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Edward

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Uhhhh.... give me a call before you do that Ed :D ;)
Now you need an API ( Armor piercing Incendiary ) and a Tracer round ( red tip).
The fighters carried both so the pilots could see the rounds going out with the tracer rounds and the API would show the impacts with a flash.
( I bet you already knew that);)
yes I do indeed! I'll keep an eye out for at least the tracer round.wouldn't mind having one of those in the collection
 

kirova

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Have a full colour pack of 'Winnie Blues' from PNG if I get the urge. A 40 pack of cigarettes here is almost $50. Same packet 300kms offshore. $4. Mugs game.....

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yes it is indeed getting ridiculous,I gave up since X'mas 2019, and before the end of this year I think I can afford to buy an Eastman or GW with the money saved.

loved my Camels and Lucky Strikes back in the day :)
 

Edward

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Not a problem. I don't have a problem... really, I'm okay :p
...but my odd fetish for 1940s WWII office supplies and furniture took another credit card hit today. I need intervention!
Alas, Property Air Force United States Army!
1940s Walnut Adjustable Office Desk Chair.
(only $234 shipped! usually this quality and vintage goes for about twice that and they won't ship it so this is yet another nice addition to my vintage office :D )
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Edward

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minor update to my footlocker. well, maybe not quite so minor... I had a large 5" x 7" repro Betty Grable photo in it but it seemed out of place considering everything else in it and on it is legit vintage... I forgot to post that I finally got not only a real vintage and appropriate size (3.5" x 5.5") Betty Grable post card photo but also a matching Rita Hayworth to go with it. As it is said before, "buy the item not the story" I still enjoyed the seller's entry about these two items; "
One of four postcards that my grandfather treasured during this service in the Army in the Pacific during WWII.
She also had listings for Hedy Lamarr and Ann Sheridan but I decided not to get those.
If you look closely the Postcards have six carefully placed pin holes along the edge which I would like to believe are thumbtack holes from being in a footlocker or on his bunker wall. One can imagine it anyway! Just the same it lends that much more authenticity to my footlocker. I decided to not tack them up (using the same holes )but to put them in protective sleeves and tack them up that way.... okay so that takes something away from it so I may change that one day but these are particularly rare to find today.
She also mentioned her grandfather put the American flag sticker on the Rita card and that just makes it that much cooler in my opinion! (I paid $12.50 each :) )

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B-Man2

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The 1940s office chair arrived today and it is even way better in person. and the "Property Of" decal is much clearer than the eBay picture showed. so nice second piece for the office. (sorry, I ain't gots nobody else ta show this stuffs off ta.)

all original, very solid.

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I hate to say this Ed...but.....if you don’t stop buying stuff.... you’re gonna need a bigger office ;) :D
 

Edward

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I hate to say this Ed...but.....if you don’t stop buying stuff.... you’re gonna need a bigger office ;) :D
I already need a bigger desk! lol! my dream desk is the 1930s/1940s "teacher's desk".

Its big, weighs a ton and rather pricey... although I have found some offered via Facebook marketplace by private individuals for a very reasonable price but I would need a second person, a rental truck and the time to drive to the next state or so to get it.
maybe one day I will get one of these desks but its just too big and heavy.... certainly one of my must haves but who knows...I have a small apartment :D

I'm weird but this is what inspires my vintage office fetish :p

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B-Man2

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I already need a bigger desk! lol! my dream desk is the 1930s/1940s "teacher's desk".

Its big, weighs a ton and rather pricey... although I have found some offered via Facebook marketplace by private individuals for a very reasonable price but I would need a second person, a rental truck and the time to drive to the next state or so to get it.
maybe one day I will get one of these desks but its just too big and heavy.... certainly one of my must haves but who knows...I have a small apartment :D

I'm weird but this is what inspires my vintage office fetish :p

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I wouldn’t say that’s weird.... Most of us here think you’ve found your niche and your office looks very cool with all of your period items. Ive never seen another office like it. It’s a personal museum...:)
 

Edward

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I wouldn’t say that’s weird.... Most of us here think you’ve found your niche and your office looks very cool with all of your period items. Ive never seen another office like it. It’s a personal museum...:)
thanks. it passes the time until I'm dead. :p :D
 

B-Man2

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That was probably the most widely publicized pin up of the Second World War. I remember my uncle telling me that he took a couple of German Soldiers as POWs and one had that photo on him. I always wondered if it was the German soldiers photo or if he had captured it from a US POW and then it got repatriated.
 

Edward

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"Trench art" Ashtray. 1944 3-inch/ 50-cal MK7 Navy Dummy round with three 1942 St. Louis Ordnance Plant - St. Louis, Missouri .50 cal bullets for support stands. maybe I should take up smokin' :p
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