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Brian Keith

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  1. Thanks for everyone's help with this! This discussion has been interesting. BKW
  2. A buddy has this Japanese pin a relative brought back from Okinawa after WWII. Can anybody ID it? I don’t think it is actually military. It might say something like “Buy Buster Brown Shoes”. It is about 1 inch in diameter. Thanks in advance, BKW
  3. Interesting thread, Thanks for posting it. BKW
  4. Very Good, Thank-you for you informative response! Much appreciated! Best Regards, BKW
  5. Thanks for your comments, yes, a fuzzy feel to it. Best Regards, BKW
  6. Good looking helmet. BKW
  7. Here is a field cap in the collection of a museum I’m associated with. It appears to be made from some type of paper material. I haven’t been able to identify the insignia; it doesn’t appear to be Civil Defense. Maybe a school? The paper chin strap is broken and missing, the buttons are plane green metal. I’ve included a shot of the paper label, I hope someone can tell us what this interesting cap is. It was a souvenir of a US Navy CB who did serve in Japan after the war. As you can see, this material is very fragile; I doubt many have survived these past 75 years. Thanks for looking and
  8. Here is a Navy field cap in the collection of a museum I’m associated with. I think it is a very nice example. I haven’t noticed an example like this with a blue anchor on a white background on a green cap. I would be happy to learn the significands of this combination. Was the green cap only for ground based Navy sailors? Thanks for looking and for any information. BKW
  9. Much more eye catching than a room full of plastic totes! Very Nice! Thanks for posting. BKW
  10. Second what Matt said. You just made a lot of Japanese rifle collectors extremely jealous! I suspect that the Mum is defaced (on the top of the receiver bridge) do the serial numbers of both halves match? Your uncle either had a good eye or was just very lucky to pick that rifle, worth many times more than the average Type 99! Great family item, Thanks for posting. BKW
  11. Hello Iron Bender, It is hand painted, sorry that photo is a bit blurry. Thanks for looking, BKW
  12. Thanks for all the great comments. Very glad you enjoyed seeing this display. BKW
  13. Glad you enjoyed seeing it, thanks for your comments. Part of the appeal of things like this is that this artifact, while silent, still speak loudly of the time it was used. I wonder who the wearer was, what became of him. No doubt, an "interesting" time to have lived in Germany. I also wonder how it come to be in the states. I speculate it was brought home after WW II as a souvenir. Regards, BKW
  14. Thanks for your comments, glad you liked seeing it. BKW
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