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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
So..some guy on a facebook group posted a few photos - the championship crest and my grandfathers (Dido's) player certificate from 1942/43!!!

why the heck does he have my Dido's player cert!!!






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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
a few other of my grand dads patches as well as my dad and uncles from the 40's through the 60's!!





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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Did you ask him?
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Did you ask him?
just asked permission to join the group - will share these other badges and ask if I can have the certificate!!


somewhere in a box I have team photos too! for both my dad, uncle (often on same teams) and my grand dads teams
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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
The badges/patches are very cool! I could post photos of my dad's naughty underground comics but I'd get booted off! How about this instead:




During WWII, civil defense was issued sets of silhouette cards to assist in identifying enemy aircraft. My family got one because we're on the west coast near Ellwood Beach, one of the only mainland locations to have been bombed during the war (True story: Ellwood Beach was shelled by a Japanese submarine in one of the least effective acts of war ever. Of course, Japanese newspapers reported it was a mighty victory that sent the Americans fleeing. Seriously... we barely noticed).
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@Byrdibyrd my grandmothers brother had these and some other stuff - he was a navigator on a Lancaster Bomber in WWII

Shot down twice behind enemy lines and escaped both times!!!





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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
@KatKomics That is insanely cool!! The Lancaster Bomber is definitely one of the cards I have. Such a great plane.
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@KatKomics That is insanely cool!! The Lancaster Bomber is definitely one of the cards I have. Such a great plane.


only 17 left in the world and only 2 in flying condition - 1 of those 2 is 30 minutes from me and routinely flies over (along with other planes from the Canadian Warplane Museum) as they need to fly to stay in good condition - can't imagine hundreds of them over head - just one gives an awesome rumble!!

Every once in a while one of their planes circles the Niagara Peninsula - apparently you can book a seat!
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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
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1 of those 2 is 30 minutes from me and routinely flies over (along with other planes from the Canadian Warplane Museum)
My jealousy has reached epic proportions. I could counter by saying (whiny voice) that I've been to a few airshows, but... No. That'd be too embarrassing. I'll just doff my cap, as one should under such circumstances.
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Collector PhantomEwan private msg quote post Address this user
Keeping with the WWII theme, going through my wife’s grandfather’s belongings and found this:

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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
@PhantomEwan that is awesome!!
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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
@PhantomEwan WOW!!!
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Collector PhantomEwan private msg quote post Address this user
This too:


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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
@PhantomEwan these are incredible!! Shouldn't these be in some museum somewhere? Do you how your wife's grandfather came by them?
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Stupid question. If these are originals, Shouldn't this stuff be in a museum archive?
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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
@PhantomEwan Double WOW!!!
I'm with @Jesse_O & @Bronte. If those are original signatures, these documents should be archived.
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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
@PhantomEwan dude, you're killing me here!!! At the very least, tell me that they are stored properly and not sitting in some shoe box in a closet!!
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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
It looks like you have General MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz and President Truman's signatures on those papers. The Truman signature might have been a secretary or autopen, but still ... these are incredible!!!
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Collector PhantomEwan private msg quote post Address this user
They were in an old wooden “suitcase”
for I don’t know how long. He was a career military man but he never talked about the war. We never knew about any of these until after he passed and we were going through his stuff. I don’t think the signatures are authentic but I may have to consult someone more knowledgeable than me make sure.
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Very cool documents! To my untrained eyes I am quite certain they are copies of handwriting on a more modern printing of the surrender instruments.

So printed over (machine copy of the sigs over similarly spaced original text facsimile).
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TL;DR Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
Btw modern could be 1960s… who knows.

It could also be a facsimile copy contemporary to the originals but I am more doubtful.

The original surrender docs are indeed in museums. I am 99% sure (as Phantom also believes) that they are not real, original sigs.
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I AM... THE Bat-Manuel MurrayC private msg quote post Address this user
From my office window in Halifax, NS

No shipping problems here


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TL;DR Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user



Taking “cool” literally here. More like ice cold.
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#cgcshill WMorse private msg quote post Address this user

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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
@WMorse Cool coins!
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
I've got some coins.















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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
@GAC WOW!!! Those are excellent! Those last 3 in particular are really striking.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@Byrdibyrd Thank you!! I appreciate that.
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TL;DR Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Byrdibyrd
@GAC WOW!!! Those are excellent! Those last 3 in particular are really striking.


Hehe, “striking” when describing minted coins. Intentional?
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