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#350449 07/07/2021 02:36 PM
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Collectors


Lets circle the wagons and show some US!

We can freshen up with a fresh thread and topic! Share new stuff! Old stuff!

Moderator is MR Jerry

A top end guy and collector!

But has not been seen since( A long time)

He is moderator of US on many sites! Has a web base site! A store also!


But like a few of our missing Moderators on this forum!

Its no help to try and bring back German daggers!

You can't replace that knowledge,but you can't just let the boat go around it circles with no drivers!


I see Tanker,Ed and a few who like US and try and add something!

Maybe a little help is in order!

I just hate to see a proud area or areas deserted!

Why do you like US? Or special period!

Is it WW2,WW1,Cival War,all time frames!


Uniforms,medals groupings,swords,what!


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pvon #350450 07/07/2021 02:44 PM
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We could start a Air Corp thread,or A-2 thread, uniforms! Medals! You decide!


This A-2 was Bats Out of Hell, I had!

Air Apache 345th 5th Air Force! Group! 499 group!

Peter E. Taranu

Made 63 bomb runs! 2 ships,3 flag

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pvon #350451 07/07/2021 02:49 PM
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pvon #350591 07/19/2021 09:53 PM
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Ok

I must be getting the ignore button!

Mr Jerry has not been on forum since Dec 4 2020 folks!

Thats what it says!

Anyone ask him if he is coming back!

Here lets talk about US ww2 rubbers while we wait!

Should make a nice discussion!


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pvon #350592 07/19/2021 09:58 PM
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I have 200 pics of quality stuff!

Give me 1 guy and lets get rolling!

Or give it to some one else!

I have no problen with it!

Maybe no one will post anything anyhow!

No one is going to replace Jerry! Too much knowledge!

But!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a thought! NO biggie!


Talking about rubbers sorta fits!

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pvon #350628 07/21/2021 06:30 PM
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This is my US Army presentation sword. Referred to as a President's sword. This is a acid etched Damascus steel blade. Probable manufacture pre WWI. Presented to Major Joseph Kantz from the Jefferson volunteers.

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pvon #350631 07/21/2021 07:24 PM
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Wow what a quality outstanding sword cheers and best, Ryan

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Hello Paul that Bat Outta Hell jacket really pops very very nice!!!! cheers Ryan

pvon #350635 07/21/2021 09:48 PM
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Jim W,

That is one fantastic sword!

pvon #350638 07/22/2021 01:12 AM
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yeah , dam that is nice!

Jim,, why would a officer get such a sword? What is the criteria[?] or were they a type of gift?
What is the grip made of ? A type of bakelite? or??

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The grip is Ivorine, the whole sword is heavily silver plated. I understand these were awarded by Presidents of universities and such. Here is a photo of the dedication. This is the only ac id etched Damascus US sword I have ever seen.

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pvon #351793 09/08/2021 10:08 PM
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Here is something different: A cap badge from Texas A & M from 1940.

It is the US Army prewar officer's cap badge with the A & M initials added across the top.

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