Discussion in 'Collections' started by 272VGD., Dec 28, 2007.
No, it hasn't.
Thank you guys for the compliments.
No problem on that ;-)) I'm not good enough in identifying the makers of unmarked EK2s. I do know a few guys who can though, if your interested? ;-D
Hi 272VGD, did you get my PM? if not, please let me know and i'll resend it. If you didn't get the PM for some reason? the place I was going to have you look at, is a private militaria collectors site-meaning that it can't be found on the web if one does searches for it. This site at least for now, is by invite only. Anyway, please let me know on the above ;-))
yes I think C he would enjoy himself on that site.............so possibly a future welcome then
Hi E, hopefully ;-)) Also, nice S Boat pic!
Yes it may be worth having friends who can identify them and confirm their origin. There are some really good remakes on the market and once I thought I had one and it appeared to be a polish made fake.
I didn't recieved a PM C.Evans.
Skipper, everything in my collection is 100% orginal ww2. Also the last items.
Almost everything I buy from people who I know, if there's a fake item amongst it I can return it, no problem.
Hi 272VGD, sorry about that, PM is now sent ;-D
Recieved, thank you.
Quite welcome and what I sent was what I meant to send ;-)) I think you will like it there ;-))
My latest purchase, today at the flle market in Olreans:
at first sight this looked quite similar like my 1940 model British cantteen. However the enamel is bleu and not green. The blue was used during WWI . These canteens were still used during WWII with a green cammo cloth. But now looks at the maker! It clearly says Wellington New Zealand! I therefore fought an original Kiwi canteen right next to my doorstep! I'm sure not so many have this kind
Bleu was issued to Canadian troops as far as I know...
Hi Skipper, nice Canteen and good info to go with it. You can teach me about non-German MIlitaria ;-D
Blue is not a matter of nationality but age. All Commonwealth countries will have both colours, but the blue ones are more difficult to find because crafted during WWI when Kaki was not an essential issue yet. With the need of cammouflage, the enamel, just like other parts of the uniform became green. Those older items were simply covered with cloth which would hide the shiny colours. Besides I'm positve as to the Newzealnd origin. This canteen was "manufactured by the National Electric Company Limited of Wellington, NewZealand". (see Label ) If you know about Canadians with these canteens it's because they were given old supplies. As far as I know the British , the aussies and the Kiwis had either blue or green enamel canteens, the green being the newer ones
Back to American militaria: My latest addition! And it works perfectly. I needed a 110 volt adaptor, a speaker or headphones, a wire for the antenna and bingo! The story related to it is incredible. This item really made my day. These Radios were used both by the Army and USAAF
Hi Skipper, that a nice radio. Now see if you can get some Tommy Dorsey on it for me :-D
Hi Carl, I can get anyhting that is on air providing I'm close enough and that I use a good antenna. Right now I use a wire which I fixed on the auxiliairy antenna socket. Have you noticed my antique 110 volt transformer on the left.?
Some new items...
Great items . Help me out is there a part of a Zelt? And what is the 1939 dated box, amno or patato mashers storage? The helmet is in good condition too!