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Anyone else collect a lot of crap?
I've got a bunch - Lots of Saints/sports memorabilia, stamps/coins, bobbleheads, ticket stubs, you name it.

Lately I've been collecting growlers from different breweries. (Started as more of a drinking habit but then they start piling up)

Also shown, very small part of the sports memorabilia collection. (next post)
 

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Souls.

And old US coins I come across randomly, like wheat pennies. But I just toss them in a jar.
 

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I have a fairly large collection of concert ticket stubs. My first was in 1972, Iron Butterfly at Reed Green Coliseum on the Southern Miss campus. I went to just about every Rock & Roll concert any where near me in the 70's and 80's.
 

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Silver of all sorts. Coins are cool, but I love jewelry too. Don’t get me wrong I like the gold and stones as well, but silver is my jam.

Anyone want to get rid of gold, silver or stones, hit me up.
 

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Like I said. I collect all things WWII from all countries. One room looks like a US WWII Field HQ in Europe.. That is the main theme. But I also enjoy specialty items... Like Christmas, Food, Music and Oklahoma, plus the US Home Front 1900-1945.. I know 1900-38 is not WWII, but people born in 1908 like my grandfather who was 33 when the war started for the US.

anyways.. I wanted to go ahead and share these items that I own.

USS New Orleans Christmas Day Menu 1940

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The USS New Orleans was a Heavy Cruiser. Although this menu is dated 1940, that is before the US entered the war, the USSNO was in the Pacific training with the Hawaiian fleet. She was at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th and received minimal damage. She had only shorepower so her Anti Aircraft guns had to be operated manually.

The USSNO was Coral Sea, Midway, The eastern Solomons and Tassafaronga. At Tassafaronga she took a torpedo to the bow.. and later sailed stern first all the way from Australia to Puget Sound Washington for repairs.

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825th Tank Destroyer Battalion Christmas Day Menu 1944

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The 825 Tank Destroyer Battalion was in France in 1944 and Parts of the unit were sent into combat as part of an ad hoc task force on 16 December 1944, on the northern flank of the Ardennes Offensive, where it defended Amblève river bridges at Malmedy during the Battle of the Bulge. It is interesting how the Officer that did this mentions being in a foreign land.

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USS Henrico Christmas Day Menu 1943

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The USS Henrico is an Attack Transport Ship.. Meaning she not only carried about 2,000 troops, but also the boats that were used in the Invasion. On 6 June, Henrico landed her troops, the 16th Regiment of the First Infantry Division, in the first assault wave on the Easy Red Sector of Omaha Beach. She was then routed to the Mediterranean where she took part in August in the Invasion of Southern France.. and then later out to the pacific where she landed troops at Okinawa.

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15th Evacuation Hospital Christmas Day Menu 1943, Somewhere in Italy.

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This is the hospital there Gen Patton had the Slapping incident.

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USS Nassau Christmas Day Menu 1944

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The USS Nassau was a small escort Carrier used in the Pacific. SHe was laid down 1 month before Pearl Harbor and used starting in 1943 in Numerous task forces including Tarawa and The Marshall islands before joining Halsey's 3rd Fleet.

She started off providing Anti-submarine Patrol aircraft as well as proving aircraft for strafing and bombing in support of assault troops. She was also used to Ferry Aircraft. taking damaged aircraft back to Pearl Harbor and bringing in new aircraft from San Diego and Pearl Harbor.

She was later added to the 38th Task force and provided replacement Aircraft in the Philippines...

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This concludes the Edition of What do You collect... If you have enjoyed this please either say so or post a FDL.. Thanks.. Joe...
 
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I love anything to do with WWII in the Pacific as my dad was in the Army and fought the Japanese there during the war. He loved General Douglas MacArthur and kept a picture of him on the wall of his bedroom till the day he died, I now have that picture.
 

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I love anything to do with WWII in the Pacific as my dad was in the Army and fought the Japanese there during the war. He loved General Douglas MacArthur and kept a picture of him on the wall of his bedroom till the day he died, I now have that picture.
Also my mother's brother, Toxie Anderson, died on Jan 3, 1944 when his ship the USS Turner, a Gleaves class destroyer sank off NY harbor. It suffered a series of internal explosions taking down 123 enlisted men and 15 officers.
 
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Thanks PG... I appreciate you sharing those stories.. I just read about the USS Turner... Never knew that...
 

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Anyone else collect a lot of crap?
I've got a bunch - Lots of Saints/sports memorabilia, stamps/coins, bobbleheads, ticket stubs, you name it.

Lately I've been collecting growlers from different breweries. (Started as more of a drinking habit but then they start piling up)

Also shown, very small part of the sports memorabilia collection. (next post)
Apparently Bills!!!!!
 

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I have one unopened can of 1992 Chocolate yoo-hoo drink.

I've read that because it's pasteurize in the can , if left unopened it's good for ever.

I keep saying I'll crack it open some day but I never do.:unsure:
 

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WWII Item... Christmas Edition.

edit- I am having trouble importing a video from FB... There is no sound with it and there should be.
 
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WWII Item - Christmas Edition...

Make sure the sound is on.... Once you hit play, Hover over the video at the bottom right, the speaker may be muted... and it has to be turned on...

WWII US Field Record Player/Gramophone
The record is a 1943 release...

 
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Round noisemakers (pic is horrible; office is too cluttered to get a decent angle)

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and empty beer bottles. I don't actually try to collect the bottles, but they just seem to keep showing up no matter how many attempts I make to thin the herd.
 

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