Hello, My Friends!~~~
Today I hit a couple of fun estate sales near my home. When I go to estate sales I take a large reusable grocery bag (or two) and just put things in the bag I think are interesting and I can afford. Today one of the sales was advertised at the estate of a 3-star General (there are a lot of those such military folks living and retiring here in the Washington, DC area) I found several interesting things (none of them military, which does not interest me) and put them in my bag. When my bag was half full, it was time to pay.
The nice woman running the sale gave me a good price on everything in my bag, including charging me a dollar for this scarf I found which had a map of France.
I thought it was cool even though tattered, stained, and made of nylon, but I know that things with France on them have an appeal in my etsy shop and I thought I would list it there for a few dollars above the one dollar I paid.
After getting my goodies home and sorting through them, I took a closer look at the France map scarf.
After doing some internet research I learned that this is a 1944 D-Day Invasion Map from World War II. It was made of the same type of mylon used in parachutes and was commonly carried by parachute jumpers. After showing it to my husband and other "dudes" on my street, they all drooled over my find and said I had to keep it, in fact frame it. After looking it up on ebay we found that a similar one solf for over $200. Our son said he would like to have it framed in his bedroom. Fine by me.
So, there you have it. I accidentally found a piece of WWII history. My husband said I have a good eye. Not really, I just thought I had found a cool map of France--well, I guess I kind of did :)~~~XXOO, Beth