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Here are a couple of buckles in my collection that I wished I knew more about the Marines who wore them. The EGA buckle engraved USMC Lee Christensen. I wish I knew when and where he served and any decorations.

 

The second buckle I know alittle about it's owner as I have a few things of his --Harold J. Longendyre 2nd Div. 1946 Tsingtao, China. I believe he may have had contact with Japanese soldiers as I'm told the small pin was worn by Home Guard Artillerymen.

 

Any info someone may add on these Marines will be greatly appreciated and retained with the items for future custodians of them and their history. Richard.

 

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

 

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Finally got my camera working

 

Hink,

 

This buckle is made from the same blank as your USS LEXINGTON aviator buckle.

 

Of more interest, it's not only dated but maker marked by the Jeweler.

 

 

 

Hawaiian Division (Baseball) Champions

1935

Schofield Barracks Hawaii

11th F(ield) A(rtillery)

R.J.Bullard

Myers & Myers

Jewelers

Kansas City, MO

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Finally got my camera working

 

Hink,

 

This buckle is made from the same blank as your USS LEXINGTON aviator buckle.

 

Of more interest, it's not only dated but maker marked by the Jeweler.

 

 

 

 

Hawaiian Division (Baseball) Champions

1935

Schofield Barracks Hawaii

11th F(ield) A(rtillery)

R.J.Bullard

Myers & Myers

Jewelers

Kansas City, MO

Hi SS, that is another great looking buckle!! I believe there were several manufacturers of these buckles. I have a USS Nevada buckle that has a manufacturer from Lousiana. I think these buckles have an Art Deco look to them, and I usually buy them when I run across them.

 

Chris

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Two Hilborn Hamburger's still in the boxes

 

USS KITTIWAKE (ASR-13)

USS PETREL (ASR-14)

Both Submarine Rescue vessels

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More Zippos - Very difficult to photograph due to the mirror chrome finishes

(I usually shoot them on a piece of white paper to cut the reflections)

 

Fleet Tug USS PAPAGO (ATF-160) - This is actually an "error" buckle.

The hull depicted is for an ATA/ATR, not an ATF

It should look like the ATF hull below (Tamaroa)

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Coast Guard Zippo buckle - The heroic ship from the "Perfect Storm"

 

USCGC TAMAROA (WMEC-166) ex-USS ZUNI (ATF-95) Iwo Jima Veteran

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More ATF, ARS, PC, FFG, .....

 

The ESCAPE and HOIST buckles are 1950's Vulcans

The two PRESERVERS are different makes and one is elongated

The PAIUTE and UTINA are Vietnam era

The GARY is a type not yet listed, made in the 1980's

The SQUALL is a 1990's buckle

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Submarine Tender USS EMORY LAND (AS-39)

Another PI type, not very popular as they were poorly made with epoxy resin and tin

as evidenced by the crappy Surface Warfare insignia

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This was the more popular style of engraved PI buckle

Vietnam Salvage Tug USS BEAUFORT (ATS-2)

NIGHTFIGHTER (Has sailors name on the reverse)

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From a much larger Quartermaster grouping - He was recalled for the Cuban Missile Crisis

 

1st US ARMY

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While very basic, I thought it would be interesting to show the private purchase officer's buckle (right) compared to the basic pattern found on the belt of the officer's tunic.

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