Norrie

Recycling Centre Treasure.

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Norrie

Hiya, I had a tanker job in a recycling centre last week, the sort of place where all the rubbish is sorted, bins, skips, etc etc...anyway, got chatting to one of the guys, and he tells me, he saved a compass off the belt heading to the scrap metal skip, and would I like to see it...?? Would I ?? Geez, yes please..

 

Anyway, long story short...I bought it off him , for the price of a drink...

Pics below...:)

 

WW1 Verners Compass and case, made by E.Koehn in Geneva, case dated to 1916, compass to 1917..

 

How the hell anyone can throw things like this out is beyond me...is it a reflection of life nowadays ??

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Desert Rat

You Lucky BBBBBBB,

What a find, I cannot believe it, but superb!

Well Done...Keep going there, and I hope you find more.

Thanks for showing us on MCN....!!!!

Very Best to you...Desert Rat/ Ian

 

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Norrie
Just now, Desert Rat said:

You Lucky BBBBBBB,

What a find, I cannot believe it, but superb!

Well Done...Keep going there, and I hope you find more.

Thanks for showing us on MCN....!!!!

Very Best to you...Desert Rat/ Ian

 

Cheers Ian...I now have a great contact for any more militaria that comes into the centre, plus, he knows the house clearance guys in that area, and is going to pass my number to them...:)

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Desert Rat

Brilliant Idea,

I wish I had contacts like you, very surprising what people throw away, unbelievable treasures that to them mean nothing....but to us are super find treasures!

Good Luck my Robertson cousin.....Ian (Robertson) Bridle

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val
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@Norrie - just awesome compass!

Seems to be Verners Pattern VII compass.

http://www.compasscollector.com/article_page_5.htm

 

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1 hour ago, Desert Rat said:

Brilliant Idea,

I wish I had contacts like you, very surprising what people throw away, unbelievable treasures that to them mean nothing....but to us are super find treasures!

Good Luck my Robertson cousin.....Ian (Robertson) Bridle

LOL...Thanks Ian ( Cuz) ....the more I'm getting into Militaria collecting, the more contacts I'm making...plus, my job driving a waste tanker does help. :)

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Norrie
1 hour ago, val said:

@Norrie - just awesome compass!

Seems to be Verners Pattern VII compass.

http://www.compasscollector.com/article_page_5.htm

 

Thankyou @Val....Think its a MkV111 Verners...I must admit tho, I've been extremely lucky with my purchases in the last couple of years...:)

In fact, this evening, I just bought a Mk11 cammo ( Home Guard, 3 holes) helmet with gas mask satchel and WW2 era army shirt for £8 plus post...I paid what the seller asked for too...:)

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Desert Rat

OK Norrie,

A few days have past..WE want to see the next treasure you find....Can't believe how lucky you are Cuz..But very good luck to you.

SHOW US........Best to you....IanB/ Desert Rat

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