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Pegasus's Militaria Tat Collection

Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by pegasus, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. pegasus

    pegasus Member

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    Hello All, after many years of collecting tat from around Europe and inheriting some items from members of my family I have quite a collection
    So after prompting from jp44 the decision has been made to show you all my stuff, I will try and post weekly but forgive me if I miss a week
    So here we go week 1 Gas masks,

    A babys gas mask 1939, got this at a car boot sale £15
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    Airborn gas mask
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    Civic
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    Military
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    German
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    Uffz. Iken F.P.N I9899B, The name and number of its origanal owner, If any one can shed some light on him that would be appreciated
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    I found this German gas mask filter cover in a room under the main gun room at Azeville Battery Normandy
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  2. C.Evans

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    Hi Neil,it's nice to see some Home Front items here instead of mainly just Front Line items. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards-Carl.
     
  3. Halldin

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  4. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Thanks for posting, Neil ! :cool: JP44 has spoken of your collection in glowing terms - so I look forward to regular updates.....;)
     
  5. AndyPants

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    yes pegasus - thank you for showing these gas masks, they really are in great condition!
     
  6. Skipper

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    Great items and it's the first time I see such a gas mask.
     
  7. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    And about time too!!! :rolleyes:
     
  8. pegasus

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    Your right I no :D, but better late than never
    Here are some personal items

    A PNF party card found by my farther inlaw when a shell whent off and blew the side wall off a building exposing a sealed room full of paintings and other items, he quickly grabed this and a pocket watch, I will post later
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    I found this post card in a shop in st-mere-Eglise, this where I live, it was posted in 1947, it was the first one in the pack

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  9. pegasus

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    These where again from my farther inlaw, he told me that the owner did not want them any more, he never elaberated any more than that,

    I beleive that these ones are of the owner and his partner, I would appreciate it any one could translate the tex

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    I beleive that he was collecting these through out his travels of europe first Holland
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    Next Rome
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    These where the German pin ups of the day, quite hot :D
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    And lastly the funnies
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    I like the personal effects, it some how makes some one who is no longer here who fought any probibley died away from his home and his loved ones in a strange country back to life in my mind.
     
  10. dengwill

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    Here's one of my masks on Pegasus' request!

    I'm pretty sure it's Russian because of the filter. Anyone else got any ideas?
     

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  11. pegasus

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    Hello All, I have at last found time to post some more of my tat from my tat emporium, these are some of my favorets, "Fighting Kinfe's":D

    This is one of my farther-in-laws from Italy, it's an Italian ww2 fighting knife re-ground from a first world war artillary bayonet in a cut down
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    F/S knifes, smooth handle 3rd patten
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    Any one who knows about this marking please let me know
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    Ribbed hadle 3rd patten, william rodgers, I cut my way
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    Marked B2, again if any has any info please post
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    US M1 Gardand based knife, it looks like the blade has been re-forged using a file, note there are no mounting slots or ring for fitting to a rifle
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  12. pegasus

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    These knife's I do not consider these as fighting knife's, but I suppose that in reality they are

    M1 Gradand Bayonet
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    K98 Bayonet
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    British mashetie
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    A copyed a sten bayonet mk2
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    VZ24 Bayonet
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    German ww2 Dress Bayonet
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    German Trench Knife
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    Maker Demag
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  13. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    That's a nice collection of fighting knives you have there, Neil....

    'B2' is a very common wartime Government inspectors stamp usually associated with the third-pattern F-S knife.

    Incidentally, a nice little book to have ( if you can find a copy now ) is Alan W Locken's 'Collectors Guide To The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife' , self-published in Canada 1995 ( ISBN 0-9699764-0-2 )
     
  14. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    Good Looking Collection!!!
     
  15. pegasus

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    Hi Martin, Glad you like them, thanks for the tip on the book I will look out for that one, I have read
    ' the earliest commando knifes' by Dr William Windrum and 'Allied Military Fighting Knifes' by Robert.A.Buerlein
    Both of which are very good but with no refrence to where the B2 inspectors marking is from
     
  16. Martin Bull

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    Locken's book is only a little paperback, but it contains masses of information about makers, markings, differences between wartime and post-war knives, etc. It even reprints the relevant few pages from Fairbairn's notorious 'All-In Fighting' with lurid drawings showing how the knife can be best put to use.....:eek:
     
  17. C.Evans

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    Pegasus, great collection of blades you have there. Thanks for showing them especially the Commando, the Garand and German Bayos.
     
  18. dengwill

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    There are some fantastic knives there, great condition too!

    In reference to the markings on the blade handle, as you probably know, the crows foot was the symbol used to issue british equipment. In this case, there is the crows foot, but with an arrow engraved opposite. This opposite marking means that the item was issued out of army use and I then presume sold.

    Hope I have explained it clearly enough!

    Anyone got any ideas on my Gas Mask (above the knives)?
     
  19. pegasus

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    Hello All, This next items I have collected from dealers to battle fields

    British 2" mortar
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    US 60mm Mortar found at Azeville battery Normandy
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    German 5.5cm
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  20. Martin Bull

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    Superb 2" Mortar....it may only look like a piece of gas-piping, but by all accounts they were put to very effective use by the Airborne Forces at Arnhem.....
     

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