my latest acquisitions

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  1. Edward

    Edward Well-Known Member

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    If you recall my earlier posting about the Planters Peanuts tins, I have since learned that Planters was sending vacuum sealed cigarettes in them!
    This ensured dry, fresh protected cigarettes arrived overseas! While they may have been snackin on Peanuts they were also smoking Chelsea brand Cigarettes fresh from a Planters Peanut can! LOL!
    Tins were sent with a wrap around paper label stating that it is an Emergency Pack for Overseas Forces
    This unopened tin sold for $421.30 back in December 2000
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    got a nice set of vintage USAAF stationary. The folder has a lot of wear at the fold and a few of the 12 letterhead sheets are yellowed, some of the envelopes have sealed themselves but... I likes it...

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  3. B-Man2

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    That’s pretty cool stuff that is rare in any collection.
    Nice purchase.
     
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    added another 1941 RAF 1 pint coffee mug to my collection... This one I purchased from an antique dealer in the UK ( Lichfield, Staffordshire) and this one doesn't have the RAF logo on it but is stamped RAF on the bottom.
    North Staffordshire Pottery Co LTD Globe Pottery Cobridge, Stoke-On-Trent R•A•F 1941.

    Great condition with a little bit of crazing and plenty of spoon stirring whiskey wear at the bottom! LOL!
    I make it a point to drink from each vintage mug at least once before I put it on permanent display only...Its an honor and privilege to drink from the cup many RAF and Army Air Forces crew drank from! Cheers!


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    Nice find.
     
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    They're great mugs and a very good, solid design - that's the reason why so many have survived in good nick.
     
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    More damned mugs lol!
    Two WWII NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes)coffee/tea cups. NAAFI was established through Winston Churchill as a Not for Profit organization December 6, 1920 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. It’s the equivalent of an american post-exchange.

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    I have been wanting a nice vintage desk flip calendar for sometime now and I found a great one!
    A 1945 Ever Ready Desk Calendar owned by Army Major Howard Ayers Sr. He retired a Colonel. Many interesting appointment notes for visits and events at the Army Service Forces Training Center and incidents mentioned. Here are a few highlights:

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    And the single best entry!

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    Greetings VintageCoffeeCup forum! :D I acquired this small RAF tea cup... or could even be considered a demitasse cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso... found a few photos of these tiny cups being used by AAF and RAF crew as well....
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    These guys are thinking; " shit, an 8 hour mission and we don't even get a 1 pint mug for our efforts?! " :p
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    Excited to add this type B-6 flying helmet 42–17984-P to my collection. In great condition but missing the receivers which are readily available and I’ll add later. This has the in-theater shop cut-out cups to install the thicker ANB-H-1 receivers as they were originally for the R-14. I paid $100 for it which I thought was a good deal considering most leather helmets with receiver cups have been listed for around $270 to $300. The shearling is nice and thick.

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    Question...what was the title of the book that showed the B-6?

    Comment...regarding desk calendars...did you know there is a really neat one from either 1944 or more likely 1945 given out by an aircraft or aviation parts manufacturer that has squadron patches for each day of the year?
     
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    Flight Gear 1942-1945
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    I did not! would love to find that!
     
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    I hope my book brings as much interest ! :)
     
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    Thanks Edward!
     
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    Carl I wasn't aware you had a book on the way...congrats! Can you give us an idea of the subject matter?
    Very nice B-6 by the way Edward.
     
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    https://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/threads/reference-book.22263/unread
    Hopefully !! it will detail contract information for clothing and equipment for the USAAF between 41 -45 .
    Its my aim for it to be used in conjunction with FULL GEAR and FLIGHT GEAR 1942- 1945.
    I will be omitting A2 contracts as i feel they have been well and truly covered by Gary's book and the information a out them is spread all.over on forums and can be found via internet searches .
    I have only started making in roads on the collating information side since Christmas , lots of work to do before it gets to the publisher !! :(
     
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    Everybody must be snoozing. I just snapped this off eBay for $60 shipped! It’s a little beat up but hard to come by! Will look great displayed with my Cruver Spotter B-17

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    Nice find !!
    You did catch us napping;)
     
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    When I was a kid I wanted one of these soooo badly. I finely got one when I was 14, but by that time I wouldn’t have worn it for a million bucks.
    You see I had just discovered the beetles and girls;)
     
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    Even Herman Munster has an HS-23 headset with the large foam rubber pads!

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