A friend of ours did a little housekeeping and stumbled on to a box of military stuff that had been given to them for a garage sale, some time ago. Knowing that my son was a collector, she passed the box on to him this past weekend. And here are a few photos of my sonís newest treasures!
Photo #1 - An Italian M-33 with some remaining tan paint from service in Africa and the faint remains of a prior stenciling , on a early coat of paint. I posted this photo in another thread on Monday, looking for folks thoughts on what the stencil might be, close up in that thread.
Photo #2 - Left to Right, A sailors cap from the HMS Ledbury, a British minesweeper that served during the gulf war. The hat is peppered with black dots, which I am told are from the oil in the air during the oil field fires in Kuwait; middle, a WWII USMC officerís visor hat; and to the right, a post WWII French Foreign Legion Kepi.
Photo #3 - Three WWII ear Soviet Russian Medals (bottom), Soviet Russian WWII Patriotic War Medal Badge 1st class, Type 3 (top left); and a 1990ís vintage Australian Army cap badge (top right).
Photo #4 - A closer photo of the Soviet Patriotic War Medal.
Photo #5 - An East German insulated canteen and a Soviet era cluster bomb training aid used by the US army for ordinance recognition.
Photo #6 - Center is a WWII practice anti-tank mine that was dug up someplace in the California desert about 20 years ago, and restored. Front left is a 37mm anti-tank round found in the same place as the anti-tank mine, and front right is a WWII US Army training grenade.
Not a bad little box of stuff I think!