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  1. Mine was my Waterloo medal awarded to Charles Bressler of the 8th Kings German Legion
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  2. Hi Guy's, just pick up this from fellow collector located in Hungry, he got it out of a estate sale. Its a LW Pilots uniform, unfortunately the jacket was use by the person who had it after the War as his winter jacket, so I need to find a good seamstress to mend the damage cloth. But what was great was that there was still personal items of the Pilot, there was a set a swede gloves, a blue wool cap, and a clear A3 clear sheet, to over lay onto a map, with ink writing still on it. Lou
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  3. I'd say that my favourite item of the year was a Soldbuch I won on one of Ratisbon's auctions. He was a Marine Artillerie Oberleutnant and doing a little digging turned up the detail that from 1941 he was actually the Batterie-Chef of Batterie Prinz Heinrich that consisted of 28cm guns located south of Sangette, near Calais, and used to bombard the UK. He went with the guns to the Eastern Front in 1943 where they bombarded Kronstadt and he ended up in the Kurland pocket. I was even able to find a photo online that shows him in the command post on the Eastern Front.
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  4. Very nice Gentlemen. Thanks for sharing. Quite a variety. My favorite item would be my Zerstörer Anton Schmitt which finally completed my collection of Zerstörer Mützenbänder for the Third Reich. Here's a photo of the entire collection. Regards, JustinG
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  5. I've had a very good year regarding "pick ups". These run close to my DKiG group. Stewy
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  6. So, what is your most significant and cherished militaria acquisition for 2016? For me, it has to be a pair of elusive 26th Husssars other ranks embroidered (coloured) slip-on shoulder titles. This short lived (two years and eight months) and ultimately disbanded regiment prior to the wars end, offers the collector some of the rarest insignia to be found to the War Raised Cavalry Regiments. I was fortunate to win on eBay a small selection of items to one named individual, but was too late in securing his beret and KD tunic which had been sold via another means previously. Best, Marcus
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  7. Not a purchase but I was very fortunate to given last month by a friend a fighting dagger that belonged to Jimmy Storie, one of the founders of the SAS in 1941. The dagger is a fairly scarce pattern of dagger about which little concrete evidence exists as to its origins. The small Arabic knife is sharp and was supposedly taken from a chap who pulled it on him in Egypt? the white beret is a modern copy with modern Capbadge but was worn by Jimmy at events. Man honour indeed to own them.
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  8. All great items Gents, thanks for showing them! For me it's the Max Hansen nachlass, already posted on the forum by Mathijs. I've been working on this display for a while now and have since added original tabs, cuff, RK and EL. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!
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  9. That is a great looking medal. Although I only collect TR paperwork there are some things that cross over that divide and would one day like to own an example of, and a Waterloo medal is one of those things.
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  10. And most prized militaria related, my 17 th century Flemish piqueneer helmet;
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  11. Dear members, There has been some misinformation posted on the forum regarding our collecting colleague and forum member Dave M. I am pleased to let you all know Dave has been in touch and is OK. I do not know how the information was initially gathered but it is incorrect. I know I write on behalf of all who use this forum that the latest news is of great relief to us all. I am sorry for any upset caused by the initial posting on the forum which I am sure was posted by the initiating member in all good faith. i think the reaction to that news from those who posted on the thread bears testament to the family we have here on HWMF and everyone will be over joyed with this update. Regards Jim
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  12. love the medal Jim,,,Jon4188 that is a great piece of history. Here are mime. Red Cross 37-39 pattern with plain rear ..there was a eneamled rear type as well (got that as well). And a sash for the Eagle Order Grand cross already had the award for it .Both sash and award are a bit ropey so look great Together .. Regards Pete
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  13. Has to be my Hertfordshire Imperial Yeomanry slouch hat badge.
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  14. Going to be this one, my 212 VGD collection that I bought over (with some other WP/SB related to the Battle of the Bulge, not shown in the image)
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  15. Nice stuff all the way guys! For me it just has to be these two 1939 issues of the Finnish 3rd class (golden one) and 4th class (Silver) Cross of Liberty with Red Cross. The 4th class is issued 270 times and the 3rd class 48 times!
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  16. Hi Martin, it´s an "Egghead" alright. Here is mine that i still have somewhere
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  17. I've had this group sometime and was very pleased to get it as I corresponded many years ago with the U-Boat commander. A nice group to Mechaniker Obermaat (Torpedo) Willi Lüders who served aboard U-121 (training boat) and U-968 (front boat) under Oberleutnant zur See Otto Westphalen RKT. Inside covers shows a replaced photo which was common for Kriegsmarine, generally showing awards or promotion. Of course unlike Heer, Luftwaffe, and SS Soldbücher the Kriegsmarine Soldbuch was issued with a photo. Page 1 bears a large red "U" denoting U-Boat personnel. Page 3 bears the FP Nr. 51536 which corresponds with U-Boot 968 against his promotion and the authorsing signature of Oberleutnant zur See und Kommandant Otto Westphalen RKT. Page 4 again has Westphalen's signature again his awards. U-Boat Badge and EK II awarded 11.9.1944, 1 day after putting into port after U-968s second patrol. This should have been the third patrol, however she left Narvik on 17.7.1944 and was sighted on the 18th by a B-24 Liberator of 85 Sqn. (Fl/Lt W F J Harwood). Two depth charge attacks were made in the face of heavy flak and the aircraft was shot down. Six of her crew were picked up my Catalina three days later. On the morning of the 19th however, she was damaged in three attacks by another Liberator. One crewman was killed and 6 wounded. The boat had to put in for repairs on 21.7.1944 at Bogenbucht. U-Boat Bar in Bronze was awarded 22.2.1945, 2 days after putting into Kilbotn after her fifth patrol. This was a successful patrol: 14.2.45: Torpedoed and damaged SS Norfjell (8129t) of Soviet convoy BK3 off Kola Inlet. 14.2.45: Torpedoed and damaged US Liberty ship Horace Grey (7200t) of Soviet convoy BK3 off Kola Inlet. 17.2.45: Torpedoed and damaged HMS Lark (U 11) (1350t) of convoy RA64 northeast of Murmansk. 17.2.45: Torpedoed and damaged SS Thomas Scott (7176t) of convoy RA64 13 miles southwest of Kilden Island. Iron Cross 1st Class was awarded 1.4.1945, 1 day after putting into Kilbotn after her sixth patrol: 20.3.45: Torpedoed and sunk HMS Lapwing (U 62) (1350t) of convoy JW65 north of Murmansk. 20.3.45: Torpedoed and sunk Liberty ship Thomas Donaldson of convoy JW65 20 miles from the mouth of Kola Inlet. This was also the day that Oberleutnant zur See und Kommandant Otto Westphalen received his Ritterkreuz on deck. Page 12 and 13 records issued of clothing of interest are some signatures. Just over half way down page 13 is that of Bootsmaat Nr. 1 Werner Hahne, he was the person killed on 19.7.1944. Underneath that of Leutnant zur See Hans Schatteburg, I Wach Offizier. Page 14 again has Hans Schatteburg, Otto Westphalen also Leutnant zur See und Kommandant i.V. Richard Hähnelt and Sanitätsmaat Heinrich van Rassum. Page 23-24 records his units but not much to get from that as was posted to 21 U-Flottillen (FP Nr. 11878) on 11.3.1942, of course U-121 was under this Flotilla. From there to 8 Kriegsschiffbaulehrabteilung for commissioning of U-968. On completion transferred to 5 U-Flottille on 17.3.1943 for training and sea trials prior to becoming a front boat with 13 U-Flottille on 1.3.1944. Page 36-37 of course recorded leaves over 5 days. Leave 3 has the signature of Otto Westphalen as a Leutnant zur See und Kommandant U-121, underneath that of the later Kommandant Leutnant zur See Ewald Hülsenbeck. Two more signature of Otto Westphalen as Kommandant U-968 and leave 8 that of Oberleutnant zur See und Kommandant i.V. Claus-Dieter Oelschlägel.
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  18. Another one for this thread. Ferdinand Koch was the typical LW soldier who even made it to Africa as ground crew for Stuka Geschwader 3. I believe the signature on page 3 is the one of Siegfried Göbel (RK 03.02.1943). He was then sent home because of sickness and after recovery disappeared in the vast behind the front organisation of the Luftwaffe. Only in 1945 it changed for him and I believe he was trained as a Kraftfahrer and sent to Heeres Artillerie Korps 411 which eventually became I / Pz. Art. Korps Müncheberg of Panzer Divison Müncheberg. Unlike other late war units Panzer Division Müncheberg was apparently a really powerful unit which even had infrared equipped units. Of course the artillery unit had no such fancy things but just normal Feldhaubitzen but it is still one of the best late war unit soldbücher I have.
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  19. So many great items on this thread, good to see so much from many nations and periods. For me the Waterloo medal and the known SAS group are hard to upgrade, though the scrimshaw and the flemish helmet are so cool, as is the A2 cap and the flight suit must be hard to beat & etc..... I think you get the idea. I had a very good year for collecting with so many great additions to my collection that it is hard to pick just one, though the Welsh Guards 8th Company colour is impossible to upgrade as these were hand made with just one for each of the companies. They are only used for ceremonial events and these days they only time they come out are during the Trooping of the Colours in London. I have pictures of some of the others that are still in use, but not this one as it must have left the regiment sometime in the past, probably gifted to the last company commander when the company was disbanded.
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  20. One awarded to a former member of the Gestapo, fighting with Hohenstaufen in Normandy 1944 (Set shown here - Gestapo/Hohenstaufen Set ) Signed by Thomas Müller.
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  21. Grave of Georg Jedelhauser in Helenenberg, went to visit it past week. May he Rest in Peace.
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  22. What a great Soldbuch Michael. Incidentally I found this thread researching a Führerschein that was signed by him - see his signature below. Finding photos of his Soldbuch was more than I hoped for!
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  23. Another 1914 trio has found its way into my collection. This one was awarded to Private Charles William Lovett of 1st battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. He landed in France on 22nd August 1914. He was killed in action on 26th September 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. 114 comrades in the same battalion were also killed that day Jim
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  24. Bought them from a dealer, however the condition of the item has nothing to do with it. Family kept it well otherwise it couldn't survive such a long time. Today I received a small, nice estate of a soldier from the logistics.. Although much overlooked, they had a pretty important task. An army doesn't stay alive without logistics. He served the entire war with Fahrkolonne 212 (most likely from 1940-1945). Comes with his (matching) Erkennungsmarke and awards. Also his KVK II. Urkunde is currently the earliest award document of the Division I have (not counting entries in a Wehrpass / Soldbuch).
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  25. @Kentucky6, no problem, you didn't type in the wrong area Latest addition, Photoalbum and Wehrpass of a Hauptmann (Posthum) and Kompaniechef of the 3. Kompanie/ Infanterie-Regiment 423. He served with the Regiment from 1939 until 1942, when he was Killed in Action in the Wolchow.
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  26. Merry Christmas all, haven't post here for awhile & not much in for me this year but this Dubow A2 is my high light
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  27. Most of my small SAS collection, all post WWII, the wings are one set of early post war and two sets of 1970's-80's, whilst the bullion wings are undated as yet. The shoulder titles are 1950's, the upper set probably earlier than the lower set. The beret badges are 1970's-80's with the one set slightly earlier than the other two, perhaps even 1960's.
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  28. I can confirm Militar-Verdienstorden 4. Klasse mit Schwertern. Not sure about the last ribbon. PS: Hopefully, it is okay for you, Pierce, if i'm answering these. It is great fun
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  30. Thanks for the comments guys. As Hubert mentioned I have pretty much stopped collecting awards now,but I just could not pass this one up,especially for the price it was going for. I also have to extend a big thank you to Norm F for the lead on this one. Cheers,Martin.
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  31. Just picked this on up. A zinc award of two piece construction but the globe is adhered to the badge and not riveted. Right now the maker is unknown but certain features of the reverse hardware suggest that this badge may be a product of Wilhelm Deumer ? Anyway,it's the only example we know of to date. Cheers,Martin.
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  32. Here is my favorite Feldgendarmerie soldbuch. I am often not terribly fond of those because the concept that Feldgendarme without combat experience were supposed to control all the other soldiers who had combat experience always seemed wrong to me. But this guy spent the entire war in such units and managed to see some action anyway. In 1942 he was shot in his knee which was probably a nasty wound. And in 1943 he was even awarded the general assault badge. Considering how small a Feldgendarmerie Trupp was I would love to know under what circumstances he made the three assaults necessary for that badge. On the equipment page there is an entry for a Ringkragen. Anyway, he was lucky and not only survived the war but even ended it in Italy and came to a POW camp in Rimini - which is a place where others spend their holidays
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  33. One of my favourite groups that is not 212. VGD related.. Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen earned during the Ardennes Offensive! Sturmtage: 16/12/44 Niederberghof u. Höhe Kirchbösch 17/12/44 Erzwingung d. Übergangs u.d. Blees 18/12/44 Inbesitznahme Kirchbösch, Fahrberg 19/12/44 Bettendorf u. Bleesbrück 21/12/44 Südwestausgang Ettelbrück 22/12/44 Grentzingen 23/12/44 Ettelbrück 24/12/44 Ettelbrück
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  34. Thank you very much, Pierce F :-) The citation looks really good in that frame, i agree! It is a modern frame which I had laying around. A good start for my Zoll Collection. Next stop?Tunic :-D
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  35. Wow, amazing thread and some really stunning EK citations! Keep them coming! I have been an inactive member for ages now, but Bart kind of "showed me the way back" and I would really like to contribute to this topic....! I have to state that I exclusively collect Iron Cross citations (and groups) linked to the Western Front 1944/45, especially Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland, and Monte Cassino, so all the documents I will show here are related to these campaigns. First one! Unit: Panzergrenadier-Regiment 304, 2. Panzer-Division Awarded for action in/at: Normandy Signature: Gustav-Adolf von Nostitz-Wallwitz Status: Part of a group Note that this document provides clear evidence that it was von Nostitz-Wallwitz who temporarily led the 2. Panzer and NOT Eberhard von Nostitz (as mostly found on the internet)!
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  36. Hodge, Here are some Old Comrades badges so you can see what they were like, from my collection Jim
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  37. Dear Hodge, Pierce already helped you greatly along the way. Although it is not custom I still wanted to welcome you to HWMF. I hope you will receive answers to your questions and the help you require. Maybe eventually show off some pieces or get in into the collecting world? You are also free to post some more about your dad and his service in the U.S. Militaria section on our Forum. Either way, welcome and thanks Pierce for helping Hodge already! Thought it is important to post all militaria in the correct sections to get the best answers (this forum is for the German High Awards Holders who received the Knight's Cross).
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  38. Yes, this has nothing to do with germany, or TR, or WW2. I is an American 1920's era Good luck everyday costume jewelry type thing, not rare, can be found on regular basis at antique shows, militaria shows that has the piece mislabled, etc
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  39. All the best to everyone for 2017 Jim
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  40. My last purchase of 2016. A Firmin Die [style] 22nd Dragoons with a flat back.
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  41. Happy new year to all, especially the friends I've made here over the years. On, to my mind the best most easy going forum out there. Stewy
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  42. Also with the following citations: Citation for the shooting lanyard 1st grade. Dated 25.9.1939 and signed by Korvettenkapitän Hans-Caspar von Schönermark DKiG. Citation for the U-Boat Badge. Dated 11.9.1944 and signed by Fregattenkapitän Reinhard Suhren RK m.EL u.S. Citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class. Dated 11.9.1944 and signed by Fregattenkapitän Hans Eckermann. Citation for the U-Boat Bar in Bronze. Dated 22.2.1945 and signed by Fregattenkapitän Rolf Rüggeberg. Copy photo of Lüders wearing awards except EK I. Also his business card. Signed photo of Otto Westphalen RKT. Also his business card.
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  43. Hello All! Merry Christmas from Norway. Best from Norway,Morten.
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  46. Most prized, but not militaria related would be a scrishaw wall bone plate made by Roderick;
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  47. http://www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/topic/10033-falke-div-dkig-group/ This would probably be mine. Stewy
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  48. An interesting selection of SAS items Jerry. SF are a difficult area to collect but I was lucky to find these a few years ago.My only SAS item. They got the thumbs up on the Brit Badge forum and a couple of pm's offering to buy them. These are ww2 era. Graham.
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  49. Sappers/Pioneers from the Guards Reserve Pioneer Regiment posing with two Wex (Wechselapparat) model flamethrowers on the sides and a single Kleif (Kleine Flammenwerfer) model in the middle: Many of them have the Totenkopf on their left sleeve cuffs. This was awarded by Kaiser Wilhelm II and was announced in a letter to the regiment from Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia around July 1916. The Wex model flamethrower was introduced in 1917, which helps date this photo 1917-1918.
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  50. A few days ago in the Award Certificates Section I posted a load of paperwork, including items hand signed by Reinhard Heydrich, that belonged to an early member of Landes-Polizei-Gruppe Hermann Göring, the Gestapo and eventually the Waffen-SS - See this link Otto Möller Today I thought that I would post the mans Wehrpass. See the Award Certificates thread for the mans details.
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