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RESTORED & OVERHAULED
VINTAGE
CUERVO Y SOBRINOS
HABANA

UNICOS
IMPORTADORES


ROSKOPF
SILVER HINGED CASED
Pocket Watch Conversion

X?  X? MM
W/O CROWN

[WILL PLACE SIZE LATER]

HOUSE IN AN

1898
SPANISH AMERICA WAR
MILITARY WATCH BOX

FOCUSING ON
THE HISTORY OF CUBA

INCLUDED

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1898 ORIGINAL U.S. MIL ISSUED BAYONET & SCABBARD

3 AWESOM ORIGINAL GILDED CUBAN CIGAR ART PROOFS
1850  - 1898 - 1912
4 ORIGINAL U.S. OCCUPATION STAMPS
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2 ORIGINAL U.S. GUANTANOMO 1898 POST CARDS 1 TEDDY ROSEVELT ROUGH RIDER 1000 BILL 1 COPY OF SANTIAGO VICTORY PHOTOGRAPH
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8 PAGE HISTORY OF WAR OF 1898, CUBA, CUERVO Y SOBRINOS, ROSKOPF, CARNEGIE AND CUBA.
&
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR MEDALS


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SPANISH AMERICAN WAR OF 1898
HISTORY OF CUBA INDIGINOUS TO CASTRO
HISTORY OF ROSKOPF 1813 - 1889
HISTORY OF CUERVO Y SOBRINOS 1881 - 1958
MINOR HISTORY ON CARNEGIE 1898

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EARLY ROSKOPF POCKET WATCH CONVERION
SOLD BY THE FAMOUS
CUERVO Y SOBRINOS
[CUERVO & NEPHEWS]

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LARGE SOLID WOOD MILITARYWATCHHBOX™
OPENS SO YOU MAY WEAR WATCH
EXAMINE ITEMS
ADD MORE TO IT LATER.

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A HISTORY CHANNEL 1898 - 1902 SPANISH
AMERICAN WAR DVD WITH WAR VIDEO

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Georges Fredric Roskopf

ROSKOPF

Georges Frederic Roskopf was born in 1813 at Niderwiller,Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany - today Niderwiller is in the French province Alsace.

At 16, George undertook a three-year apprenticeship as a sales clerk at a firm selling watchmaker’s supplies in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland.

At 21 years of age, he apprenticed as a watchmaker before quitting to marriy the wealthy widow -- 17 years his senior -- and, with financing by his wife , he began a etablisseur business -a company that buys watch components and assembles them.

At 37 years of age, Roskopf sold his business to become joint manager of the Guttmann Brothers of Warburg, Germany; a company that assembled “English style” watches to market to Belgium and the USA.

At 42, Roskopf set up a business his son, Fritz Edouard and Henry Gindraux, as ROSKOPF, GINDRAUX & Co. to make good-quality, low-cost watches for the working man.

At 42, Roskopf began to design a watch that could be sold for 20 Swiss francs and still be of good quality after his son left him to open his own watch business and Gindraux left to become the director of a watch making school.

At 44, Roskopf had a simple and solid watch called the montre proletaire --the laborer’s watch. But Roskopf’s watch was with met indifference and hostility among the industry watchmakers who were tied to the home industry system and did not want the competition of a mass produced watch . When Roskopf ordered two boxes of ebauches from Emile Roulet and asked Gustave Rosselet to make escapements. Both refused to take his orders.

At 54 , Roskopf finally succeeded in producing his watch with the help of The Malleray Watch Co. which supplied the ebauches and cases, while other necessary parts came from other makers. The watches themselves were assembled in France, by M. Chatelain. The original order to Malleray was 2,000 watches.

At 57,  Roskopf had expanded orders tenfold, ordering 20,000 ebauches for production. The Roskopf  affordable watch was intended for the working man, but his first customers were aristocrats and army officers. But it would be Charles Léon Schmid, a sales man Roskop hirerd to move the monthly output of 500-600 watche that got the ball rolling. By presenting the watch to officers of different European armies and railroads, the orders soon outstripped production.

 

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Success can prove to be as dangerous as failure. The success of the Roskopf watch, and lack of a swiss patent office, invited Swiss companies to produce thousdands if not millions of knock offs. These Roskopf copies with names like System Roskopf, Gre. Roskopf , A. Roskopf  E. Rosskopf, G. Rosskopf, H. Rosskopf, J. Rosskopf, W. Rosskopf or labeled“Rosskopf (double "s") to bypass Roskopf’s registered trade mark, began popping up all over Europe. And,to compound this fraud, unlike the sound, well engineered Roskopf, these pin-lever fakes were badly made, machine-manufactured watches that. didn’t have Roskopf’s solid, well made, patented platform-mounted escapement.

At the age of 62, Roskopf 's wife passed away. His loss of his waife and the distructive actions of the counterfeiting, left Roskopf a disillusioned and embittered man. In the short span from actual invention to production, Roskopf sold less than 100,000 pieces. Though Roskopf was able to patent his inventions in France, Belgium and the United States,  Switzerland would not have a patent office until 1888.The Swiss charlatans copied or faked his four patents for watch mechanisms and destroyed his market. Thus on his wifes death he turned his business over to Charles Léon Schmid and his wife’s grandsons. Roskopf would  never return to the watch making business though he would remarry --a school teacher 24 years younger -- and  pass away in 1889 at 86 years of age.

 

There is an amazing ending to the Roskopf story. The new Roskopf  company, named Wille Freres, would take full advantage of the new Swiss Patent office by registering 11 patents for Roskopf watch mechanisms and would produce over 20 million watches.

Though we have written about companies who claim to have introduced the "first good quaility working man's watches", Roskopf was, with non other,  the first in a vast industry who would design, created, and build the first good quaility watch that was affordable to many who would never have had the ability to own a watch. This factor would  not go unnoticed.  His pin pallet escapement woud grace millions of watches and even inspire D.A. Buck of the United States to produce a cheap, easily manufactured pocket watch. The famous Dollar Watch was sold by the millions in the USA for decades. Though it made use of Roskopf’s pin pallet escapement, unlike the Roskopf, these watches were massed-produced with machine-punched parts and riveted bridges and plates to make them cheaper but unserviceable. They were the first  throw away watches.

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THIS IS AN ALL ORIGINAL ROSKOPF AND NOT A COPY
THE PORCELAIN DIAL HAS TWO REPAIRS
THEY WERE PROFESSIONALY REPAIRED BEFORE WE INVESTED IN IT

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WE HAVE AN AWESOME SYSTEM TO REPAIR PORCELAIN DIALS
BUT IT HAS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE DAMAGE UNREPAIRED
THIS WORK WAS ACCOMPLISHED AGES AGO
THE TECHNIQUE LEAVES TELL TALE FINISH OVER TIME
BUT IT IS HARDLY NOTICIBLE WHEN NOT ENLARGED CLOSE UPS

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THIS IS A PIN SET SYSTEM
YOU PUSH THE PIN IN TO SET THE TIME BY THE CROWN
GAINED POPULARITY DURING WWI.
TOOK THE PLACE OF HAND OR KEY SET MOVEMENTS
WE BELIVE THAT THE SILVER LUGS WERE ATTACHED DURING WWII

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GILT HANDS ARE ORIGINAL
THIS BEAUTY KEEPS TIME AND SETS PROPERLY
YOU CAN TEEL THAT THE LUGS WERE SET BY A WATCH MAKER/JEWELER

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WE CHOSE A LEATHER STRAP WITH KEEPERS
SMOOTH AND SHARP
IT IS NATO G-18 STYLE
AND
EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE

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Cuervo Y Sobrinos
Credit To Press & Marketing Releases by Cuervo et al


"The deep passion of collectors has made the survival of these pieces possible to the present day - unmistakable witnesses of luxury, elegance and style of life in bygone times."
Cuervo Y Sobrinos
2010

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Early 20th Century
1916

Outside of the years of the Spanish American War, Havana/Habana was renowned as the "Pearl of the Caribbean" and a privileged center of luxury from the late 19th century through the first half of the 20th century, it would become a beautiful world for Intellectuals, adventurers. mobsters, moveie stars, famous priveledged personas and business men. It was  a stopping point for the cream of the high society. Many visited the city to attend parties and the vivacious social life which took place in luxurious hotels, casinos, splendid private mansions and gardens.

 

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VAULTS WITH CUERVO Y SOBRINOS IN GOLD SCRIPT

The splendid Spanish colonial architecture & international culture of Havana was the "pearl".  reflecting upon the fascinating and  "savoir-vivre" of its inhabitants and numerous visitors. An elegant, electric city overflowing with glamour was the Havana of (1880 - 1958) 75 years or so. Hemingway, Neruda, Gable, Churchill, Einstein and many other characters of that time were clients of the Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique.

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DON ARMANDO R. RIO Y CUERVO

It was in this sophisticated climate that Armando Rio y Cuervo, with the help of his brothers,  took on the management of the jewellers established by his uncle Ramón in 1882 and from   whom the name Cuervo y Sobrinos ( Cuervo and nephews) was established. The vitality and wealth of Havana   was the force that company grew and prospered Cuervo Y Sobrinos when combined with the family's outstanding commercial and creative ability.

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ADVERTISEMENTS 20TH CENTURY
1930-50

In a short time, "La Casa" - the name given to the jewellers on Quinta Avenida, an emblematic arterial street in Havana - became the most important jewellers in the Cuban capital and its fame was known the world over.

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THE CREW

The combination between the quality of products and the Latin spirit conferred the brand such reputation and credibility that Cuervo y Sobrinos decided to expand its production.

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ELEGANT HABANA & CUERVO Y SOBRINOS & GARDENS


Three offices were opened in key points in Europe: Pforzheim in Germany, where the precious stones were selected, Paris, in Rue Melzy, where the jewels were realised and, later on, in Switzerland where the company established its watch manufacturing in La Chaux-de-Fonds, which to this day is still the capital of Swiss watch-making.

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1950'S

During that period Cuervo y Sobrinos distributed and commercialised both their own creations and important trademarks of the sector. The family gained such fame that some of the noblest jewellery houses decided to engrave the name Cuervo y Sobrinos on their faces in confirmation of the importance achieved by the""House". In a short time the Cuban signature Cuervo Y Sobrinos created a space for itself among the most prestigious watch brands in the world.

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CALLE SAN RAFAEL

Over the years the jewellers expanded and changed premises, first in Calle Muralla and finally in the prestigious area of Calle San Rafael. An affectionate international clientele, with members from the world of literature, science, politics and entertainment, habitually visited the boutique during their travels to Havana. 

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THE SILVER CASE IS THREE PIECE
BEZWL WITH CRYSTAL SNAPS ON
THEN CENTER MOVEMENT CASE
THEN HINGED BACK COVER

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THE WATCH SITS PERFECT
IT LOOKS GREAT
AND
IT IS COMFORTABLE

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EXTREMELY NICE SHARP FANTASTIC

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HERE WE CAN SEE THE REPAIR
AGAIN, THIS IS CLOSE UP HIGH RES PIC
THE ACTUAL LOOK IS MINUTE

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ANOTHER LOOK AT THE STRAP
I LIKE THE FACT LEATHER SITS UNDER THE CASE
THE CASE RSTING ON LEATHER IS SIMILATR
TO WWI TRENCH STRAPS
BUT THE LEATHER HERE IS SOFT
AND THE KEEPERS FANTASTIC

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STEEL KEEPERS AND BUCKLE

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NOTE THE EXCESS FITS INTO THE KEEPERS
LOOKS GREAT AND IS SIMPLE TO ATTACHE

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JEWELED MOVEMENT IS SIGNED
OVERHAULED
LUBRICATED
TIMED

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WE CANNOT ATTEST TO THIS TRENCH WORK
WE WERE NOT THERE
THUS IT TRULY HAD NO
CAUSE REASON MOTIVATION

FOR GSW TO INVEST IN IT

EXCEPT

CAUSING US TO DECIDE TO MAKE UP A
MILITARYWATCHBOX™
TO FOCUS ON

CUERVO Y SOBRINOS
"CUBA"
&
THE WAR OF 1898

[TEN YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF ROSKOPH]

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1898/1899 U.S. MARINE BAYONET & SCABBARD


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NO WRITING ON POST CARD ONLY ON PLASTIC SLEEVE

ORIGINAL 1850 Woodcut
El Dorado by M.V. Grisiti

City of Havana 1850
Appraised on Antiques Roadshow at $50.00
has gone much higher in private auctions
5” x 5-1/2”

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1898
CIGAR BOX PROOF

Andrew Carnegie Portrait
Cherubs and Real
EMBOSSED
Gold Leaf
READ HISTORY OF
CARNEGIE & WAR OF 1898

4” x 5

In 1898, Carnegie tried to arrange for independence for the Philippines. As the end of the Spanish American War neared, the United States bought the Philippines from Spain for $20 million. To counter what he perceived as imperialism on the part of the United States, Carnegie personally offered $20 million to the Philippines so that the Filipino people could buy their independence from the United States.However, nothing came of the offer. Carnegie also opposed the annexation of Cuba by the United States and in this, was successful with many other conservatives who founded an anti-imperialist league that included former presidents of the United States, Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison, and literary figures like Mark Twain.

 

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NO WRITING ON POST CARD ONLY ON PLASTIC SLEEVE
THE TRIANGULAR ITEM IS STICKER ON INSIDE OF GLASSI

U.S. Spanish Mexican Cuban
FOUR NATIONS
Flags & Eagle
Over Cigar Factory
Vintage Cigar Label
4” x 5”.

 

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REPRINT RECEIVING NEWS OF VICTORY AT SANTIAGO

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ORIGINAL GUANTANAMO BAY CUBA 1898 POST CARD

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ORIGINAL MARINES AT GUANTANOMO BAY

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COMMEMORATIVE TEDDY & THE ROUGH RIDERS

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SPANISH AMERICAN WAR MEDAL
NUMBERED 7385

THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR - BIRTH OF A NATION
This presentation from the History Channel takes a look at the Spanish-American
War, covering all the propaganda and the battles that raged, while also considering
the global implications of the war.

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 1250.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7

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PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?

All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair  around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!

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ADDED ANTIQUE MINT CONDITION ARMY PILLOW COVER

LINK TO MICHELANGELO  SPANISH AMERICAN WAR OF 1898

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U.S. VII CORPS
WWII NORMANDY
JUNE 6, 1944
101st & 82nd
AIRBORNE

101ST AIRBORNE 1944 TAYLOR JUMP COMPASS
WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED LEATHER STRAP
ALL COMPLETE AND ORIGINAL
MISSING ONE STRAP KEEPER

1944 GERMAN  LUFTWAFFE  AK39
Armband-Kompass
COMPLETE WITH
SIGNED GERMAN LEATHER STRAP

2 PART BRASS US COLLAR ROUND
9 TH DIV EQUIPMENT BADGE
BLUE OVER GREEN WWII MASTER PILOTS CLOTH BULLION INSIGNIA
GOLD OVER BLACK 5 BAR NAZI THIRD REICH OFFICERS CLOTH BULLION

IN A WOOD AND GLASS MILITARYWATCHBOX™ DISPLAY

600.00 COST
960.00 EBAY
1100.00 RETAIL

SIGNED WWII 101st AIRBORNE COMPASS FROM ROC'S PERSONAL COLLECTION

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The American airborne landings in Normandy were the first United States combat operations during Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy by the Western Allies on June 6, 1944. Around 13,100 paratroopers of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions made night parachute drops early on D-Day, June 6, followed by 3,937 glider troops flown in by day.[2] As the opening maneuver of Operation Neptune (the assault operation for Overlord) the American airborne divisions were delivered to the continent in two parachute and six glider missions.

Both divisions were part of the U.S. VII Corps and provided it support in its mission of capturing Cherbourg as soon as possible to provide the Allies with a port of supply. The specific missions of the airborne divisions were to block approaches into the vicinity of the amphibious landing at Utah Beach, to capture causeway exits off the beaches, and to establish crossings over the Douve River at Carentan to assist the U.S. V Corps in merging the two American beachheads.

The assault did not succeed in blocking the approaches to Utah for three days. Numerous factors played a part, most of which dealt with excessive scattering of the drops. Despite this, German forces were unable to exploit the chaos. Many German units made a tenacious defense of their strong-points, but all were systematically defeated within the week.

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AWESOME ORIGINAL WWII USA & GERMAN AIR CORPS COMPASSES


101st/82nd  AIRBORNE TAYLOR COMPASS
MADE UNDER U.S.A.A. CONTRACT WITH TWO COMPANIES
THE WWII 101st/82nd AIRBORNE COMPASSES ARE VALUED ON EBAY FROM 30 TO 100 DOLLARS

THE COST OF THIS TAYLOR WAS 199.45.. THE APPRAISED VALUE IS 270.00
WITH 7.00  SHIPPING

THE REASON FOR SUCH HIGH PRICE IS THAT IT IS SIGNED AND SPORTS TRENCH ART
GEORGE SMALLS 1944 101ST IS CLEARLY IN THE HEAVY ORIGINAL LEATHER STRAP

IN ADDITION, ON THE REAR OF THE BAKELITE CASE THERE IS TRENCH ART
THE WAY THE STRAP IS ENGRAVED LEAVES NO DOUBT TO IT'S AUTHENTICITY
AND SOME OF THIS MATCHES THE TRENCH ART

&

 

THE GERMAN [ARM Kompass] AK 39 WAS PURCHASED 3 YEARS AGO
IT WAS DISCOVERED IN A GERMAN WWII LOT THAT HAD OVER 80 ITEMS
EVERY ONE OF THESE ITEMS WERE:

1: USED
2: HAD SIGN'S OF WEAR
3: WERE MATCHING TO SEVERAL SOLDIERS
4: EACH GROUP HAD INSIGNIA AND OTHER ITEMS THAT MATCHED THE MO OF THE SOLDIER
5: COMMUNICATIONS INSIGNIA ALSO HAD ITEMS A COMMUNICATION
OFFICER OT ENLISTED CLASS WOULD HAVE IN THEIR POSITION

AND WERE VERIFIED TO BE GENUINE

THE COST OF THIS AK 39 WAS 300.00.. THE APPRAISED VALUE IS 475.00

 

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ROC CHOSE THIS BOX FOR SIZE AND DEPTH OF THE BOX
HE ADDED GREEN FELT.

COMPLETED BOX WITH SCREWS WIRE BACKING FELT & BOX VALUE IS 39.98

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HE THEN NOTCHED THE BOX BACK SO THE LONG STRAPS WOULD WRAP AROUND THEM
THERE WAS NO NEED TO BOLT OR BUNGEE THE TWO COMPASSES.

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AS YOU CAN SEE ABOVE
HE ALSO USED SHEET ROCK SCREWS
THIS WAY WHEN MOUNTED THE BOX SITS PERFECT
IRREGARDLESS OF THE LEATHER STRAPS
WHEN MOUNTED NONE OF THIS SHOWS
HE ALSO ADDED THE CAMO BACKGROUND TO OFFER A COMPLETED FINISH

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6 ITEMS IS ALL IT TOOK TO CONVEY THE FACTS
SMALL ITEMS OFTEN GO UNNOTICED
BUT IN THIS CASE WE HAVE A "USED" AS  IN "USED IN BATTLE" COMPASS
RARE IS NOT THE WORD.
SO MANY OF THESE HAVE SURVIVED BECAUSE THEY WERE OVER ABUNDANT
WITH 90% OF THEM BEING NEW AS IN OLD NEW SURPLUS

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SUPER BOX

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REAR
IT TAKES THREE HOURS TO SET A SMALL BOX UP
IT IS NEVER SIMPLY PUT IT TOGETHER
ROC WILL GRAB MANY ITEMS AND TRY THEM OUT
UNTIL HE COMES TO THE POINT THAT CERTAIN ITEMS WORK JUST RIGHT
ONCE THAT IS ACCOMPLISHED HE THEN MAKES THE BOX "RIGHT"

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THE WWII PARATROOPER US COMPASS CAME IN TWO FLAVORS
BOTH OPERATED THE SAME AND LOOKED THE SAME
IN THE JUMPS AT NORMANDY 70% WERE TAYLOR COMPASSES

THE COST OF THE 9TH D & US ROUND WAS 25.00

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THE LEFT IS BEFORE CAMO
RIGHT SHOWS THE INTERIOR COMPLETE

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THE CLOTH BADGES ARE AWESOME
FIRST CLASS
AND
ARE RAISED  BULLION STYLE

COST OF THE US MASTER PILOT WWII CLOTH BULLION BADGES WAS 65.98
COST OF THE GERMAN WWII CLOTH BULLION BADGES WAS 198.65

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE STRAP
I HAVE SEEN LOTS OF STRAPS SOLD WITH THE JUMP COMPASS
BUT ONLY 5% WILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL THICK HORSE LEATHER TYPE
THE BUCKLES ON THESE ARE NARROW --THE LEAST METAL AS POSSIBLE
LATER THEY USED THE CANVASS STYLE WITH SLIDE LOCKING BUCKLES.

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THIS IS AN ORIGINAL STRAP WHICH IS RARE AND ONLY LEATHER STRAPS WERE USED DURING WWII.
NOTE IT IS SIGNED 1944 101 AB GEORGE SMALLS

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IT IS DATED 1944 101AB THE TRENCH ART HAS 1944
GEORGE SMALLS WHAT LOOKS TO BE 101  42B

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THE AK 39 IS ALSO COMPLETE

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ROC ACTUALLY TOOK THIS ONE FROM THE GERMAN WATCH BOX FOR
AA SPECIAL PATRON FROM ITALY. A PATRON WHO HAS INVESTED WITH GSW
FOR SOME OF THE TOP GSW WORKS. A PATRON WHO, THROUGH HIS INVESTMENTS,
ALLOWS ROC TO BUILD NEW BOXES

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ONLY THE BEST FOR THE BEST

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COMPLETED NOV 22, 2012

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