Not too long ago I started a thread showing some of my dog tag collection, mainly from WWII. It seemed to get alot of positive feedback so I thought I would show some of my latest items for those interested. I was giddy at getting these. A little background: I have been collecting since I was 14. At the end of the day while this stuff is really cool, it is just "stuff" compared to the story and the sacrifice of the men who owned these. I return things to the veterans when I can, and I have a handful of times. Unfortunately we are losing them at a rapid pace and as is so often the case, the younger generations don't care to learn what grandpa did in the war, and end up selling them off. These are all absolutely honored and treasured items. First off, a first for me. A really neat early WWII front seam, stainless rim shell with an awesome Navy battleship gray paint job. Based on the age I would imagine it's been painted this way for a very long time, and probably sat atop many a sailor's head during it's time. The chinstraps are very sun bleached. The liner is WWII manufacture with the leather sweatband being rotted away but still intact for the most part.