Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

New flea market field gear finds

Article about: Hi guys, I have been away on vacation for the past few days in North Carolina. I always find good stuff when I go home. My finds over the weekend included a nice Navy jumper, a boxed and dat

  1. #1

    Default New flea market field gear finds

    Hi guys,

    I have been away on vacation for the past few days in North Carolina. I always find good stuff when I go home. My finds over the weekend included a nice Navy jumper, a boxed and dated National Defense medal, a 1918 2nd assistant BAR cartridge belt, a named 1942 canteen and cover in great condition, and a rather large book that details every WWII veteran from the county where my family is from. I only spent $35. Gotta love flea markets.

    Here is the belt and canteen. The cover seems to have a maker or something stitched or stamped into it. Am I crazy or is it actually a maker's mark?

    Mo
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2128.jpg 
Views:	83 
Size:	263.6 KB 
ID:	270693   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2124.jpg 
Views:	74 
Size:	246.3 KB 
ID:	270694  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2133.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	248.0 KB 
ID:	270695   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2132.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	251.4 KB 
ID:	270696  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2130.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	247.2 KB 
ID:	270697   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2135.jpg 
Views:	73 
Size:	244.8 KB 
ID:	270698  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2126.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	263.3 KB 
ID:	270699   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2137.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	247.4 KB 
ID:	270700  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2134.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	247.7 KB 
ID:	270701   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2127.jpg 
Views:	85 
Size:	250.0 KB 
ID:	270702  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2136.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	245.0 KB 
ID:	270703   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2125.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	253.8 KB 
ID:	270704  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2129.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	266.8 KB 
ID:	270705  

  2. #2

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    brilliant finds there nice to have them named to a balik thanks for sharing

  3. #3

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    Quote by talltom View Post
    brilliant finds there nice to have them named to a balik thanks for sharing
    Thanks Tom! I should clarify though, that these were found separately. Only the canteen is named.

    A quick search of his name at the archives site brings up two potential matches. One of them, an Albert Balik, was sent to the Philippines in 1940. The other man, Andrew Balik, was drafted in 1941 before Pearl Harbor. I hate that there are two matches.

  4. #4

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    What a great haul of goodies.......gotta love those flea markets!

  5. #5
    ?

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    Nice finds. The canteen cover is great. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

  6. #6
    4md
    4md is offline
    ?

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    nice finds at a flea market, my local flea market only has plants and old videos

  7. #7

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    Hey Mo - Lol, you almost did as well as Rich usually does !

    Can't beat the price though. It's like getting the canteen,
    medal and jumper for free.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

  8. #8

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    Thanks for the kind words, guys. Yea, the canteen was what I was the most excited about. Early covers in this kind of condition are a little more difficult to come by. A WWI BAR belt isn't all too common either, from what I hear. Does 9-1918 mean September of 1918?

    I would like to start a thread on the book I found to be dedicated to the member of my family who served in WWII. My great grandfather is listed in it, although there are only a couple of sentences about him. All I know is that he was drafted in June of 1942 and served with the Merchant Marines.

    One of these days I will also hit up the Waterford flea market. I have found all sorts of things there.

  9. #9

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    Quote by 4md View Post
    nice finds at a flea market, my local flea market only has plants and old videos
    And cellphones, same here mate.

  10. #10

    Default Re: New flea market field gear finds

    Awesome! I like the BAR ammo belt

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Flea Market Finds

    In Attic & Old Barn Finds
    12-04-2017, 04:31 PM
  2. Flea market finds of the day

    In Attic & Old Barn Finds
    07-18-2013, 12:12 PM
  3. Flea market finds

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    08-22-2011, 04:12 AM
  4. flea market finds

    In Ordnance and ammo
    10-19-2009, 03:23 PM
  5. Flea market finds

    In Discussions
    08-25-2009, 12:14 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •