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    In search of a site once mentioned...

    I'm going a bit crazy here... (no comments from the peanut gallery! )

    At one time, whether it was here or at COW I can not remember, there was a website referenced that sold some of the most amazing little adventure tools. Anything from brass compasses to what I remember to be WWI binoculars (reproduction of course). They had the little round "Bobby" style police whistles and other such gear. It was NOT a war/reenactment based site. But more of a vintage appreciation based store. Unfortunately this description could lend itself to dozens of different sites. But if anyone would have any ideas or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you so much!!!
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    Familiar Face Eric P's Avatar
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    Sounds interesting, I'm going to keep an eye on this thread.........

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    Was it Stanley London?

    http://www.stanleylondon.com/

    They have all of the things you mentioned, except for the Booby whistle. All reproduction, and plenty of nice pieces. I wouldn't trust my life to any of them, but they sure look good!
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    Deutsche Optik is another possibility:

    https://www.deutscheoptik.com/index.php

    They have very nice vintage items.

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    For some unknown reason I used to get their catalog. It's full of neat stuff I can't see any use for nor afford, but the stuff is super cool!
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    Hmm, thanks for the link, Heeresbergführer! Another place to suck my paycheck dry. The carrier pigeon baskets, of all things, caught my eye. Might be a handy way to transport lighter gear, or pack fragile artifacts.
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    Was it Internaitonal Military Antiques (IMA)? The used to have the "Bobby" Whistle at one time and had a fantastically illustrated catalog. It was mostly antiques with a molitary flavor, but they are now selling reproductions as well. You can still get the "Bobby" helmet there.

    http://www.ima-usa.com/

    Cheers!

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