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  1. Late VJ post.

    Howdy all, I've been looking through my many collections lately and happened on this in my Seiko stash! It's pretty self explanatory so I'll only say he was a 43rd engineers attached to 8th Army in the Pacific. They made over 60 landings and oversaw Japan during the postwar period...
  2. Whatzit mean?

    Howdy all! I've been sorting through my pinback buttons lately and happened upon this one. It's from a Sheet Metal Workers Local in Illinois. It was made by the Green Duck Company in Chicago, don't know when. Perhaps the slogan could help date it. Thanks for looking!
  3. Self explainatory

    Do any of you folks know at what period of time these brass cattle tags were used? Used very little. Dug on Civil War battle site. Perhaps a friendly fire incident, LOL!
  4. D Day Relic

    Greeting Folks, I'm posting this in Todays finds because it's appropriate for the day and it took me 8 hrs today to find it, seems right to me! Many years ago, when I was relatively unschooled in the concept of provenance, I stopped at a yard sale nearby and met an old man there that really...
  5. Repost Historical Photos

    I'm posting some fine old photos of my wife's family the Gashes from Asheville, NC. William Leander Gash entered West Point in 1870. He was expelled for disrespecting an upper classman and subsequently went to Texas and became a schoolteacher. And was either injured or got sick and wound up...
  6. Historic Family

    I'm posting some fine old photos of my wife's family the Gashes from Asheville, NC. William Leander Gash entered West Point in 1870. He was expelled for disrespecting an upper classman and subsequently went to Texas and became a schoolteacher. And was either injured or got sick and wound up...
  7. Menu from 1918

    Morning all and Happy Holidays! At this time of the year I think about my ancestors and relatives I've lost as I'm sure many of you do also. I have some old pictures and papers from the past and like to go thru them a bit and thought I'd share this one. My Granddad was drafted into WW1 in...
  8. Colonial Crest Badges

    I found these crest badges on an ancient rotted horse collar. My research says they're from the Barrrowe family of England. I'm pretty sure they were Lord Fairfax grantees but can't substantiate that. Any info on the family or it's history in the UK would be most welcome. As a result of my...
  9. The Green Mountain Guard

    Greetings all! I re-found this badge the other day and thought perhaps someone could identify it. Vermont I know but militia, civilian fire service or other? Very thin, very light but brass that shows the signs of once being gilded. Thanks and best wishes!
  10. The Power Of Cow

    OK guys, I know I've been commenting on everyone else's finds and haven't posted many of my own so here's a minor contribution. My Wife's folks kept every letter and postcard from the 1890s till after WWII. Here's a postcard from her great uncle, working in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to his...
  11. Once Upon A Flood

    This is not a new find but I thought it might be pertinent to the current circumstances. The photos show an stone adz that I found on a hunting ground along the Shenandoah river in September 1996. The river crested at 29' as a result of rainfall from hurricane Fran. I know that many of these adz...
  12. Oyster Warning

    I know I love oysters especially raw. I'm sure many of you do as well. Just a word of caution. Oyster harvest season is already begun. In the areas where inland flooding has occurred due to hurricane Florence. Lots of the runoff that will eventually flow back into the bays and estuaries where...
  13. HURICANE FLOUNDER

    This is what shelters into swashes and sheltered coves in prep for a hurricane, on the Atlantic coast. When the black flies start to bite, so do the flounder.
  14. What tyo do till it stops raining!

    I'll start the list. 1. Read the ships log of Noah's Arc.
  15. Not what but how?

    Greetings folks, I recently purchased this elaborate set if wind chimes at the Rt 11 crawl. None of the attaching parts were there so I'm having to improvise and figure things out. The set has six resonators and seven tone bars so I expect there were originaly 7 which is a lucky number in lots...
  16. Rudimentry Gold ID

    Howdy Friends, I'm so glad I've found this website because it's helping me relieve nearly seventy years of "Information Constipation" (figure of speech). Just being able to tell 60 yr old stories to those who are interested is terrific therapy for my dinosaur carcass. I've spent my whole life...
  17. Sleigh Bells

    Howdy Folks, Lately there have been some postings of individual sleigh bells that were found or dug. If you've never seen a full set, here the are.
  18. Under The Kitchen Sink +

    Here are some better photos of the Parasol found in Georgia that appears to be from the same artisan . It's a shame they tore the cover off. More info on eBay Sold Items under silver parasol handle Here's photo of the family leaving Texas for NC. And an amazing photo of a boulder train...
  19. Under the kitchen sink!

    When My Mother In Law passed my wife was clearing her effects from her apartment and was working under the kitchen sink. She opened an old cardboard ice cream box to find this object hidden inside. We've been scratching our heads for a couple of years now trying to figure out what it could have...
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