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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
  5. 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
  7. 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
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    Keith Rumbold MBE (RE) RIP.....

    Sorry for your loss. Sympathies with you and his family. Best Regards, JustinG
  10. 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
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    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
  12. Great topic with great photos shared. Very interesting to see. Best Regards, JustinG
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    War time era town name plate

    Nice..Are you using acetone or what kind of cleaning agent? Best Regards, JustinG
  14. Thanks for looking at my collection. I wish to say that I am going to put up items from my collection and share them with you fine individuals. If you have an item that you would like to share or a question on a particular piece that is not in my collection, I humbly ask that you do not post it here. Please start a separate thread. Comments, if you have other questions or requests are appreciated. I am posting this because on several other sites, others have jumped in and posted their items or asked opinions about originality of an item like a Mützenband or a Schiffswappen. I thank you for looking at my collection. Greetings, Well, It is about time to share some of my collection. I recently acquired this grouping from another long time collector. I am grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to acquire this. This ship has a well chronicled history. A unit that operated very successfully despite being up against incredible odds. If you have never heard of this ship or it's exploits, there are several good books out there to check out. On the lifebouy, the words SMS Emden are written in Gray lettering. it is very faint and is difficult to photo but I assure you it says S.M.S Emden. Thanks, JustinG
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    Collection of JustinG

    My Pillowcase collection. Best Regards, JustinG
  16. 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.
  17. Nice patina on this helmet. On a child, what is the size of this lid? Any stamped marks on the inside brim?
  18. Nope, I don't believe these are German. Continental Elastic being spelled in the English (Elastic vs. Elastik) leads me to believe these are US. Here is a website for the company. It is still in business. https://www.continental-tires.com/specialty/material-handling/solid-tires Best Regards, JustinG
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    Luftwaffe Skull Cap.

    Learning something all the time. Nice pick up. Regards, JustinG
  20. Nice set of photo postcards. Very interesting stories behind each of these units. Medusa saw service for over 40 years. Nassau and Stuttgart both saw action in Jutland, Nassau rammed a british destroyer during the engagement and was very lucky to escape several unsuccessful British Torpedo attacks during that engagement. Very interesting and lovely photos.
  21. I find it interesting how the roof has changed so much from the dormer windows. Very well done. Great seeing then and now shots. Best Regards, JustinG
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    Bronze Friedrich Agust medal document

    Great pieces guys. Thanks for sharing. Regards, JustinG
  23. Saw this article and had to chuckle a bit. https://globalnews.ca/news/6774974/cruise-ship-venezuela-ramming/ Regards, JustinG Stay safe.