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Instant US Airborne Collection

Article about: My area of collection is generally German and Spanish militaria but I picked up this nice lot of US Airborne items at auction. Like most people in this hobby I have an interest in US paratro

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    The caps as described by Smitty

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    The lanyards

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    My biggest obstacle is always lack of space since my war room is stacked top to bottom. I feel the need to display everything so that always presents a problem when it's not a small badge or patch. I did manage to find some space behind the door and near the ceiling.

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    A quick update on this old thread, I have to keep coming up with creative ways to display items as I'm completely out of shelf and wall space. I have a few period Airborne patches I'll probably add to the wall next. Here are the results of my efforts......


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    A very cool grouping Al. I'm glad this for bumped up. I missed it the first time. Semper Fi. Phil

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    Thanks Phil, this airborne lot was a nice pickup for very little money that just panned out by luck. I'm in the process of doing a general rearranging of my collection to make room for a Schutzpolizei uniform coming soon. I don't know how successful I'll be as my war room is very small and packed to the rafters. here is a sneak peek....

    Regards, Al



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    Quote by Aldo View Post
    I'll start with compass wrist watch

    Check for a date on the side.

    See this thread....... post 9

    M-1938 Lensatic Compass - US Army Corp of Engineers - Superior Magneto Corp
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Check for a date on the side.

    See this thread....... post 9

    M-1938 Lensatic Compass - US Army Corp of Engineers - Superior Magneto Corp
    Thank you map, helpful as always. Mine is dated 1944.....


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    Wow, what a fantastic pick up, some lovely history there !
    Regards
    Paul

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