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Article about: Had an absolute great day today. First, i hit a sale and picked up a WWII Navy grouping from a sailor from the USS Biloxi. Included were, various photo's, dog tag, discharge papers, a unifor

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    Great work Jaybone, this is some truly great stuff!
    Ever thinking of selling some of those uniforms, let me know eh...
    Regards
    Finn

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    Nice finds, I like the navy stuff. By the way where are you located? I think I remember reading something about a shallow water diving kit on CL and I live near Grand Rapids, MI. Sounds like an interested piece.

    Alec

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    Thanks guys! Its been really cool seeing what i find from week to week. I think the best part of it is that all of it is coming straight from the Vets estates. Most of it is named, usually there is some sort of grouping, and by being at these guys houses, you really can learn about them personally.

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    Hit a sale today, kind of came up at the last minute. Todays pickups, if anyone has any info to add, feel free, its always welcome.

    German helmet, with intact liner
    German canteen
    German mess kit
    Mauser bayonet and scabbard
    5 nazi arm bands. This was a cool find, as they were tucked inside the mess kit, only to be found when i got home and opened it. Any info on the gold ones?
    2 nazi pins, not sure what they are
    unknown bag

    US Canteen dated 1918, cup and cover
    US gas mask bag
    US Mess kit dated 1944, fork, spoon
    2 theater made trench knives
    2 copies of Infantry journal, addressed to 103rd Division CO, 1945
    Ike jacket and pants, with 103rd Infantry division patch and 45th Division patch on sleeves

    I never thought i would get my hands on any good German stuff, that i could trace back to the War, so I am very pleased.

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    The 'gold' ones are SA/sports related. You have done extremely well !
    The helmet is an M42, and a good one, IMO, even with
    a 10 to 15% decal..................!
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 07-29-2011 at 11:35 PM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hit a couple of small sales today, didnt expect to find much. Ended up doing pretty good.

    US Shovel dated 1944

    48 Star US flag, wool, sewn stars

    British haversack backpack, named to Canadian soldier

    Korean war photo grouping from Army photographer. Managed to find 3 shots of General Macarthur, 2 shots of an A-bomb exploding, and best and certainly not least, an 8x10 photo of Korean War US Ace Joseph Mcconnell, with the photographer.... and its signed! I think that might have been a good score!

    US Canteen and cover, blue porcelain

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    Great finds, if you dont mind me asking how much did the helmet cost?

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    Quote by Jaybone View Post
    Hit a sale today, kind of came up at the last minute. Todays pickups, if anyone has any info to add, feel free, its always welcome.

    German helmet, with intact liner
    German canteen
    German mess kit
    Mauser bayonet and scabbard
    5 nazi arm bands. This was a cool find, as they were tucked inside the mess kit, only to be found when i got home and opened it. Any info on the gold ones?
    2 nazi pins, not sure what they are
    unknown bag

    US Canteen dated 1918, cup and cover
    US gas mask bag
    US Mess kit dated 1944, fork, spoon
    2 theater made trench knives
    2 copies of Infantry journal, addressed to 103rd Division CO, 1945
    Ike jacket and pants, with 103rd Infantry division patch and 45th Division patch on sleeves

    I never thought i would get my hands on any good German stuff, that i could trace back to the War, so I am very pleased.
    Looks like the 2 badges are a Westmark badge, and Hitler youth pin of some kind.

    Mike

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    Quote by thefight View Post
    Great finds, if you dont mind me asking how much did the helmet cost?
    i'd like to keep that on the down low, but believe me, got a great deal, that i couldnt have got anywhere else.



    Only one pickup today, but something pretty cool.

    An 60mm mortar round (US) inert, with tube, dated 1941.

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    Great stuff Jaybone, always fun to see what you picked up. Are all of these estate/garage sales in your area? I am always on the lookout for old military stuff but it only pops up every once in a great while.

    Alec

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