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It looks like a mini-museum with the display labels and all. Very nicely done!

 

zsmith,...I always wanted my own museum...

Thanks for the complement...


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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A really great collection and display!

 

Thank you..!

 


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Great room, nicely layed out..! :)

 

Thanks everford...I tried to squeeze it all in...


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Pair 1

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Fantastic! fortunate to have space to display.

 

Thank you...and yes, I am very fortunate to have a man-cave such as this.

Many thanks goes to the missus...

 


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Early Engineer units in fact arrived in Europe with 1903 model (and older) accoutrements...and the Krag rifle (hence the Krag bayonet)...isn't that correct RC?

This figure also wears a pair of 1917-dated Wilson safety goggles...

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Wow. Beautiful collection. Well done.

 

Thank you very much...appreciated...!


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Early Engineer units in fact arrived in Europe with 1903 model (and older) accoutrements...and the Krag rifle (hence the Krag bayonet)...isn't that correct RC?

This figure also wears a pair of 1917-dated Wilson safety goggles...

 

Absolutely! Great display, you have a very well collected and well displayed collection.


"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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Fantastic collection and extremely well displayed. Museum-quality. Well done and congrats on your collection!


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Absolutely! Great display, you have a very well collected and well displayed collection.

 

Thank you very much RC, I certainly appreciate that!

 

And thanks for your great article on the Krag in WWI Europe,,,


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Fantastic collection and extremely well displayed. Museum-quality. Well done and congrats on your collection!

 

Thank you rvandehoef, comments much appreciated...!!


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Fabulous collection one of the best displays I have seen.


Go Navy!


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I should show the back-side of some of the more interesting figures...

 

Here is a nice early riveted M1910 shovel cover with leather strap and roller buckle with an early M1910 haversack with pea green, olive drab and khaki components.

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Outstanding collection and display!!

 

Thank you fightn5th...much appreciated...


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Fabulous collection one of the best displays I have seen.

 

Very kind for you to say...thank you!


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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1912 dated first pattern M1910 haversack in all olive drab with a very nice early olive drab shovel cover.

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Another early second pattern M1910 haversack in a very bright pea green with the M1910 cartridge belt to match.

Although this canteen cover is dated 1916 it is fitted with lift-the-dot snaps.

Also shown is a M1905 bayonet scabbard fitted with the M1910 hook.

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Here is a very nice leather bottomed haversack named to a soldier of the AEF.

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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A very well painted meat can pouch on an early M1910 second pattern haversack from an AEF engineer.

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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