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PioneerRAE last won the day on November 29 2016

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About PioneerRAE

  • Birthday 12/03/1958

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    Perth, Western Australia
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    WW2 German helmets, M-43, caps, Uniforms, and equipment
  1. Hi all, I am trying to find out if this Logo ink stamp in a Heer Panzer M43 cap is a War time or Post War manufacturer? I have put this up onto WAF, without any response, I have be told that it may be the Logo of the silk liner manufacturer not the cap? Also I do remember a few years back on WAF that there was a post about this Logo, but I cannot remember if it was good or bad. Thanks for any assistance, Lou
  2. Thanks for the info off Roy, and the further information on your project, and it must of been great to meet his son. Lou
  3. Sorry Peter but your (if these are your images) are bad, as we cannot make out any detail, but anyway by what I can see your right its a modern day repo. Lou
  4. Maic, by the looks off things I can say the "4" and the rank pith look good, but wait for more options, as my eye's are not that good anymore when it comes to close detail. Now with the Death heads cap button, well you should also put up a good image of the front as well, for me the condition and the colour doesn't look good to me, but also the other side need to be shown up close. Lou
  5. Looking forward to your updates on the items you may find in your search Lou
  6. Hi Malc, for me it's a post War made up peice, as it's a Heer officers Infentry board, but the insignias don't go with it, the death head button (normally use on side caps, and I'am not sure if it's original as it not my area of knowledge, and the rank pith is for use on collar tabs, as its the smaller size, the No 4 looks ok but like all these items you need to see both sides. Lou
  7. Thanks Kevin, looks like you had a good trip, and yes it is a bit disappointing when you realised you the SS headquarters weren't that far away from the coffee shop you stopped at! I have read the story before, and seen a few images of the church and were the men hid, but never saw the busts of the SOS agents before,but very nice tribute to these heroes! Lou
  8. I go for German, and the effort made in the style, cut, and also the different camo schemes they had, yep a lot of work went into developing the German uniform, as they had great designers like Boss (future big name Hugo Boss in the 1990's) plus their equipment was way ahead of the rest, just great workmanship. Lou
  9. Hi Guy's, my new addition, just put it up yesterday. LW Pilot Officer, and yes unfortunately the Knights Cross & Oak leaves is a copy. Lou
  10. Hi Adam, mate there may be something wrong from your end, as the upload side of things are working as I upload some image a few weeks back, but hey as a ex Apple tech there may have been a problem on the day you tried to upload! Anyway Adam I didn't see this post of your's before today, but as I have said before you have a very nice collection, and off course you have displayed it well Lou
  11. Some more new additions to my collection, Lou First off I managed to pick up a AA extension pole for my Lafette Tripod, and also a centre shaft for my AA Tripod, they in a semi relic ground dug condition but the parts still working, and my latest full mannequin display of a LW Bomber Pilot, all off (cap, gloves, and clear A3 overlaying sheet for maps) the items were located out of a Estate sale in Budepest, Hungry a few months back, and all items belonging to the one Pilot. I now need to put up another full mannequin to cater for my LW Pilots leather jacket, as I had to take it down to put this channel suite up. I just need to get a officers set of pants, as I have found another set of boots. Cheers, Lou
  12. Hi All, just the wool gloves, and bread bag with strap are still avaliable. Lou
  13. And a Merry Christmas to all fellow members Ho, Ho, Ho, Lou
  14. Hi Richard, Yes that is what I thought as well, as I did have another set off trousers, but had major issues, zippers had eroded, and a couple were missing, the left front thigh pocket was missing:-(, so when I first sore this complete outfit, I was surprised that all the pieces were still with the uniform, and yes all coms cables are there (the one in the left pocket, and the extension pice) 2 off the zippers centre unit that closes, and opens the zipper were missing, 1. from the left ankle area, and the fly zipper, I managed to remove 2 of the units from my other damage trousers, I did fix the ankle, and I thought I had fixed the fly zipper but as I mention these items were really corroded so pice just broke away, so I am now look to find another one. Also last week I was told from the seller that the lady he purchased it from has found other pieces, so I am waiting to for him to get back to me, as I mention this complete uniform came from one Airman. Now I just need to find a oxygen mask! Regards, Lou
  15. Hi Guy's, just pick up this from fellow collector located in Hungry, he got it out of a estate sale. Its a LW Pilots uniform, unfortunately the jacket was use by the person who had it after the War as his winter jacket, so I need to find a good seamstress to mend the damage cloth. But what was great was that there was still personal items of the Pilot, there was a set a swede gloves, a blue wool cap, and a clear A3 clear sheet, to over lay onto a map, with ink writing still on it. Lou