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$3500+ Bomber Jacket – Oh Yes!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The featured auction in this Top 10 list comes in at #2.  Original World War 2 A-2 pilots leather flight jacket and grouping of small items. The jacket has the leather patch from the 49th Fighter Squadron and is Id'd to Norman W. "BUZZ" Jackson with another small leather patch that reads N. W. Jackson. It is in excellent++ condition the zipper is marked Talon and works very well. There is one little worn spot or tear on one of the cuffs as I've shown in the photo.  The shoulders have the captain bars on them, on one side the reflective part has come off.  The tag reads TYPE A-2 DRAWING NO. 30-1415 CONTRACT NO. W535 AC-27752 ROUGH WEAR CLOTHING CO MIDDLETOWN PA PROPERTY AIR FORCE U.S. ARMY, has the size tag of 38.

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4 Japanese WW II Army Officer's Sword in Mountings "Kanezane", Hot Stamp 13 #10
Original, World War II German Fallschirmjaeger Helmet 16 #9
2 Japanese WWII Army Officer's Sword in Combat Mountings "Kaneyoshi" 17 #8
Japanese WWII NCO Sword in Type 95 Mountings, Copper Handle 18 #7
Japanese WWII Army Officer's Sword in Mountings, Gendai "23-dai Kanefusa" Tassel 19 #6
Original AVG Flying Tigers Trophy China 1941 - General Chennault & Men - No Res 21 #5
WWII US AAF Officers Named Uniform Collection: Photos, Log Book, Dog Tags & More 25 #4
USSR Soviet Russian Medal Order of Hero Star 30 #3
WWII A-2 Flight Jacket Id'd 49th Fighter Squadron Wings Patch Grouping 36 #2
WW 2 Japanese Type 94 Shin Gunto Signed Sword 37 #1

















































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Signed General Patton Map Wins the Weekly Showdown

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This weekly countdown of the Top 10 items to sell in the category is headlined by a blockbuster auction for a map that was autographed by Patton.  Check out these best selling listings from the WWII category of eBay.

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Original Militaria WWII German Photo Album Helmet Army Paratroopers Luftwaffe 12 #10
WWII German Luftwaffe Pilots Survival Machete w/ Frog Original Mint Condition 13 #9
MP 38/40 Parts Kit - Original 1942 Date 21 #8
WWII US Army Air Corps Named Air Medal Squadron Patch & Archive Grouping 12th AF 22 #7
Soviet Researched WW II Medal Group with Order of Lenin 22 #6
WW2 Zeiss German 8x60 Binoculars 22 #5
WWII Prisoner of War Diary Stalag Luft I "Flatbush Floogie", 728th Bomb Squadron 26 #4
WWII Japanese Imperial Army 6x30 Binoculars w/ Range Finder & Case 27 #3
WWII 10X80 Captured Flak Binoculars with Prototype 4X Magnifying Lens by CXN 27 #2
Original WWII Autograph Map by General George S Patton Jr No Reserve 35 #1

















































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WWII Veteran C.F. Norris

Friday, May 17, 2013

I came into contact with Rick Norris, son of C.F. Norris through a online WW2 flight simulator on the iPhone and iPad. We have been friends for over a year and he recently shared his Dads medals and story with me.

Here's my Dad's service ribbons from being in the Navy -1944-1946 - he was stationed in Saipan , working in the mail room, and driving the General's jeep, on the American side those years, and told me that P-51s and P-38s were landing and flying back out , 24/7, after being re-armed with bullets, rockets , and bombs. ;-D


He's had em in his footlocker for years, had never taken them out of their little  bags, I guess he thought it was time to show em on the wall now. He'll be 87 yrs old on 7/2/13 !! My brother & I ordered his cap online with the ship he served on goin to Saipan. It was originally an Italian luxury liner, lights and ornaments, big ball rooms, and all modified to be a troop & weapons carrier. LST stands for ,"Land / Sea Transport " . It had an anti-aircraft gun under a collapsible building on the front and rear of the ship, just in case of an air attack , and bow doors were installed to open up to pick up and deliver troops, tanks, munitions , K rations and supplies.  That USS ARTEMIS  LST AKA-21 ship  was supposed to go back to Pearl Harbor, and he was supposed to be on it, but last minute plans were made to stay on Saipan a while longer- but it got sunk in the Phillipian Sea by a Japanese sub !! I'm glad he didn't get on that ship !!!





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10 Best WWII Deals You May Have Missed

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The 1946 Military Jeep CJ2A MB was manufactured by Willys-Overland Motors Incorporated of Toledo, Ohio in January 1946. That year was the the first full year of production for civilian jeeps (CJs).

During World War II (1941-1945), Willys Overland and Ford Motor Company produced about 600,000 military jeeps 1946MilitaryJeep(known as the “MB” and “GPW” respectively). Willys marketed the first CJs to agriculture and industry as a “do-it-all” vehicle.   The versatility of the vehicle prompted Willys to call it “The Universal Jeep”.  Of course, the “Universal Jeep” is more commonly known as the “CJ2A”.  According to marketing literature from 1946, the “Universal Jeep” (which was geared lower than its military siblings) could tow a 10,000 lbs trailer.    A CJ2A weighs about 2,200 lbs and was rated to get about 20 miles per gallon (driving at 35 to 40 mph).  In 1946, a new CJ2A cost $1,195 (a price set by the Office of Price Administration; a government organization created to prevent inflation during the war).  It was recorded that Willys produced over 70,000 CJ2As in 1946. Right now, the jeep serves as a “time capsule” of American engineering, and a very entertaining weekend ride.  It never fails to generate a smile, or a story, from the people I meet when I go for a drive.  It is, more than any other vehicle, a true American icon.

Also making the list this week was a Russian Soviet Order Medal group with document Suvorov Nevsky, earning almost 30 bids and placing 7th on the Top 10 list. It's interesting that the total number of persons who were awarded this title is 12,755 (twenty people have been stripped of this title due to various circumstances). The great majority of them received it during World War II (11,635 Heroes of the Soviet Union, 101 twice Heroes, 3 three-time Heroes, and 2 four-time Heroes). Sixty-five people were awarded the title for actions related to the First Afghan War, which lasted from 1979 until 1989. When it comes to collectables in the Russian category medals are on tops.

Check out the remaining top items from last week's completed listing.

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WWII Era Original JAPANESE Sniper Scope for Arisaka Rifle w/ Org. Leather Case
12 #10
WWII US 100% original M2 D-bail paratrooper helmet, not a copie!! 9 #9
WW2 Original Army Air Force High Altitude Flight Gear 1 #8
Russian Soviet Order Medal group with document Suvorov Nevsky 27 #7
Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Radial Engine B-24 C-47 F4F Cut-Away WWII Look 14 #6
Mega Rare WW1 Named Admirals U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis 14k Gold Ring- BB&B! 19 #5
Japanese Samurai Sword Katana NTHK Bizen Yokoyama Suketaka Shinshinto
1 #4
BSA Paratroopers Paratrooper British Folding Bicycle Airborne Parabike WW2 Bike
31 #3
1946 Military Jeep CJ2A MB 1 #2
Extremely Rare WW2 CBI 427th Night Fighter Pilot's Leather A-2 Grouping 30 #1

















































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USA Top 5 World War 2 Listings

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I have been doing the Top 10 category countdown for a while now.  This series of Top 5 lists has been popular and today I'm bringing you the run down on some big sellers in the United States subcategory of WWII on eBay.

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8 Vintage USN Ships Chronometer By Hamilton, Wooden Cases, Model 22 Working Order
 15 WWII US Army OD Border Paratrooper 101st Airborne unsewn Patch with Tab

















































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