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    My collection

    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:21 pm

    Hey everyone.

    I thought it was about time to start documenting my collection.

    Sorry about the photos' poor quality. My camera is a tad bit out dated.

    Feel free to ask any questions! I'll provide more information once I'm finished uploading the pics.

    Thanks,

    Artur

    WARNING: THIS THREAD IS PIC HEAVY!


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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:24 pm



    My Iraqi items.
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:32 pm



    Republican Guard uniform. The first and only example I have. The group came with the beret, shirt, trousers, and pistol belt. Just received the set a few days ago and I love it already!
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:38 pm



    A close up.



    The holster. Does anyone have an idea of what the scorpion signifies?
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:01 pm



    A pair of Syrian made boots, pretty shoddy craftsmanship if you ask me. Brought back by a National Guardsmen in 2004.



    Thread pattern.

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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:09 pm





    Airborne beret and canteen cup brought back by the same guardsmen. I actually owe a large part of my collection because of him. I'll refer to him as "Joe" (G.I.Joe, just trying to respect his privacy).
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:12 pm



    My post war issued helmet. The camo net is loose, I think that it's a size too big. Either that or it was stretched. Any ideas?
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:24 pm



    A switch to the opposing forces, some DCU items from OIF.



    25 ID/ 108th Air Defense Brigade DCU. It was patched up but never used. Compared to the other DCU, the colors on this one are very bright.



    A nice and honest used and abused 20th Engineer Brigade top. Too bad the name tab and ranks were taken off. I'm thinking maybe it was used 2004/2005. Any ideas?
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:51 pm







    My favorite cover is the one on the left.



    The one on the right is nice too. It has desert and woodland patches on both sides.
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:55 pm



    My Afghan patches. Acquired in the Herat region. The large shield patch is from an infantry battalion.



    My theater made patches.



    All patches were brought back by Joe.
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:22 pm



    Challenge coin collection.



    125th Signal Battalion





    Gen. Charles R Holland challenge coin. Commander of USSOCOM 2000-2003



    Gen. Eldon A. Bargewell challenge coin. Presented when serving as assistant chief of staff for SFOR in Sarajevo.



    The general was a member of MACV-SOG and later commanded Delta Force. You can find some amazing information about his accomplishments online.

    I found all three special warfare coins at a local flea market. There were about 5 more (all European command generals). I think the seller found the coins in a storage locker. I didn't have enough money at the time and could only buy 3.
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    Post invasion Iraqi armored patches.



    Theater made DCU badges.



    A strange paper like airborne patch.
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    Post by artur95 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:31 pm

    That's it for now!

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    Post by msmith275 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:01 pm

    Great mixture of items. That's a quality collection! Thanks for sharing! Mark
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    Post by Grey Marine82 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:29 pm

    Nice collection! Thanks for sharing!
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    Post by RedLegGI on Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:12 am

    I like it Smile
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    Post by artur95 on Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:29 pm

    Thanks guys for the compliments! I don't really collect anything specific, just anything that catches my eye.
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    Post by Zeked on Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:15 pm

    artur95 wrote:Thanks guys for the compliments! I don't really collect anything specific, just anything that catches my eye.

    That is the best way to collect! Nice collection!
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:24 pm

    Very nice!

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