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A Young Collector's WWII USMC Display


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Jake the Collector

I'm 17 years old and have been collecting WWII USMC items for about a year and a half now. This is what I've accumulated so far. It's not much, but I'm still working at it, slowly but surely. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Everything is original except the suspenders. And don't mind the All Quiet on the Western Front poster; it's not part of the display.

 

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Field gear and some personal items. The cartridge belt is a 1943-dated H.S. Co., and attached to it are a '45-dated jungle pouch and a '42-dated M1924 first-aid pouch. The mess kit was made by Vollrath in 1942, and it sits on top of a mint '44-dated USMC poncho.

 

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You have a very nice display there. I can see that you've put some thought and time into it. Great job and just imagine what it might turn into if given 17 more years ?

 

Craig

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An engraved 1943-dated canteen cup that came with one of the P2 covers.

 

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A mint 1918-dated .45 pouch.

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A very salty 3rd pattern haversack manufactured by Boyt and a depot-made haversack named to R.A. Bolton.

 

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A jungle pouch display.

 

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A '44-dated Boyt 4th pattern haversack named to "Stiuso" with a '44-dated M1943 shovel cover.

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That's all for now. Thanks again to everyone for the kind comments and encouragement. Your input inspires me to continue collecting.

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great display,i like the way you hung/attached the pistol belt to the front of the foot locker,very inventive.looks like you have a great future in the hobby..........dave

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Excellent display! Lots of very nice pieces in there! Keep up the good work!

 

-Steven

 

 

great display,i like the way you hung/attached the pistol belt to the front of the foot locker,very inventive.looks like you have a great future in the hobby..........dave

Thank you very much.

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I forgot to mention that the torso mannequin is homemade. I made a simple frame out of a few pieces of 1x4 and used a pillow as the body, wrapping a couple belts around it to create the human shape.

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Thanks for sharing. You have some very nice items and have displayed them in an effective manner. Keep at it you've got a great start.

 

Ken

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Great display and items! You know, my haversack has the same reddish dirt tint to it. I like to think that it is the red clay of Okinawa but I have no way of knowing of course. Probably boy scouts down in Georgia! ?

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Really nice display. I see you are from Illinois Me too. What part of the state?

Mark

Thank you. I'm about an hour south of Chicago near a city called Kankakee.

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