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Old 01-07-2019, 04:56 PM
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This is my collar disk trophy case. The bulk of the disks were found by me this year. They span WW1 to VIETNAM and they were found at an old army base.

The silver coins around the edge are coins that were also found at the base. The Morgan coins are coins I won in raffles at my local club this year so I didn't dig those.

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:26 PM
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That's awesome buddy. Beautiful finds.

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:47 PM
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Wow , that's an awesome collection , looks great.
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That is fantastic. I love that you were able to find all those and the display is great.
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This is my collar disk trophy case. The bulk of the disks were found by me this year. They span WW1 to VIETNAM and they were found at an old army base......[/IMG]

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OK, how crazy is this? I just dug one of those US collar pins in my backyard 15 minutes ago, came inside to photograph and research it, and just saw your post from earlier today.

All I know about them is what I've learned in the past 15 minutes, which is that the style of the back of mine seems to date it WWII.

For the record, the AT Pro signal was a solid 80-81. It was at 4 inches deep with an additional 3 inches of pine needles on top.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:16 PM
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OK, how crazy is this? I just dug one of those US collar pins in my backyard 15 minutes ago, came inside to photograph and research it, and just saw your post from earlier today.



All I know about them is what I've learned in the past 15 minutes, which is that the style of the back of mine seems to date it WWII.



For the record, the AT Pro signal was a solid 80-81. It was at 4 inches deep with an additional 3 inches of pine needles on top.
That's a nice disk. It's an early ww2 disk

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That's a nice disk. It's an early ww2 disk

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Thanks for the ID, and nice display case and contents!

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This is my collar disk trophy case. The bulk of the disks were found by me this year. They span WW1 to VIETNAM and they were found at an old army base.

The silver coins around the edge are coins that were also found at the base. The Morgan coins are coins I won in raffles at my local club this year so I didn't dig those.

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Very nice collection! Have you found any theater made disks or are they all US made?

For anyone interested here is a very good thread on another forum about collar disks.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/foru...e-collar-disk/
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Very nice collection! Have you found any theater made disks or are they all US made?



For anyone interested here is a very good thread on another forum about collar disks.



http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/foru...e-collar-disk/
I have several that might have been made overseas but I'm not sure. I also have one type - IV

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Those are very nice. Congrats!

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Old 01-08-2019, 09:43 PM
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Here are a couple of interesting disks. The US disk looks like a Type VI except that it's quite thin. The police disk is very interesting to me because it's heavy and thick, it has the Type IV pins soldiered directly to the disk BUT it has the screw in pistols. Also, as you can see in the close up photo, it looks like it has either Chinese or Japanese characters stamped onto it.

I welcome your thoughts and opinions on these.



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The MP disk is Chinese.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/foru...ation-company/

Not sure on the US. It does look like a type IV. Maybe just a variation?
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Wow, those collar discs are awesome.

Question for you History Student. Was this an abandoned base? If not how did you get permission?

The reason I ask is that a good friend of mine is the C.O. (Full Bird Colonel) of a well known and historic army base and I asked him for permission to hunt the base. He said he had to check up the line of command and was given a very clear no.

The reason being it's federal land, etc, regulations, blah, blah, blah.

So what's the story?

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that's a great little tribute to the vets, actually a big one based on the size. I have three ROTC collar tabs from the WW2 era I think local high school all boys at the time that it was mandatory to be Army ROTC. I consider them treasure based on the vets I worked with who went there and served.

good thing there! keep hunting!

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Old 01-11-2019, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver_Seeker View post
Wow, those collar discs are awesome.



Question for you History Student. Was this an abandoned base? If not how did you get permission?



The reason I ask is that a good friend of mine is the C.O. (Full Bird Colonel) of a well known and historic army base and I asked him for permission to hunt the base. He said he had to check up the line of command and was given a very clear no.



The reason being it's federal land, etc, regulations, blah, blah, blah.



So what's the story?
It's an inactive base now and most of the buildings have been torn down. Fortunately, I have old maps of where the buildings used to be including the barracks. It's a forested park now, mostly overgrown with a few trails scattered around for walking. It's perfect if you like hunting in the woods.

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Nice collection!
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That display is just awesome! What is the disc to the he left of the signal corps at bottom left of the pic? Never seen that one before
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Love that display. I'd like to find just one of those!

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That display is just awesome! What is the disc to the he left of the signal corps at bottom left of the pic? Never seen that one before
That's a Chemical Warfare disk. I've only found one of those.

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That's a Chemical Warfare disk. I've only found one of those.

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It is a U.S. Army branch insignia.

It represents the U.S. Army Chemical Corps.

It is not a Chemical Warfare disk.

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