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Alain
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Wed Jul 23, 2008 15:06

Hi Martyn,
Are you crertain about the 'date' (1943) under "Medical Department" ?
I'm just making this remark, since there's been quite a lot of white towels thrown onto the local market over here ! I'ven seen large numbers of the small ones, and they all received a 'date' stamp by some unscrupulous vendor ! It's easy to tell, sometimes the fonts are different, and the ink hasn't had time to fade ...
Of course, they can still be used for re-enactment .
Beware !
Alain :!:
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Wed Jul 23, 2008 16:36

Hi Alain
This was supposed to be from the same source as the syringes and armbands. The syringes are boxed originals and the armbands are individualy numbered. The vendor had approximately 50 of the 2cc syringes and about the same number armbands.
Nothing was expensive, the 2cc syringes were £6 each, the armband and towel £6 each and the 5cc and 10cc syringes £8 each.

Cheers

Martyn

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Fri Jul 25, 2008 05:15

I echo Alain, that towel looks suspicious! I've never seen any U.S. med gear marked with just "Medical Department" and rarely is ever any of the med gear date stamped.
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