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Old 11-21-2022, 08:02 AM
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Recently bought a M1938 map case. Itís a Boyt 1941 in great condition based off the pictures. Was curious if any one had any information on these. Iím aware it was a map case and that they go for a pretty penny when in mint condition, although Iím not looking to sell it. I can post pictures when it arrives. Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:26 AM
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I'm curious about this too. I have an American Leather Products Corp. dated 1942 that I picked up a few years ago. It appears to be unused as the removable map grid still retains the protective paper under the plastic. I had put a value of $90-$100, but didn't pay that much and just put that as a value. I don't see these offered very often, regardless of condition. Will try and get some pics up....
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:35 AM
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I'm curious about this too. I have an American Leather Products Corp. dated 1942 that I picked up a few years ago. It appears to be unused as the removable map grid still retains the protective paper under the plastic. I had put a value of $90-$100, but didn't pay that much and just put that as a value. I don't see these offered very often, regardless of condition. Will try and get some pics up....
Thanks for starting this discussion!
Some complete bags I saw on eBay, including the grid, were priced well north of 200-300 dollars. Would love to see some pictures of yours as well. Mine also looked unissued but I donít know what is inside the flap.
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:54 AM
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:36 AM
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Wow, pretty neat seeing an old 1942 map case. This is my personal issued map case that I used during my career. First as a 13F Forward Observer, then later as a 13B Section Chief, and later as a 19E, 19K Tank Commander. It still carries my Ft Hood map, grease pencils, protectors and assorted paperwork. Value wise it's priceless to me, many memories and operations it served me well. After I kick the bucket I'm sure it'll find it's way to the county landfill when the kids clean everything out.







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Old 11-21-2022, 06:00 PM
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Wow, pretty neat seeing an old 1942 map case. This is my personal issued map case that I used during my career. First as a 13F Forward Observer, then later as a 13B Section Chief, and later as a 19E, 19K Tank Commander. It still carries my Ft Hood map, grease pencils, protectors and assorted paperwork. Value wise it's priceless to me, many memories and operations it served me well. After I kick the bucket I'm sure it'll find it's way to the county landfill when the kids clean everything out.







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As a fellow Texan and young(ish) collector, please make sure your kids don't toss that in the landfill! I would gladly place that in my collection.

Good bull and thanks for sharing...and your service!
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:56 AM
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thanks for sharing...and your service!
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:59 AM
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Nothing like having your map case and radio operator with all the op orders and resources to call in destruction on the enemy. Makes you feel like the King of Battle! Find your hide spot and bring the steel down!
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:50 PM
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I still have the one i bought in 1978, I carried it in my CJ5 jeep. I had it full of road maps you would get at gas stations.
It is now in my office, hanging off the back of one of the chairs still full of 1970s maps!
Now, I have another map case that is half the size on the 1942 one, it is unissued, and is dated in the early 1930s. Thinking, during the 1940 Carolina maneuvers it proved to be to small, and they came out with a bigger one in time for the war
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Old 11-22-2022, 12:25 PM
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I have the 80s/90s version. Its pretty useful.

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