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It was suggested by a forum member that I change my intro title and use the one above.

Please let me introduce myself. I am the son of Mac. My father ran a military collectible store for years in Berkeley Ca. Mac passed away in 2015 and per his wishes I have been tasked with selling g his collection. I am hoping that members of this forum can help me identify and value items so that I can determine how to sell them. I would also love to hear from friends of my father. I have a few pictures of my fathers shop before it was all packed up. In closing I would like to say thank you in advance for any help.

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welcome aboard

 

Sorry for the loss of your father.Been there myself.Not an easy task to deal with a large collection.Good luck and Im sure there will be many who will be able to help with inquiries.

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Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

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I remember Mac from his Ashby Bargain Center days...I think that is what his adjacent shop was called when it was mostly packed and stacked with used furniture...and one small display case with military stuff.

 

What I most remember, is the 1911 he always openly carried or had next to him with the hammer cocked and locked. Not too worried about peace, love, and understanding...just his cash drawer...which was probably not very full at the time.

 

Always some fun and interesting conversation to be had, though one did not "win" many arguments!

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Sorry to hear about your loss! I sadly only got to visit his shop once, but it was an amazing collection of every genre!

Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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My condolences. I was in the there once, probably 10 years ago. There was some great stuff, but that was before my days of "dispoable" income. Now with the kids out of the house, I wish I could turn back the clock. Enjoy your task! You have treasures!

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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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I remember Mac from his Ashby Bargain Center days...I think that is what his adjacent shop was called when it was mostly packed and stacked with used furniture...and one small display case with military stuff.

 

What I most remember, is the 1911 he always openly carried or had next to him with the hammer cocked and locked. Not too worried about peace, love, and understanding...just his cash drawer...which was probably not very full at the time.

 

Always some fun and interesting conversation to be had, though one did not "win" many arguments!

Yes, that was very early. I remember the long discussions when Bing and Susie closed the market on the corner and my parents bought the building. My dad finally got to live his dream and he amassed a large collection after that.



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I'm excited to see more details of what is in the collection, over time.

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Hello Lawguns, Very sorry to hear of MAC's passing as I knew him for over 35 years, had been trying to contact him back in 2015/2016 phone and mail, I hope you and your Mom are doing well. Yours, Ed. Anderson, Jr.

Thank you very much.



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Sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to stop by by the shop 5 or 6 years ago. I ended up spending an entire afternoon there digging through stuff and talking with your Dad. As we talked he'd remember where something was and send me to search - he'd holler instructions across the room from his chair behind his desk. Your Dad seemed like a really nice man. In my head I can picture the shop as it was then pretty clearly, what an amazing collection.

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Mac and I spent many hours together, he was tough as nails and soft as smoke, and I'm proud to have called him my friend.

Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.


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