My daughter has a fashion business and handmakes lovely scarves, tunics and pseudo kimonos. She has her own shop but sells mostly at street fairs and craft shows. As you can imagine it's a busy time for Tuesday's Scarves. (There, shameless plug is out of the way.) Yesterday my wife and I swung by to visit her at a show and I wandered around perusing the other vendors. Naturally anything khaki or OD catches my eye. A young lady with far too many piercings and tatoos for my taste had a booth proudly displaying her craftmanship. Hanging before me were quite a few assorted items of authentic WW2 field gear. There were several web belts including a couple 10 pocket Garand belts and 3 khaki BAR belts. As well as a couple musette bags and a M1910 haversack. In speaking with her she "liberated" these items from her late fathers estate. It turns out he was something of a militaria collector and had all this "junk" in an old duffle bag. Normally this would have been a great find BUT in an effort to make them "marketable" she had added brass brads, rhinestones and bizarre patches to each. Her prices on the now destroyed relics were about a third of their value if she'd left them alone. I walked away with a small tear in my eyes and some throw up in my mouth. How sad .
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Some people just have no respect for history and are more worried about making a quick buck. Sucks for her though - she destroyed a significant amount of their value and in my opinion I'd be surprised if she'd find anyone to buy them period.
- AJ Colmar Pocket, CT, 03/05/2011 Behind the Eastern Front, CT, 11/19-20/2011 Bastogne, CT, 03/10-11/2012 Operation Overlord, CT, 06/1-2/2012 Battle of Falaise Pocket, CT, 08/25/2012 Hell's Highway, CT, 11/24/2012 Saint Lo, CT, 07/30/2016 Market Garden, CT, 11/24/2018 Bridge at Remagen, CT, 3/16/2019 Market Garden, CT, 9/21/2019
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