Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
I would really hope that people aren't throwing these things on purpose... I pray that they are just told to toss a pile of boxes and don't have time to search through them.
I've said this before, but the company 1800GOTJUNK is a company that comes to mind... their employees are all high school or college students... and they're paid to quickly clean out spaces. No time to sort through, especially when they're working at a horder's home.
As long as you emphasize to people that you aren't a neo-nazi, etc. It really doesn't hurt to ask!!
My parents recently hired a cleaning lady. The other day she noticed I had an HJ knife laying beside my computer monitor. When she asked me about it I said I collected anything relating to the World Wars. She then proceeded to tell me the story of how her father was a rifleman during the war. He landed on Omaha Beach, fought in Belgium, France, and Germany, she couldn't remember what division he was in. He brought back a bunch of war souvenirs that she said she would give me! Her father died in 2001, and all his stuff is currently at her sister's house. She also had some original film footage from Vietnam that belonged to her ex-husband, who fought on the frontlines for two years before he was wounded. He is now in his 60's. She said the footage is of actual combat, and it was considered "confidential". She is going to bring it next Thursday, 2 days from now, and let me watch it, but warned me that it was pretty gory. That just goes to show that you never know what you will find!
What do you guys think I should do with the shovel?
Part of me wants to just leave it as is and use it while camping and buy one that has been untouched for display.
The other part of me want's to strip the post war paint... makes it look plastic...
I wonder if there is any original paint underneath. If it were me, I would strip it down. The shovels are pretty easy to get a hold of and don't cost that much either.
Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.
Joe, the guy did come through with the M34 helmet, walked in with it about 30 mins ago It is mint AND twice named. I'm a happy bunny. Thread later
HEY !!! That's that damn rabbit that scared the crap outta me at the big dig !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smug little bugger..........