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I just got this one today. It belonged to Cpl. Macedonio Leyba who was with the 200th Coastal Artillery. He was a Bataan Death March survivor and my uncle's father.

I'm sorry, here's the photo. Could a moderator please add this photo to the quoted post?

 

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...and lest we overlook these

 

USN Enlisted Issue buckles and belts I received in bootcamp

 

Made me look for my belts from basic and I can't find them right now :(

Here's a couple of fill-ins till I find mine ;) The dark belt is Air Force.

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US Army 1st LT with the Philippine Scouts, Philippine Department, Zamboanga 1918 to 1930's

 

Sam Browne belts and accoutrements mostly QMC Jeff 1924 and including one made by Prospero Harness, Manila, P.I.

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One of my favorites. USS Lexington Aviator's buckle.

 

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Hink,

 

Is that a Myers & Myers Jewelers, Kansas City, MO buckle?

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Hink,

 

Is that a Myers & Myers Jewelers, Kansas City, MO buckle?

I really don't know for sure. There is no maker's mark on the back side. There is only a U.S. Patent date of 1923 on the reverse.

 

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Great buckles!

I'll add a few of mine.

First is a WW1 vintage French buckle that was probably picked off the field by a U.S. soldier who added the inscription to the front. I think this is my first ever purchase off of ebay in 1999.

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This second buckle is WWII vintage. An enterprising 83rd Division soldier added his artwork to show the countries he served in. I suspect the 'E. O.' may be the initials of the soldier? Or maybe it means European Operations. It looks like whoever made it soldered a larger piece of cut down shell brass casing to the front of a small brass buckle. I bought an old WW1 era ammo box at a gunshow in Ohio. We sealed the deal when he agreed to throw in this buckle.

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A third buckle is from a Marine who served in China immediately post-war. He probably took part in the effort to accept the surrender of Japanese forces that still retained their full fighting strength. The neat thing about this buckle is I know who it originally belonged to: Thomas L. Holder. When I bought it off the internet about 13 years ago, it was sold as an unidentified piece. When I got it, I looked on the back of the buckle and found this inscribed on back:

PL. SGT THOMAS L. HOLDER

288506

U.S.M.C. 1940-1947

 

Lesson learned: ALWAYS look on the back, on the rim, inside, in every pocket, the lining :).

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Here is the only one that I can find right now. I love the double ended buckles. Can't find the one I wore during Viet Nam operations with my ship's name and image. Thanks, Al

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Matching set made by Gemsco

 

Belt buckle, patch, tie clip and cufflinks belonging to a Staff officer of the Mine Warfare Force

 

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