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Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Skipper, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. Erich

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    Wonderful grouping my friend that is going to look great all framed together or however you will put this lot in it's right order. just love this type of collecting: badges with the documents as it really gets personal. Now for you to do some further research on the man and his unit(s) served under.

    am working on securing a nice LW Recon pilots grouping not quite the size of yours. have been able to find a bit of material on him and his service which is great ....... will share as this comes from Deutschland
     
  2. Skipper

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    just came in today for interallied medals from 4 different nations (USA UK, France and Belgium) . These were awarded fro service in WW1 but many officers in their 40s still served in WW2 and wore these.


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    Postcard from Rommel year 1939
     
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    Erich will like this battered 1937 surviving Navy mechanic instruction book . It belonged to a Free French sailor who kept it aboard the Triomphant from 1940 to 1945 and who served at Narvik (1940) the Pacific (1941-1943) , the USA (1944) and the Mediteranean (1945)

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    My Original jump boots from a 551PIB veteran .

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    Skip great artifact reminds me of the old LW recon radio operators manual I have used over See. Sgt P. great boots, rugged, worn and full of history.........super !
     
  7. Skipper

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    Thanks Erich , picked up along with all kinds of souvenirs from Mass and NYC from 1944, maps, bus tickets, business cards, agenda's and even a bunch of girlfriends addresses, (boy he had a bunch! ) . I also have pictures of the familly where he was billeted.
     
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    post away sir . . . . .
     
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    ok, I will create a seperate threat for this though, allow me some time to scan the batch .
     
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    Nice Victory medals Skipper, can you tell me who the British one is made out to......(look around the edge of the medal)
     
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    I don't see anything Andy. It looks like something was erased . Is it supposed to be awarded or are you looking for a signature?
     
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    The WW1 British Victory medals were the only ones that were named, that's why they are highly collected (like the one I posted here before to the 19 year old lance corporal) ......sometimes the name/number can be erased though for reasons unknown to me.

    for example of what Im talking about, look here:
    http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/ww1_victory_medal.htm
     
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    that is probably what happened to mine, I can clearly see something used to be engraved (like a name and surname), but it was erased, shame, I shall attempt to read whatever I can still decypher, but it's going to be difficult if not impossible.
     
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    Pity about that,....little piece of history perhaps lost, still you never know what you might see under a magnify glass!
     
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    not much I'm afraid, it was carefully erased almost to the core, I can just see two bars and some remnants of letters

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    This totenkopf which is in very good shape.
     
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    Great condition indeed.
     
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    Some pics of German troops in Finland ( Lapland ).
     
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    Kai do we know which unit ??

    another teaser of things to come ............

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    Unfortunately Erich no other marking on the other side than "Finnland" on some of these photos but all from the same soldier who served in Finland.
     
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