Chrisnp

The Great Northwestern United States

**Please ask before reposting my pictures. I will almost always agree to it** I'm a militaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1920, with an ephasis on**Please ask before reposting my pictures. I will almost always agree to it** I'm a militaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1920, with an ephasis on WWI and a particular interest in the WWI Interallied Victory Medal series. I'm also interested in WWI British Army cap badges. Another aspect of my collecting is the acquisition of firearms, swords and accessories from this same ’61 to ’20 era. I’m a retired Army Warrant Officer with a lifelong interest in the lives of soldiers of the past, and the items they used and wore. I’ve been collecting militaria for over 40 years now, and enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as well as continuing to learn from others. (Read more)

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Four More WWI Victory Medals - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
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OPA Tokens - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWI Allied Occupation Currency for Italy - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
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WWI Victory Medal with Defensive Sector Clasp and Box - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1961 Dennis the Menace Cereal Spoon - Kitchenin Kitchen
Odd Locket Containing Wax - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. The use of crossed rifles would almost certainly date it to post 1875. Prior to that, the US military used a circular bugle or hunting horn for infantry. I don't think military schools or militia wo...
  2. Militarist, I did think of that also. The planchet is matches the size and thickness of the ones that I know are issue, and it does not seem to be die cast. It does not seem to be a Studley. Thanks ...
  3. You are probably right about that elanski. Thanks for the loves and like vintagelamp, lisa, valentino97, fortapache, elanski, Brunswick, blunder, Militarist, officialfuel, racer4four, and Efesgirl.
  4. Thanks for the loves and like SpiritBear, vintagelamp, Brunswick, fortapache, elanski, Militarist, blunder and vetraio50.
  5. Thanks for the love SpiritBear, ttomtucker, vintagelamp, fortapache, elanski, blunder, officialfuel, racer4four and vetraio50
  6. That may be a good thing. The ones with something stamped on the blade would almost certainly be modern/factory made. If you want to risk it, you could examine the tang. That's where a Japanese swo...
  7. That would be a shirasaya wakizashi. A wakizashi is a short sword, often worn as a set with the longer katana sword by samurai. A shirasaya is a plain wood grip and scabbard, it was mainly used to...
  8. Google "WWII B-4 Garment bag", and you'll find them with number of minor variations. I don't know if yours was "issue" or "private purchase" - but with the artwork, it's definitely a keeper!
  9. I believe this is a "Kutmaster" M3 style civilian sheath knife. Kutmaster was a trademark name owned by Utica Cutlery company. During WWII, Utica made the M3 fighting knife and M4 bayonet for the US...
  10. Thanks for the love Designer, ho2cultcha, sanhardin, chrissylovescats (so do I), Nicefice, vintagelamp, Militarist, officialfuel, usedcarlady, Manikin, blunder, Longings, ttomtucker, racer4four and fo...
  11. Ah you bet me to it Scott!
  12. That's Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, with his Chinese National Revolutionary Army behind him. The big clue is the insignia of the Kuomintang on the tank turret, and you can see it again on the flag a...
  13. The one with the three stars, crescent and anchor might be Turkish. I have not found an exact match for it, but the Turks had one nearly identical but only one star.
  14. I have only heard the number of rings in association with the 1860 Staff and Field officer's sword. However, since Horstmann made those swords as well as fraternal swords, it would not be unreasonabl...
  15. you are probably right about the date range, Scott. My wider figures are just based on the "...& Sons" marking. I'm using Bezder's American Swords and Sword Makers as a reference. Chris
  16. wow - I can't type today! Anyway, the material in the handle could also be bone.
  17. sorry, that likk didn't work rignt, but if you look up "Knights_Templar (Freemasonry)" in Wikipedia, you will see their insignia
  18. I'm pretty sure this is a ceremonial sword from a fraternal society, and based on the "In Hoc Signo Vinces" (in this, conquer) inscription I think this is the Masonic Order known as the Knights Templa...
  19. Interesting as it is posed the same as the famous 1975 painting "Prayer at Valley Forge" by Arnold Friberg. http://healdsburg-freemason.com/the-prayer-at-valley-forge/ I did a bit more looking ...
  20. Interesting piece! I wonder why someone filled the fluted section with metal (compare with the one at the URL. Both have only three digit serials. Makes me wonder how many were made. Blunder, my ...
  21. The extra barrel and tripod for the M60 wasn't much fun either ;(
  22. I think the Army (probably the Marines too) used a lot of empty ammo cans for first aid containers in vehicles. I remember seeing it still being done when I was a young soldier in the late 70s (This ...
  23. I used to have one of these - same manufacture and scabbard - before I decided to focus on an earlier era and traded/sold off my WWII stuff to buy earlier stuff. I wish I held on to my machete.
  24. well, the dates are WWII, no telling if this was made later
  25. yep, WWII. What size is this?
  26. Wow, not much to go on that I can see. I am thinking early after America's involvement. The ribbons and badges that would proliferate at the end of the war are not much in evidence. I THINK the gaite...
  27. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, nutsabotas6, fortapache, ttomtucker, officialfuel and blunder
  28. Thanks for the comments, and thanks for the love racer4four, EJW-54, vintagelamp, elanski, fortapache, nutsabotas6, Manikin, rucklczglass, Brunswick, officialfuel, blunder, vetraio50 and valentino97
  29. The Eagle, Globe and Anchor - or "EGA" is the insignia of the United States Marine Corps.
  30. Thanks for the history lesson!
  31. Thanks for the info Davy. And thanks for the love valentino97, martika, racer4four, aura, kyratango and Efesgirl
  32. Thanks Vintagelamp. I am tempted to post my "Moo-Cow creamer". And thanks for the love vintagelamp, SEAN68, crswerner, sugargirl and racer4four
  33. Thanks for the love blunder, ttomtucker, kennethleblanc, vetraio50, kerry10456, racer4four, Manikin and officialfuel.
  34. You'll want to scroll down to the detailed pictures Chris
  35. Looks like a British WWI Gas Mask Bag. Here's an example: http://www.aef-doughboys.com/smallboxres.html
  36. Actually the hunting horn appears in many British infantry regimental badges, so don't get misled. This has nothing to do with military bands. It does look like the insignia of the 6th Battalion, Kin...
  37. Clearly what you need are more caps!
  38. French Air Force Pilots Badge
  39. Thanks for the Loves, the the Like and the comments Designer, SEAN68, Lady_Picker, leighannrn, mtg75, sanhardin, AntigueToys, crswerner, Beachbum58, Tanni, ho2cultcha, Collectomaniac, sugargirl, valen...
  40. Is solid perfume still "a thing", or does that date this item to a certain time?
  41. Wow, nine loves in 14 hours! Thanks fortapache, usedcarlady, RonM, Longings, kerry10456, aura, officialfuel, Manikin, GeodeJem and Efesgirl. I really loved re-discovering this item at my mom's p...
  42. I had no idea "solid perfume" existed!
  43. WWI Zeppelin raids on the UK didn't happen till after the postmark on this card. Zeppelins did bomb Liege Belgium on August 6th 1914, and bombed Antwerp on 25 August and 2 September 1914.
  44. It's the insignia of the 2nd Air Force, US Army Air Corps
  45. Well, I'm only guessing about occupation duty. Maybe he never made it out of the States. Anyway, the aluminum confirms it's not a very early dog tag. I should not have said aluminum equals warti...
  46. Yep, aluminum was a wartime dog tag
  47. Sorry for the multiple entries but I keep thinking of stuff to add. There were multiple drafts during WWI, but only the last one was extended to include men as old as 45. That draft happened in Se...
  48. I should add that the WWI draft ended in 1919 and the post-WWI occupation of Germany went until 1923, so draftees were still on duty when the R prefix began in 1920. Although all men aged 18 to 4...
  49. Although soldiers wore ID tags earlier, they were not standardized until 1906. Your ID tag seems to be the typical WWI dog tag. Is it aluminum or a heavier metal? Also, the R. prefix on serial numb...
  50. Thanks Blunder for the correction. pglenn1970, I strongly suspect the 1827 year you mention is the year of manufacture, and not the model year. The military didn't scrap muskets anywhere near...
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