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    WW2 German helmets, M-43, caps, Uniforms, and equipment

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  1. Hi Hans, thanks for you comments, at the moment these are the only images I have, I am working with the seller at the moment, but I am having a bit of a issues with him, as the other item I was looking to buy from him turned out to be bad, so things may not proceed:-(. Best Regards, Lou
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    SS M43 cap

    Hi Rich, Yep thats the the mind field these days, and for the last decade and more, just to many copies out there, and they are getting better and better at it, for me as I have been collecting for a while, I left my guard down, as this cap was introduced to me by a long time collector that know his stuff, so I was backing his judgement on it, plus the price was not ridiculous, as most SS stuff on the market is just outrages:-(. I was lucky that I dicied to have a good look at the insignias, and that is when the alarm bells started! Oh well another learning lesson, Lou
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    SS M43 cap

    Guys, it looks like this cap is a totally post made one, I looked further into the insignias and they are bad! Lou
  4. Hi Guy's, I am in the process of obtaining this very nice Wilhelm Deumer LW Pilot/Observer's badge, in mint condition. For me it looks all good but would like your thoughts. Thanks for looking, Lou
  5. Hi Guys, Its been a while since I posted anything up:-(. Been a bit quite in the collecting side of things. Anyway I have a opportunity to add this nice cap to my collection, also for me the type of material used to make this cap, I've seen mainly use in Officers caps not EM/NCO. Also anyone read German and can tell me what it says on the name tag. These are the only images I have, but I know the source I am getting it from, plus I know the eagle is right, and the skull what you can see of it on that angle looks good, the cap its self has even wear, and sweat! Thanks for looking, Lou
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    SS collar tab price

    Hi I am not a expert in these SS tabs, but what I can tell you, as I had to look into these metal pips, as I had to find one for my SS tab, and that is that the size of of the pip for collar tabs is the small on the centre on on your tab, the other two larger pips are for shoulder boards, so to me it looks like someone has replaced the two outer pips post War. Again I am not sure if the tabs are good, I hoping someone on the forum can give you more advice on the originality of this set. Lou
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    Show us your Best of 2017 !

    My only purchase this year, as the items I am looking for are hard to get:-(. I pick this beast of a helmet carrier of US E-bay, just like the massive rear clip, plus it was well worn! Also due to the condition of the leather the strap broke when I took it out of the box, so I had to do some mending, that is why you can see a thin wire. Just to mention the helmet has fake SS decals on it, Its my largest lid and the carrier fits nicely. Regards, Lou
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    Good moaning, Ronnie....

    Welcome Joe, and yes good old WAF, Joe you find there are many WAF members here, and find it allot mellow, and laid back! Lou
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    My "starting" collection

    Very nice display of the items you have so far, and before you know it, it will double in size! Lou
  10. Looking good Adam, the Generals setup looks great! Lou
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    My Little room

    Well done, you have a nice collection, and also I like how you have displayed it Lou
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    Eric-Jan Bakker

    My deepest regrets on the passing off Eric-Jan, my condolences to his family. Rest in Pease Eric-Jan. Lou
  13. My deepest regrets on the passing off Eric-Jan, my condolence's to his family.   Rest in Pease Eric-Jan.

    Lou (PioneerRAE) 

  14. This has been discussed on another Forum, and it is believed that the visor, and belt are not original the the set, and were added by a previous owner. Lou
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    US M4 Sherman/US Thunderbolt P-47D

    Thanks, and yes those P-47D Thunderbolts are big ausome fighter planes, that did some damage to the enemy! Also thanks for posting up those images of the recovered engines. Lou