Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Otto, Jan 1, 2020.
Great pics. Rich A. in Pa.
Got this stuff. Japan cast iron ash tray "Escort Fleet", sash and armbands. Rich A. in Pa.
Some wartime photos, no signatures but nice photos.
Konrad Zeller RK+OAK LEAVES
Alexander Gläser, KC + eichenlaub
Got this stuff. Off to war banners,sash,school armband,sake warmer and cups.,tray.
Rich A. in Pa.
Picked up this 310th Bomb Group caterpillar club with engraved JG Menihan pin. Grouping also came with a nice 12th AF patch, his Air Photo qualification badge and his sterling crew wings on lead air crew blue backing.
I know this is a guidon ,smells like diesel fuel but not sure if WW2. Does anyone know?
One of my cousins brought a "gun" over for me to check out. She had it in a big black trash bag. When she took it out I saw that it was pre-WW2 Thompson in the original box with the accessories. Being way over my head there I gave her the phone number of a dealer who could evaluate it for her. The Tommy-gun was found in under the floorboards of the attic in her house, undergoing remodeling.
Then I said "No matter what price he offers you, do not take it." I also told her to watch her boys, the guys who were doing the remodeling.
Nice Ike. Nice unit insignia with border.
No tag in the mounting sleeve? Button loop? Rich a. in Pa.
Got these cups. Rich A. in Pa.
Rich, that is outstanding!
Should have got a pic of that beauty...
I wanted it out of my house instantly.
The Thompson should be taken apart and the reciever torch cut into 3 pieces as per the BATFE web site. Then it is legal. It is made up of lots of valuable parts. Rich A. in Pa.
Got these 2 75 round RPK drum magazines. I was told they are Romanian. Rich A. in Pa.
Got this Japanese stuff. 1938 calendar,Type-4 grenades,Naval Landing Forces mess tin,Officer canteen,cloth bucket,1941 winter canteen cover,named leg wraps,soldiers bag and papers.Rich A. in Pa.
Too bad. I have Gallands dagger and his oher shoulder general marking. Got the COA and Galland's younger wife photos signatures some 5 photos. If you only lived in Finland...
Well, for the whole of 2020, I added virtually nothing to my collection !
Lost interest ? No......in fact, revisiting my collection ( even finding some things I'd forgotten I had ) has been fun.
But the dreaded LOCKDOWN has made me realise that most of my collecting enjoyment comes from visiting fairs, browsing the stalls, chewing the fat with dealers and other collectors, finding unexpected items.......mail order for me just isn't the same.
Right now, I'd give absolutely anything to be able to jump in the car and go........ ( except maybe my MP44 ! )
Likewise, I too didn't purchase any militaria in 2020. The biggest show of the year here in the UK was scheduled for 2nd February 2021 at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire but has unfortunately been cancelled due the pandemic and lockdown.
I prefer to handle and inspect the militaria I'm interested in prior purchasing and also enjoy the atmosphere (and smell ) that a militaria show generates.
Hopefully this summer things will be different.