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    Afrikakorpsrat64

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    Funksammler

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    Telephone and line equipment: A few Aircraft radios: Some tank and armoured vehicle radios: Late war Torn.Fu's: Pre-war Torn.Fu's: the Kfz.17/1 The Kfz.17 Some reenacting with the "Aigles Vertes": Playing in the mud with the heavies: Careful where you park that thing... regards, Funksammler
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    Totally matching Auer mask made in 1940.The 1938 and 1939 dated parts have obviously been made before the 1940-dated ones, that’s how you can reasonably tell when your mask has been made.The Fe41 filter is the only thing that has been changed during the life of the gas mask and it comes with his Bakelite-laquered screw-on cap and the pressure cap on its bottom which is stamped “bwz” ,i.e. the code for Auer-Gesellschaft AG,Oranienburg plant. The mask belonged to one Ludwig Polaczech,probably a soldier of Czech origins working for a paramilitary organization at a shipyard (Werft).The typed label inside the lid reads Polatschek (germanized) and Werft (shipyard/dockyard).I can’t figure out why the place where our man worked is indicated on the label along with his name,as if he had several gasmasks scattered in all the places he went to…we’ll never know for sure.His name is scribbled with a pointed tool on the lid of the spare lenses box and on the bottom of the container,and it’s also neatly written in red on the side of the can.
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    I must say, that rarely does a nice item like this come up, and a good price was paid for it.
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    This is one of two Austrian Kapsch devices that I've seen. One type is in the hands of LA6NCA, and the other is this larger type. I think this is the first one of this type that I have seen for sale.
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    The photographs of the exhibition were taken at the Vierville D-day museum, while the photographs with the German tanks were taken at the Overlord museum in Colleville (at the cemetery roundabout). My part of the exhibition is now over, it was just during the D-day week so if you wish the see the collection you will have to come and visit me. Get in touch via PM once you know the dates of your visit and we'll arrange something... regards, Funksammler
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    Many Thanks Tony, If I find one I will send you the images to check it please. Didn't realise at all that they sold for as much as that, the one I was going to buy sold for £550. Maybe get one sometime just a memento for my Dad who fought the buggers in the Western Desert with the ----8th Army, as you know the story. Take Care and Very Best to you...Ian
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    Picked up this cap many years ago. It's from the late '50's early '60's , movie studio prop. Mabe for "Tobruk" or one of those films at the time. Didnt have any eagle when I got it, only had the white Waffenfarbe soutache(since removed). I also had a tropical Gas mask can (had a '44 date in it) Painted Hollywood DAK yellow. was used in the series "Band of Brothers". I do still have some German Gaiters from that series. Just sharing, these things kind of have there own place in collecting.
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    If you ever need help to ID just let me know. Better safe than sorry, especially at the high cost of these.
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    Thanks for showing us Tony, It's very similar to the one I wanted to buy (but the seller classed it as a 1942 original & no markings) but I think it had a red or yellow band/ ribbon very thin around the centre? Best to you...Ian
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    Was doing some Dusting and arranging and decided to lay out some field gear from the display, for a better view. The buckle is a 1941 Gustav Brehmer. Bayonet is a matching 1939 J.Sch. The shirt is an DAK used former french M35 shirt.
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    Hi Ian, the M40's can bring $1400 and up in US dollars. Depending on condition and date of manufacture. Things to look out for are the grommets inside, and the insignia, just to name a couple of things. Cheers ! The side caps or "piss cutters" can be had for $350 and up.(US dollars)
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    Anyone help me in dating this Glengarry badge I just bought,..?? I've not been able to find any proper info on the number of voids anywhere at all. Sorry about the pics, they are all I had from the seller.., I think their are nine voids...:) Thanks in advance guys...:)
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    @Norrie Theres a book out on cap badges, for the life of me cant think of the name, I gotta get a copy as I have little knowledge On cap badges! And I know what I just stated helps you "Not" lol sorry mate!
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    Great Caps Tony, I nearly got one from an auction site, but I wasn't sure of what they were worth, the only thing that put me off finally there were no stampings/ ink marks in the red lining? What is the rough price for a good original one of these...Please? Best to You...Ian
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    An almost Identical cap to mine, right down to maker and date of manufacture. From Robert Kurtz book "AFRIKAKORPS"
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    @Richard Auld Rich, I would be happy to have a look when you find it. Here are some details of mine. Mine is missing the sweatband. But otherwise is typical M40 cap of late war manufacture. Made by Carl Halfer 1943.
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    Hello, What is the device called "Sprechgerät fur Kommandozwecke" ?? It is supposedly used with Flak installation, but I failed to find any picture or clear description of it. Any info welcome. Thanks folks.
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    Tony, I have a cap but I am not happy with it I will try and find it and perhaps you can look at it. They are red inside right? does yours have a maker stamp? Rich
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    Thanks Tony, Look forward to it......Best to you Ian
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    Not yet Ian, but I expect it to arrive any day now. I will show of the helmet with original badge as soon as I can. Thanks again for finding it!
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    Superb selection of items Tony, I do like that DAK cap. Thanks for showing us on MCN. Best wishes Mon Ami....Ian
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    These lovely boots are still up for grabs. May consider trades for other DAK/topical gear.
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    You don't learn do you? Insulting people again!!
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    Just saw this 1957 German film about Hans-Joachim Marseille. Very realistic film. Franco’s Spain lent original Luftwaffe equipment to the film. There was a rack mounted FuG III set, and a 5WS used by the Africa ground crew.
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    No need to elaborate on my comment. I've noticed that whenever arguments/disagreements happen on here that you're in among it. Plus you apologise and then do it again!
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    It's not post quantity that counts, it's post quality!
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    Ian, I am not one for kindergarten stuff, all of what I have said is quite easily documented and if you don't like my honesty you wouldn't be the first. I have spoken to Lenny per email and I am more than happy to help promote/support this site. A collectors site. I am less interested in the French resistance than I am my hobby but I do appreciate that it is your bag. I have never asked people to do my dirty work so I see no problem with confronting you directly and demonstrating your agenda if you want? I might be a beginner here but not in this hobby and I can spot vacuous vessel whenever I see one. I am talking to you not Lenny. Rich
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    Looks like a cracking event, some nice big boys toys there! Rich
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    You did have lot of fun i see, @Funksammler
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    Thanks Rich...yep....it is...their is a Mossie FBV1 at the Mosquito Museum, painted up and marked as his aircraft....UP/G..... I went down to get a sit in it, but guess what, the bloody tail of the plane fell off !!!! it was held down by ropes and a big blacksmiths anvil...so, now got an open invite to revisit...:)
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    Super Images Tony...Thanks for showing us on MCN. Best to you.....Ian
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    Hello Norrie, Lovely badge, I do not know, but type into Google, that should help you. Take Care....Desert Rat/ Ian.....Scotland The Brave...!!!
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    HI Ian, sorry my friend haven't been on here in ages. Hope your well. I'll be posting a couple things this weekend I promise! Cheers
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    Very nice example Manu.I need to take stock of mine, although really nothing like this.
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    Ian, You didn't make a mistake, you are I have noted quite calculated about what you post and for the most part it is just pleasantries/marketing and not much else. From my perspective you seem to be on some sort of 'like' gathering mission? Not my bag as I thought this may be a serious platform where people actually read a thread before they post a comment? As stated previously I will avoid you if you do me the same favour. Rich
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    I wont continue this jobby with you...and am absolutely pissed off...that you have the audacity on MCN and a beginner that I just mention ...."you are I have noted quite calculated about what you post and for the most part it is just pleasantries/marketing and not much else." What the hell have you done for MCN apart from a few images, text and that's it............. have you met and wrote stories about Hero's and Heroines of WW2...NO.....!!! So DO NOT make any accusations about what I put on here.....IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY COMPLAIN TO LENNY....!!!
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