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I'll be spending a couple days down in the Austin-New Braunfels areas and would like to know if there are suggestions as to any militaria shops or any places that would have some good militaria (WWII army and army air corps primarily). Any commentary is greatly appreciated!

 

(Also, I'll be driving down from the Panhandle, so if there happens to be any good spots along the way I'd be interested in those as well.)


Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

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In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea

 

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There is a flea market just south of New Braunfels on IH 35 that I used to get a bunch of militaria from. I hope it's still there for you to check out. In Austin I used to go to a surplus store on Lamar St called Banana Bay (I think). Just a couple of potential options for you if they are still in business. It's been a few years since I've been down that way.


Todd

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Check out the Texas Military Forces Museum (Google it for Info) Lots of good things to see there. Bobgee


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Check out the Texas Military Forces Museum (Google it for Info) Lots of good things to see there. Bobgee

 

I've heard a lot of great things about it, I'll definitely try to visit.

 

(I should've added in the first post suggestions can also be landmarks, museums, etc.)


Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

donation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2019.gif

In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea

 

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Banana Bay closed. The flea market is still there, Busey's on I-35. Its pretty good. Theres a shop in downtown Austin thats mostly new stuff. Some old. Good stuff is hit or miss. Theres another flea market in Austin, but I never found anything. Some antique shops on S. Congress, but I only found one sterling armor DI there one time. Best ABN


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One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

-Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

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''A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'' Gerald Ford

 

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