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    Mike Dalton

    Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: Mike Dalton, member on this forum. He had been a member of the WAF since 30 May 2007. He passed away 05 June 2013. He was known to have piloted cargo planes during his life.

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    Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did. Quote - Sophie Scholl - White Rose resistance group

    I just heard about Mike passing from another Southern California collector friend last week. I was very shocked.

    Mike was the first militaria "dealer" I ever met. He wasn't a true dealer, more of a collector who just sold stuff to support his hobby, but one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet.

    Unfortunately due to his career as a pilot, he was never able to make it to any of the Southern California Collector gatherings we put on several times a year, but he was always trying to join us.

    A regular attendee at the Southern California shows, he will be greatly missed.
    My Meager Collection:


      Wow, that's a shock. It's been several years since I saw him but he was one of the most pleasant people you'd meet at a show. He wasn't very old--does anyone know what happened?
      Festina lente!


        Mike would occasionally come over and set up at the Crossroads Show in Phoenix and that's where I met him. I agree with the assessment that he was more of a collector than a dealer. I remember buying a P38 holster from him at one of these shows. He was always a pleasant and knowledgeable person to talk to.


          I just now saw this, I am shocked and saddened. I considered Mike a friend. RIP.


            Shocking news, Mike and his good friend Warren were great to hang around at Pomona and the SOS(also the OC gun show). Mike treated you just like family, allways to offer a place to sit and have a cold one. I remember meeting both of them at the old San Diego show. Mike was a DAK guy, allways displaying his collection and sharing info with you. I still have his home made business card:

            Collector, Appraiser, Self Appointed Expert!

            RIP and God bless your family,


              Mike Dalton

              WOW!!!! I am really shocked - what a great down to earth....and very young!!!! My sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends.

              Mike you will really be missed - rest in peace!!!



                Just heard last night from another friend, that Mike is gone. He to was a friend, we shared tables at the ASMIC Bellflower show in San Diego, and now that I travel, the news is slow in getting through. God Bless my friend, I know your in a better place. You will be missed.
                Last edited by STUG III; 08-27-2013, 06:18 AM.


                  Hello, I agree with all comments. It hurts to hear of his passing. Always a pleasant encounter, he was an eager collector. I morn his passing. Best, Bill Bourque



                    I was going through an old box today and found an old business card from mike
                    You are rembered mate

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                      RIP, remember him well when I lived in SoCal from the Pomona shows
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