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Vintage Flying Helmets

Author : Mick J. Prodger
ISBN : 0887407765
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 79.66 MB
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This new book explores the history and development of early flying headgear throughout the pioneering nations in military and sport aviation, from the earliest exploits of the Wright Brothers, to the end of World War II. Drawn from aviation museums and private collections from around the world, the illustrated color section features over 1000 photographs depicting more than 650 different items of flying headgear: helmets, goggles, oxygen masks and accessories, including many unique personalizations and rarely seen items.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms And Equipment 1937 45

Author : Gary Nila
ISBN : 9781780966724
Genre : History
File Size : 43.29 MB
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This long awaited title provides a fantastic reference resource on the uniforms, dress, flight gear and personal weaponry of the Imperial Japanese Navy airmen of World War II. It includes detailed descriptions of flight gear, including manufacture information, and interviews with IJN pilots such as Sakai, Komachi, Tanimizu, Kawato and Saito regarding the use of a variety of equipment are integrated into the text. Packed with great contemporary illustrations, photographs of original items, and colour pictures, this title provides a meticulously detailed examination of the dress and equipment of the Imperial Japanese Navy's aviators in World War II.
Category: History

The Chronicle Of Hats In Enjoyable Quotes

Author : Ida Tomshinsky
ISBN : 9781479799091
Genre : Design
File Size : 86.46 MB
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This is a standard reference for anyone who is interested in the history of essential fashion accessory – the hat. The hats always were used to protect, to express identity, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. Main developments in the timeline of hats from ancient past to modern present, including the phenomenon of the must-have accessory covering the top of the head.
Category: Design

Warman S World War Ii Collectibles

Author : John Adams-Graf
ISBN : 9781440240720
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 37.27 MB
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Collecting & Preserving WWII History Since the end of World War II, veterans, collectors, and history buffs have bought, sold, and traded the "spoils of war." Souvenir collecting began as soon as troops set foot on foreign soil. Soldiers looked for wartime trinkets and keepsakes to remind them of their time in the service, validate their presence during the making of history, and generate income when they returned home. Today these items help us understand and define a time when almost the entire world was at war. Newly expanded and completely updated, Warman's World War II Collectibles, 3rd edition, is a comprehensive full-color resource on World War II militaria. Illustrated with 1,800 all-new color images, the book is loaded with information and current values for uniforms, footwear, headgear, medals, firearms, bayonets, knives, personal items, accoutrements, and groupings--a new category--from the United States, Germany, England, Japan, the former Soviet Union, and other countries from 1939-1945. • 1,800 all-new color images and thousands of values • History and collector tips • Pros and cons of each collecting area • Availability and price ratings, as well as reproduction alerts • First-person accounts of the war
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Saltwater Cowboy

Author : Tim McBride
ISBN : 9781466882386
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south. He was twenty-one, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokoloskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida's Gulf Coast. Easy of disposition and eager to experience life at its richest, McBride jumped in with both feet. But this wasn't a typical fishing outfit. McBride had been unwittingly recruited into a band of smugglers--middlemen between a Colombian marijuana cartel and their distributors in Miami. His elaborate team comprised fishermen, drivers, stock houses, security--seemingly all of Chokoloskee Island was in on the operation. As McBride came to accept his new role, tons upon tons of marijuana would pass through his hands. Then the federal government intervened in 1984, leaving the crew without a boss and most of its key players. McBride, now a veteran smuggler, was somehow spared. So when the Colombians came looking for a new middle-man, they turned to him. McBride became the boss of an operation that was ultimately responsible for smuggling 30 million pounds of marijuana. A self-proclaimed "Saltwater Cowboy," he would evade the Coast Guard for years, facing volatile Colombian drug lords and risking betrayal by romantic partners until his luck finally ran out. A tale of crime and excess, Saltwater Cowboy is the gripping memoir of one of the biggest pot smugglers in American history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Guide To Wartime Collectables

Author : Arthur Ward
ISBN : 9781473826878
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 78.68 MB
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We live in the information age, a period that offers unrivalled data transfer and unlimited access to global archives. Collectors have never had it so easy. Today, at the click of a mouse, via the Internet they can exchange details about items they are looking for or send photos of things they want to sell, and communicate with dealers and like-minded enthusiasts located at opposite sides of the planet.Online market places like eBay offer a cornucopia of accessible objects and the opportunity to, sometimes, purchase items at knock-down prices. However, being provided with unlimited access to information is only of any use if you know what you are looking for. The ever-expanding resource of the World Wide Web might be a repository of everything but if you are looking in the wrong section, or asking the wrong question, it can provide myriad dead ends rather than bang-on answers!Collectors of militaria, that catch-all term that covers everything from army badges to gas masks, have always relied on ready access to reference works to help them navigate around the bewildering landscape of available collectables. Most of the classic reference works have been targeted at the experienced collector and are often difficult for the tyro to decipher. Something handier is needed.The Beginner's Guide to Wartime Collectables is intended to be that easy to use guide. It will not only tell the novice about the major types of twentieth-century military collectables, it will also show what they look like and, importantly, what the newcomer should be looking for. It's also important to be sure you are purchasing authentic military artefacts and not mere reproduction items or, worse still, out and out fakes.Written by a lifelong collector, this book is also full of the author's own photographs, many, like those showing details of insignia and other regalia, taken with specialist close-up lenses, so that every detail can be clearly seen.The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War in August 2014 makes this publication very timely and, I hope, elevates commonplace items like postcards and crested china to their rightful place as definite military collectables. As featured in Sussex Local Magazine
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

U S Army Rangers Special Forces Of World War Ii

Author : Robert Todd Ross
ISBN : WISC:89084878669
Genre : History
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U.S. Army Rangers & Special Forces of World War II tells the story of the U.S. Armys elite Rangers and special forces largely through pictures. Never before has such an expansive view of World War II been offered in one volume. Furthermore, an extensive search of public and private archives unearthed an astonishing number of rare and never before seen images, some in color. Most notable are the nearly twenty exemplary photographs of Lieutenant Colonel William O. Darbys Ranger Force in Italy, taken by Robert Capa, who is considered by many to be the greatest combat photographer of all time. Complementing the period photographs are numerous color plates detailing the rare and often unique items of insignia, weaponry, and equipment that marked the soldiers whose heavy task it was to lead the way.
Category: History

Trending Collectibles 2015 Military Aviation Review

Author : Mick J. Prodger
ISBN : 194349200X
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144 pages with 474 color photos. Compiled and edited by Mick J. Prodger, author of Vintage Flying Helmets and Luftwaffe vs RAF volumes 1 and 2. Contributors include Ron Burkey, David Farnsworth, Simon Lannoy, Geoff Pringle and Neil Seaton. Trending Collectibles: 2015 Military Aviation Review is the first annual market report designed specifically for collectors of aviation related militaria and historical flying kit from World War 1 and World War 2. The report features recent sales of aviation collectibles based on the actual sales price. The information has been gathered from internationally known, well-respected, reputable dealers and private collectors. It includes common and not-so-common items, with prices ranging from a few dollars or pounds to several thousand, each with a colour photograph and brief description. It is designed for quick and easy reference by both collectors and sellers, and intended to help establish fair market values as well as an understanding of how those values change over time. REAL ITEMS. REAL SALES. ACTUAL PRICES. The Army, Navy and Air Forces of the United States, Great Britain (and the Commonwealth nations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand plus South Africa), France, The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, as well as the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan, are all represented. Collectible items featured include: flying headgear (helmets, goggles, oxygen masks), flying clothing (jackets, gloves, boots, etc.), air force and military uniforms and caps, life jackets ("mae wests"), parachutes, escape and evasion items and survival kits, plus wings, badges, patches, insignia, aircraft parts (joysticks, painted emblems, cockpit instruments, clocks and other relics), as well as aviation ephemera such as log books, technical manuals and pilot's notes, maps, navigation tools and station items including emergency service equipment, scramble bells, mess hall plates and even home front games and toys. This book will be a great resource for buyers, collectors and dealers of aviation related material and military antiques. It will be of value to old and seasoned collectors, and will also encourage new collectors who may be confused by the array of artifacts and vast range of prices. It may also help in establishing values for insurance purposes. Collecting has always been for fun, but as the popularity of vintage militaria increases, so does its market value. These days, many financial advisors encourage people to include a percentage of collectibles in their investment / retirement portfolio. Trending Collectibles Military Aviation Review has done the hard work, gathering the most up-to-date and accurate sales information - so whether a collector likes painted A-2 flight jackets, squadron patches, Battle of Britain Spitfire relics or Luftwaffe uniforms, this book will help with the decision-making process of what to buy! The companion website features regular updates and sample pages of the book.