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This wasnt my latest acquisition but one worth mentioning. I decided to play a local par three golf course after work and passed buy the local flea market. It was Wed or Tue and you know how they boom in the middle of the week!! There were 2 people set up in the front parking lot and look what was on the ground under one of the tables. A mint original D-Day invasion vest. The guy wanted $30.00 for it and I asked him if he would take $25.00, yes I know I should be shot for that lol. I remember the lady set up beside him said "That thing should be worth more than that" neither had a clue as to what it was. Needless to say I couldnt get the money out of my wallet fast enough.

This was 11-12 years ago. It sold for $1,250 at the SOS to the costume director for Saving Private Ryan.

I have pics but the files were to large to download.

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Where was the flea market? I just posted in another thread about how as a kid I passed by a bunch of these at a flea market...

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Where was the flea market? I just posted in another thread about how as a kid I passed by a bunch of these at a flea market...

Roanoke, Va. about 30 miles from Bedford. I just recenty found out that one of my friends had 3 great Uncles that were part of the Bedford Boys. I would love to get into the attic of those houses.

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