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Finds in the GARBAGE!

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    Quote by Bond View Post
    In a related topic, this SD M42 SS was found in a rubbish skip, before being sold to a local dealer, from whom I purchased it. No longer in my collection, now owned by Dave, a member here.

    Regards and good luck with finding more items.

    Jerry
    I think stumbling across this would be everyone here's dream! If the one who threw it away later discovered it's value, they'd be pretty gutted I imagine...

    Mat

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    i commend you for bringing history to life with the younger generation, but with me it would be a look and feel but not wear policy
    Thanks for the comment, and I appreciate your concern!

    I really try to be as careful as possible. Since my collection has grown, I don't plan on bringing in my prized pieces into the classroom anymore. I have an American OCD helmet ($20), a Japanese civil defense helmet ($100), a Vietnam issue US M1 helmet, etc. that I can bring in instead of my American front seam/ fixed bale, my Japanese Type 90, etc.

    I try to pass around each item one at a time, and I walk around the room following the item as it's passed along. The medals, etc. I plan to bring in wont leave their cases, etc.

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    I sent out one of the M1 front seam/ fixed bale M1 steel pots I found in the trash to helmet restorer. I had it made up to honor my best friend's grandpa, who served in the Navy as a radioman. My friend is THRILLED about the helmet!

    Here is the end result:

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    This is how he decided to displace the helmet and patch I got for him. I am honored that I could do this for him and really so pleased that he likes it.


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    These came in with the trash yesterday. I'm assuming that they're musket parts... but are they old (U.S. Civil War, for example?) or are they modern parts?












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    No standard short bayonet,note the fuller stops before tip..cut downs run straight through the tip

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    No standard short bayonet,note the fuller stops before tip..cut downs run straight through the tip
    Thanks for the response, Torch. But you missed about 10+ pages of this thread...

    Here are my latest garbage finds!







    I wish I had a metal helmet when I was a kid... the plastic stuff nowadays *****!

    Not entirely sure what this flag is from... ti seems to be made of a felt like material.




    I'm afriad these campaign buttons are repros. They have "AO-1972"

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    Nice finds! I like the child's helmet.

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    This thread is a dream...Thank you Gizmo!!

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    Someone threw out a bust of F.D.R.! I believe it to be a made in China jobber, but still a cool little addition to my collection none the less! It fits in perfectly with the authentic F.D.R. Campaign poster I have.





    News about the Iwo Jima Japanese Type90 helmet coming soon!

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