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Very nice. I picked this one up today at an estate sale with some other 2nd Inf Div items.


Similar style with slightly different patterns.


Thanks, Al


Here is one of the 2nd Inf. Div. items I got at the same sale. Flag measures 3'x4' and is double sided. Beautiful enbroidered Indian head on each side, with the back side having a reversed image.


Thanks, Al



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Combat Manuever Training Center (Hohenfels, Germany). Observer Trainer (or Controller - AKA O/C) buckle for the Grizzly Team (Tank and Mechanized Infantry) Operations Officer, call sign Grizzly 03:





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Three piece officer's buckle, Virginia Military Institute. Plate, wreath, and eagle are all separate pieces. (In need of polish. Wreath at one time was silver plate, traces remain.) Belt marked on back - worn by four different VMI First Captains (highest Cadet rank).





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This one is a bit of an oddity. I just acquired it this week but the baffling part is the "Naval Base Boston" and that I can't find any examples of Boston-area bases being referred to as such.






I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)



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This one may be a little different but I always thought it was cool. US Army Aviation Precision Demonstration Team, Silver Eagles. Was a team of OH-6A helicopters from 1972-1976. This lot was said to come from one of the pilots.




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Maine Militia belt plate i found metal detecting. The Curator at the Maine State Museum told me its from the 1820s.



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Maine Militia belt plate i found metal detecting. The Curator at the Maine State Museum told me its from the 1820s.

Holy cow now thats a grail item! What a find, big congrats on that one!

Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!


Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Cobra 6 Actual

Citizens Military Training Camp, 1927:



Looking for:


1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands


Thanks for taking the time to read this!


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Salvage Sailor
Slipping in a Coastie Buckle.....

USCGC CHILULA (WMEC-153) ex-Cherokee class USN Fleet Tug in USN service 1945 to 1956 as ATF-153, in USCG service 1956 to 1991. Redesignated as a Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC-153) in 1966

It's always difficult to get a good photo of these Zippo buckles due to the high chrome finish.

WMEC 153 USCGC CHILULA Zippo 001.jpg

WMEC 153 USCGC CHILULA Zippo 002.jpg


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Another great thread! Wow, they're out there to be found!




I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.


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