ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
Coffee Cups - I have about 200.
Shot Glasses - Hell, I lost count . . . easily over 500 from places all over the world. I only get those that are labeled with something unique or identifies the place that I snatched . . . errrm, purchased . . . them.
Baseball Caps from Law Enforcement Agencies in the US - I have 63.
I usually wear just one - anyone that saw the Vegas photos will know which one. I even have three from the RCMP. One from the Vancouver Narcotics Unit, one from NorthStar (combined US/Canada Narcotics Task Force) and one from RCMP in Whitehorse.
What's the American perspective of the RCMP? I have a few connections there and was thinking of applying for them once I finish this damn degree next year, with the eventual goal of moving to Texas where some of my family lives and being a police officer down there. A good family friend is an OPP internal affairs judge, after working his way up through Metro Toronto for about 30 years and says that the RCMP training is very well regarded.
What do i collect ? Well i've got loads of aircraft models (almost all boxed up these days) that i've been given by various airlines over the years - as well as all sorts of other airline tat - from MIAT Mongolian to LAM Mozambique.
Did go through a stage of collecting airline teaspoons - mainly becuase the flat we rented didn't have any and it sort of grew from there.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
All of the dealings I've ever had with them have been very positive. And in this neck of the woods, cops are few and far between, so regardless of which side of the border we are on, we help each other . . . you know - intel sharing, etc. Obviously, I'm not patrolling downtown Beaver Creek or Whitehorse; and my Canuck counterparts aren't issuing citations on the Glenn Highway . . . but we work together.
Great guys . . .
I did a detail with the US Customs at Port Alcan a few years back and got to know the Canada Customs and RCMP folk from Beaver Creek pretty well.
Quoting Cornish (Reply 14): If i hadn't said it someone else would have......
Greyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1551 times:
aircraft models, Greyhound bus stuff (gee imagine that), US and International flags, foreign currency, baseball cards (although I haven't actually gotten any new ones in several years and I don't even keep my collections with me). And Submarine models- just ones I assembled though:
I've got one exactly like this, but the bottom half is painted red just as the real life boat is:
And I've got one that looks very similar to this one:
And one just like the boat in the background (USS Lionfish... which I actually worked on when I was in Sub school in CT:
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
Quoting Kazzie (Thread starter): After the unfortunate death my my grandad we had to go and collect all of his bango's, yukes and guitars.. I was amazed at how much he had! this is just a small portion of what he had...
Was your grandad's name George Formby?
BTW, nice banjos! Does he have any five string banjo among them?
For me I collect a lot of stuff, mostly equipment, uniforms and (as per law demilled / deactivated ) infantry weapons of the British, Canadian (and other Commonwealth forces if I can get hold of them, I'm especially interested in Indian stuff from the Burma campaign) and Soviet armies of WW" (and some WW1 stuff as well).
Here are some pictures:
British personal protective equipment of about the time of the Normandy invasion
The same from about 1939-40 (phoney war)
A Canadian uniform ( Royal Winnipeg Rifles)plus accessories
A Russian uniform plus PPsH41 SMG
Another Russian uniform plus accessories ( mess tin, belt, ammo pouches etc.) and a Mosin-Nagant 1891 Rifle.
From left to right:
Lee Enfield No4 Mk2 from 1952, one of the last ones made, practically identical with the late WW2 rifles, a Lee Enfield No1 Mk3* from about 1915 and a P14 rifle, also from WW1 vintage, plus ammo bandoliers (full of inert rounds), a Nepalese Gurkha Kukri knife and a Bren machine gun spare barrel bag.
A M1 30 Carbine from 1943, modified during the Korean War, a British Sten Mk2 SMG from WW2 and bits and pieces of a British Bren Mk1 light machine gun (everything I own is legal, the Bren is missing the barrel and breech block).
British accessories, including woolen flannel drawers, I got several of them unissued from stock, a Webley .38 and an Enfield .38 revolver.
British WW2 accessories including washing kit.
A British uniform (East Yorkshire Regiment) plus webbing and accessories.
Some 1930s-1940s civvy gear, the banjo is a Clifford-Essex & Son banjo from England, about 1910-1920. Unfortunately the skin got damaged last year, so I'm looking for a piece of calf skin to repair it. Notive the original old (never used) socks, which back then didn't have elastics, so you had to wear them with suspenders attached to the calf (on the bottom left).
I just bought a British WW2 No 19 shortwave wireless set (transceiver for CW, modulated CW and AM voice) on Ebay, which I intend to put back into working order and then, provided I have my ham radio operator licence by then, use it as an amateur station.
I'm a member of a group of collectors (mostly Dutch, but a few Brits and Germans as well), who often work together with several museums to set up exhibitions and living history events, mostly in the Netherlands and Belgium, but lately also in Germany.