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  1. This is a very interesting read Kevin,one man's journey as the research unfolds the story.I sometimes question if I collect for the history of a certain period or the quest for the rest of the story.thanks for bumping this up.
  2. Bumping this,as I have read through past threads all are of interest,some though are WOW! This is absolutely stunning. Just make the mouth water!
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    KVK spanish version

    Anyone seen a Blue Division KVK for sale out there? I have 2 holes in my KVK set need that and Knights Cross of the KVK with swords.
  4. Ladies and gents,a bank note from my collection,if you look at the front of this bank note it seems there is a hard working German citizen.Now dear reader,lean your head to the right.....you will see the engraver added a Vampire sucking the life's blood of this German citizen,his entire neck is the Vampire.The history of this particular note is that it was made to give comment on the reperation payments Germany was responsible for.
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    Aviso Grille

    Wow Larry,that is a photo I have never seen(crew member) in private hands...so cool!
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    Brexit Impact, if any?

    Well said Rich,I have tried to follow this over here on this side of the pond,because it will affect the world.I am reminded of something Will Rogers said....."Common sense is not an issue in politics,it's an affliction. Neither is honesty,honesty is not an issue in politics,it's a miracle."
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    50 years ago.......

    Rich,that would be an amazing thing but it will be a robot if we do.Apollo was just getting really efficient and precise when the project was cancelled.A horrible horrible mistake by this country!So much we have today is a direct result of the Apollo program. Politicians got involved ..... need I say more?
  8. Apollo 11 launched 50 years ago this date.Project Apollo was the beginning of mankind's greatest adventure.I was 11 years old and had been following the US space program obsessively.I am proud to be of the generation that witnessed the moon landings....still gives me chills.Like most of us here I was born with a genetic flaw of collecting stuff.So in commemoration of the Apollo 11 launch a couple of my space goodies.
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    50 years ago.......

    Sorry did not include that the patch is a period patch I bought from them in 1969,collected a sack of soda pop bottles to pay for it.The Buzz Aldrin autograph I got in person at a lecture he gave at the college I was attending at the time.
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    New Member

    Welcome John,looking forward to your post.
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    Helmut Weitze update

    All said and done,this is a case of know what your buying and I don't except for the scant information that is agreed on by all.After talking to the folks at both sites,I have been left with apprehension and am going to trust my gut.Thank you Rich for your feed back....it is appreciated.
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    Helmut Weitze update

    Rich,I have not contacted them as yet, would really like the neck order even if it is a period museum display.The eagles are worrisome on this one,the heads are a bit off to me.
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    Helmut Weitze update

    Rich,thanks for your continued input.I have had the site you posted bookmarked for a while....but you know what?It never occurred to me to get an opinion as you have suggested,many thanks for that suggestion.
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    Helmut Weitze update

    Some higher force must be amusing itself messing with my head ....a 3rd Class German Order is now for sale at emedals.
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    Helmut Weitze update

    Richard, it took me a while to climb out of the clouds and land on my feet.I never buy blind,learned my lesson back in the 1970's on knee jerk purchases.Sorry for the early enthusiasm,I am still a giddy kid at times. I have to admit I enjoyed the high when he first posted it.Collecting militaria has become such a mine field these days.My want list is down to the very rare and very faked.
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    kantine cups

    Are any of them left handed? 😉 I have always liked table service,not exactly space savers but who cares more stuff.
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    Helmut Weitze update

    Friends I did my due diligence over the week(I am exhausted 🙃 ) ,even considered flying to Germany and have a hands on look.....however, decided not to pop on this.After talking to a couple of long time friends who have more knowledge than I of this medal,also talked to a couple of museum curators.Coupled with his latest update,my suspicions rose. He has posted too much rare stuff in recent weeks and could not find any source of information about any major collection being sold.....all has made me feel quezzy.The search continues.
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    Helmut Weitze update

    Richard thank you I hear your words,did not know that about Mr Weitze......big sigh. I am not going into this stupidly that is why I have not popped on it by now.Frankly,with the sum that is going to most likely being asked,I will require an escrow or such he would be willing to agree to. I do not collect for the money,when my name is called my son gets what he wants and there are a few close long time collector friends who will get to buy some select items and the rest of the collection is being donated to a Military museum here in the States. I do appreciate your watching out for a fellow collector and applaud your forthrightness!
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    Helmut Weitze update

    At this time I am organizing my funds to make sure I can be a serious buyer,don't want to be a Looky Lou in the dealers mind.So I have not asked the price yet.I sat down after the excitement within me settled down and came up with a top price I am willing to pay.Friends this is one of 2 of my medal holy grail. The bank is willing to lend me a nice sum against my collateral provided and now discussing with the wife the financials.Thankfully she is a dear sweet lady and knows this is very important acquisition for me. You all here must know the high and lows I am going through right now.So very rare!! Weitze I feel can be trusted otherwise I would not be interested.The marbles in my head are rolling around in a illogical manner wondering how can this be available and wondering is it a piece that was surplus or a period museum item,then there is that elusive one that Grand Admiral Doenitz claimed that he was awarded.Yes my collector friends I am scattered a wee bit......forgive me for rambling a bit.
  20. A set I found at a antiques fair while I was in Britain in the early 1970's
  21. Named good conduct medal to a female.My research thus far shows 2 Army nurses with that name without the correct middle name...well its fun to have.
  22. I try not to be redundant but this is a cool find,as you must know 30 years ago these were not that hard to find for sale,now they seem to have all been absorbed into collections.
  23. As many of you know we have to sift through pages and pages of manure on ebay to find a pearl in the pile.This week that happened for me,found a pearl.This is a ZollOberInspekteur tab.Bad storage has done some damage but over all I am pleased with it.