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

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  1. thanks for posting these before and now images, it's great to see they are all still standing! Lou
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    NSDAP Eagle Restoration.

    Nice work Justin, and yes once you darken the bronze effect to match the other one, it will be perfect Lou
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    Deumer P/O Badge

    You sure have pick up some eye candy LW badges Gary! Lou
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    GWL Observer

    Nice pick up Gary, and in mint condition
  5. Defiantly some very nice eye candy Gary, very minty Lou
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    Xmas wishes

    Wishing all a Merry Christmas, and a happy and positive 2019, and of course happy Militeria collecting. Lou
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    Crashed BF 110

    Thanks Richard for sharing your findings, I am always interested in ground findings, and then doing the research to find what Aircraft, Vehicle, Tank etc. Lou
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    WW2 US Repo Uniforms

    Hi Guy's, I have a friend who has a neat store that sells items for Man Caves (football, Bar, cast models, and some original Military items, and also weapon replicas like Dentex etc) and he has set up some nice window displays, and the theme is Military and now he needs to get his hands on some repo WW2 US repo uniforms to set up a full mannequin display of a combat US solider, So does anyone know of any good repo makers web sites I can put him on to. Thanks for any help, Lou
  9. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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