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Forum topic by jimdickinson posted 05-22-2014 02:21 PM 1106 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-22-2014 02:21 PM

Good morning! I’m new to this site as a regisgered user but have enjoyed reading many of the posts as a guest in the past. I just bought some mahogany from someone last week and I am torn over whether or not I should use it or sell it to someone for its historical significance. The wood was used in WW 2 as shipping crates for aircraft parts sent to France. I bought about (75) 4/4×10 x 96 boards and around 40-50 boards that are 4 feet long. If I were to sell them, I do not know where to start looking for a buyer – any thoghts?



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#1 posted 05-22-2014 03:27 PM

Welcome Jim. Where are you located. Might help with a prospective buyer to know where ya live.


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#2 posted 05-22-2014 03:48 PM


I live in Mason Tn. (About 30 miles east of Memphis) As I stated earlier, I am pretty much torn over whether to use it myself or not. I have been doing woodwork for probobly 30 years, but not to the caliber that I think I would need for wood as nice (and historical) as this. 24 of them still have the stenciling on them (for example – ” FR FRENCH FORCES THRU TRANS MAAG OFFICER, INDO-CHINA”) They could probably be put back together as crates for a museum or made into nice furniture.

Thanks for the help!


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#3 posted 05-22-2014 03:53 PM

Jim, I’d love to see some photos of this mahogany if you have them.

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#4 posted 05-22-2014 04:14 PM

Thw WW2 museum in New Orleans is a really nice one. You might shoot them an email and let them know what you have.

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#5 posted 05-22-2014 05:03 PM


thanks for the great posts. I am trying to figure out how to post the pictures I have.


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#6 posted 05-22-2014 05:40 PM


Here are the pictures of the mahogany.

thanks again,


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#7 posted 05-22-2014 06:39 PM

Try craigslist in your area.


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