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Purely beginners luck!

Wow I just noticed that price! $25 for a minty cart belt and a cover is a great score :)

 

John

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Those are some beauties, Tom! Interesting variety of unit markings too.

 

I have a bit of archives files that came in on 2 Id'd canteen covers. I'll have to post that later tonight

 

John

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Mandy, a very fine Cover collection.

 

It looks like the Cover in the bottom photo is one of the odd-ball Covers with dark O.D. trim and the different construction than the "normal" cross-flap covers.

If so, that's the first one I've ever seen besides the one in post #43.

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Hello,

 

always nice to see USMC canteen covers ... I always had a soft spot for those covers ;)

 

E

 

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Hello,

 

always nice to see USMC canteen covers ... I always had a soft spot for those covers ;)

 

E

 

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My word those are beauties!

 

John

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Got research back on 2 canteen covers. First one is Id'd to Sgt Stanley R Krol, a demolitions expert in the 20th Marines and 4th Engineer Battalion. He served on Kwajalein, Saipan, and Iwo Jima.

 

John

 

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This unmarked, unsoiled and unlabeled one came out of an Okinawa Marine's footlocker, with a 1943 GP& F Co canteen and a 1944 Foley cup.

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