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    Bottle Stopper Question

    A year or so ago I saw some cast Bottle stoppers with Armed Forces insignias in them. Now all I can find is some clearance Navy Sea Bees ones at Arizona Silhouette. Were they a one time production run or are they still available somewhere. I would like to find the USMC one. (Marine Corps).

    Thanks Garry

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    I'm pretty sure Penn State a/k/a PSI has them.
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    Don't know about finding the insignias but how about Challenge coins ???

    http://www.militarycoins.com/

    Kind of partial to the USMC insignia myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I'm pretty sure Penn State a/k/a PSI has them.
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    I won't say they aren't there but I couldn't fine them. And Arizona Silhouette says they are no longer available.

    I guess I should have done what I used to and bought them when I ween them and put them on the shelf...but I have so many projects on the shelf I have been trying to quit that the last few years..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Don't know about finding the insignias but how about Challenge coins ???

    http://www.militarycoins.com/

    Kind of partial to the USMC insignia myself
    Bob I wouldn't know how to turn one of those in to a bottle stopper...
    I was looking for some of the 3d banks that seemed so popular about a year ago...

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    Garry, as far as I know, Arizona Silhouette is the only place selling the 3-D cast acrylic blanks like that. Ed Davidson (yoyospin) stopped making them, but his partner Derek (dunno his last name) is apparently still making them for AS. If you haven't already, you might try calling AS and talking to Bill Baumbeck to see if the USMC blanks could be made again.
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    Gary, I was thinking about insetting them into the top of a wooden blank.
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    I went online to buy some military insignia for my veterans organization. Normally, I wouldn't have been allowed to make the purchase but I called the manager and explained the purpose. She made the sale and shipped to me. Worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Garry, as far as I know, Arizona Silhouette is the only place selling the 3-D cast acrylic blanks like that. Ed Davidson (yoyospin) stopped making them, but his partner Derek (dunno his last name) is apparently still making them for AS. If you haven't already, you might try calling AS and talking to Bill Baumbeck to see if the USMC blanks could be made again.
    Vaughn

    I may try that but I found a link to the specific one on AS and it said "no longer made". I just got an order in from AS last week so I may ask if he has one laying around for the next order.

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    Bob, I agree with you the coins would be great except for two things.

    1. I'd have to buy two of each one I want because I like both sides and 2, they are $10 each.


    Might check out Packward Woodworks they use to sell different medallions for things like that. Maybe contact Yoyospin, he uses to make the blanks, I think. He is a great guy. Always helpful.

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