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Match Case:  Made to look like a Civil War knapsack.  Pressed tin construction. Match strike plate on the bottom.
Item # mba1  $19.00
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Australian made Match Safe:  Neat old match safe with the Australian Seal on it. Probably a purchase by a WW2 GI while stationed in Australia. It is non-magnetic so it is probably copper or brass. The original hinge had broken and it was repaired by soldering it back together. Push to open function works and it stays shut when it is supposed to. Size is 2" tall and 1 1/4" wide. 
Item # aust  $29.00
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SUBMARINE SERVICE BELT BUCKLES: Hand made with hand carving and engraving. Three buckles from seaman S.W. STUTSMAN.  There are 2 buckles; one for a sub tender and one with his name on it with the name of a submarine and a sub tender.  Pretty unique with a lot of time put in to making them.  I believe these were made in the Philippines.  (The Cavalla buckle is sold, two left)
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CHALLENGE 8th ARMY PAPERWEIGHT,  KOREA: Large 2 1/2" in diameter and heavy.  Probably used as a paperweight.
Item # challenge 2_a  $4.99
$189.00
WW2 BULOVA MILITARY ISSUE WATCH:
This BULOVA military wristwatch is marked on the back: ORD. DEPT., U.S.A., OF 98538, BULOVA WATCH COMPANY.  The "OF" means it is 15 to 17 Jewel, waterproof case. The band has a STERLING buckle that came from the estate of a WW2 US Marine.  I don't recall where I got the watch but I paid over $100 just to have it repaired,cleaned, oiled and a new crystal.  When it was returned to me, in the mail, one of the hands was laying inside the crystal; it had came off of the arbor or spindle.  I took it to a local watch man and he said the arbor was rusted and the hand would not stay on. So another $50 got a new arbor and new hands.  However, the hands are not the correct style for the original look.
WW2 WALTHAM A-11 Military Watch:  This watch has the "hack" feature which allows the watch to be easily synchronized with another watch. The hack works by pulling out the stem and the second hand stops running.  When the stem is pushed back in the watch resumes running. This watch was repaired, cleaned and oiled and worn occasionally for a year.  Then it quit winding.  The stem rotates freely etc. but it either does not engage the mainspring or the mainspring is broken; it will not wind up and run. By the serial number it was made in 1944.
1953 DOG TAGS, 5th ARMORED BOOK and 1950's MPC:  1953 items belonging to Norman E. Johnson.  His dog tags with a T53 date.  The 5th Armored book from Fort Chaffee, Arkansas dated 1953 and a 5 cent Military Payment Cerificate (MPC) from the 1950's.  Johnson is pictured in the book with the 34th Medium Tank Battalion, Company A.  All items are used with the book having some minor spine wear and corner bumps. 
item # 314aaa  $22.00
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USMC, 2nd BATTALION, 1st MARINES CHALLENGE COIN:  1 5/8" diameter.
Item # 61123  $4.99
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GERMANY COMMANDING GENERAL CHALLENGE COIN:  "V CORPS" coin.  Type II.
Item # 81451  $4.99
10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION COIN:  45th Anniversary (1945-1990). Large size, red enameled.
Item # 81452  $4.99
WWII JEWISH PILOT FLIGHT LOG:  He enlisted 17 MAR 1942 and began his flight training June 3, 1942.  His photo is taped to the inside cover of the logbook.  The last entry in the logbook is January 30, 1944. 
Item # 81456   $24.00
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FATHER (WW1) and SON (WW2) DOG TAG SETS:  Neat find.  Father enlisted 7/5/1918 and was promoted to Sgt. 12/1919.  Son enlisted 8/2/1943 and was assigned to the "Philippine Scouts".  The son's tags are the type with no next of kin on them with the first name first.  Type tag issued between July 1943 and March 1944.  T44 dated.  
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AVIATOR SUNGLASSES:  I don't think these are military issue but probably private purchase.  There is no name on them that I can find. They are in nice condition for display.  There is a screw with a nut installed at one side.  The other side's ear wire has the 90 degree stop worn off and it will open past the usual position for wearing.  That really doesn't effect they way they display.  Cool looking shades. The hat of course is not part of this sale; just to show how the glasses will display. 
EARLY U.S. NAVY SEABAG:  I believe this Navy seabag to be early due to the grommets being sewn instead of metal.  I do not know if was originally white and has stained to the brown color or if it was a brown shade to begin with.  It does have lots of staining.  It is ID'd to F.I. GROVES.  I have no information on him, but the bag came out of Illinois so research may find him.
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8th ARMY CHALLENGE COIN:  1-1/2".  Pretty colors. Engraved:  "CG EUSA".  Korean War period.
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557th MP COMPANY: Korean War period Challenge Coin.  "GUNS OF AREA III, 557TH MP CO.".  Enameled insignia on the back.  From Camp Humphreys, Korea.
Item # 516038  $4.99
Item # 516040  $4.99
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SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN'S WATCH FOB:  Nice item from the turn of the 20th Century.  Very patriotic time in our history with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders in Cuba; Admiral Dewey in Manila and Remember the Maine.  Nice fob about 1-3/8" wide.  Whitehead and Hoag maker mark.  Nice patina, never cleaned.
Item # 1117007  $24.00
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BELT BUCKLE: As seen in the photos.  Needs to be cleaned and polished.  U.S.S. MOALE served from 1944 to 1973.
Item # PE5181  $11.00
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BELT BUCKLE:  As shown in the photos.  Needs cleaned and polished.  Pant's belt comes with it.  The U.S.S. PETERSON served 1977 to 2002.
Item # PE5182  $10.00
KOREA CHALLENGE COIN PRESENTED BY GENERAL TILELLI:  Combined Forces Command, United States Forces, Korea. Presented by CIC, Gen. John H. Tilelli, Jr.
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PILOT LOG BOOK, IDENTIFIED:  This log never had any entries in it.  It is identified to John R. Hayes.  The book has a copyright date of 1945.  A small tear on the spine otherwise in good condition.
Item # pe3200008  $9.00
WW1, ILLINOIS DOG TAGS, 127th INFANTRY, 32nd DIVISION:  Two dog tags and a key on twine.  Includes a copy of his Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery grave marker.
Item # pe820003  $35.00
HOOAH!
CHALLENGE COIN, 8th ARMY, KOREA:  1 5/8" Diameter.  Marked HOOAH!
Item # challenge 3_a  $3.99
Item # 61001  $9.00
CHALLENGE COIN FROM 207th REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP:  Nice 1-1/2" coin.
Item # 61101  $3.00
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WW2 USMC DOGTAGS, 1st. SGT.:  Early dated dogtags from a USMC 1st. Sgt.  Dated February 1942.  Early War so chances are he saw action in the South Pacific Theater.  His service duty has not been researched; just his burial location.
Item # 6111  $150.00
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$289.00
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The entries are from several fields in Texas. He had 1268 hours flight time during that period. I do not know what happened to him after that date. He is listed in the NARA Enlisted Records. Included is his obituary showing him passing away June 12, 1989. He was born March 27, 1917. He had two years of college when enlisting. More research is needed.
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Item # 1214xx1 $35.00
Item # 6311  $10.00
CIVIL WAR ERA EYEGLASSES:  Really don't know how old these are.  Old but not broken.
Item # 6312  $20.00
CIVIL WAR ERA EYEGLASSES:  
These are tinted.  Worn as sunglasses or medical glasses.  Age is unknown, but they are old and not broken.
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U.S. MARINE CORPS TIE CLASP:  
New in the original packaging.
Item # usmc tie clasp  $1.00
Item # 111421 $39.00
Item # 11520  $5.00
WW2, USMC DOG TAG, 1945:  One hole type tag. Tetanus date of August 1945.  Single tag.  C.E. Walker.
USMC RING, ROBBINS CO. ATTLEBORO:  Well known maker of military insignia, Robbins Co.  Appears to be made of brass (?) and is expandable to fit any size finger. Probably WW2 period.
Item # 6411  $25.00
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WW2, USMC DOG TAG, 1943:  Two hole type tag. Tetanus date of March 1943.  Single tag. Maurice Joseph Mahoney.
Item # 6412  $60.00
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Item # 6413  $40.00
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