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    Kriegsmarine era Mützenband/Cap tally, Ship Wappen

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  1. Be careful. There are period pieces and post war pieces. The Bismarck and tirpitz are the most copied. thanks for keeping me in mind though, I would always love to expand my collection. best Regards JustinG
  2. There are always surprises. However, as the years pass, I get a bit more skeptical. I often thought that at the Blohm and Voss shipyard might have a stash somewhere that was never issued out. The timing seemed to be possible for a tally to have been theoretically produced by the launch date. Perhaps, the OKW thought it would be best not to issue until around the commissioning. After all she was a huge defiant ship that was going to break all of the treaty of Versailles stipulations. The complexity of their construction makes them incredibly difficult for people to create a forgery that can’t be easily spotted. Now, there is the Scharnhorst Belfast fake that is the exception. Sold as a souvenir piece at the HMS Belfast museum, one of the legs is shorter. Also the tally is in cotton. So a shortened Scharnhorst is a dangerous purchase as the tally from the Belfast has a shorter leg on the end. Unscrupulous people have no problem trying to cut the ends and even them up and pass on that it is period but period shortened. Regards, JustinG
  3. S.M.S Derfflinger and SMS Frauenlob. I am getting ever closer. Thanks for looking. JustinG
  4. So did I. I haven't picked up the addiction of collecting photographs of sailors wearing the particular cap bands... Yet.. 🙂 I have about 4 photo albums that have formal shots of them in uniform with named tallies and such. The Unterseebootstender/beglietschiff tallies themselves, with exception to the Saar, those at least fetch at least €180 in my humble opinion. If you find one for cheaper, then I consider that a great bargain. Best Regards, JustinG
  5. Thank you too Richard Auld.
  6. I appreciate it Bart. I have been fortunate to have for the most part pleaded my case to sellers so far. I have only had a handful that refused outright. I wanted to make sure that I had a back-stop set up just in case. I greatly appreciate it though. If there is a time, I will send you a message and we can arrange the details. Thanks Bart. JustinG
  7. Hi, I am in the United States. I am always searching sites for possible future purchases. Ebay, although one has to be extremely well versed at what they are considering, what with the fakes and forgeries. I still find occasionally a piece I would love to bid on but the seller decides to only sell to their countrymen, sometimes to a E.U member state. My request is this: Would any of you gentlemen be able to help me out if I was to purchase an item and perhaps kick in a bit extra funds to you for your troubles for sending it on through the postal system to the United States? Please feel free to contact me or reply on this thread. Thank you for your consideration. Best Regards, JustinG
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    Brexit Impact, if any?

    Everybody has their opinions and that is why I am so happy to live in a democracy. I have been enjoying looking at programs on youtube and getting some insight on what is happening elsewhere in the world. This program is DW https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q/about They have some great insight to current affairs happening on the continent. As an American, we have so much political news happening now, every day a new terribly slanted right sided or left sided stewed piece of news, it is a bit overwhelming. I like listening to the BBC and hearing what the world thinks on American politics. Would be a chance for you to listen to National Public Radio. This is public radio reporting here in the states. In fact, it is called National Public Radio. They cover many interesting segments on America and the world as told through the American point of view. I feel that this is one of the few media outlets that manages to not put broadcaster owners views/slants on the media. https://www.npr.org/ RT https://www.rt.com/ is a great channel to see how Moscow and Russia is viewing the political climate abroad and also at "home". I suggest you check it out. Might be a bit eye opening on how say America or Canada views the Brexit stance. Best Regards JustinG
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    Silver Wound Badge

    Nice and simple piece. Thanks for sharing. I have a black imperial wound badge with cut outs. That is my only Wound badge from Imperial times. Probably should invest in a naval one here some time... Best Regards, JustinG
  10. I did a quick google search and found one that had a sailor with the Erwin Waßner visible. Sold for over 40 euro. Probably a rare one to show up with one in wear. Best Regards, JustinG
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    1936 Olympic Plate - Originality & Price ??

    A nice plate. Very nice details. I would think no more than say $150USD from a dealer. This is a nice plate with great details but lacking the swastika, makes this plate not have as high of value in my opinion. Very nice though. Please share if you decide to get it. Best Regards, JustinG
  12. Kevin H: With regard to your question: There were documents that explained what would happen and the correct labeling of certain ships such as the Flottentender Saar to the U=bootsbeglietschiff Saar. Members on other forums have posted some of these documents. The Production would have these tallies sold in bundles. There would be a master tally and it was said that the quartermaster corps would inspect the tally with a random tally package being supplied from the production facility. ( To my knowledge, I haven't been able to figure out exactly what production house these naval ribbons were produced). I would assume they would be in port cities but that is just an educated guess. You can see how they were sold and produced. There is a great example currently for sale on Helmut Weitze's online store: https://www.weitze.net/militaria/75/Original_Box_40_Stueck_Muetzenbaender_3_Marineartillerieabteilung_3__202175.html I will post more later. This is a very big question to answer in just one sitting. Thanks, JustinG
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    7.92 mm ammunition

    I thank you for sharing this. Great to see. Very nice collection. JustinG
  14. Looks fine. 7 is ( Paul Maybauer) firm. You purchased this and are awaiting for it's arrival; what are your post buyer worries or issues? Best Regards, JustinG
  15. A beautiful and meticulous document set. Thanks for posting. JustinG