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A rather wide variety of stuff today from several vendors. Best item was the USS Vicksburg tallied USN flat hat. Also found three WW1 collar disks, a three bar WW1 victory, a silver filled VN era para wing, an unknown dagger, and some Punisher military-style Special Op patches that appear/might be Turkish made? I do have a couple of questions on the flat hat. Is the tag inside a maker/shop name or the sailor's name. Any comments welcome.

Mark

 

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Baseball legend Ted Williams put it well when asked which was the best team he ever played on. Without hesitation he said, “The United States Marine Corps.”

Always looking for any early Utah National Guard especially Spanish-American War Utah Light Artillery, and Utah City/ County World War One medals.

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Baseball legend Ted Williams put it well when asked which was the best team he ever played on. Without hesitation he said, “The United States Marine Corps.”

Always looking for any early Utah National Guard especially Spanish-American War Utah Light Artillery, and Utah City/ County World War One medals.

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Great finds!

 

The name would be that of the tailor establishment.

 

RC

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Disks are post-WWOne-left one WW2 and the other two are Type 2 Gilt (1920's-1930's). Very nice finds-the flat cap looks like a WWOne-era.

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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The hat is probably from the 2nd Vicksburg:

 

The second USS VICKSBURG (Gunboat NR11) was laid down in March, 1896 at Bath, ME, by Bath Iron Works, and launched on December 5, 1896. She was placed into commission at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in New Hampshire on October 23, 1887. VICKSBURG stood out of Chesapeake Bay on April 26, 1898 to join Rear Admiral William T. Sampson’s North Atlantic Fleet in blockading the Northern coast of Cuba during the start of the Spanish-American War. During her patrolling, VICKSBURG captured three blockade runners and came under fire from Cuban shore batteries. Returning to Boston, MA in May, 1899, VICKSBURG was decommissioned. Recommissioned for duty during the Philippine Insurrection in May 1900, she remained in the Far East until 1904. Renamed ALEXANDER HAMILTON, she became a Coast Guard training ship in 1922, and was decommissioned and scrapped on March 28, 1946.

 

 

 

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Disks are post-WWOne-left one WW2 and the other two are Type 2 Gilt (1920's-1930's). Very nice finds-the flat cap looks like a WWOne-era.

 

Oh Duh! Your right, of course.


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Baseball legend Ted Williams put it well when asked which was the best team he ever played on. Without hesitation he said, “The United States Marine Corps.”

Always looking for any early Utah National Guard especially Spanish-American War Utah Light Artillery, and Utah City/ County World War One medals.

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USS Vicksburg (Gunboat 11)

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Baseball legend Ted Williams put it well when asked which was the best team he ever played on. Without hesitation he said, “The United States Marine Corps.”

Always looking for any early Utah National Guard especially Spanish-American War Utah Light Artillery, and Utah City/ County World War One medals.

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Nice World War One Victory Medal with bars----Blue Skies Mark

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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