my latest acquisitions

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Edward, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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  2. Edward

    Edward Well-Known Member

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    The interior looks clean no staining. wish I knew the story of its history!
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  3. EmergencyIan

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    Another winner, Edward!

    Using it might be tempting, but I’m sure you’ll be wiser than I! Anyhow, you display your collection nicely. It should be easy to display this!

    - Ian
     
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    That looks better every time I look at it.
    I’ll bet that somewhere there’s a case of those things, in new condition , sitting in someone’s garage or attic.
     
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    Thanks but wouldn’t my coffee taste better in it somehow? LOL! You know I’m going to use it! But I will be super careful with it and treat it like gold! Yeah I would like to think that a crew member brought it back because it was his favorite cup but for all I know he shipped it off to his girlfriend while still there. I can’t imagine how a 1941 English made RAF coffee cup would end up in the state otherwise. So I like to fantasize that an airman used it and brought it back home with him after completing his tour of duty in 1943! Yeah that’s good!
     
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    I'd use it a lot! Just don't use it for tea!
    Stains will come out anyway. I used some Scrubbing Bubbles on one of my daily use cups and was quite surprised.
     
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    good point. I only drink a cup or two on weekend mornings. I don't have time during the work week so I pop a 200mg caffeine pill (I usually break it in half as 100 mg won't get me over peaked lol!
    Most likely it will just be on display as I am currently using a 1940s Army Medical mug (thick and heavy!) on a 3/17/ 1941 USQMC saucer. the sugar condiment jar is also a 1941 USQMC
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  8. EmergencyIan

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    Hey, my wanting to use it wasn’t such a crazy idea after all! Lol As I said, I’d want to use it.

    Love that U.S. Medical Dept. coffee cup that you’re using! I’ve seen a lot of items, including dishes for the U.S. Medical Department, including dishes, over the years.

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    ya, the medical dept stuff is really common for some reason. perhaps because a lot of men were sent back to the US for recovery so a lot of stuff is readily available. the US Quarter Master Corps mess hall wares are really easy and cheap to get as well.... so much on eBay. I just wanted a nice solid coffee mug of the era! LOL!
     
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  10. EmergencyIan

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    Another WWII item that was built like a tank! It’s very nice. I may look into picking one up off of eBay or a similar one.

    - Ian
     
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    Dope weekend flea market find: rough cast solid brass B-17. People at work laugh at me but it weighs at least 10 lbs so makes a killer paper weight.

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    Wow! That is fantastic! I definitely would have purchased that as well… You are not crazy for getting that! I love it.
     
  13. EmergencyIan

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    Awesome find, Grant!

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    For the love of God what is happening here?! :p
    H-1 1942, 1943, 1944
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    Edward don't give any thought to donating your treasures to a museum. Your collection IS a museum that we all here at VLJ enjoy! And being here in North Carolina I'm close enough to take the tour! lol;)
     
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    LOL! you know you've gotten old when you spend your weekend watching the History Channel and collecting WWII stuff!
    I am now an at home Conservator, curator and Archivist! LOL!
     
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  17. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Good lord! Unbelievable, Edward.

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    Edward Well-Known Member

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    I need an intervention :p
     
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  19. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Yes, you do! Lol

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    Got my 1941 RAF coffee mug in today and its so much larger than I thought! (That's what she said! :p )

    Here is a comparison shot with the 1940s Army Medical mug and some vintage images with the same cups:

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