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Most Valued Item of Your Collection

Discussion in 'Collections' started by Smiley 2.0, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Smiley 2.0

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    For those who love to collect items/artifacts of any kind dating back to World War Two, or for those who served who brought back items from their serivce, what is your most valued item. For me I have obtained a set of coins: a 1943 steel Lincoln cent, a Jefferson wartime nickel, a silver Mercury dime, a silver Washington quarter, and a Silver Walking Liberty Half dollar. All dating back to the war years.
     
  2. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Hard to say. I've got quite a few interesting pieces. Items that make my list would have to be;

    • M1941 Johnson Rifle
    • 1944 M1911A1 rig (pistol, M7 shoulder holster, spare mag)
    • 1943 Nagant Revolver ("rare" Tula / Izhevsk production)
    • 1942 B-Barrel Round-Receiver Finnish M91 Mosin Nagant
    • "Unissued" non-refurb 1943 Savage Lee Enfield No4 Mk 1*
    • Brick from the Berghof
    • Artifacts found near Bastogne (ammunition, K98k grenade, M1 bayonet)
     
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  3. KJ Jr

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    Quite an impressive list GP. Especially the Nagant. How did you manage to procure that item?

    Right now my favorite find is "black propaganda" leaflets (SS Standarte Kurt Eggers)
     
  4. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    It just turned up in my local gun shop. 225 bucks when I bought it a few years ago. They're hard to find up here, but they appear common for you fellows south of the border.

    Here's a thread I posted a while ago. If you dig around some of my other items might be posted too.

    http://www.ww2f.com/topic/45522-1943-m1895-nagant-revolver/
     
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    A silver spoon stamped "USN" pilfered by my Grandfather (RAAF) from a US aircraft carrier, during an officer's dinner.
     
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    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Any photos?

    You know what they say about Australians..... ;)
     
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    Not here (on train somewhere in Scandinavia); as soon as I get back home, I'll get something posted.
     
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    I don't collect as such...but in between two larger books on the WWI shelf in my local secondhand bookshop a couple of years ago I pulled out a folded plastic bag....that turned out to contain a 1946 HMSO edition of the legendary Eisenhower's 1945 "Report to the Cobined Chiefs of Staff on the Operations in Europe of the AEF 6/6/1944 to 8/5/1945"...apart from anything else, the one with the sentence in it that has given Tom of Cornwall years of pain and searching LOL

    The guy behind the counter - not the owner - wanted a fiver for it, I bargained him down to £2.50 :)

    And while we didn't have a brick from the Berghof, the family brought back a sprig of Edelweiss from the Kehlsteinhaus, from up beside the cross, and managed to get it to strike. It survived in a rockery for nearly thirty years before giving up the ghost last year :(
     
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    I've picked up several nice blades this year, but out of all of them, this one holds special meaning, came from a VERY close and life long friend, he was like a second dad to me who passed this past year. Pictured in Coles book.

    Fritz
     

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    640b brought back by my grandfather (30thIR). It was taken to the range exactly once, twenty years ago, but was otherwise kept stashed away since '45.
     
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    Is that a replica/deactivated version?
     
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    Sorry if that sounded like a silly question. I just got a little curious.
     
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    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    It's a deact - fully auto weapons are illegal in the UK. But otherwise - it's a real one.
     
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    Knight's Cross [ used to be 2 ], Spange, CZ 27, but I really like my SA pennant....I thought I posted pics here, when I first got them...if not, let me dig up my CD and post them....
     
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    My wehrpass with was it four Adelbert Schulz signatures.... :)

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    And the missing page...

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    Nice piece
     
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    Wow this a really neat piece Kai Petri! :eek:
     
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    my uncle was with the 179th Reg...last HQ was Munich, hitler's apartment
     

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