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  2. Found this neat photo of a P-51. There appears to a C-47 behind it and a C-54 in the background. Am thinking it now belongs to a South American Country. Argentina? Tail # 476156 There is another winged logo below the canopy, but it is pretty faint in the photo. Possible ID what country it flew for?
  3. Very interesting. I've never seen a large one like that. I and several others around here have hankie sized things like this with 6 alternating flags. We never came up with exactly what they were for. I believe my Uncle AJ said he got the one he gave me while serving in North Africa 1942-43. Mikie
  4. Thank you Dennis & Mikie for your comments. I was debating about putting up some more pics. Semper Fi. Manny
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  6. Thanks. These are the only photos of Germans. Others are sailors,ships,shrines. I have no idea what is written on the photos. Rich A. in Pa.
  7. Ciao, These are 2 gas mask "Polivalente" container. I found these 2 box during my excursion in Great War battlefield. The world pianted are a sad warning: CHI LEVA LA MASCHERA MUORE - TENETELA SEMPRE CON VOI! whoever removes the mask dies - always keep it with you! Nr.1 Nr.2 8mm bullet hole... made by Austro-Hungarian rifle or machine gun. Alpenstock (mointain stik) hole Web image:
  8. Wood is ok avoid pine and other sap producing woods such as cedar.Just because woods say kiln dried doesn't mean the won't still leak sap!Also about every quarter of a year rotate the flags a bit,it is best that textiles do not sit in the same stationary position for long periods of time.
  9. It is difficult to place a value of any kind on this flag as the photograph only shows half of it. There is no way of telling the condition on the other half, or what might be written there, so no reasonable value could be determined. Returning flags to Japan is an interesting proposal as many examples that end up in the hands of U.S. collectors today are actually coming from sellers in Japan. The perception of this is a bit of an oxymoron. Some Japanese members in government have attempted to pass legislation to ban the sale of good luck flags, etc. on public auction sites in Japan in an effort to thwart the continued sale of these war souvenirs. As noted by Bob, groups in the U.S. have been more successful in having eBay, prevent some of these items from ever coming to auction. Another item that I have not seen offered on eBay in quite some time are senninbari (small toy 1000 stitch belts for G.I. Joe collectors are sometimes offered. I see that as another irony!) Anyone who wants to send a flag back to Japan should be able to do so, however, it's very difficult to find an actual family member (they do sometimes locate the family). If no family member is sourced, the flags are sometimes sent to a local shrine, if that can be identified; with no shrine or temple seal, that too is highly unlikely. Otherwise, I'm not sure where these "returned" items go. A movement has evolved over the last few years to place them into what are called, "peace" museums. Mike
  10. Thanks for the translation. I think these are probably way to small for a 75 mm shell. They only measure about 5/8" across at the threads and about 3/4" across at the end. Total length end to end about 1 1/4"
  11. The bag says Type 41 Mountain Gun, so I assume the plugs are for 75mm artillery shells. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_41_75_mm_mountain_gun
  12. They are indeed protective plugs for various sized rounds. They were removed when fuses were inserted. I'm sure someone will be along to tell you what size round these might have been used for. I have a few for a Type 89 knee mortar round that are much smaller in size.
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  14. I have a small cotton bag with Japanese characters and a pair of crossed cannons stamped on it. Inside were seven small bakelite threaded plugs. Picked up at an estate sale many years ago. I was told by the Seller these were a Vet pick up from Attu Island during WW2. Another buyer at the sale stated he thought they were protective plugs for Japanese antiaircraft rounds. They were removed and the fuses screwed in. Can anyone confirm that? They measure about 20mm at the widest point and about 33mm long. Thanks in advance for your help.
  15. Rich, well you got me drooling 😉 Not only an interesting on the level of HJ visiting Japan,but also those white uniforms are RARE!
  16. I would say the answer is in the type of textile....was this style of flag made ( I am assuming 1934 or later) in such a cloth as yours is?
  17. As I have said before at this site everyday is a school day.
  18. I would like to first state very cool,looks like you have put a lot of thought into the display! Now a word of caution,some of the cloth appears to be in contact with the pvc pipe.Be advised over a bit of time the chemicals in pvc will do some damage to a textile.
  19. Yes, this is an odd green color that was worn by most policemen during this time period. The rural police of the Landgendarmerie wore dark green (dunkelgrunem Tuch) uniforms with gold buttons, blue (kornblumenblau) collar tabs, and red (rotem Vorstoffen) piping. They also wore a gray-green Summer jacket after 1914. Leather was brown and continued so until the end of WWII. At any rate the Gendarmerie became the Landjaegerei in June of 1920 and the green color cloth was then described as dark green (dunkelgrunem Tuch) in the 11 October 1926 new orders. Metal bits (i.e. buttons, buckles, Tschako trim, etc.) were to be gold color. This "Police green" (polizeigrune) color was worn by many uniformed law enforcement officers until the language changed again after 17 August 1933 with the introduction of new uniforms in "helgrunem Tuch" for the Landespolizei-Gruppe Wecke z.b.V. (LPG Hermann Goring). The new uniform cap Police Eagle (Mutzenadler) seen above on this cap was ordered by the Prussian Police in 1934/36. All headgear was ordered to have the National b/r/w/ cockade and NS Police eagle after 4 April 1936. So a slow evolution to the green color that we think of today.
  20. Thanks very much for this hint, Gil. I haven´t thought of the Phillipine origin yet. I found this pocket hanger several years ago at a local flea market in a box among tons of colored and subdued worn 8th InfDiv SSI, "US ARMY" and name tags.
  21. Well Done Manny. That's really great work.
  22. It was from a museum in Connecticut but were they souvenirs For GIs or really for German/Italian axis?
  23. 2 photos from a Japanese W.W.2 sailor's photo album. Rich A. in Pa.
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