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Have been finding a few items already but these are some of the better ones. Nice Navy jumper but really wonder about the name McNamarra! First sighting of the new color Navy uniform. post-3643-0-82415700-1442812132.jpgpost-3643-0-17582700-1442812177.jpgpost-3643-0-48533200-1442812208.jpg


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One store had 20 more of these for sale so had to get them! Already have 15 from earlier in the year. Good price but to hard and $$ to ship. Local collectors do not seem to interested when I had the at the last summer show. Might have to buy some uniforms just so these won't go to waste!post-3643-0-53547600-1442812559.jpg


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post-3643-0-23960500-1442812725.jpgAnother store had this plaque. Wish the name plate/id plate was still on it! Nice USMC/Navy item.post-3643-0-17987600-1442812773.jpg


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Nice Vietnam liberty cuffs and plaque.


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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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Have been finding a few items already but these are some of the better ones. Nice Navy jumper but really wonder about the name McNamarra! First sighting of the new color Navy uniform. DSC05884.JPG DSC05886.JPG DSC05889.JPG

. Nice Gaberdine Jumper! Probably Hong Kong made. Any other insignia?

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Good score! Shame for the removed name plate on the plaque.


"One law for them, another one for us !"

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Still more Goodwill Haloween finds! Senior day all day so we hit all the ones we could get to! ALWAY check the kids costumes too! All the uniforms today were small sized and in the kids section. The boots were in the shoe section as normal.post-3643-0-18014300-1443058914.jpgpost-3643-0-29631900-1443058943.jpgpost-3643-0-37587400-1443058985.jpgpost-3643-0-83289600-1443059035.jpg


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more of todays finds The boots are dated March 1963 and look to be never worn. No shoe strings, just the green one that is keeping them together post-3643-0-58862200-1443059158.jpgpost-3643-0-68654000-1443059182.jpgpost-3643-0-67548200-1443059213.jpgpost-3643-0-80363300-1443059249.jpg


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Nice HBTs with on sleave a different shade of green. Looks to be original. Kids must have dug it out of pops trunk in the 60s and added the peace symbol and no was message on the back. The last one is a average navy jumper until you look at the inside! Even little pull tabs at the bottom inside sides! Nice bullion rank too!post-3643-0-60061000-1443059624.jpgpost-3643-0-29361600-1443059660.jpgpost-3643-0-42985900-1443059701.jpgpost-3643-0-99169000-1443059739.jpg


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That cut down 4 pocket sure is a nice one! I am unfamiliar with the wings on the right sleeve. Something to do with stateside training?

 

Mike


A collecter of photographs

Always looking for PTO related photos and photo albums. also looking for 134th CB USN and 711th railroad operating battalion photos and photo albums.

 

Mike Harpe

 

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Does anyone know what the sleeve wing is for?

 

 

The gold wing? Flight Instructor.


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Buzzed into my local Goodwill on the way to work.....NOTHING!!!


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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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Nice HBTs with on sleave a different shade of green. Looks to be original. Kids must have dug it out of pops trunk in the 60s and added the peace symbol and no was message on the back. The last one is a average navy jumper until you look at the inside! Even little pull tabs at the bottom inside sides! Nice bullion rank too! DSC05920.JPG DSC05921.JPG DSC05923.JPG DSC05924.JPG

. Excellent set on Navy Blues! These were commercially made in the 1960s. We bought these in shops off base like "7Seas". They came with all the decoration already on them. You just told them what insignia and they put it in while you waited.

 

This guy had a "Slow" career. Obviously a good guy but 20 years and retired as E-5. His last ship was USS Cascade, AD-14. A Destroyer tender. That was decommissioned in 1974. Most likely, he was not a submarine TM, but a surface TM. By the 1980s, the Navy stopped the use of Gold rates and service stripes for those below E-6.

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Still more Goodwill Haloween finds! Senior day all day so we hit all the ones we could get to! ALWAY check the kids costumes too! All the uniforms today were small sized and in the kids section. The boots were in the shoe section as normal.attachicon.gifDSC05913.JPGattachicon.gif

 

Funny - here's what I found at a Goodwill yesterday (along with four SEALs camo shirts). The "G" in "G-1" must stand for Goodwill...

 

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I go to 20 GW's and never find anything


You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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I go to 20 GW's and never find anything

I have been to afew GWs in the Chicago area and the stores there are for the folks who need it. I think the ones (90%) in the NW are used just for a place that the 'throw away, don't need' crowd to give there stuff to and fell good about it or to get a tax write off. Ohio, Kansas and Arkansas were that way too. From what I hear and read on the Forum, most places have the GW stores that way too. Maybe alot of it is going to the auction site. Good military stuff anyhow.


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Part of the luck of finding things at Goodwill is based on what part of town you are in. If you are in an older part of your city that had a population during WWII that was of military age, you are more likely to find old uniforms at Goodwill.

 

The same can be said if you are in an area common to retirees. Goodwill and Salvation Army stores near military bases sometimes also have items worthy of interest.

 

If you are in a modern growth area, your chances are really reduced for finding vintage items.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I never had any luck with Goodwill and SA stores until I moved to an older suburb of the Chicago metro area. If I had more time to check the areas around me, I would probably find more stuff.

 

Chris

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