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Offline ScottG

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Kids who bring home strays!
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:27:17 PM »
  My oldest Son Kevin is a college student and he works full time. He loves his music and he loves WWI Canadian Expeditionary Force items. The problem is, he is a college student that works full time... It means that most WWI CEF items are just way above his budget. So, I gave him some advice, passed along a few WWII items for him to e-Bay and raise funds, and waited to see what he did.
   Here are the fruits of his labor. He raised a little shy of $500.00 by selling some British badges and he bought a beautiful WWI Canadian canteen and with all of the straps intact and in overall great condition and he got it for $75.00! Many are the days when just the early webbing/leather is that much, never mind the blue enameled canteen. So I think he did great on that one and I told him. A few days later a box is left on the porch and out of it comes a basket wrapped SRD (Service Rum Department) jug from Halifax! Again, he got it for $80.00 and usually they are much more here. So, another score for him! He then told me that I should use the rest to get another Adrian helmet from WWI that he found on a website. So, Dad gets a gift too!
   Here are the canteen and SRD jug. The Adrian hasn't shipped yet so it will be another post.   Scott
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Offline Tom E. Gunn

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Re: Kids who bring home strays!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 11:40:32 PM »
Well good for him...great acquisitions. The canteen in its leather, rather than webbing carrier is great!
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