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1907-1968 eBay chevrons board - lucky me! Yes?


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:rolleyes: "GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS!" Went to eBay and for under Ten U.S. Dollars (US$10.00) final bid including postage, won a beautiful board full of chevrons of the Army of the United States, dating as far back as 1907 up to 1968 or so? Believe it or not? I am scanning each item to show details better. I am not selling it, hoever, in the future might donate it to the Smithsonian or some other government museum prepared to handle such contributions. I had a good friend who wanted his collection to go to the Naval Historical Center at the Washington Navy Yard's museum in Washington, D.C. He passed on and his daughters asked around who could sell his collection, they must have known his final wishes about disposing of his collection, you'd think so, no? :rolleyes: Sarge Booker of Tujunga (hhbooker2@yahoo.com) POST SCRIPT: I plan to share these images so when someone goes to GOOGLE in "Chevrons" as a subject in their search, something will be there for them to see, something that is not so small or they are prohibited from taking the image for their own picture files. If any eBay seller wants, I can send them a FREE CD they can duplicate and sell CDs of Chevrons on eBay and keep the profits - I just want this stuff to reach more collectors and researchers, its the least we can do for others! :rolleyes:

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Sarge, donating it to ANY museum is probably the worst thing you can do, as something like this would be stashed/stored away and then later sold, as it doesn't have 'historical' value to musuems such as it is. Sad but true. Museums nowadays are suffering under fiscal issues just like everything else, many are closing or reducing their collections.

 

Realistically, selling it here on the forums and then donating the proceeds to the musuem of your choice is probably, IMO, a better course of action.

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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have to agree with Jason G on this one. nice grab, though

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Honestly, in my experience, a collection like the one shown really does not have the rarity or historical significance for most military museums of any size to accept as a donation. Museums have enough problems caring for their existing collections. Adding something of that quality would not make sense. Unless there is some provenence that goes along along with those chevrons to interest a particular museum, I don't think any would take them for the collection, especially the Smithsonian.

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;) JASON: Don't know? All of my dealings with museums have been positive and they assured me they'd let me know if they could not use my proposed donation. As I am not a seller/dealer, it is not part of my make-up to sell anything, I prefer to give things away. Problem is, if I give things away, like I gave one collector a large ammount of stuff, others were unhappy they did not get to have something also? One time I ran an ad in the A.S.M.I.C. Newsletter saying I'd give insignia free to the first person to write and turns out that not everyone got their copy of the publication same time and I'd hear from people after I gave things away saying it was unfair to them? As far as institutions suffering from lack of funds, never bought into that as government always like to "cry poverty" like some rich folks who claim they are necoming poor when they are not. Like teachers claiming to be underpaid - I became a teacher and got US$75,000.00-PLUS a year to start and taught on the track system and was six weeks off at a time with full pay - don't believe people working in the service industry pull down that much money? Museums used to be FREE and now they charge, how did they make it before and they did not try to tell us they were broke? Maybe I can go to a VFW or American Legion post and give it to them? ;) Sarge Booker (hhbooker2@yahoo.com)

 

 

Sarge, donating it to ANY museum is probably the worst thing you can do, as something like this would be stashed/stored away and then later sold, as it doesn't have 'historical' value to musuems such as it is. Sad but true. Museums nowadays are suffering under fiscal issues just like everything else, many are closing or reducing their collections.

 

Realistically, selling it here on the forums and then donating the proceeds to the musuem of your choice is probably, IMO, a better course of action.

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:o Guess then I shall have to stop by a Veterans of Foreign Wars or an American Leion Post and see if they'll accept it to display in their place? :D

 

 

Honestly, in my experience, a collection like the one shown really does not have the rarity or historical significance for most military museums of any size to accept as a donation. Museums have enough problems caring for their existing collections. Adding something of that quality would not make sense. Unless there is some provenence that goes along along with those chevrons to interest a particular museum, I don't think any would take them for the collection, especially the Smithsonian.

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The VFW/Legion would be a nice place, I think. As far as collectors squabbling over free stuff, well, you can't please EVERYone, that's for sure. It was nice that you tried but, hey, such is the way of things. I don't get to buy stuff on here because other folks got it before me, I don't complain about it because 'fair is fair' in my opinion.

 

I think what you do is great, BTW. I'd go the Legion/VFW route. OR, even one of our younger collectors on the forum, to start or add to a new collection!

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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Way to go, Sarge!

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:think: JASON: Quite right, VFW or American Legion, if I gave to a younger person, only one person would benefit, but to the veteran group many benefit! :think: Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California (hhbooker2@yahoo.com)

 

 

The VFW/Legion would be a nice place, I think. As far as collectors squabbling over free stuff, well, you can't please EVERYone, that's for sure. It was nice that you tried but, hey, such is the way of things. I don't get to buy stuff on here because other folks got it before me, I don't complain about it because 'fair is fair' in my opinion.

 

I think what you do is great, BTW. I'd go the Legion/VFW route. OR, even one of our younger collectors on the forum, to start or add to a new collection!

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I'm not too worried about my small, humble, collection, when I "Head out for the Happy Hunting Grounds", my son knows pretty much what it's all worth more or less. My darling wife on the other hand would probably say to some sleazy, questionable collector, "Oh no, I couldn't take any money for his collection, I'm sure he'd want you to have it, and it only clutters up the room and smells funny anyway". :w00t:

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:ermm: D.A.T.: So true! I've seen that scene play out in the past. Sad, but true, so true! :ermm:

 

 

I'm not too worried about my small, humble, collection, when I "Head out for the Happy Hunting Grounds", my son knows pretty much what it's all worth more or less. My darling wife on the other hand would probably say to some sleazy, questionable collector, "Oh no, I couldn't take any money for his collection, I'm sure he'd want you to have it, and it only clutters up the room and smells funny anyway". :w00t:

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