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    Mike H

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    Richard Auld

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    Desert Rat

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  1. Bavarian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class, 3rd form (1913-1918) with matchbox type case.
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  2. Nice bars, the picture thing keeps you on your toes!
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  3. Saxon bar. Friedrich August Medal with 1914-1916 War Merit Clasp with a Saxon 15 Year Long Service Cross
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  4. This nice Prussian Golden Merit Cross arrived today. Instituted Jan 1912 it is a three piece design and could be awarded to both civilian and military personnel. This award came in silver also.
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  5. Hello Ian, yours looks like the Prussian Cross of Merit. See my avatar. They came in silver and gold.
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  6. May I ask please... carried out many hours of research, but struggling to be sure whether this mask is post war or not? Appreciate feedback and advice
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  7. Model 1889 Danish Bayonet $225.00 plus 19.00 shipping US
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  8. Hello, I am helping with the sale of some historical items and was wondering if anyone had information on how to best go about finding interested buyers. The 109-509 is quite rare and was used in a ME 163 Komet. It is an amazing piece of engineering history and is in good condition. There is also a MG 151/20 which is in fair condition. I have also contacted some museums in order to find out more information. Any information on how to best sell these items would be appreciated. They are amazing items and should be displayed publicly however the owners are not currently interested in loanin
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  9. I have a SE499a with original antenna. I'm trying to get this on the air. Is there an electrical wiring diagram for this? I need information about what voltages it should have on the power socket. LA6NCA
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  10. Rectangular tags with central perforations like this were also issued to British POWs in German camps - I have one from Stalag XVIII A with a 4 digit number on it. I believe the prisoner was required to sew it onto his outer clothes and wear at all times. I know the one I have is genuine as it came from a close family member. Is there a separate thread on the forum for those kinds of tags?
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  11. Hey all, First post on here, I'm currently building a Lee Enfield SMLE up from just the barrel and receiver, I've done this a few times, and I hope that it will eventually make up my First World War display at some point in the near future. I can source all the pieces I need for the project, except I'm really struggling to find myself a butt stock for it! I've tried everywhere here in the UK to no avail. Can anyone recommend where I may be able to track one down for sale? Kind regards, Harry!
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  12. WOW....That's a beauty....well done in not only finding it but your excellent re-construction....Superb!! Best to you....ian
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  13. Hi Ian, I'm still quite new to collecting, and I don't know too much about my particular SMLE, but from what I've found online, i believe it to be a 1944 Lithgow, deactivated 1991 after becoming a sporter, I will attempt to convert it to its original form as much as possible.
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  14. That would be very kind of you! Any help is much appreciated! Kind regards, Harry
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  15. Thank you! Will give them a shout now harry
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  16. I have been gifted a box without provenance - does anyone know anything about this item please? Very heavy - weighs 12 kilos - I think it's an iron box - dark green paint on metal box with lock. Front has "Ministry of Food Emergency Box 3" painted in white and inside the lid "HH Martyn & Co George VI 1939". I know the history of this company and that they made items for the government and military at that time. Box size is 18 x 13 x 111 inches and has simple metal handles on either side. The box seems too heavy to be used to store any item of food, I am thinking perhaps reco
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  17. Hello My Old Mate, Sorry it's been so long. I hope you and the cats are well and will chat to you soon......As Always My Friend Best Wishes......Desert Rat/ Ian The Lone Poppy...Taken by me in the Somme a long time ago......Soon the Remember All those who were killed, lost and missing...!!
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  18. Brilliant set of medals Mike....Well done in finding them and thanks for showing us all on MCN Best to you...Desert Rat/ Ian P.S. I think it is the same as yours dug up from the Somme
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  19. Hello Harry, Welcome to MCN, mmmmm Difficult question where to find one, there must be some on maybe ebay France?...Worth a look, I have seen them very , very occasioanly on ebay but try some dealers in the UK.....maybe D&B Militaria, Sussex, (where I had me "Live" sten gun deactivated)....they maybe able to help you. the phone number is on their website and only 15 minutes from me. Good Luck and Best Wishes...Desert Rat/ Ian
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  20. I wonder when was 5W.S.b developed? I know it's quite early, but could they be 1931 or 1934? It was produced for a long time, until 1943, so it must have been a good design. What kind of use did it have? What kind of units used it during WW2? Do you have more to tell about this? Regards LA6NCA
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  21. Hello, My main question is how much should a Vichy French Croix de Guerre cost? Everywhere I look it says that it is "rare" but they rarely associate a price with it. Second, is this site reputable? https://london-medals.co.uk/france-war-cross-croix-de-guerre-dated-1939-1940-vichy-french-issue-with-appropriate-vichy-ribbon-rare
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  22. Guys, as stated above. Like his 3rd class rail warrant! Rich
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  23. Nice Prussian bar with a Schwarzburg Rudolstadt connection.
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  24. Guys, Sadly Kev has had to close his museum down. Very bad news but I think he has been a victim of politics in Germany at the moment. He has very kindly given me the remaining bits of plane that he had, a German expert has already taken the bulk of it but I am grateful and pleased to give the bits a home. They are a mixed bag from 3 planes, a JU88, FW190 and a JU87. Love the repair to the tyre from the rear of a JU88, also found a Werk Nr. from the same plane on the 3rd piece pictured. 2854! Rich
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  25. Or the curse is on me. Luck "O" the Irish , and its all bad for me. lol
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  26. The back story of these helmets is that they were captured by U.S. Doughboys. Kaiser Wilhelm II had shipped those helmets in anticipation of a victory parade in Paris. I read about these helmets in a 1919 edition of a U.S. newspaper. There used to be a free Google newspaper archive, but it has since been discontinued, but I would research original newspaper articles about The Great War.
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  27. Maybe there was a curse on the helmet!
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  28. Thank you every! Have a great Christmas!!!!
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  29. Just joined today merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all mike 12
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  30. A Bavaria first bar, consisting of Bavarian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with Crown, the crown being for a single act deemed of exceptional bravery or as a second awarding. And Iron Cross 2nd Class. I say Bavaria first as the Bavarian MvK us mounted ahead of the Prussian EK II.
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  31. Nice little Saxon Bar consisting of Saxony's Friedrich August Medal in Silver on war ribbon and Hindenburg Cross. The Friedrich August Medal was awarded for Meritorious Service to NCO's and enlisted ranks. During war it was Saxony's equivalent of the EK II. If awarded during peace time the ribbon was yellow with two outer black stripes and a slimmer black stripe running down the middle.
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  32. The fool afraid you would run off with it!
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  33. Scwarzburg-Rudolstadt War Merit Medal.
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  34. Wurttemburg Silver Merit Medal
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  35. Also this Austrian Balkans Campaign Medal.
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  36. Hi @Manu Della Valle, Wow that is a super and rare uniform set, thank you for sharing D
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  38. @Mav352...the trousers are much rarer than the tunic! Cheers Manu
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  39. omg, I could cry, that would feed my huge family for years if I sold them
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  40. Yes , i,ve seen this before and its still impressive to see again,makes you wonder just how many of these still exist today, but I definately would like a few of them, about 100 would do, I,m not greedy!!!!!
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  41. I agree Lenny those two photos are amazing D
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  42. Wow, that's amazing.... @documental
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