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This is the modern gym that is attached to the vintage building... and this is what a military show looks like when you misread the program and arrive at 1pm for a show that begins at 4pm!

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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."

 

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And this is what the gym looked like when you come back at the right time of the day!

 

This is just a shot of the center... there were also tables lining the side to the right of the photo against the wall, and against the left as well. It was a great location for a small show, and I think they were all filled.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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There was a nice variety of items there... WWI...

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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WWII...

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Korea...

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Some very nice dress uniforms...

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Vietnam... with a surprising amount of Tiger Stripe. These were both locally embroidered.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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This was the star of the show in my eyes... a poplin (non-ripstop) female fatigue for a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Nurse Corps. The printed name tapes are are correct for the period, and the other insignia are locally made, with a US made 44th Med Brigade subdued on twill patch. For those of you who collect Vietnam era uniforms, for some reason fully badged female uniforms are tough to find. This one was in absolutely mint condition and appears to have never of been worn.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Another candid shot... Jim McDuff, current ASMIC president deep in a deal.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I wish I had been able to attend; I really like some of those collar discs.

 

Looks like it was fun.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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A little more about the town of Leavenworth.

 

The historic district is along Delaware Street. It looks like an investment company bought up a lot of the old properties down near the Union Depot and did a great job of restoring them. You have everything from antique shops to restaurants to professional offices.

 

Leavenworth is very much a military town, which is not surprising. This was in the window of what I believe was a law office. It is the proud cadets of VMI at the Battle of New Market overrunning a Yankee cannon.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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The architecture along this street progresses from the 1880's down by the river and train depot all the way to the 1940's at the top of the hill.

 

Aside from the cars, it is like stepping back in time.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Even the local USAF Recruiting Office is decked out in vintage style.

 

Note the uniform that was hanging in the window.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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This is the kind of store you can find in many military communities... you could buy every patch, medal, and every other current uniform item you could think of, as well mugs, license plate frames, service flags and about anything else you could think of. Unfortunately, I didn't spot much that would rate as a collectible other than some ceramic unit coffee mugs.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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But right across from this shop was the home of our sponsor, Jason Claire and his Overlooked Antiques and Military Surplus. His wife was manning the store on Saturday while the show was running and it was well worth the stop.

 

I had been wanting to visit, as his walls are lined with uniforms donated by US and Foreign students at the Command and General Staff School.

 

Aside from that, it was the first true militaria and surplus store I have seen in years. It will be on my list of places to visit the next time I get down there, and well worth a stop if you are in the area.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Outside of Leavenworth and north of Kansas City, the Antique Malls were yielding material as well.

 

This is a full sized aircraft decal for the Bi-Centennial celebration as by the Air National Guard mounted on a wooden plaque. (If anyone in the KC area is interested, let me know and I will let you know where it is at.)

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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So... if you can, try to make it next year. If you can't, then drop by Leavenworth when you can. Keep in mind there is the US Army museum on post for the Frontier Army, as well as a number of memorials. And if you want to see a well preserved Missouri river town, this is the place to go.

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

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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