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From FEB WWII Campsite Italy OD cans

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Post by ODtins » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:00 pm

Hi guys, I do not write so often because not so easy fond OD cans but sometimes I like share my cans find.

I had a strike in FEB area ( Brasilian Force in Italy during WWII ); I found in a old estate some different US cardboard and WWII stuff. Also 4 nice OD cans, different.

The Schaefer cardboard is really nice, good condition.

Next week end I will go to military flea market, I hope in something. Next November is possible I will be in NYC.

I hope you enjoy my finding
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Post by idigrust » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Wow, fantastic ! What History
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Post by BrooklynBeer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:15 pm

Very interesting the package date on the box and when we actually got to Italy. I can only imagine how it tasted after sitting in a hot cargo hold followed by in some North Afrikan depot. Well over 2 years. The original Iron Guts.

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Post by pinnacle-project » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:17 pm

Great find!
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Post by HiJax » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:38 am

77 years old and still looking good. Great condition! Thanks for posting!!

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Post by MNbrews » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:41 am

Great cans and box with dates from our military. Thank you for sharing and good luck at the flea market!
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Post by Sea Monkey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:07 am

As always your finds are truely fascinating. Keep them coming!
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Post by DaveNH » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:04 am

Thanks for posting. Love seeing the cardboard box with the packing date and info. Very cool. Interesting that there was only one Schaefer can and 3 other OD cans. Where are the other Schaefer’s from the box?
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Post by OhioCanGuy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:10 am

DaveNH wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:04 am
Thanks for posting. Love seeing the cardboard box with the packing date and info. Very cool. Interesting that there was only one Schaefer can and 3 other OD cans. Where are the other Schaefer’s from the box?
I was just noticing the same thing! Where are the other Schaefer's?

Four cans, all different. Perhaps someone, many years ago, set these aside so save an example of each. Glad they did!
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Post by MarkB » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:54 am

very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by oldindiapaleale » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:58 pm

Looking at the Schaefer box and info on the box, there is another possibility:

The box contained the withdrawn free Schaefer USBC 127-35 which is pre-war but not an olive drab can.
The JCQMD-P.O. (Jersey City Quarter Master Depot Purchase Order) would have been a purchase for military personnel stationed at the U.S. embassy in Rome which was active until diplomatic relations were severed and the embassy was closed on December 11, 1941, after Italy declared war on the United States.

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Post by DaveNH » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:42 am

Billy, you always bring another vantage point into view. :smt023 Goog sleuthing. Sounds very plausible.
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Post by ODtins » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:47 pm

Thanks to all for informations and comments. I think this cardboard did not reach Italy before the war, maybe not shipped. Usually all supplies arrived to Tuscany from Leighorn ( Livorno ) harbor, captured only during summer 1944.

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Post by ODtins » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:53 pm

Flea market was not so good for OD beer cans, but nice for other stuffs.

Only one OD Schaefer can, Cheddar ration can and Petrolatum. Also very nice corn cardboard still sealed and full of 24 cans but I think I will not cook anything with this corn :lol:

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Post by renokenn » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:57 pm

Nice finds. I had to look up petrolatum, never heard of it. Vaseline petroleum jelly.

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Post by BrooklynBeer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:04 pm

If it was found in Greece the story of petrolatum would need no explanation.

The back side (no pun intended) of the schaefer looks different for some reason

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Post by agkg25220 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:41 pm

If any of the OD cans are for sale please let me know. Art Goetz

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