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Working on helping a local museum downsize their military items and of course, upsizing ours! Here are some highlights from todays excursion. I expect we will have to make several more trips as my van filled up! These are just a few stand outs and I will also be adding several WWI and Span-Am uniforms to the for sale section as we cannot keep everything and much of it doesn't tie in with out mission. Enjoy this preview!

 

First up a very nice 17th Airborne Ike and trousers with embroidered wings. Scott

 

 

 

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A killer Constab liner. That's it for tonight. Some other highlights included about a dozen WWI uniforms of various units, Several Span-Am uniforms both Army and Navy, A pair of WWII jump boots, several WWI helmets and more... Scott

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I wonder how the people who donated these items feel about the museum getting rid of them.

 

It happens all the time. I've tried to talk people out of donating stuff many times in the past with very little luck. They all think their relatives stuff was gonna be proudly displayed through the next decade or two. :rolleyes:

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It happens all the time. I've tried to talk people out of donating stuff many times in the past with very little luck. They all think their relatives stuff was gonna be proudly displayed through the next decade or two. :rolleyes:

In the case of the guy with the German items, he wanted them to come to us and get displayed. As for the rest, the likelihood of any of them getting displayed at the previous museum was slim to none, so at least we will display them with the families info in most cases at our museum. Its quite common for museums to do transfers or de-accession items. As a side note, why talk people out of donating? Most reputable museums have good intentions and the items will go into rotation. They could sell or give to a collector,and that person will likely take care of the item, but for how long? He or she will inevitably die and then what? Museums are handed down through board members, employee's, etc... So, while it could get traded or sold, it could just as likely be preserved for 100 years or more. Scott

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To save everyone a lot of effort, nothing in this post will be for sale. As it says above, these were just a few of the highlights of the day. Thanks for all of the inquiries and the nice comments. Scott

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