Texas Museum of Military History/The Sam Nesmith Collection

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Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the Texas Museum of Military History Auction/The Sam Nesmith Collection, Saturday, October 26th. Sam Nesmith was an archaeologist, curator & researcher for the Alamo, the Institute of Texas Cultures, & the Texas Memorial Museum before becoming the director & curator of the Texas Museum of Military History which currently supplies many museums with artifacts including the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. Sam was an active member of the Company Of Military Historians, Sam authored & co-authored numerous publications and books on Texas and Spanish Colonial era archaeology & history. Sam took part in numerous excavations at the Alamo Plaza & the Goliad battlefield.

The vast collection features over 300 rare & historic firearms, Serial No. 75 Colt 1911, plus a rare Singer 1911, & many more rare historic firearms. Hundreds of military uniforms from the Civil War to WWII. American WWII uniforms, early British, Imperial Japanese, Nazi German, French & Italian WWII uniforms. Over 40 WWII leather flying jackets, a group of 40 helmets that were there on D-Day, Texas colonial bronze cannon, Vietnam War guns & uniforms, & MUCH more! Many of the items have been displayed in numerous museums throughout Texas. 15%BP TX#15184

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Yellow painte anchor on front
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji378 - WWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji
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WWII Imperial Japanese Hinomaru Flag With Kanji
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Imperial Japanese Army Officers Tunic379 - WWII Imperial Japanese Army Officers Tunic
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Red 58 on collar tabs, 2 stars on shoulders
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Japanese Summer Field Tunic c.1941 for a Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Japanese Navy 2nd Depot, Okayama Branch 1945. Size (M)
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WWII Imperial Japanese WWII Rice Bowl & Saki Set
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2 Philippines Constabulary Fez Hats
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17" barrel, Marked "PI GHD" for Philippine Islands General Headquarters, "CH" carved in stock, "0541393" carved i...
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6" barrel, "U.S." marked, stamped "J T T", "RAC", used by Philippine Constabulary. Only 4,600 model 1878 revolver...
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Tan liner is stamped with a "10" and Chinese Chops. On the bill are 25 bomb mission tallies, 4 Bactrian Camels, and one crash. On the insi...
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1940. Tag is missing. Inside has an individuals name in Chinese below "48". Back: painted a 12 pointed Chinese Kunming Tang sun and surmou...
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ATC Hump Pilot, CBI, Ira Conrad Larkin. 1944. Stamped on lining is a black circle and inside the circle is stamped "AN P198". Written in b...
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1942. Tag: "TYPE A-2, DRAWING NO. 30-1415, A.C. RODER NO. 42-18246, PROPTERTY AIR FORCE U.S. ARMY, SIZE 44" Next to tag is a Black Outline...
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For a Major, 17th Airborne Division, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. 1944. Left breast has a circular white patch with a black spider wearing a par
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With Gray Pile Lining and Brown Mutton Collar. 1945. WInged Star with "Army Air Forces" stenciled on left sleeve. Label inside showing it ...
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inert
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(1) US Dummy BDU 28/B Aerial Fragmentation (Cluster) Bomb, (1)Mortar Round. All inert
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Near mint WW2 M86F telescope for M18 57mm Recoilless Antitank Gun with original M-76 carrying case. Serial number 24004
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Airborne Special Forces Training Group C Company banner flag 20" x 31", Special Troops banner flag 19" x 29"
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U.S. 46-Star Flag, c.1898 5ft x 8ft. Naval flag 15 inches x 9.75 ft.
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U.S. Army Cavalry tunic, pants, field cover, and leather riding boots w/ spurs for Captain Clint Hearn of San Antonio, Texas, 4th Armored Division, 60
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U.S. Model 1938 Painted Tanker's Helmet for the 602nd Tank Destroyer Battalion worn by Lt. Clint Hearn of San Antonio, Texas
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U.S. Army Infantry "Ike" jacket and field cap for a corporal, 10th Mountain Division with the VERY SCARCE Ski Qualified Badge on both the ...
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Full Colonel, 82nd Airborne Division, Parachute Infantry Regiment, CBI. Ribbon bar has Distinguished Service Cross, 1940 Activat
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Major, WII, Field Artillery. Ribbon bar has Distinguished Service Cross, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
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U.S. Army Tunic with MP Armband for 1st Lt. Military Police, Oklahoma National Guard. Rare Military Police Badge specific to the 45th Division, Badge
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Full Colonel, General Headquarters, General Staff (Eisenhower's Staff), WWII, four years of combat service bars on left sl...
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U.S. Army Tunic & Pants for a Captain, 1st Armored Division with a 2nd Pattern Armored Collar Badge. Ribbon bar has Army Good Conduct for Enlist...
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U.S. Army Tunic & Riding Pants for a 3-star General. Embroidered stars on shoulders. Ribbon bar has Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, Pu...
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Captain, 2nd Infantry Division, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, c.1940. Expert Marksmanship Badge for Field Artillery.
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U.S. Army tunic and pants for a Captain, Armored Infantry, c.1930's. Rare 1st Pattern Armored Tank collar insignia.
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U.S. Army tunic and pants for a Lt. COl, 82nd Airborne Division. Ribbon bar has Purple Heart, 1940 Activation, ETO.
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Major, 1930's, 2nd Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Regiment. Ribbon bar has Mexican Service, Occupation in Germany after W...
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U.S. Army Tunic & Riding Pants for a 1st Lt., 1930's, 2nd Infantry Division, 23rd Infantry Regiment. Croix de Guerre Unit Citation shoulder ...
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U.S. Army Tunic with belt for a Lt. Col, Merrill's Marauders, WWII. CBI, embroidered Signal Corp collar insignia and embroidered U.S. on collar.
Current Bid: 150.00
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U.S. Army Mess Dress White Tunic for a 2nd Lt., Coastal Artillery.
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Captain, 2nd Cavalry Division, c.1930's. Ribbon bar has Distinguished Service Cross and the WWI Victory Medal.
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U.S. Army Tunic & Riding Pants for Captain, c.1930's, 66th Infantry. Ribbon bar has Mexican Punitive Expedition, WWI Victory Medal with 4 ba...
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U.S. Army Infantry Tunic and Riding Pants for a Captain. Ribbon bar has WWI Victory Medal with 1 battle star, American Campaign Award, Cuban Passifica
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U.S. Army WWII Tunic and Riding Pants for a Major, Army Corps of Engineers. Ribbon bar has WWI Victory Medal with 2 battle stars(battle stars are miss
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U.S. Army "Ike" Jacket for a Master Sgt. in a Tank Destroyer unit. It has Very rare collar brass of a half-track with a 75mm artillery pie...
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U.S. Army tunic & shirt for a private, ETO, one year overseas combat bars on left sleeve, Honorable Service Award Patch for an honorable dischar...
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Korean War era U.S. Army Infantry tunic, Korean War, Mariscal Division, three years combat bars and three years overseas duty service stripe. What is
Current Bid: 100.00
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U.S. Army Tunic for a private, Amphibious Operations Combat Patch. 2 years combat bars and 3 years active duty stripe. Honorable Service Award patch f
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Staff Sgt. 1st Cavalry Division, 5th Regiment, Headquarters Company. Expert Marksmanship Badge in Pistol M, Rifle, Pistol D.
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U.S. Army Tech Seargent. 2nd Cavalry Tunic
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