Hi everyone. The Gulf Coast Military Show ended today and it was a blast. There were so many rare and cool pieces there I just couldn't stop looking around. I managed to pry these three Japanese pieces from a dealer for a combined total of $305. The officer's map case I think I overpaid at $160 but am not sure of that, the canteen I paid $100, and I paid $45 for the meatball flag made of cloth (or something close to it). Also the map case has one of the original pencils still in one of the pockets and according to the kanji under the flap it is attributed to an officer by the name of Major General Ono (not sure who this guy is really). I think it might have been his aide's or someone in his entourage but am also not sure. All in all with my small display of Japanese gear that I brought to the show for a display and these pieces I made out ok along with a French Indochinois bayonet and a Vietnam era Marine Corps backpack. Any comments are always welcome.
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