BannerFans.com

Author Topic: A couple of new donations came in today!  (Read 2490 times)

Offline Tom E. Gunn

  • FORUM EXECUTIVE MANAGER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 6,311
  • Total likes: 915
  • Referrals: 5
A couple of new donations came in today!
« on: July 20, 2016, 08:35:03 AM »
As I've said previously, people often turn up at our museum and offer us a variety of donations. Today, a guy came along with the trunk of his car loaded with what you might call "canvas" items, including a full-size vehicle camo-net (heavy!) Among the stuff was two US items...a pair of '83 dated shelter halves plus poles...a down-filled "mummy" sleeping bag in its M1945 pattern cover ( dated 1952, so KW era) I photographed them with my phone-cam as best I could so I apologise for the poor quality! I'm not sure what we'll do with them yet...possibly rig up an outdoor "bivouac" display during our open weekend...maybe?!  ;)
« Last Edit: July 20, 2016, 09:01:18 AM by Tom E. Gunn »
"He who dares, wins!"

Offline Tom E. Gunn

  • FORUM EXECUTIVE MANAGER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 6,311
  • Total likes: 915
  • Referrals: 5
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 08:38:01 AM »
The shelter halves. Storage dusty, but they look otherwise unused?
"He who dares, wins!"

Offline Ghost

  • PLANKOWNER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • **
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 45
  • Total likes: 6
  • Referrals: 0
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 09:08:48 AM »
Nice stuff Ian! It is amazing what people will donate to museums, thankfully!

Offline Tom E. Gunn

  • FORUM EXECUTIVE MANAGER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 6,311
  • Total likes: 915
  • Referrals: 5
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 09:16:54 AM »
Nice stuff Ian! It is amazing what people will donate to museums, thankfully!

It certainly is Chuck. He also gave us some 1:1 metal replica firearms...a Smith & Wesson Magnum ("D'ya feel lucky punk?") and a nice silver finish .38 revolver plus a classic Navy Colt.
"He who dares, wins!"

Offline ScottG

  • MODERATOR
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 2,018
  • Total likes: 513
  • Referrals: 11
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 01:24:19 PM »
  Gotta love the drive by donators! Good stuff.  Scott
Always looking for 32nd Division items and 13th Armored Division items. Please keep me in mind if you have any.

Offline littlebuddy

  • MODERATOR
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 4,546
  • Total likes: 358
  • USAAF SPOKEN HERE 24/7 365
  • Referrals: 6
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 01:44:38 PM »
Nice stuff Ian! It is amazing what people will donate to museums, thankfully!

It certainly is Chuck. He also gave us some 1:1 metal replica firearms...a Smith & Wesson Magnum ("D'ya feel lucky punk?") and a nice silver finish .38 revolver plus a classic Navy Colt.

Nice lot there Ian !! Does your museum need a VCR ? Or seeing as it's a museum does it not need one ?  ???
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
We are here for the collectors, not for profit. (PERIOD!)

Offline Tom E. Gunn

  • FORUM EXECUTIVE MANAGER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 6,311
  • Total likes: 915
  • Referrals: 5
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 11:44:20 PM »
A "VCR" Carl?!  They went out with valve radios!  ::)
"He who dares, wins!"

Offline Tom E. Gunn

  • FORUM EXECUTIVE MANAGER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 6,311
  • Total likes: 915
  • Referrals: 5
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 11:48:26 PM »
OK fellas...here's one more canvas item which came in yesterday. I know what it is...but do you?!   ;)
"He who dares, wins!"

Offline Jack's son

  • PLANKOWNER
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 2,296
  • Total likes: 210
  • Referrals: 2
Re: A couple of new donations came in today!
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 01:40:00 PM »
It's so nice of people to contribute. They may never understand what their piece of history will reveal to others.
And once by God, I was a Marine!
—Actor Lee Marvin, circa, 1967, about serving in WW II

 

BannerFans.com