Friday, November 25, 2011

For The Love of Vintage Militaria

This just does it for me.  I love when I happen upon vintagicity such as this....

A WWII Airforce dress uniform that includes the original Ike jacket, (with patches, ribbons, and stripes) pants, and shirt.  Along with the dress uniform was a standard issue uniform of the same less the patches and stripes.  In the inner pocket of the jacket I found this patch....

The young man issued this uniform belonged to the 15th Airforce established November 1, 1943.  Vintagicity like this is just hard to let go of, however, I can't keep it all so I'm hoping a militaria collector may find this of interest.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank You

Having so much to be thankful for this past year would require me to add a post longer than that of my interviews, lol.  One things for sure, I am sooo very thankful for having such wonderful cyber friends like YOU.

Wishing you and yours a
 Happy Thanksgiving Day

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Is It the "Real Thing"?

I come across vintage tins all the time and try to stay away from them as there are sooo many reproductions these days.  Two varieties of tins I most always stay away from are Coke and Pepsi, however every now and again I come across one that I just can't let go.  Here is an example of what I am talking about.

After searching the web and finding nothing specific about this given tray I am hoping that someone might shed some light on it's authenticity.  This tray measures about 12" in diameter and is about 2" deep.  As you can see by the pics there is some rusting, chips, and the red appears faded.

There are no maker's marks or identifying marks that I can find.  I had read somewhere a while back that the federal government requires companies that produce repro tins to print the company name and date on the item. 

There are experts out there that can turn a repo into what appears to be an authentic, but this one just appears to be the real deal.  I hope that if you are familiar with authentic Coke tins you will take a moment to post any comment that may help me in determining this trays authenicity.