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#1 Skipper

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:13 PM

Hi guys, I thought it would be funny to share a few pictures with you . They were taken on our local yearly garage sale last week. Among the junk I was selling was quite a lot of militaria. On the picture I can see at least 8 items. The fist one who finds them all gets a little surprise! :)

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#2 C.Evans

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:36 PM

I spotted two Canteens including the odd-looking one you recently posted. Also, I saw what loks like either trench art (arty shell with jagged edgs at top) which I guess could be used as a vase-or ashtray etc. My eyes aint good enough to see anything else ;-))

Oh and, hope you sold alll of your stuff-that way you have more money for more Militaia ;-))
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:39 PM

Okay, I grant two canteens (French and U.S. , both WWI) and the trench art 75er shell, that makes 3. 5 more to go

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:52 PM

Ill trylooking more but can't guarente ill find more. However, I do like this as something that maybe you can do more often by having members search for stuff ;-))
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 04:17 PM

Cheers Carl, if you look close enough you will find a few other ones. Glad you like the little game, after a while I might give you a hint or two

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 04:48 PM

so your a firm believer in selling everything including the kitchen sink:D
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 04:53 PM

you said the word. Not only was I forced to change that damn thing because Mrs Skipper found one that is as large a my car, or almost, but she told me not to throw it away , just in case some guy would give us a few Euros for it...... As a result I have the damn thing in the garden and will have to bring it to the recycling center myself, but who am I when Mrs skipper mentions the sink? :D:(

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:41 AM

I see Eva Braun's Tea Pot, three vials of Hitler's urine samples, Bormann's Foosball table and finally Hoffman's Camera with film in it of Eva's boudoir pics. Where's my prize
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:01 AM

okay I see two canteens a 50.cal shell casing and what looks like two broken shell casings of the 20mm and heavier variety and I can swear I see a canteen cup hiding in there and now I can say this it looks like theres a third canteen in there and thats all I can spot right now and I think I also see those pins skipper posted in the militaria section in the case with the clear plastic top

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#10 Skipper

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:31 AM

Nope, Okay, I will give you a few hints: 1) there is a third canteen 2) there is one item on the floor. 3) there are two next to the trench art shell.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:28 AM

2) there is one item on the floor - artillery range finder (German?)

3) there are two next to the trench art shell - .50 cal(?) case


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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:48 AM

it's a German 1938 20 mm , but okay you have that one , I grant you the other one too which is the lower part of a French 1937 37mm case. The item on the floor is right next to the table football. One more hint: one item is DAK and it's on the table.
that's two more ! You have found 5 alltogether. three to go

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:48 AM

Very easy - the sink unit came from the Berghof ; I'm sure I've seen a photo somewhere of Eva Braun washing up the tea things in it. And the table-top football game was liberated from Carinhall by a Red Army soldier who sold it after the fall of the Berlin Wall. When not playing with his train set, Goering was known to relax over a table-top soccer match with Luftwaffe ace Hermann Graf.

Now, as for the last item...hmmmmm.......:confused:
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:49 AM

The item on the floor is right next to the table football.


Helmet (US?)

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:41 PM

Very easy - the sink unit came from the Berghof ; I'm sure I've seen a photo somewhere of Eva Braun washing up the tea things in it. And the table-top football game was liberated from Carinhall by a Red Army soldier who sold it after the fall of the Berlin Wall. When not playing with his train set, Goering was known to relax over a table-top soccer match with Luftwaffe ace Hermann Graf.

Now, as for the last item...hmmmmm.......:confused:


The only ones who are not serious about my game are the mods, makes me wonder ...... :rolleyes:

Yes there is a green helmet hidden on the floor, it's a m-1951 French Indochina model, it almost looks like a U.S. helmet but it is a bit bigger.

Okay: two to go including the third canteen. :)

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:11 PM

Rep points, salutes, or possibly my eternal gratitude for your patriotism , but you know what they say about people who ask:D

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:25 PM

Skipper, is there a Zundapp KS750 hiding under that blue sheet in the background ? :)
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:05 PM

Nothing is actually hidden , you can see it all. The blue sheet is just to protect us from the rain.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:10 PM

What about my guess at the range finder - or is it a chest expander???:P

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:25 PM

chest expander I'm afraid.....

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:19 PM

Hi Skipper, I think I spotted something just on the left and otherside of that tabletop game-but can't tell what it is? My poor eyes ;))
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

chest expander I'm afraid.....


Well, would you Adam and Eve it! I could have sworn it was a range finder!

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#24 Skipper

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:54 PM

I wish it were a range finder John ...
Carl has found where another object is, though he has not clearly identified it, but I will give him the credit of that one, due to his bad eyes.. In fact the plastic box on the edge of the table is full of militaria. You will need to enlarge it but you can clearly see the Allied occupation Marken from 1944 (Allierten Besatzung Geld) that the GI's carried with them .

The third canteen is still missing, remember one hint was DAK , you shouldn't miss it now. DAK and canteen.... !

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:59 AM

skipper I already found the third canteen and the box on the edge of the table with the clear plastic top found that to and of course the 50.cal case along with both pieces of trench art and a canteen cup It was not obvious so just take the time to look around guys I think I found most of it I hope just look at my previous post and tell me if I have missed anything and good luck to the rest of you this has already ben mentioned but here is my list so you do not miss it

3 canteens
2 pieces of trench art
1 fifty cal casing
1 canteen cup
1 clear plastic container holding some militaria
and for some odd reason it looks like theres a helmet hiding next to the books on the ground

Edited by paratrooper506, 27 April 2009 - 01:05 AM.





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