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  1. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A multi-piece constructed linen Banner/flag that measures 56" wide and 97" drop with a printed mobile swastikas in black on a white background. There are five sets of ties along the top to tie to a pole. There are a few small marks as well as obvious fading to the central disks. There is also the maker mark in the upper corner as shown in the photo. Great bring back piece of memorabilia. £250 plus p&p
    4 points
  2. Here is a well used, but still nice condition uniform from my collection. This set is proberbly the set that I have used the longest time to collect the different parts for. I bought the trousers for this set in the summer of 1994. I remember it well, because my parents went on holiday to france that summer, and I was home alone. The belt I bought from another Norwegian collector somewhere between 1995-1998. The breadbag and bayonet was bought around the year 2000. The cap and the boots were bought in 2008-09. The jacket I got in a trade in 2012. So I completed this set, with matching wear
    3 points
  3. Got a Reichsbahn visor cockade in today. To add to my Railway odds and ends. I love trains. The cockade is an AssMann and has all pins. Just need a cap! The O scale Model railroad is being rebuilt this weekend.
    3 points
  4. That would make sence , the train is label,ed Stuttgart and her poster is the same
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  5. Nice grouping indeed. Here's a picture of a female RBD employee during the war. I think her armpatch say RBD Stuttgart
    3 points
  6. Thanks Dave There is no Troll but I have always had very good luck, when it comes to find and obtain nice stuff. Also German ww2 militaria has become rather expensive in the last few years so when I occasionally buy a new item for my collection, I am very picky of what I spend my hard earned money on.
    3 points
  7. Hello, Some recent entries ! A richtkreiss and some measurment tools in their pouch ! Kind regards
    3 points
  8. Hi Tony, I was up in the loft a while back and found one similar to to one you have but mine has the markings for the Hitler Youth, I found this helmet in the basement of Detmold Barracks, Germany, many years ago, when i was but a mear lad of 14 , I was being nosey and exploring around, as we were Army Cadets , There was also a very badly rip up German uniform but it was far to gone to save, that was in a corner near the rear of one of the Boilers, I dont why no one had ever pick up the helmet before, it had no liner, but it still had the pins , in front and rear, later I added a proper liner
    3 points
  9. One of my customers was Wilkinson Sword in Acton and I would go there every month to see what they wanted , and I would stay and watch them making and finishing swords, it was so interesting seeing how they did it, and as you walked into the main front of the office you looked up and saw all the different types of swords hanging on the wall, these dated from modern to very old and there was also original Claymores , these were huge and worth a fortune, i dont no what happened to it all when they closed but it was a real shame
    2 points
  10. Hi all, I would like to tell you about an item that I no longer have,, Many years ago when I was about 15 years old, I walked into a junk shop that was local in Tottenham in London, I was looking around and there in a corner was a long bamboo shaft, on the top of which there was a rusty curved blade, This bamboo shaft had mother or pearl parts all the way down to the base where a metal like finial was attached, I payed a very cheap price for it about 7 pounds, I later found out that it was Japanese. I kept this thing for many years, until someone stole it at a fair where I had taken it to s
    2 points
  11. To be honest that sword is in very good condition, the only parts that I can see that are not 100% is the scabbard, the blade is very good and the guard is as well, from what I can see there,s no bad parts to it at all, if you really needed to you could have the scabbard re done by a Swordsmith who would make it look 100% original , but are you really worried about it, do you know the makers name under the Eagle,
    2 points
  12. Guys, as stated above. Rich
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  13. Kitty Photo bomb! lol Mine do it too.
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  14. That is a real little corker, that must have turned peoples heads seeing that driving down the road and the wife waving as she went past
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  15. Thanks for the kind words, guys. There are still interesting collectibles out there to be found. I am always trawling second hand shops, and asking friends and acquaintances if they know about some leftovers from the war. Sometimes I get lucky Hehe, yes that is actually a dream that I have. They do show up on the international market from time to time, but they do cost about two or three fortunes. But I have already gotten permission from the wife, to aquire one, if I come across one for a price that I can afford I found a nice cannon thou, wich i bought for my c
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  16. At last, the Brits did get some things right, now are you sure that its empty, I say this as a Tall boy bomb stood as a gate guard at one of the RAF stations, until they discovered that the dame thing was LIVE and had never been de,activated, you can imagine the storm that this caused !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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  17. Excellent Bjorn, Yeh I knew you were hiding some great items away........Thanks for showing us on MCN. Best to you......Ian
    2 points
  18. I don't really have much tropical or DAK related stuff in my collection, but I do have a few bits and pieces. Here's a first patten tropical helmet Together with a Infanterie Leutnant's jacket, tropical trousers and a tropical EM belt. Belt buckle is 1940 dated and the belt itself is 1941 dated. (Also a very nice pair of GJ boots, but these are not of tropical issue) The last pictures was taken with my mobile phone, so not the best quality. Best
    2 points
  19. Very nice Bjorn, and it makes for a good display , you could almost have it standing at the front door letting people in, lol ,,, its good to see the pair of you back
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  20. Thanks Rich I know exactly what you mean. I do have a members account at WAF, but I hardly ever post anything there. I was, for a while, attending militaria discussion groups on facebook but I lost interest due to the beforementioned sheepheard with no really interest in history, only monetary value of different items, and how much they can earn on peddling just about everything. Like you, Rich, I am focusing on finding more stuff to complete the various uniforms and field gear in my collection. Best Regards Björn
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  21. Bjorn, nice stuff you have posted today! I have lost interest at the moment due to the intense commercialism on most of these sites (not here)! I managed a few weeks on WAF but had a bit of an outburst at a 'puppet' moderator and all the tossers closed ranks even though it was quite transparent on the thread in question that Boonanzier was bigging up a German dealer that just happens to sponsor him on his site? People need to wise up about WAF and WRF. I was thinking the best best model site is GHW2 without sponsors but even that has had a bit of a bumpy ride of late. The sheep
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  22. Very nice Bjorn, It amazes me how you can come by such terrific items, and in very nice condition, all of that looks new, have you got a small troll somewhere going back in time and bringing this gear back, if so let me know his name and what food he eats and how he wants to be paid LOL
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  23. Hi YeahMe, thats very good of you , but there is no need to offer , that is why we are hear, and we do this to help any member if we can, That is how this forum has a good reputation, if there is some thing that we do not no and a member can help then that is great, it keeps the forum going and we have learned from it , we are not to proud to learn something new, good luck and enjoy your time hear, Dave
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  24. Found this online https://docplayer.org/46137593-Mein-fiskalischer-lieblingsbeleg-ach-das-war-eben-schaumburg-lippe-heinz-k-selig.html Some sort of honour doc for a Dr Frost!
    2 points
  25. Here are some pictures of a german officers sword that I picked up a few years ago. It's not in mint condition, but still quite decent I would say. Anyway, edged weapons are not my field of knowledge. And I was wondering about the Portepee on this sword. I am currently displaying this sword with a german generalleutnant (Liutenant general) uniform. So my question is; should the sword have a different portepee for a generals uniform? Anyway, here are the pictures.
    1 point
  26. Heres a very short video of one of the engines running. Hope its viewable as I cant seem to be able to post videos. 20210405_150148.mp4
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  27. The American troops were not fond of these "Doughboy" helmets, and they were not well made, until the helmets that we no came along which protected the heads much better, and they we able to use them for all sorts of things, including cooking as there were to parts to the helmets,, plus it was one of the best helmets for troops, lightweight if they used only the inner part
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  28. I'm absolutely sure, Dave. The mine is missing the top lid, and I have been inside it. I would not risk my family or the neighbourhood for that sake, bringing home a live mine A live tallboy. wow. That would make a huge crater. They did use tallboy's to sink Tirpitz in 1944. Here's a tallboy crater and the capsized battleship Tirpitz, pictured in 1949. And the same Tallboy crater today: And another Tallboy crater in the near proximity
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  29. Great Collection there Bjorn, yes I knew you had more Gems to show us. Now you need another portion of your new Museum for these items? I hope you still have the bikes.....Yes I am sure you do, don''t think you will find anymore ......but your'e a " Lucky Man" and seem to find all superb items from the War, all of which are very impressive. I bet you find an Panzer Tank soon in mint condition?????.......Let us know. Best to you....Ian
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  30. Wow. Thanks, Dave.. I don't know what to say. This is maybe one of the finest feedbacks that I have ever got to something that I have posted. Really. Thank you. Kind Regards Björn
    1 point
  31. Very nice @Björn! Tropical and DAK are my most favorite to collect, but expensive now!
    1 point
  32. I think its the right one, I cant find my books on Sword Portapee s at the moment, I,ve looked on line as well and it has no showings but theres plenty of SS which are very ornate, which you world think a Generals sword should be the same
    1 point
  33. Still a nice one to have , In a moment of madness I sold 2 of my portapees and the only one I have left is on the KM dagger from the Prince Eugen, that one will never be sold,
    1 point
  34. Is it a Horseshoe or an Indian emblem, the guy in the picture looks a bit darker and could be from a Indian tribe ???
    1 point
  35. The British Army Knife features a heavy-duty sheepsfoot blade, as well as a tin-opener and integrated screwdriver. A tough shackle is fitted to the handle, allowing you to attach a lanyard. The handle proudly features the ate and crows foot stamp. £25 plus £3 p&p payment by Paypal as F&F
    1 point
  36. L1A1 SLR magazine, used, good condition, usual wear marks from use, has been repainted by British Army. Blanks for display only. NOT FOR SALE TO NORTHERN IRELAND EXCEPT TO THOSE HOLDING APPROPRIATE FAC NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT OUTSIDE UK £20 plus p&p paypal as f&f
    1 point
  37. At the end of Ice cold in Alex, in the bar, the director had Mills drink 6 of the real beers, and at the end of shot he was as drunk as a Lord, and had to go lie down, but you dont see it in his acting. One of my Uncle,s was at the Savoy in London and sent a beer over to Mills, who was at the bar, it was the same as he had drunk in the film, Mills lifted the beer and drank it down in one, there was a round of cheers from the people there and he went over and thanked my Uncle for the beer and they spoke for a few minutes, my Uncle was well happy
    1 point
  38. Hell Mick, I wished I had the uniform from my Dad hanging in my office during his service during WW2......sadly I think they had to surrender them in to the bloody war office when their duty was finished...What a helluva shame for me, as he died in 1973 aged 53, and his Father, My Granddad was in the "Battle of Jutland" which was an horrendous battle, he was a stoker on the coal fired boilers and very sadly died aged 47 and is buried near me at Chiddingstone, Kent, churchyard, I still believe he died from the coal dust shovelling the every day.....I sadly and obviously never met him but f
    1 point
  39. Thank you for having me as a member on your site! I felt compelled to share my experience and that of others to spare others from losing out. Never a good feeling.
    1 point
  40. I see it as listed in Pomerania, German side. I think there may be two places. Von Behr Palace, later renamed Behrenhoff. But the more I look, and the condition, makes me think it is just an item taken back from the war if any relationship to WWII, but more likely just an artist with that last name who's other works haven't surfaced. Maybe made a few pieces and had an unfortunate early end to his/her life. Or quit art to make money...lol. Thanks.
    1 point
  41. Hello Scooter, I have had a look through Google at many different types of helmet as in your first image, I am no expert but the one in the link below looks much the same?? I think it could be a Para helmet ......???? But it seems to have the same strap or very similar? By the way if I am wrong about this .....Please correct me, as there are many more knowledgable members than me on MCN.....!!! https://bid.candtauctions.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/54/lot/17510?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F54%3Fpage%3D8 Have another look and see what you you ca
    1 point
  42. Guys, got this today, bit tired and worn but it is what it is, in an attic for a long time. Rich
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  43. This is a good original. Not Repainted. Best regards Björn
    1 point
  44. Tony, I feel out of touch, everything is a science these days! In my day it was just right or wrong. I don't envy the young people the future! Best Rich
    1 point
  45. It outlines that a hastily put together force was assembled from the Panzer Lehr school components stationed at Fallingbostel. Likely the vehicles were there long term and had pieces like running gear replaced as worn out? That could explain the missmach in your expectations based on the turret? Rich PS its a good book as it outlines all of the closing battles in the area, there are two more books covering the South and the air war!
    1 point
  46. Guys, As stated above. Rich
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  47. Guys, A gift from our neighbour today. Rich
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  48. Also look at this: "Field codes used by the German army during the world war" https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/friedman-documents/assets/files/publications/FOLDER_437/41751269079046.pdf But i think the radio communication procedures require the whole separate topic of it's own
    1 point
  49. I no longer collect German TR items but I still have a few bits and pieces kicking about at home including some tropenhelms. First up is an Italian M1928 2nd pattern reissued to the KM with the variant shields and property of the German Navy acceptance stamp. Ken N shows a mint example in his book on German Helmets and most you see are unused and were found on Capri in the 1970's.
    1 point
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