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  1. Enrique

    First ever purchase

    Hello everyone! My name is Enrique and I am a vintage watchlover. A few days ago I saw a dagger on the website of Weitze and just bought it. Love the history and the state it’s in. Can anyone tell me more about it? Thanks!
  2. Hi all. I won these badges on an auction. I'm fairly certain they're reproductions but I'm still interested in finding out what they're reproductions of. The only one I can identify is the first one, which is obviously 4th Armored Division (Which is why I put this thread in the US armed forces section) The fifth one looks a bit like the German 1st Mountain Division but the border is a little different (But maybe that's just because it's a bad reproduction). As for the rest, I have no clue, and Google wasn't very helpful, so any help identifying these badges would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi all this is my first post. I found my step-father’s father’s and grand-father’s british brodie helmets from ww1 and ww2. I need help identifying some markings on the second world war brodie. I am pretty sure the ww2 helmet was worn protecting/ patrolling the British Houses of Parliament after he was injured in standard service. Here is an image ( sorry for bad quality) There are 3 letters painted on the front i think it could be either one of these combinations: DPH DPB OPB OPH NPH NPB I have looked on a couple brodie specialist websites and can’t find anything. Sorry for the long post and thanks for any info you can give me, Tom
  4. I dug out my old Brodie purchased 20 years ago in Northern France as a reconditioned WW1 item. Having looked at the forums here I am not sure when it is from, no stamps or plates that I can find. Any advice or pointers much appreciated, Bob.
  5. Hello, new member here, wanted to say hi and show a couple of items I've had a long time that my grandfather picked up over the years in his business. The most interesting is a Japanese life boat binnacle taken in battle, given to my dad by my grandfather about 60 years ago. It has a hand written presentation attached from the captain and crew of the submarine to their admiral with names, date, location... roughly 10 years ago while I was looking up the subs name on google I found a book on submarine warfare that had a page dedicated to the events around the battle and retrieval of my compass binnacle.
  6. My grandfather served in the Occupation of Japan after WW2 in the late 1940s with the 25th Infantry Division, 35th Regiment. My family and I recently came across this ring, and I am having trouble identifying whether it is WW2 era or newer. It seems to have no markings besides the 25th insignia and two five petaled flowers that I can not identify on the front of the ring. Thank you to anyone that can assist me.
  7. Hi All I am a bit of a newbie in terms of collecting! Started out about 3 years ago with a Springfield M1903A3 , which i have swapped for the Arisaka pictured :) I have a little collection based upon the early days of the Pacific campaign between the USMC and the IJA in places such as Guadalcanal or Tulagi I have items from both sides. I cannot guarantee if these weapons were used in the pacific , but they do portray examples of the kind that would have been seen All guns are Deactivated to UK specifications Starting from the Top! An Unknown make M1 Bayonet that i intend to get rid of , (I have ordered a Genuine M1942 by Utica that will replace this) A Replica MK2 Pineapple Grenade (tempted to give this a yellow coating so it matches the earlier grenades used in Guadalcanal. A 1942 Dated M1903 Springfield by Remington Its Serial number is 3194470 which dates the receiver to August 1942. The Barrel is dated 7 - 42 so a month before the receiver. This adds up as many barrels were produced a month before being fitted to a receiver and stock.
  8. Schatzsucher

    WW2 Ammunition

    I recently spent some time searching the forest of East Germany along the border to Poland. Here are some of my finds. Can anyone identify the caliber and if they are German or Russian? Thanks :) Visit my website to view my WW2 relics video
  9. I was hoping someone might help me identify this helmet as I am fairly new to collecting British items. I'm fairly sure this is just a standard mkII infantrymans helmet manufactured 1943. I can see the manufacturer is printed as RO COLU but does anyone have any idea who this is? Additionally while I can tell the leather lining was likely a recent refurbishment by the helmets previous owner it has an old leather chin strap which based on its condition appears pre 50's. This was non-standard on mkII's so does anyone know where this could have come from? I was thinking it could have been one of the ones the ones the Dutch replaced when they bought a bunch at the end of ww2 but I couldn't find a reference picture. Any help is massively appreciated, thanks a lot! http://s345.photobucket.com/user/Samhelm/media/helmet1_zpsolqktgks.jpg.html?filters[user]=145987222&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=2 http://s345.photobucket.com/user/Samhelm/media/helmet2_zpsndjxsuhh.jpg.html?filters[user]=145987222&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0 http://s345.photobucket.com/user/Samhelm/media/helmet3_zpslnhhawjv.jpg.html?filters[user]=145987222&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=1 http://s345.photobucket.com/user/Samhelm/media/helmet4_zpsadcmsgpb.jpg.html?filters[user]=145987222&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=3
  10. I have a some pics of a pair of summer white IJN officer pants and jacket that have markings. I don't know much on how the markings are supposed to look. Do the markings look correct and original for WW2 era? The material looks to be linen, did officer pants and jacket come in that material as well or is it a post war material? Thanks!
  11. ReichFeldpost

    The 'Secret Barn' - Normandy

    While recently in Normandy, I was taken to a very special and secret location. It is on a farm, and I'm obviously not going to reveal the location, but it is FULL of WW2 pieces from guns and bombs, to aircraft and vehicles. I have posted a lot about this place on another forum which I contribute too, as I have many pictures, but I could not believe my eyes when I saw this....!!!! I had never seen a V1 before, let alone get close and photographed with one..!!! This barn was incredible, and this V1 was just the beginning... I hope you enjoy these pictures. ReichFeldpost...
  12. Hello, I have a picture of a pair of WW2 Era German Kriegsmarine EM pants. They look good to me, they are well marked. I would like a second opinion just to make sure I am not missing any red flags, thanks.
  13. I am just looking to figure out what plane this came off of and other info and what a historical iten like this is worth. What I was told it was shot down in italy during ww2. I would have put in more pics but it only allows a couple. There are also like 8 to 10 names of Veterans and where they are from in the country written in pencil. Hard to make out most of the names. Also please don't make low ball offers. I just want to know the history and value. Thanks
  14. Hello, I have recently discovered that there are a lot of altered and fake militaria floating around these days. I am trying to find an original WW2 Kriegsmarine tunic for my collection. I am a novice at collecting and willing to learn all I can. I have some pics of one I have found. Thank you for your time and help.
  15. Hello, I am considering purchasing a Kriegsmarine tunic and pants that I have found. I don't know much about the tunics and was wondering if I could get some opinions on if the tunic and pants appears to be authentic WW2 German era and if they go together correctly. Thanks for your help!
  16. Hi, a little teaser of my modest collection. Regards JC
  17. Ocad

    Jeep barn find

    Came across this and thought it would interest others on here: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?38166-Barn-find-Willys-MB
  18. I recently had the pleasure of being part of the logistics team involved with placement of these medals and portrait, which were commissioned to the Royal Artillery Museum in London. These were part of the Revell Smith estate. Major General William Revell Smith was born in Melbourne Australia in 1894. Educated at Charterhouse school, he volunteered with the Westminster Dragoons in 1914 and served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Later to be commissioned into Royal Artillery in 1916, he was promoted to Battery Commander. Married Norma Flowerdew Lowson in 1920, he then served in India from 1920-1938, leading expeditions to Kashmir, Sikkim and Western Tibet. Commander of 53 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in 1939, he commanded all anti- aircraft forces during the invasion of Normandy, and was promoted to Major General in 1945. He was General Officer Commanding Troops in Malta and North Africa in 1948-1949, he retired in 1949, and died in 1956. Decorations include - CB, CBE, DSO, MC & Bar, Albert Medal, France 1914/15, British War Medal, Victory Medal 1914/18 & Mention, 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, 1939/45 War Medal & Mention, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Commander Of Legion of Merit (America), Crown of Belgium (Commander), Belgium Croix de Guerre with Palm. One of the most decorated Officers in the history of the Armed Forces.
  19. WW2 plastic economy issue, made by Roanoid Plastics Limited, one of 54,570 made.
  20. I have been reading the forums and searching for images about Home Guard helmets and from what I can gather nearly all were painted olive green, over their factory grey Mk II 2variant. Was this just the outer shell or did it depend on the unit, time of issue, manufacturer? I ask as I have seen a 2B mild steel variant with grey dome and and sand textured shell. The helmet's condition and paint wear tallies to me. I am looking forward to your thoughts on this? Oli
  21. The relevant sections from BL Davis's British Army Uniforms And Insignia of WWII on web and associated equipment. Though an old book this is still the standard work for many of the items it covers, uniforms, insignia etc...... Also the link to the Kharkee web site http://www.karkeeweb.com/index.html#home
  22. I would like to share a seldom encountered cap, as it seems to me that the Forage versions turn up more often. It's a British General Officer's service dress cap dating to mid/late war period, with its correct Kings crown badge and gilt side buttons. Unfortunately it is not named, but is in a fantastic condition and is a great example of a floppy styled cap.
  23. This is what I consider to be an economy example of an other ranks SAAF FS cap. Interestingly the badge has the SAAF blue felt backing added, not regulation. The side buttons are for the General List. This is the first cap I have seen where the skirt is sewn together at the join rather than "buttoned". The material is quite rough and definitely not tailor made leading me to consider it an economy cap, although O/R FS caps are always a lesser quality than officers. I have seen a Canadian FS cap from 1900 used in the Boer War exhibiting the same frontal feature belonging to Sgt. John Baker, 36h Peel Regiment (http://angloboerwarmuseum.com/Boer70u_hero23_mckerihen2_cap.html). Any opinions?
  24. Here is an example of a wartime SAAF Officer's blackened bronze cap badge. Note the crown detailing.
  25. This cap is typical of those used by the SAAF during WW2. Unlike the RAF the badge was used by all ranks. It is essentially an army service dress cap with SAAF cap badge and side buttons.