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  1. That would make sence , the train is label,ed Stuttgart and her poster is the same
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  2. 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
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  3. 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
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  4. 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,
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  5. 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
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  6. Guys, as stated above. Rich
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  7. Kitty Photo bomb! lol Mine do it too.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Excellent Bjorn, Yeh I knew you were hiding some great items away........Thanks for showing us on MCN. Best to you......Ian
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  12. Nice grouping indeed. Here's a picture of a female RBD employee during the war. I think her armpatch say RBD Stuttgart
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. Here are some pictures I took last summer, going over some bits and pieces of fieldgear from my collection. This time it was bayonets and entrenching tools, that got a good going over by cleaning dust and oiling and preservation. The prices on these things have literally gone trough the roof in the later years, unfortinently. Buying one of these from a militaria vendour today is no fun at all, as it will set you back several hundred Euros Luckily, these do still show up from time to time here in Norway for a price that I can afford. Most of these I bought in the 90's .
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  17. 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.
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  18. It actually looks like most of the production eqipment and parts were bought up by the WKC factory.
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  19. Hello Bjorn, A brilliant written account you have sent us, a great explanation... of course excellent! Many Thanks & Best to you both.....IanB
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  20. Home / About WKC / History Tradition since 1573 1560 The history of the company Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie (W.K.C.) in Solingen began in the early middle-ages, when the trademark „Kingshead“ was registered by the bladesmith Johannes Wundes in 1560. This trademark is one of the oldest registered and is still in use today. 1573 In the 16th century, the forging technique in Solingen was already quite advanced in its development and Wilhelm Weyersberg, the ancestor of one of the WKC founders, became mayor of the city of Solingen. During this period, the so called „Solinge
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  21. 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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  22. Yes @Desert Rat, He's a Russian Blue. I posted him here because in 2 of Bjorn's photos you can see his cat resting comfortably in the back ground.
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  23. Apart from the superb train Tony....Your cat looks a beauty, is it a Persian Blue? Looks a bit like Siamese as I had? Keep Well and Best Wishes......IanB P.S.......I don't see the can of Guiness by your railway tracks as before? My Doctor recommended me to drink at least one glass of red wine a day to keep the heart and circulation working well....Here's an image for you! That's what I need NOW...!!!
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  24. Hello Tony, WOW......That train is a beauty what a great set-up, bet when you get more rails it will be going around your house? Fantastic......Thanks for showing us on MCN. Best to you.....Keep Well. Ian🚂😀
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  25. 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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  26. If anything I would say it was more like a ceremonial weapon becuse of the Mother of Pearl but the blade was like a razer even though it was rusty, i cut my self once on it and it was bloody lethal, I would say it was a Samurai if anything, And If I could find the bugger that nicked it I would show him just how lethal it was
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  27. @Davejb Sounds pretty interesting. Did it feel like a weapon or more ceremonial? Some sort of Samurai weapon or Imperial guard maybe .
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  28. Im working with the larger scale "0" gauge. But have had layouts with the smaller scales. Still have alot of trains in tubs.
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  29. There are one or 2 sets out on the market I believe. They can get quite expensive. Most of my engines, track etc are vintage 1950's. I do alot of my own painting and decals, so i can have the engines with my favorite road names. Western Pacific was my favorite, no longer in existence. The F3 (Orange silver and black) is one I did myself, also the Green and Orange one, doesnt have name on it yet will be Sacramento Northern(which is also no longer in existence)Its possible to convert a steam loco to a German type WW2, and add the other cars tanks etc.
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  30. Haha, yes. You know, the usual full time family routine. A tight schedual and lots of stuff to do
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  31. Here is a nice little gadget i came across in my local area a couple of years ago. It's a British Mark one Magnetic moored mine. This mine is part of a minefield that the british placed here on the 8.th of April 1940 (The day before the German invasion of Norway in 1940) This was actually a breach of Norway's neutrality by the British, as they placed mines in the middle of norwegian civillian sea-lanes. The mine is placed up-side-down, as the Mooring mechanism would be facing down in the water By the way, thi
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  32. Thanks, Ian I found it in a house garden in my home town. It was almost buried, and only the top was sticking up from a dung of compost. The Grandfather of the woman living in the house was a military officer, and had brought it home as a garden decoration. After he passed away the family placed it in a corner in the garden and almost buried it over several years with garden weed and compost. I just knocked on their door, and asked if it was possible to buy it from them. I offered them around £200.- and they said yes So I borrowed a truck with crane and brought it home He
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  33. Thanks Bjorn, I am sure it was the 617 Squadron that bombed it as my Dad worked with William Walters ( Before WW2) who flew on this raid and - Ian Ross (Australian) was the Pilot....an image of all the crew who flew on this mission. Best wishes to you all......IanB
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  34. 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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  35. Yes you are right Dave......Can you imagine Bjorn's wife loading up the shell and having a shot across the car park in a Norwegian ----LIDL.....!!! Best to you both....Ian Bjorn......Not sure if you drink much red wine in Norway......but I think you need one of these special sink and taps ......to give you the rest you need from all your hard work.....!!! Good drinking and have a drink to you All ...from me! Best wishes....Ian
    1 point
  36. Superb Bjorn, Damn it.....I knew you had some heavy artillery in your collection, really brilliant looking.....and your Dear wife allowing you to buy a Panzer....What a Woman, we have trouble here with our missus asking if we can buy a bloody £20 military item....aaaarrrrrgggghhhh! Told you you was a "Very Lucky Man" Very Best to you Both.....Ian
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  37. Fantastic Bjorn, Lovely item to have in the garden, where on earth do you find such rare items as this? Thanks for showing us on MCN, and all the images and text. Brilliant...!!! Best to you.....Desert Rat/ Ian
    1 point
  38. Guys, This short engagement was recorded in the Ulrich Saft book Kriege in der heimat. These photos were taken post war by a young boy that used to play on the wrecked tanks, what a play ground he had! He is now in his 80s and has recently rediscovered these pictures taken before 1949 but after the war. It shows two of the tanks from the battle although he tells me there were 3 British tanks in a row in column of march and they were destroyed on the North South road that goes past the Hotel Kroepke which is still there today. those tanks were on the road circa 3 to 400m Sou
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  39. Thanks. I have indeed now got in contact with Rich. Best wishes steve.
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  40. 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
  41. 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
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  42. Again a very impressive collection, I dont know how you do it but whatever it is keep doing it, I think you have one of the best collections I have seen in a long long while,
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  43. 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
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  44. 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
    1 point
  45. I just found this scare Panzer Wrap in HBT material. I believe it is the second pattern. It has RBN and size stamp. Does anyone know what the value is?
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  46. In that case you know what it owes you and what they are retailing at, if they sell! I think only you can judge how good a friend it is and what you think is fair? Good luck with the sale. Rich
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  47. I see that the interear is pretty clean and the cloth points seem to be intact and not faded, which could mean that this was not worn much, its a shame that the ink stamps are not very readable , but its in very good condition and I would say a pretty good price could be got for this peace
    1 point
  48. I seen one at a dealer site and it was listed for $5,900. But dealer prices are really hard to get or plain outlandish high. There is a size stamp and RBN Number but on this material its hard to see and to photograph. I tried it again, see attached picture. Unfortunately I cant post this on FB myself.
    1 point
  49. 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
  50. Everything for the princeley sum of 12quid!
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