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  1. Micheal, thanks for that perspective but that is of no concern of ours. We've already had and sold dozens of items with names where we've tried contacting the descendents of the recipient. Most don't even respond to us. We would absolutely rather sell something at a discounted price to a descendent of the item than to sell it at full price to a stranger (of the item). We call that "sending it home". Our interest with this document though is in the unit itself, the 305th Field Artillery, and whether or not there was something particularly (historically) special about them.
  2. If you don't already know me, my father-in-law was an antiques collector. When he passed away it became his daughter, my wife and my responsibility to deal with (sell) his massive and varied collections. We have an Honorable Discharge certificate from 1919 for a private first class that was in France in the 305th Field Artillery, and the document is signed by Colonel Doyle. Not knowing military history, I did some searching, and it seems that this regiment was particularly interesting in that there's even a book dedicated to them. Is this fairly typical, or is this something particularly unique and more valuable because it's from a member of the 305th? Thanks!
  3. Meh. Thanks for your input. This plaque is annoying the heck out of me. It is 13" x 18" and weighs thirty eight pounds. I have it on good authority that it's not Abraham Lincoln, Louis L'Amour, Wilbur Wright, or Henry Ford. Reeve Lindbergh and Nancy Sinatra have both told me that it wasn't their dads. General Chuck Yeager himself told me it wasn't him. The hunt continues...
  4. Hi! My wife inherited this plaque from her dad who collected antiques. Someone suggested that it might be Manfred von Richthofen, which I immediately knew to come here to ask. This is where my military experts are So... Do you think that this is von Richthofen? Paul
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    Longbow/Crossbow Part 2

    Just a side note.... There are more than a few websites that offer a way to turn a really long link into a short one. I'd say that the top three are https://goo.gl and https://bitly.com and https://tinyurl.com.