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  1. Greetings, I wanted to share this incredible production. Narrated by Nicolas Jellicoe (Grandson to Admiral John Jellicoe, British fleet commander at the Battle of Jutland) Well done, unbiased and very interesting to watch. This is an incredible production, well worth the watch.
  2. Thank you for sharing the news of his passing. Very sad. He did have an incredible helmet collection. Best Regards, JustinG
  3. So I have almost completed this collection. I am just missing two more. Here is a lovely set i picked up. This is a huge lot, these ribbons don't come up too often.
  4. Greetings all, Well as I was able to wrap up and complete my Kriegsmarine Zerstörer collection. I have decided to take on a new area of collecting. I am going to collect the ships and perhaps the units tallies that took part in the Battle of Jutland. A monumental task and a very difficult one I believe, however I believe that with enough time, luck and money, this too can be achieved. I have some tallies on the way. I am looking forward to sharing them with you all. SMS Friedrich der Grosse SMS Ostfriesland SMS Thueringen SMS Oldenburg SMS Posen SMS Nassau SMS Deutschland SMS Hannover SMS Schlesien SMS Muenchen It is interesting to point out that umlauts or the ß symbol were not used with imperial tallies, so if the word had an umlaut like München or say Großer Kurfürst it would be spelled fully out as Grosser Kurfuerst. I know many of you probably understand that however, there hasn't been an imperial Mützenband posting yet. So. I am leading the way on this forum. All the best, JustinG
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    German WWII ships plaque?

    I am not sure but I think this is a letter B not an R. As for what this could be, I am not sure. Best Regards, JustinG
  6. Well, Looking at other accepted variations of this award, I would say this one seems to conform to accepted pieces. I would like to see the catch and the clasp retainer a bit better. If this was in my collection, I would think this is a good piece. This is my opinion. Best Regards, JustinG
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    Any ideas on these?

    Really depends on when you sell them and who is available. "For every seller, there has to be a buyer to validate the value of something." Items like this are nice, but the market ebb and flow constantly. Perhaps with the right collector, someone might pay £100, but in my limited experience, I would guesstimate £60 for both. Best of luck, JustinG
  8. Great grouping. Thanks for sharing with us. Best regards, JustinG
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    Panzer Skulls.

    A bit out of my expertise but I think that these are fine examples. Thanks for posting. Best Regards, JustinG
  10. I'm not a fan. I think this is a fantasy piece. By performing a simple google search, you can see that the words National-Sozialistiche D.A.P first is misspelled on Sozialistisc(N)e and the words National should't run down but start at the 8 O'clock and go upwards toward 12 o'clock on the edge. Save your money. Best Regards, JustinG
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    Lets see what you have? There are some fascinating pieces I have seen in several collections. Let's see yours. Best Regards, JustinG
  12. Well, I would be curious how you could tell this was time period to the 2nd World War and not a post WW2 timeframe? That is the difficult thing with Allied equipment, especially items like this, it is practically impossible to date. Unless, a design was present during the WW2 period that was changed afterwords to a new pattern to help specifically date this piece. It is interesting. I think your assumption of coverall is a better assumption. Most fire suits I have seen always have a collar which could be secured in an upright position to protect the entire neck of the firefighter. These are just my observations. The name you gave "Broud Arrow" does not show up in a several search engine search. Broad Arrow was what was always attempted to try to reference. No manufacturing/ clothing Haberdashery was found. Thanks for sharing, JustinG
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    Unknown WW2 German Patch ID

    Looks awfully thick. I am a bit more skeptical. Also, the continuation of the long feathers and the short feathers also raises my suspicions. Best Regards JustinG
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    UK medal collection from WW1

    Nice collection. BR, JustinG
  15. Fantastic thread. Great examples and documents shared. I appreciated looking/reading this thread. Best Regards, JustinG
  16. Greetings, Many of you might know that I am working on building my Imperial German Navy cap tallies/Mützenbänder. Well, I managed to pick up a nice Silver S.M.S. Regensburg on a nice period Tellermütze. Thanks for looking.
  17. Wow, the last one is quite difficult to even tell what was there before vs. what is there in modern times. Well done tracking this. Best Regards, JustinG
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    Bullet Plane Trench Art.

    I am glad you had a chance to "double check" your throw bin. Nice, JustinG
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    The Silver War (Wound) Badge

    Great thread. Nice photos and great different examples shown. Thanks to all who have shared. Best Regards, JustinG
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    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
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    The Silver War (Wound) Badge

    I went out and got these lovely examples. 🙂 Regards, JustinG
  22. Greetings, Thought I would share some tallies for you. Also, let me get a chance to use the forum and features. Don't mind me I am having fun. :) Regards, JustinG
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    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
  24. 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
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    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