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Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by pdpawlak, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. pdpawlak

    pdpawlak New Member

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    Hello all,

    I just registered to this site and im looking for some expert knowledge to coach me up on what I have. My grand father gave these items to me from his tour during WW2.


    This first item is a spyglass he told me he used it on the bridge of the ship he was on during the invasion of southern france.

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    This second item is what i believe to be a ship commissioning plaque?

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  2. RRA227

    RRA227 Member

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    Wow! Great stuff! Plaque is a builders plate for a Landing Ship Transport. Spyglass is awsom! Rich A. in Pa.
     
  3. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Did your grandfather serve on the LST 1021?
     
  4. Skipper

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    Great objects indeed.
     
  5. pdpawlak

    pdpawlak New Member

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    Yes, he did. He was given this plaque by the captain as they were decommissioning it to the British. Are these items just cool or are they rare? If they aren't worth much then I want to keep them, but if they are super rare or expensive then I would like to get them in the hands of a museum or serious collector.
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    They are very cool. If it were my grandfather, I'd keep them.
     
  7. Takao

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    Depends on finding the "right" collector. I've seen them go for several hundred & go unsold for a few hundred on E-bay...Depends how badly you need the cash.

    Me, I'd keep them, because they are cool, and the will them to a local museum ir someone who would take care of them properly.
     
  8. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    I can try looking him up on the Muster Rolls for the LST 1021 if you'd like.
     

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