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  • Birthday 06/01/1980

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    Kriegsmarine era Mützenband/Cap tally, Ship Wappen

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  1. JustinG

    Bullet Plane Trench Art.

    I am glad you had a chance to "double check" your throw bin. Nice, JustinG
  2. JustinG

    The Silver War (Wound) Badge

    Great thread. Nice photos and great different examples shown. Thanks to all who have shared. Best Regards, JustinG
  3. JustinG

    The Silver War (Wound) Badge

    Yours shown above @Graham B seems to have the letters CPF vs the others shown above with C.E.F. (CEF Canadian Expeditionary Forces) CPF was unknown to me and I stumbled across this interesting piece of information from this site: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/p-e-service-front-lapel-badge-171055666 It says "For Service at the Front" The rarer being the "C.P.F." issue for 1917 and the Canadian Patriotic Fund numbered on the reverse" I was a bit confused as to why a service award would be for a "fund" rather than a proper group or detatchment? I couldn't find the proper search information to further discover why or how they would have changed that designation from CEF to CPF. The medal on that page had a manufacturer of Birks Canada. Here is what I found on that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birks_Group Would love to learn more. Thanks for all who have shared and contributed. I am really intrigued with these awards. Best Regards, JustinG
  4. JustinG

    The Silver War (Wound) Badge

    I went out and got these lovely examples. 🙂 Regards, JustinG
  5. JustinG

    The Silver War (Wound) Badge

    Fascinating. I was unaware of these badges. Learning something new all the time. Thanks for sharing and great education on these pieces. Best Regards, JustinG
  6. Greetings, I am curious. I have been trying to go through my database looking for examples of all the named Zerstörer of the Kriegsmarine. the Problem is, there is so many discrepencies. I am very curious on what is a reliable sources. For example, Zerstörer Wolfgang Zenker. I have a pillowcase that shows it being number 61 but a photo postcard published saying the hull number is 63 as well. I have been unable to find out when the hull number was changed and why? Anyone care to help Best Regards, JustinG
  7. JustinG

    War time era town name plate

    My focus is on Imperial and Kriegsmarine Mützenband, I also collect period schiffswappen and ship/station pillowcases. I appreciate the offer. Things that you have shared: document groups, tank/halftrack wheels, this sign,... these are all interesting items. Something you came across and was able to obtain locally. That was what I was meaning about. I don't think anyone could have known ahead of time that a sign like this might be available or on a collectors radar. So, it makes it almost impossible to know what might be a new item of interest, to add to their collection. You probably could come across ammunition boxes, foot lockers, buttons, lanterns, pins, documents, maps, rail timetables, posters, proclamations, the list is almost endless. You have the ability to come across this locally and appreciate the item for what it is, and possibly obtain it into your collection. I enjoy seeing your finds and look forward to seeing what other items you discover. Best Regards, JustinG
  8. JustinG

    Keith Rumbold MBE (RE) RIP.....

    Sorry for your loss. Sympathies with you and his family. Best Regards, JustinG
  9. Hi, Nicely displayed but having shots of the inside and perhaps any marks, stamps embossed details on the mask would be most helpful. With this one shot it makes it incredibly hard for anyone to be able to give you a qualified guess. Best regards, JustinG
  10. JustinG

    War time era town name plate

    I envy you and your proximity to come across some very unusual items. Don't see too many German pieces here in Alaska. 🙂 Best Regards, JustinG
  11. Great topic with great photos shared. Very interesting to see. Best Regards, JustinG
  12. JustinG

    War time era town name plate

    Nice..Are you using acetone or what kind of cleaning agent? Best Regards, JustinG
  13. JustinG

    Collection of JustinG

    My Pillowcase collection. Best Regards, JustinG
  14. A lovely button hole version of the NSDAP Membership pin. Well, I only have one in my collection but I'll add. M1/105 Hermann Aurich (Dresden) the maker.