, SSIs, Badges, Medals, Ribbons

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How do you keep track of it all?

 

Ed

 

I cant really. A lot of it is just temporary to my collection. I'm keeping the 5th USMC stuff. and maybe a couple of the hats. I picked up the rest to use as trading material, etc, to use to make other additions to my collection. Making the hobby fund itself has kept my other half from killing me!

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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I cant really. A lot of it is just temporary to my collection. I'm keeping the 5th USMC stuff. and maybe a couple of the hats. I picked up the rest to use as trading material, etc, to use to make other additions to my collection. Making the hobby fund itself has kept my other half from killing me!

 

I wish I could bring myself to do this, I'm too much of a hoarder to sell anything I get my hands on, maybe one day I'll learn.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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