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06 Jun 2022

OPERATION TOM CAT

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As most of you know, I hope, today is the anniversary of D-Day. 6/6/1944. The entire operation was code named Operation Overlord. I would like to discuss an operation most of us don't know about.

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22 Feb 2022

MAY PEOPLE HERE SEE THIS BLOG

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I am trying to concentrate on camps that had Italian prisoners located in California. Also I go for camps that were changed into Italian Service Units or ISU. This happened after September 8, 1943 when Italy signed the armistice and became an ally of the Allied Powers. The once POW Italians now were able to get outside jobs at more varied companies. Kind of a work furlough. They went outside the camp to work and came back at night. The new designation of ISU separated them from POW Germans.

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17 Feb 2022

POW CHITS-ROSWELL, N.M & STONEMAN, CA

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I received my latest submission back from PMG yesterday. This one actually came back to me without being lost/stolen for a month. This time I decided to gamble that I would get them back and sent in two POW chits. The first chit is from Roswell, New Mexico. As I should review for new members, these Prisoner of War chits or vouchers were given to WWII Axis prisoners at the different camps they were interred.

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29 Dec 2021

IMPOSSIBLE TO GET MPC NOTE----ALMOST

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I have seen several blogs about different “holy grail” coins or currency. I thought I would show you one of mine. Last week I was lucky enough to win an auction lot at Heritage. If you have never been to one of their auctions you should check them out at ha.com. They have quality items and many, many auctions.

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20 Dec 2020

BIRTHDAY MPC-SERIES 641

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The latest addition to my growing MPC collection was a birthday present from my wife, thanks babe. In the photos below you can view my new Series 641, $10 Third Printing MPC. It was graded by PMG as a 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ or Exceptional Paper Quality. It has a Schwan number of S887-3. The serial number is kind of cool as well. The Plate Position is 24.

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06 Dec 2020

MPC SAFE PASS

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Well, I'm sitting here at home wondering when, if, my Wi-Fi will come back up. The same problem occurred all day Saturday. So, I thought I would share this new piece of MPC history I received in the mail yesterday. I have no idea when this will show up on our blog pages so be kind. If you look at the photos below you may see something that you haven't seen before.

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06 Oct 2020

SERIES 692 MPC

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I just noticed it has been quite a while since my last blog. I guess it's time for a new one. I have a dozen or so new Peace Dollar VAMs to share but I believe I will take a different path today. I have been getting back into Military Payment Certificates, MPC, again and would like to share some with you. My last blog on MPC's was about Chief Hollow Horn Bear. He is on the Series 692 ten dollar bill. I believe this is one of most sought after bills. If you would care to view this blog it is listed here on 20 April 2020.

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20 Apr 2020

CHIEF HOLLOW HORN BEAR

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A few people here have been asking what we collect. Here is an example of something other than Peace Dollar VAMs that I collect when I see a nice one. This is my newest example of a Military Payment Certificate or MPC. This is, in my opinion, one of the most outstanding MPC we made. In fact the entire Series 692 has been described as the "Most American" of all the different series of MPC's.

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