tlmbaran

Illinois

I enjoy US Military history, and have been collecting uniforms since I was a kid. My whole family are military Vets. I like antiques and vintage photos. I also enjoyI enjoy US Military history, and have been collecting uniforms since I was a kid. My whole family are military Vets. I like antiques and vintage photos. I also enjoy old time baseball, the Brooklyn Dodgers, & Chicago Cubs. I also like to collect Mitchell & Ness throwback baseball jerseys and hockey jerseys in my size. I have had my military collectibles on public display at the library, village hall, and have given several presentations at grammar schools about our brave Veterans, and let them hold and wear vintage military uniforms/helmets. I one day hope to open a museum. Donations are ALWAYS welcome!! (Read more)

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WWII P-44 USMC H.B.T. combat fatigue jacket variant buttons = WTF?? - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII USMC snapshot of a young Marine in a camo jacket drinking a beer - Photographsin Photographs
Vietnam U.S.Marines 3rd Marine Division combat helmet @1968 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
collection of Eagle Globe and Anchor US MARINE CORPS cap badges (e.g.a's) WWI to today - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWI U.S.M.C.  Marine Corps Officer grouping RPPC @1918 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWI USMC 2nd division photo and E.G.A. grouping - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Nice WWI  U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division photo - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
post WWI U.S. Army 2nd Division yard long photo 1925 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Pre WWI U.S. Navy Shore Patrol Cavalry???  RPPC - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWI U.S. Army Officer 1st Infantry division with "wound stripe" RPPC - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. Nice collection. I need a bigger basement for my collection. Wish I had a ranch house with a HUGE basement.....the lack of space has curbed me from collecting...unless I start putting full dressed man...
  2. Those are PRE WWI uniforms. Can't say what the doll is or represents. Strange, what is hanging from the pocket button of the SGT, and what does he have in his hand?? Both look like tags, or scraps of...
  3. This photo came in a lot of WWII era photos...also shows this same Marine ckearly in a WWII USMC GREENS dress uniform with 2nd Marine shoulder patch, also wearing WWII Campaign ribbons. Your inpu...
  4. Negative. The hat cord looks black and gold to me (its a bit dusty) but that is more than likely an Army Officers hat. If it were enlisted cavalry the cords would be yellow,- Red for Artillery, Blue f...
  5. Post WWI for sure....maybe 1930s or early WWII
  6. I agree Scott....It all depends on your search criteria... The blue covers do turn up, as do the E.G.A cap badges....the early frames....not so much....you can usually find early WWII USMC frames tha...
  7. Yes- Spike is detachable. This helmet is RARE, and was made by a toy manufacturer for the troops. All the info I have is posted on the listing.....
  8. Yes Scott- Troops from P.A. (usually National Guard ) wore the "key stone" shaped collar disc. They do turn up on Ebay every now and then as well. I do not have one in my collection, but I have seen ...
  9. Thank you for your service and great story!
  10. Thanks Manikin!!
  11. Awesome information Mustangtony! Guy I purchased it from got it at an estate sale & knew nothing about it. Didn't even know it was Marine Corps. He was asking $50, I talked him down to $30....I have n...
  12. Thanks Mustangtony!
  13. Thanks Scott. That disc is on a nice Taylor made 3rd Inf. Div uniform with ribbon bar & shooting badge. Also came with a painted helmet! I would like to see those Regimental Colors!
  14. Thanks Scott- I searched BING for T.A.C.P. and attached the info to my listing. Based on what I found, and the WWII style E.G.A., I am leaning towards Korean War on this flag....
  15. Thanks for the info Chrisnp!
  16. Thanks Scott! Yes, Tank Corps are often faked, and Cavalry Machine Gun, Trench Mortar as well. Issued & worn collar discs should show wear, the treads on the screw post will show wear, and even a...
  17. Posted my collar disc collection! Enjoy
  18. Maybe I should post my collection of WWI collar discs....
  19. This could quite possibly be a Military School cadet, about 1920/1925 I would guess.....
  20. LOL.....Thanks Scott!
  21. QUESTION: Photos on my lap top show being right side up...when I download them to CW, they are sideways....annoying, and how do I fix???
  22. ****NICE*****
  23. Nice photo Scott. I Agree, 89th division. I have seen several variations of the 89th division WWI shoulder patch......here are a few http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=89th+division+patch+wwi&go=&...
  24. Thanks for that info Scott! These Viet Nam fatigues are REALLY becoming collectible! I do have a few sets in my collection. I remember back in the day me & my brother would pick these up at the surplu...
  25. Thanks, Scott!
  26. Thanks for all that GREAT information. Its amazing what came from this post card! And yes, I do believe its the same man, this is no doubt a boot camp photo of him, time period is correct for his age,...
  27. awesome!
  28. nice set up!
  29. Purple Heart IS very NICE!
  30. Soldier with the helmet-thats an early WWII photo, as the helmet liner is the early cardboard "fiber" liner.....
  31. Even though they are common in the collector market, it is still a nice piece, with a great story attached to your dad, and I thank him for his service. Keep this with his belongings, and tell his sto...
  32. Manikin- The Navy has both white & Blue uniforms...always have. Winter months they wear the Blue Uniform, summer months or in tropic areas, they wear the white....
  33. "Spruce up"....LOL
  34. Have not seen any posts from you in quite some time! I really enjoy your collections....Hope all is well!! Regards, Todd
  35. Blunderbuss2: it is the Fragil Island, Eniwetok Atoll. Somewhere in the Pacific.... Todd
  36. Thats a great link Scott...I would have missed that my self! Great find!
  37. Hems303-That is a very good question. Pre WWII the US ARMY ranks were thin. I was a Navy man my self, but if I had to guess, I would say that these are reservest, judging only on the hodge-podge field...
  38. Thanks for that Info!!
  39. How old was he when he went to bootcamp? He is missing the baby face & wet behind the ears look that most bootcamp photos of recruits have.... Thanks for serving!!
  40. Scott- GREAT photo! I must ask: WHERE did you find this? This would be one of my favorites!
  41. Thanks Scott. Being a Navy Vet, I can read both enlisted & officer rank of all branches of service. However, when it comes to Cadet rank, I am lost. I have looked at several old photos of MacArthur, a...
  42. yes, WWI enlisted mans collar insignia.....
  43. Thanks for that great info Scott! Still not a bad buy for $8 bucks! This is staying in my collection!
  44. Thanks Scott....I see these selling on various sites between $125 to $250 dollars.... Amber- what I did was GOOGLE search under "images" civil war Union General CDV...came up with a whole bunch. W...
  45. last photo has what looks to be a WWII German Officer in it...
  46. "the 'Ol Truckster" from Vacation!
  47. looks like several Civil War buttons, and a few WWI buttons as well....NICE!
  48. also, they way the pins appear to be just stuck on randomly, without being "squared away", leads me to believe that they are photographer's props....
  49. I have seen sailors with USMC badges (usually Corpsmen) but never Army badges/insignia unless it was prior service....(usually ribbons, and this was back when I was in the Navy)
  50. i love it! lucky you!!
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