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    Kriegsmarine era Mützenband/Cap tally, Ship Wappen

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  1. 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
  3. 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
  4. A beautiful and meticulous document set. Thanks for posting. JustinG
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    WW2 US Repo Uniforms

    Hi, I did a quick search in Google. https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=SiGCW8ywH5DE0PEP0a-eoAM&q=ww2+american+reenactment+supplies&oq=american+WW2+reenactment+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.3.0i30k1j0i8i30k1l5.386.30383.0.34294. http://www.atthefrontshop.com This one seems pretty good and a good quality. I like that you can purchase all the little details and adjust as needed. I assume you might have already tried this. I don't have much experience with re-enacting or replicas. Sounds like an interesting project. For the cost, he might look at some original stuff. US service items are not that far priced. Shoulder unit insignia are just one that comes to mind where you can get a pretty nice collection for not too much money (compared to Wehrmacht or german WW2 items) . Best Regards, JustinG
  6. Linienschiff Schlesien Schiffswappen. One of the more common wappen I have seen. I like my version. It has the age and the maker mark stamped on it as well.
  7. There are books dedicated to this particular award. I have never seen one before that was attributed as a true award case for the badge. (That isn't saying too much) Especially one that has a design put on the cloth like you showed. My gut is saying that this is a fabricated piece.
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    Some nice portrate pics

    How cool would it be to see that skirting around the drum show up in someone's collection? Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Picked up a nice variant of the Sailing ship Gorch Fock. I can't say for certainty Why the ship name has quotes. But it is a nice metallfaden full length version. Thanks for looking. JustinG
  10. The back of the eagle pin is quite badly damaged and not what I would expect to see on a piece like this. There appears to be a concave divit on the back near the reverse of the swastika, along wth the folded metal from the eagle wings and copious amount of adhesive solder, this has my "spidey sense" tingling. Germans are famously known for their attention to detail. This one is a bit sketchy for me IMHO. The DAF would be interesting to see the reverse. Best, JustinG
  11. You are correct. This is a DAF pin that would usually be worn in a lapel of a jacket. The other is what I believe is a early SA eagle pin. More commonly I have seen the SA logo. This eagle reminds me of the same styling of the SA Treffen Braunschweig badge. Showing the reverse side of the pin would be great to see. These are Civil membership/association badges; worn on civilian clothing. Best Regards, JustinG
  12. The Ost medal I believe is a period one as well as the ribbon. Most post war ribbons have the white tinge to the outer edges (In my experience) these are VERY common. probably worth about 20-25Euro especially since I assume this isn't a marked piece. Many dealers are asking between 35-45Euro for a medal like this. Marking will be on ring with ribbon with a number stamped. So for a few reichs pfenning and a Ost medal, he is getting a very good deal if you pay $95. Here is a reputable dealer and how I am getting my information. Dealers need to make a profit from holding inventory so, the 20-25€ is right around what your seller could hope to sell for on an open market. https://www.weitze.net/cgi-bin/suche/suche.pl?q=Im+Winterschlacht The KC is a fake. Oakleaves, even though the photo doesn't show them in the best, I can make the assumption that it is not good. The date on the back 1813 you can see the sloppy production. The ribbon of the KC, I have seen a couple of post war KC that had this type of styling where the ribbon was thinner and kept the same tri-color thin ties. Please do a favor though for next postings. Please get a better images. Especially if you are considering purchasing something like a KC. These start at the lowest end for around $8500USD (usually don't have a period ribbon with them) Period ribbon is around $550 and up. Oakleaves alone push over 10,000€ by themselves. Best Regards, JustinG
  13. Wanted to share an interesting link. Yesterday August 5th, was the anniversary of the sinking of this U-boat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-34_(1936) "History is good when it is shared" Regards, JustinG
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    Collection of JustinG

    I obtained these two awards at separate times from separate people. The Sailor carved their name on the back of the award. I have attempted to do research into who this person was but haven't been successful. "Kassube" An early Destroyer badge and Spanish Cross without swords. I was very happy to reunite these awards and return them both to a single collection. Zerstörerabzeichen and Spanienkreuz JustinG