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I picked up these recently and thought I would share. Pigeon material is pretty cool and not all that easy to find (for me at least)

 

Would love to see more of it if you guys have something to share.

 

Thanks

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Thanks for sharing! Is that a collar brass? For pigeon handlers in the Signal Corps? Super cool! Never knew these were around! I knew they used pigeons, but never thought of the handlers being actually pigeon specialists! :) I would suppose those are kind of rare?


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Eric,

 

Very nice! I have never seen items like these. They must be extremely rare. Thanks for posting.

 

...Kat


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Those are really great! Having them in your collection is quite a feather in your cap.

 

Mikie


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Robert,

 

Love your patch on the blanket as well (which is different from mine).

 

If you could show it again here that would be awesome

 

Thank you


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Awesome stuff! that collar disc and patch are really cool! Never seen anything like that before.

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Eric

 

Excellent pickup! Thanks for sharing.

 

Tony


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Eric,

 

You have been definitely acquiring some rare animal related militaria!

 

Never heard of the WWI pigeon items. Congrats,

 

Kurt


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Very nice, I have some cages, but never seen the patch or brass before. The sweetheart is really SWEET!

Thanks for posting them.

BKW

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Great piece Robert. Thank you. I have never seen one for sale.


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Are both of these WW2 ? Richard


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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As someone who researches and writes about the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pigeon Service, I must congratulate you on this amazing, coo find!

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A letter home from Laurence Klann 36257598 1308 Signal Pigeon co [avn] Gulfport, Mississippi dated

 

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That is super cool Dave. Love the illustration. Thanks for sharing it.

 

Anyone else?


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Very nice and something that’s rarely seen.

 

Marty

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