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It has been pretty sparse lately when it comes to militaria, so the past week has been a nice break from that. Hit a few antique markets as well as the local flea market and was able to bring home some bits.

 

 

Found these two helmets along with covers locally. The fixed bail is complete with straps and has a Vietnam liner in it, looks to be the way it came. The swivel bail is a front seam, it came with not one but two covers on it...both appear to be early contracts.

 

OD cover came out of a bag of modern mesh.

 

 

 

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WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

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Up next if a haversack, been looking for one for awhile now and it was nice to pick one up.

 

It has an interesting maker mark on the back, can anyone explain why it looks that way? Jay Shoe Co. '42

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WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

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This came from a photo dealer I know...a couple of WW1 portraits of a man, along with 2 two a man with the South African Army (made in Cape Town), 1 of a paratrooper, and lastly one of Guadalcanal with Wildcats.

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WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

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This is just a reminder to always check "junk" bags from scrappers.

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WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

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Vietnam scrapbook group to a 173rd infantryman

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WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

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Finds for another hobby of mine....a nice box of reference materials for aircraft, there are armored and vehicle references in there but nonetheless.

 

Took a photo of the entire boxload and then a separate one of the aircraft materials.

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WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

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That stamp is wrong. Looks like the stamp was very light and someone tried to darken it. However the "J" is wrong. So it's just screwed up. Otherwise it's a beautiful pack.

Ronnie

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Phillip,

Wow, Great variety of finds!

 

That had to make a day of picking worth while. I spent an entire day off one time going through antique shops, 2nd hand stores etc. just to go home empty handed and a gas tank that needed to be filled back up!

 

Troy

USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

US Army Long Range Surveillance Co F 425th INF ABN LRS Team 1-6 2003 - 2005 (Iraqi Freedom 03/04)

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Those OD helmet covers are uncommon, in my experience, I like it!

 

That box of books is a great score, if the price was right. Those Squadron/Signal books are expensive to buy a stack of them like that.

 

Glad you had a good day out,

Steve

I remember:

Chris Ingrassia (9/11) CPT Tristan Aitken (OIF, 2003)

MAJ Paul Syverson (OIF, 2004) CPT Tom Miller (OIF, 2005)

SSG Scottie Bright (OIF, 2005) CPT Chris Petty (OIF, 2006)

MAJ Hurley Shields (OIF, 2008)

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Nice items Philip.

 

Can anyone confirm that JAY Shoe was a typical manufacturer in WW2 or maker mark?

 

Im more familiar with J A SHOE and have packs marked as such.\\Its a god original pack just wonder if the marking was done by a previous owner

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