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What and when was your first internet militaria purchase?

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Afrikakorpsrat64

Here is mine. It was in the mid 90's before I had ever owned a computer. My nephew showed me Ebay, and I had him bid on this very early East German helmet that I still have in my collection. I got it for $48 post paid.

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Lenny
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Nice... I can't think what my first internet purchase would be... maybe a bayonet...

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Bil4338
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Way too long ago for me, need to delve into the files.

love that helmet though, much like mine.My first M.56 was sourced from the US, had many since then...

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Guest Fred Karno's Army

This was one of mine :o.Cockpit section of a Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer,unfortunately had to sell it when my little one came along.Regretted it badly ever since :(.

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Afrikakorpsrat64
3 hours ago, Ham & Jam said:

This was one of mine :o.Cockpit section of a Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer,unfortunately had to sell it when my little one came along.Regretted it badly ever since :(.

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Wow! Great piece!

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Marc hun
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The 20 MM and 50 cal shells that I turned into foot pegs and brake and gear change on my bike 

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Afrikakorpsrat64
On 3/3/2016 at 18:41, Lenny said:

Nice... I can't think what my first internet purchase would be... maybe a bayonet...

My second, and on my first computer was a beat up WW2 German bread bag which I also still have.lol

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Manu Della Valle

I think it was a mint german gas mask (without can) to fit into the Pioneer's bag for demolition charges...the Pionieren didn't carry a gas mask canister since they kept  the mask the front pocket of one of their bags!

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DAK D

I got my British WW2 kit free, as it was dumped in large amounts at the tidy tip near where I lived :)

My first two purchased items were an Italian tropical officers cap and a Quist DD SS helmet I think the cap was about £6 and the DD SS was  £15. Sadly I no longer have these items.

In case anyone is wondering this was in the mid 1970's

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Todd A. Raffensperger

I've only recently started purchasing military items on the internet.  This French Croix de Guerre is the first.

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Mav352

I've only been using eBay for a couple of years this was my first and probably best buy at £175 :D

 

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Henri
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I can't remember what was my first buy with the help of internet, but I bought a lot!

It was a way to contact people all over the world and exclude the middleman (read: the dealers).

I started buying from the net in the time internet became more available to the "common" people instead of only used by big fancy companies.
It is even possible that my first buys were on the old MCN forum, when it was not even a forum but a newsgroup!!!
 

Remembering that: I am getting old!!!!   :):):) 

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Bil4338
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I remember you from the old forum Henri! Visited your website a few times too...

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Henri
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Sorry Bill, I hardly remember any one  except for Lenny!

But, that is my thing.......being bad in names and faces! :):):) 
 

However, it is cool to see old members back here!
It shows how relaxed the MCN always was and still is!

 

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Bil4338
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No problem, people come and go, and so do names with them, and memories as we progress through life.its no big deal.whats important is that we all 'meet' here and share our knowledge.^_^

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Henri
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That is life!!!!

Put for me it even got worse when I decided to stop with the collection.
A lot of people "declare" you dead in the militaria world.
No problem for me, because by the time I decide to stop I was fed up with all these so called friends!

For me it is there for amazing to see the old school MCN-ers back here on the new forum.
Serious guys that also know how to laugh and to enjoy life!

 

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Desert Rat

Nice words Henri,

Thanks for that and sorry I missed this topic...!

Best wishes to you all (keep collecting and let's see what you now have on MCN.

Desert Rat/ Ian

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Mike H

I remember mine was a Westwall Medal and a KvKII w/Swords. 

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