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What Relics Have You Found?

Discussion in 'Battlefield Relics' started by colletorww2, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. colletorww2

    colletorww2 Ace

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    Post pictures of the stuff you have found here!


    I have found alot of items on old abandoned fortresses built by the Germans during the war, and some items from where I lived before.

    The German items I have found:

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    British(These parts are from 2 Blenheims that crashed in each other):

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    American:

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    You have some amazing finds there, ColletorWW2 ! :cool:

    I shan't repeat my 'star' finds, all of which are in old threads on the Forum. But here's one from a few weeks ago - a tiny fragment of plate dug from the mud near the site of the Officers Mess at RAF Little Staughton...

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    WoW, really nice. Have you found alot of things there?
     
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    Ah yes - a never-to-be-forgotten week at the Falaise Gap ( also with Jagdpanther44...:cool: )
     
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    I wish i could go relic hunting with another rouge :(
     
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    Anybody else care to share what you have found?
     
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    Don't forget that only a small number of us are fortunate enough to be able to spend time hunting for bona-fide WWII relics in the field. Colletor lives in a part of the World which is a veritable Klondike for such 'finds'. 60 years on from WWII, even on battlefields such as the Ardennes or Falaise, you need a lot of knowledge, research and time to be able to locate such relics.

    My little 'bag' of relics found at the old Bomber airfield were the result of four hours' solitary walking.....:(
     
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    I will post some more photos a little nearer the time, but this is from a TV programme I worked on last year. It's on a beach in France quite famous to the British, and the button below had just come out of the sand - no cleaning, just as good as the day it was made.

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    Wow, that is amazing, something you don't see every day.
     
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    Though I don't have any pics of them, I used to have about 10-12 Indian Arrowheads I found near Dick Kleberg Park to the South of Kingsville, Texas-when I was about 10. These would have been Arroheads that were made and used by the Karankawa Indians.

    Sometime after that-maybe 10 or so years? I found a US Civil War Union Army NCOs shell jacket button. Its tarnished but not badly and you cna se all the details easily. I ao found in extraordinary condition, two large calibre-union or Confederate Army bulletheads. These have turned white-with oxidation but are in exceptional condition. The rifling grooves are in excellent condition as well. The only thing missing from these are the "paper" covers that would have been placed on the backside of these so as to keep the powder inside the space provided for it. Otherwise-these are complete and in excellent condition. Im making the button and bulletheads as a gift of thanks to a member here for years of help on stuff. He will know who he is when he gets the stuff in the mail and hopefully he has the ability to post these ;-))
     
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    I haven't any WWII battlefield relics (not many of them in upper michigan) but I have found a few old lumber camp sites. I once found a cross cut saw blade still in the tree. Round about the middle, the tree grown around the blade. Found tools and things too, but these were all in the days before digital photos. I am going on a couple week vacation next fall that will be spend in the copper country, maybe will have something to share then.
     
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    Do relics found in attics an in antique shop count? If yes, some of my finds are a complete ME-109 tail wheel. I also have many more aircraft parts that I found in a swamp.
     
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    They count, most of my stuff were found on the attic or/and the basement.
     
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    WOW! I am so jealous, did you really find that in the attic?! I have 2 parts from German plane that was shot down by their own, i am planning to buy a metal detector to look for more parts, i will let you know if i find anything(I can only search in the summer-vacation though and i know the people who own the field, so i will ask for permission).
     
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    bought for 2 euros at a flea market, but certainly a battlefield relic. I'm not sure but according to the text "fuze" and "superquick" it seems to be a 1943 U.S. 75er head (defuzed of course) .

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    OK - that's it. I can't take any more of this......:mad:

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