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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original WWI U.S.ARMY MEDICAL CORPS photo 1918 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1923 U.S. Marine Pilot original photo! - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Great pre WWI U.S. MARINE CORPS R.P.P.C. photo post card with uniform variations - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII Coffin box Silver Star medal  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII practice bomb, dated and "Last bomb produced" garage sale find! - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES snapshot of an Aviator 5" X 4" with Tail Number. .. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWI USMC MARINE CORPS in US ARMY 2nd Division uniforms RPPC - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII Purple Heart medal issued to my wife's great uncle K.I.A - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII US NAVY Sailors graffiti on rail car shipping out! - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
nice WWI U.S. ARMY 2nd Division Machine Gun photo - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. NEW INFO about this uniform!! Arm Bands I. The following distinguishing marks for specialists, and individuals detailed for special duties which, on occasion, separate them from their organizations...
  2. very cool, Scott
  3. Thanks, Scott. When the kid told me he had one, my whole idea was to find one and restore it with a fresh paint job...but when he pulled this out from the corner of his garage, I KNEW it was speci...
  4. Manikin...I THINK you are correct! The look like brothers!, Twins or something...same ears, nose, jaw line, etc....
  5. Solver! Thank you SO MUCH for getting me the answers I needed. You have really helped me out so much, amd my wife and I are truly grateful. I hate to be a pain in the ass, but would you ba ab...
  6. Scott...what do I do? Where else can I look, and why can't we find this guy? Harley E. Swartz did exist....all my wife's family has is what I have photos of and posted...I would like to create a sh...
  7. Thanks Scott.... I'm at a dead end too, searching for the information. I googled WWII history of the 71st Infantry division, and that's how I found that they were fighting the Germans in a town ca...
  8. Scott- I thought about that, but these are the reasons why I didn't open the back of the frame... 1- the photo is obviously smaller than the mat, and thus the frame will be useless, and #2, after ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Post WWI for sure....maybe 1930s or early WWII
  14. 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...
  15. 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.....
  16. 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 ...
  17. Thank you for your service and great story!
  18. Thanks Manikin!!
  19. 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...
  20. Thanks Mustangtony!
  21. 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!
  22. 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....
  23. Thanks for the info Chrisnp!
  24. 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...
  25. Posted my collar disc collection! Enjoy
  26. Maybe I should post my collection of WWI collar discs....
  27. This could quite possibly be a Military School cadet, about 1920/1925 I would guess.....
  28. LOL.....Thanks Scott!
  29. 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???
  30. ****NICE*****
  31. 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=&...
  32. 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...
  33. Thanks, Scott!
  34. 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,...
  35. awesome!
  36. nice set up!
  37. Purple Heart IS very NICE!
  38. Soldier with the helmet-thats an early WWII photo, as the helmet liner is the early cardboard "fiber" liner.....
  39. 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...
  40. 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....
  41. "Spruce up"....LOL
  42. Have not seen any posts from you in quite some time! I really enjoy your collections....Hope all is well!! Regards, Todd
  43. Blunderbuss2: it is the Fragil Island, Eniwetok Atoll. Somewhere in the Pacific.... Todd
  44. Thats a great link Scott...I would have missed that my self! Great find!
  45. 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...
  46. Thanks for that Info!!
  47. 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!!
  48. Scott- GREAT photo! I must ask: WHERE did you find this? This would be one of my favorites!
  49. 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...
  50. yes, WWI enlisted mans collar insignia.....
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