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    Richard Auld

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  1. 2 points
    I've had this one awhile. Nice matching J.Sch. 1940 with Early tropical frog. In my opinion, the frog has always been with this one. The Blade is unsharpened.
  2. 2 points
    Had I know what these were when I was a boy, I would have got my dad to bye some of these, Back in the 60s there was a market called Portebello in London, there was a trader that had about 20-30 of them on his stall and was only saying that they were cold winter boots, they wer,nt even described as being German, but they were the same as you and Richard have shown, and at that time I can now see why they were descibed as such, I dare say that no one new what they were, or who made them,if people had known then , I dont think there would have been many sales for the guy selling them, where he got them from God only knows
  3. 1 point
    Powersuply has been repaired, I can't find the two 5uF capacitors in correct physical size and style, so I had to make a tradeoff and construct a plate of pertinax to mount the capasitors. I replaced the capasitors for axial types and the correct values. Power before: After: Next step: Replacing the capasitors in the LF amplifier, for the correct values and construct the missing part of the cabinet, for it.
  4. 1 point
    Just picked up this EF 66 M40. Has the late war repaint non reflective finish on out side. And a decent liner. Stap is a temp. copy. Wear marks on liner pins from a cammo strap or band I believe.
  5. 1 point
    Yes, better left alone if in good condition!
  6. 1 point
    True Guys. The worst are the war time repaints that have had some idiot "dig out" a Decal that was painted over.
  7. 1 point
    Yes Dave but it is an unfortunate trend sadly.
  8. 1 point
    I agree, if someone had put even real decals on it, it would,nt look right, re age and bedding into the metal, its best left as is
  9. 1 point
    Nice helmet, thank goodness no one has added stickers!
  10. 1 point
    Have you perhaps a yonger family member or contact that might be a bit more street wise with the the tech side that could sort it for you?
  11. 1 point
    B-e-a-utiful!!!!
  12. 1 point
    I have no idea how to do that on my phone. My old account is gone. My photo has even been removed as of two days ago. I have no idea what the hacker did. I have never even received a 30 day suspension and my emails are ignored.
  13. 1 point
    Ive never had a chance to get or feel a pair. are they Heavy? Thanks for sharing the history and photos @Björn!
  14. 1 point
    Guys, These were being used for plants when I found them in Paderborn area. Rich
  15. 1 point
    Nice catch, perhaps you could restore the liner vith some vintage leather? I don't think in this case it would detract from the piece?
  16. 1 point
    The German Police had them as well post war?!
  17. 1 point
    Nice matching serial!
  18. 1 point
    Mike , in the mix today!
  19. 1 point
    Possible Richard, but I have not seen any in the UK on sites or at fairs and such, for an a very long time, and to be honest those ones I mentioned were the only ones I had seen in the UK, there might be ones in private collections though, and you would need to be damn lucky to find a pair now
  20. 1 point
    Bjorn, love the pictures, I have seen a couple of them before somewhere. I like the second to last as it looks like they have teated the soles of the boot, perhaps with Tar or shuch like?
  21. 1 point
    And as with much of the stuff that we collect, there is a really sad story behind the items themselves. These boots were mainly produced in the Jewish Litzmannstadt (Lodz) ghetto, before the population there was sent to Auschwitz and Chełmno and murdered in August of 1944. I found a series of actual color pictures, from the production of Strohstiefeln in the Litzmannstadt ghetto. I have tried to enhance the sign at the entrance, and written in the top line written on the sign : Here, the women are making the straw braids, that the boots are made of: And from the production of the boots: Storage and transport of Strohstiefeln in Litzmannstadt:
  22. 1 point
    A couple of period pictures of such boots
  23. 1 point
    Wow, Rich. I did not realize that you have a pair of these straw boots until just recently. German Strohstiefeln are proberbly some of the rarest of the rare of the German Sonderbekleidung today. Very few are known to exist today. Having said that, I do have a pair of these myself, also found in Germany. I had to unpack them, and take som pictures after seeing your pair.
  24. 1 point
    Beautiful set rich. Thanks for showing
  25. 1 point
    It neads a clean mate! On the to do list. Rich
  26. 1 point
    Guys, Today from the farm house, I have the Brit version with straight handle, I can't remember but I think this is US? Rich
  27. 1 point
    Any markings on this Rich, I thought the American types had a stamping, either on the handle or the base of the blade
  28. 1 point
    Guys, As stated above. Rich
  29. 1 point
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