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Sonderbefehls

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  1. I was about to throw out some stuff, when I decided to have a look inside, for a last minute check. I'm glad I did, this what I "found".
  2. I would agree, the miss-spelling is the key here.
  3. Hi, could any body have a look at these Panzer Skulls and give a honest opinion? It would be greatly appreciated if I could get some decent information from you fine chaps. Thanks in advance.
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    Panzer Skulls.

    Cheers Justin, I've been told that the tabs are not correct, but the skulls are. Thanks for your input, appreciated.
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    Panzer Skulls.

    Better pictures. Can any body help please?
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    Bullet Plane Trench Art.

    Another update. This plane now resembles the way it looked all those years ago. The rigging was attached to the holes in the wings, just as the original one would have had. A nice little trench art bullet plane, brought back to life after 100 years. Bullet is German 1915.
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    Bullet Plane Trench Art.

    Pictures update.
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    Bullet Plane Trench Art.

    Same letter, number and year and S67. These are the same as the ones on my bullet (picture 5, Bottom left). I believe these to be 7.92 Mauser bullets.
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    Bullet Plane Trench Art.

    It has been sent away to be restored, with a new tail end added. Possibly too, it will get some wheels, there are two holes underneath, suggesting it did have wheels originally.. I'll try and remove the proppeller and see what the markings/stamps are on the end of the bullet. Should be interesting..
  10. After many a year, I finally "found" a item that I have always wanted: The Luftwaffe "survival at sea" skull cap. This cap was worn over the flight helmet via four little clips. It came as a reversible cap, yellow on one side and red on the other.
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    Luftwaffe Skull Cap.

    It could even be: L.B.A. S 1940??
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    Luftwaffe Skull Cap.

    I think it's 1940 Richard, when you look at it closely, you can see bits of the "40". I believe "19" can very, very slightly, be made out??
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    Luftwaffe Skull Cap.

    I have been told yellow is for "flight over sea", if a plane was ditched in the sea, the yelow cap would be seen by a rescue plane/boat. The red side, is for tropical operations, and again, being seen against desert back drop from the air. It was designed to fit around the ear and neck microphones. Whether these were popular with aircrews or of any actual use, I have no idea. It does seem that the caps were worn earlier in the war, then discontinued. I don't have any idea where these caps were carried or stored.. I'm delighted to finally get to own, one of these rare caps.
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    Luftwaffe Skull Cap.

    I also think that it comes as a "one size" cap, fitting all the flight helmets. I thought this cap would need stretching to fit the flight helmet, but it fitted quite easily. In fact, it's baggy in some places, meaning it could fit a bigger size helmet.
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    Luftwaffe Skull Cap.

    It's a six part construction, made of a light denim style material. The four clips resemble scissors, with the ends bent inwards. I think the yellow side would have been much brighter, this cap is very faded. The stamps is I believe L.B.A. 1940 (?)
  16. Any ideas/thoughts on this panel, that came from possibly Russia, would be greatly appreciated.
  17. I've always loved the "then & now" pictures. Bayda, you have a amazing talent! Thanks for showing these pictures.
  18. Two Christmas Fund Tins1914. Both complete with Silver Sterling bullet pencils, Christmas card and Princess Mary picture. These are the non smokers versions. They came with the canvas wallet, that held envelopes, writing paper and another pencil. Loads of history
  19. Any ideas on this helmet? A friend in work gave it to me for £10.. told me it was crap! I think it's a post war copy? Would be grateful for your thoughts.. 🤣
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    Unknown Helmet?

    Earning it's keep... as a bird feeder.
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    M-40 Helmet Relic.

    Draw string and camouflage band now added.
  22. I'm going to try and restore this M40 with original liner and chin strap and may be give a simple coat of paint, I don't know just yet.. I don't think it's in a too bad of condition and it was dug up quite recently. I haven't received it yet and will add updates to any work done to it
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    Unknown Helmet?

    Here it is now...
  24. Trying to restore my two eagles that have been badly damaged over the years, before I got them. Made up of a type of plaster with a stringy material inside (?) The first eagle has been painted a glossy gold, and you can see the damage to the wing edges..
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    NSDAP Eagle Restoration.

    Both Eagles now resprayed and mounted on their marble towers. Delighted to have finally finished them and to have given them a new lease of life.
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