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Fellow members I have been reading Robert’s posts for years, learned a great deal from his experience, knowledge and wit. I have made better purchases as a result of what I have gained from his expertise, and feel my collection and my experience as a collector are better as a result Robert’s contributions to the forum.

 

Last week at the SOS Robert provided me the luxury of spending several hours over a couple days together reviewing some of my medal collection, he and I did some buying and selling, etc...

 

Fair, honorable, trustworthy are all appropriate adjectives to describe how Robert conducts his business, but it was Robert’s manner, the way he treated people that really stood out to me.

 

Robert has a way (gift) of connecting with people that is very disarming, welcoming, and instills a sense of calm/confidence. Robert treats everybody with a smile, dignity, and respect no matter the nature of the conversation/topic; a $5 item or $5k item, young, old, rookie, or expert. Robert’s manner is unwavering, he speaks (and listens) to everybody the way you might imagine he would his mother, certainly the way I want/expect others to treat my mom, and admittedly fail to do at times.

Thank you Robert for the example you set, the knowledge you so generously share, the wit, smiles, and kind consideration you unbiasedly show all those fortunate enough to spend time with you.


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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I second that.

 

Robert is one of the finest contributors to the field of Militaria I have had the pleasure to meet over the past 40 years.


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I couldn´t agree more.

 

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Robert, are you buying us all lunch for this nice talk? haha.

 

I will say that on more than one occasion i have driven six hours round trip just to have lunch with Robert. Each time a worthwhile and insightful meal (and he even paid)


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I only know Robert from this Forum for 8 - 9 years but he is always helpful and I've even sold him a few things :D Richard another old guy.


Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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I got to speak to him for the first time face to face at the show. A top notch guy and plan to do business with him in the future. A great guy.


Wanted: Missouri Medals

 

I am always in search of Missouri Medals and Items. This could be anything from WW1, WW2, Prisoners of War, Ephemera, or anything pertaining to Missourians.

 

I thank you for your time and consideration.

 

-Without a witness, they just disappear.-

 

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Robert, are you buying us all lunch for this nice talk? haha.

 

I will say that on more than one occasion i have driven six hours round trip just to have lunch with Robert. Each time a worthwhile and insightful meal (and he even paid)

Dwight sold out much cheaper...only 4 cans of Diet Pepsi...

Always Buying...Medals...Patches...Wings... Singles or Groups...Top Cash Paid!!!

My Website...http://www.purpleheartsnorthcarolina.com/

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I have known Robert for many years, going back along way...I would run into him at shows many moons ago. He is a stand out guy. Nothing but good to say. Wealth of knowledge, absolutely agree with his gift for conversation, whether he is talking to a 13 year old or a 85 year old. He has the gift of conversation for sure. Thanks Robert! you have answered many questions for all no matter how trivial. An asset to the forum and the collecting community. Regards!



Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Dittos on all the comments made about Robert Wilson - I'll add "A Prince of a guy!" A super knowledgeable militaria/medal dealer-and a collector himself. Always willing to share. Good on ya, Robert!


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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None better than Robert. Fair as could be. Dave

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Always enjoying seeing Robert at the SOS every year and occasionally an OMSA convention. He loves show and tell and will actually let you look at everything up close without having to provide a financial statement showing your ability to buy an item like some people do :)

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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We are proud to have this Southern gentleman using his charm and smarts to help keep this forum the way y'all like it to operate. We are all lucky he apparently never sleeps. Are you going to the Pomona show this year?



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First time at the SOS and first time meeting Robert- very much the gentleman and enjoyed the chat.


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We are proud to have this Southern gentleman using his charm and smarts to help keep this forum the way y'all like it to operate. We are all lucky he apparently never sleeps. Are you going to the Pomona show this year?

Yes Sir...

Always Buying...Medals...Patches...Wings... Singles or Groups...Top Cash Paid!!!

My Website...http://www.purpleheartsnorthcarolina.com/

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