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Japanese Officer’s pack (3/26/08)
At the start of World War II, equipment issued to troops by the Japanese Army typically was based on European designs. As the war progressed, material shortages became extreme and the Japanese took many measures to minimize the use of metal in any form. Metal features such as buckles on packs, helmets and other equipment were replaced by cloth or rubberized leather. More >>


Italian World War II Chrome helmet (3/22/08)
The Italian Army wore the French Adrian helmet during World War I, eventually producing its own version known as the Model 1916. All that changed after Benito Mussolini came to power in 1925. More >>


Antique American Flags (3/19/08)
Hello fellow Worthpointers and visitors. I hope you find the photos and descriptions of some of my more interesting flags to your liking. I would be happy to correspond with others regarding collecting antique flags. More >>


Soiling of Old Glory (3/17/08)
The Soiling of Old Glory If you can’t use the American flag as a weapon, then what’s freedom of speech all about, anyway? That could very well be the way some interpret the actions of the flag-wielding young man in the above photo. In reality, most everyone was horrified by the image. More >>


How to Identify When Your American Flag Was Made (3/11/08)
Chart showing official stars and years of official flags“Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” – The Flag Act of 1777 More >>


How to Care for Old Flags (3/5/08)
Some foxing on the headingHOW TO CARE FOR OLD FLAGS Flags manufactured before the age of synthetics were generally made whole or in part from wool, cotton and linen, all natural fibers. WOOL FLAGS More >>


Chesapeake Bay Flag Association Meeting, Feb 23, 2008 (3/5/08)
World War II era Mare Island Navy fleet rank flagsIt was a relatively nice day in February, a little cool with possible rain later, but better than the ice storms and occasional snowstorms of the days before. That made it possible to view the large flag display set up by our host, Dale Grimes of Baltimore, Maryland in his backyard. More >>


French World War One combination coffee grinder and mess kit (3/4/08)
1853 French Coffee Roaster/Mess Kit, in partsDuring the First World War, the French soldier was required to carry great deal of equipment inside or attached to his field pack. The type of gear carried by an average soldier today has changed from the equipment carried 90+ years ago. The weight on the other hand has remained about the same at roughly 75 pounds. More >>


The Seal and Flag of the Vice President of the United States (2/25/08)
Coat-of-arms of the vice president, patch, 1948 to 1975Much has been written about the seal of the president of the United States. It is a more powerful, more visible office, of course, but in many ways the influence of the vice president can be just as significant. Yet, recognizing the symbols of the office isn’t that high on a collector’s radar. More >>


Presenting to 1st Graders (2/24/08)
My sonI own an overly large naval standard for the president of the United States. At 10 by 16 feet it takes up the entire living room at home. My 8 x 12 U.S. flag with 45 stars from about 1900 is big enough for anywhere, too. But, they are hard to appreciate all folded up. They both, though, have one other thing in common besides being oversized. First graders love ‘em. More >>


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