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Aussie Issue Blanket

Article about: G'day All Thought I'd post a mundane item for you I haven't seen too many of these here south and especially with a tag. Funny thing is that this was somehow found in Ventura county Californ

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    G'day All

    Thought I'd post a mundane item for you
    I haven't seen too many of these here south and especially with a tag.
    Funny thing is that this was somehow found in Ventura county California and has now found it's way back to it's native Victoria,
    I love that
    Regards
    René

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    Army blankets were good well made items that saw long service after the war with families who bought them either as surplus or via Fathers who brought them home as a practical souvenir in the years of shortages and rationing which continued in many countries after the war.

    Nice item.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Our army still used that pattern until late 1970s when replaced by new pink/brown with blue stripes type-the old grey ones were getting pretty thin by then-I first used them in 1975 school cadets camp at Burlong Camp, Northam WA-bloody cold there in early August on a canvas stretcher in a draughty tin hut!

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Our army still used that pattern until late 1970s when replaced by new pink/brown with blue stripes type-the old grey ones were getting pretty thin by then-I first used them in 1975 school cadets camp at Burlong Camp, Northam WA-bloody cold there in early August on a canvas stretcher in a draughty tin hut!
    hehehe Thanks Lithgow
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    hehehe Thanks Lithgow
    I like how you reply to him from a year ago.
    Cool blanket, though. I imagine clothe items such as these didn't make it too long?

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    Quote by Blitzkrieg Bop View Post
    I like how you reply to him from a year ago.
    Cool blanket, though. I imagine clothe items such as these didn't make it too long?
    Hey when you post so many posts it's a little tricky to keep track of them all
    Regards
    René

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    I actually found a similair one here in the suburbs of Chicago at a garage sale. The owner was getting rid of her father's militaria ( a WW2 and KW Army Reservist Major). I picked up his KW field shirt, trousers and cap- but his older memorbilia was too much for me... "Its WW2, so it must be worth alot!"

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    Quote by artur95 View Post
    I actually found a similair one here in the suburbs of Chicago at a garage sale. The owner was getting rid of her father's militaria ( a WW2 and KW Army Reservist Major). I picked up his KW field shirt, trousers and cap- but his older memorbilia was too much for me... "Its WW2, so it must be worth alot!"
    Nice can you post a pic, Thanks for your reply artur95
    Regards
    René

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    Unfortunately, at $40 I passed it up. But for over 15 minutes I was studying it- just imagining how this could have been brought back from the war.
    I do have a few SA pieces from the war though.

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    Quote by artur95 View Post
    Unfortunately, at $40 I passed it up. But for over 15 minutes I was studying it- just imagining how this could have been brought back from the war.
    I do have a few SA pieces from the war though.
    Oh well $40 is a bit rich so fair enough
    By SA do you mean South African or South Australian? or other?
    Regards
    René

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