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Strange find
Posted by GlennH on Friday, March 09, 2018 9:46 PM

The other day I was at a cousins house and she asked me to haul some old trunks out to the curb that were her dads. I started looking at the stickers and saw this. My guess is he was going back home to visit. I had only heard the name of the ship and looked it up and discovered it sunk not three months later.

 Andrea Doria by Glenn Hanson, on Flickr

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 09, 2018 11:29 PM

I hope you kept it. Please PM me, it’s a treasure.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:37 AM

Now See ;

 I had many hopes for the model companies to snatch this one up . Like the Normandie , they chose to omit this beautiful ship from any kit Availability . 

 My uncle has pictures of that terrible time , with pictures of the passengers we picked up during the rescue .There were many fishing boats , tugs , and others that helped the Coast Guard that day .

 My Aunt Won't let me even borrow them ! I believe that was when I was a cabin boy on Uncle Joseph's Tuna Clipper ( just like the Lifelike/Lindberg kit . ) Maybe between ten and thirteen . I would know better if I could remember the year !

 I checked and I was just about to turn  thirteen !

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:42 AM

GMorrison

I hope you kept it. Please PM me, it’s a treasure.

 

I did not keep it. I only read of the story after I got home. It turns out I should probably have kept the trunks as I understand they are quite collectable but I have enoughh stuff laying around as it is.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, March 12, 2018 5:25 PM

GlennH;

 You might be surprised . A trunk wuth the check in freight  label for " on board baggage " on the Santa Fe Super Chief from 1952 just sold on a train site for 200 bucks . Just because of the label  !!!  T.B.

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    April, 2016
Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Tanker - Builder

GlennH;

 You might be surprised . A trunk wuth the check in freight  label for " on board baggage " on the Santa Fe Super Chief from 1952 just sold on a train site for 200 bucks . Just because of the label  !!!  T.B.

 

Yeah I kinda thought about that later. Someone brought up the trunk collector stuff after I posted the pic on Flickr. It was no doubt too late because I know someone snagged it from the curb within minutes of me leaving no doubt. Plus it's not like something you could sell and ship on ebay. 

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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