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  1. 3 points
    Here's another item I dug out when looking for my glengarry, I got it at a car boot sale, it was folded up and looked like a table cloth, when I asked about it he unfolded it to reveal what was left of a nazi flag, he then told me it had belonged to john ramenski, he had no proof of this but for the price he was asking he didnt have any reason to be making it up, I just had to take his word for it. It is the width of a double bed so must have been a good size with the red part intact.
  2. 2 points
    Here's more stuff I dug out that I forgot about, first are six royal Scots Buttons, 5 of them are made by JR. CAUNT & SONS & another isn't maker marked. Next are these two pips, I can't make out the script on these, there is red & green enamel work on then, I have no idea what regiment there from. Then I have these two Buttons, one is a Queens own Cameron Highlanders , the other one I had to look up, I think it's a Scottish horse Button. And lastly is this crown badge, I have no idea how old any of these items are so any help would be greatly appreciated .
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    That's great Fritz, very informative indeed, yes the crown has two rings and split pin intact, the Scottish horse button I had never seen before looking it up online
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    Pips: Tria Juncta in Uno - three united in one. Some of the buttons may be pre-1920, they certainly look older. The pips may be WW2 or a bit later, the crown is pre 1953, could be possibly for a staff sergeant, worn above the chevrons, or possibly a major's shoulder insignia, depending on the fitting at the rear, would usually be two brass loops held by a split pin, as some cap badges are.
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    Here's a great video about webley revolver
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    Here's an interesting story I spotted in the local paper.
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    Two military passes, Bavaria: Landsturm Militär-Paß for Kanonier Johann Heinrich Spanheimer, later Gefreiter in Königl.Bayerisches 2. Feld-Artillerie-Regt. "Horn", 4. Ersatz-Batterie, Jahresklasse 1917. He was later awarded the EK II. With it's original protective sliding cover. Militär-Paß for Stabs-Gefreiten Georg Schmidt in K. Funker Ersatz-Abteilung, Rekruten-Depot, Jahresklasse 1918, who was later awarded the EK II.
  8. 2 points
    Here's a few images of the ship.
  9. 2 points
    Good documentary.Very refreshing in todays world of Political Correct bullshit! Need Officers and men like Mitch today and his Argyll's but our weak liberal politians and media wouldnt tolerate it.
  10. 2 points
    Private purchase type, you get them in other colours, according to the uniform cloth. They don't turn up often, esp. in that condition. Sometimes also in silver grey to match the greatcoat.
  11. 2 points
    Walking out dress belt, private purchase for a soldier in Saxon Leib-Grenadier-Regiment 100, Dresden, ca. 1914. Patent leather belt lined in dark blue uniform cloth, nickel plated catch, brown leather adjustable tongue. The buckle is nickel plated brass with a gilded overlay with the crown of Saxony and motto PROVIDENTIAE MEMOR. Some ageing to surface of patent leather and some moth damage to cloth lining. For walking out dress, only the bayonet and knot would have been worn with this item.
  12. 2 points
    I've never had one with the blue backing felt, very nice
  13. 2 points
    Yes, rare to find at all in this condition. Emerged after the reunification.
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  15. 1 point
    Thanks Leon that's brilliant, I got the lot of them as one lot & they have been in in a little bag for years, I knew some of you could fill me in on them.
  16. 1 point
    The Royal Naval Patrol Service (RNPS ) of WW2 operated from small auxiliary vessels using Naval trawlers for anti-submarine and minesweeping operations to protect Coastal Britain and Convoys. Below are two examples of the badges designed to be worn on the sleeve, 1st is the early silver version with pin fitting on the back this was awarded to Officers and ratings who had completed six months duty at sea. The second badge was redesigned with stitch on loops to replace the pin back version due to the increasing numbers of these being lost.
  17. 1 point
    The crown is a major's shoulder insignia, I have the same crown but mine still has the backing plate with it. The Button was worn by the WW1 Scottish Horse Regiment.
  18. 1 point
    Here is the recent documentary broadcast on the BBC about Mad Mitch in Aden. A true great of the British Army. Mad Mitch and the Last Days of Empire
  19. 1 point
    Trying to remember, but I think you're right! Apart from that, a cover or apron was generally worn, this was in a light khaki shade of drill material, similar to the tunic linings. Never seen one (Hoddengrae), but as in the photos, that's how I imagine it must have looked like.
  20. 1 point
    very good. Original glengarrys from the WW1 I have seen on offer, very expensive indeed, and although they look old, who knows if they are really from WW1. A badge alone is much easier to find. I remember one old Scotsman I encountered in the late 1960s in a library in London E., Carnegy Hall Library (I was looking at a book about the Somme at that moment), told me he had been an officer in WW1 (I was only about 15 or 16 the time, and a little awestruck) - and at the beginning the regiments all had their own individual kilts, but as from 1915 or 1916 (?) it was decided on "Hoddengrae" (that's how he pronounced it! He was really genuine, an absolute original, impossible to describe) - all kilts from the clans regiments were withdrawn and put through the "Reißwolf", so that with the mixture of different colours a completly new colour evolved - a pinkish grey - "Yur Kilt un' mae Kilt 'nd all uther Kilts....." This was then remade into new "Hoddengrae" Kilts then worn by the regiments at the front! I don' know if you can find anything recorded about this? But I'm sure it's true. Wow! Auld memories! Can anyone say some more about this?
  21. 1 point
    Gordon Highlanders Glengarry First world war period dark blue glengarry with leather sweatband. The Gordons wore a red ,white and black dice with a red toorie. The Gordon Highlanders were a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994 when it was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) Their cap badge comprised of a white metal badge, with a stags head within a wreath of ivy, with a coronet and small scroll with the motto 'BYDAND' (Steadfast)
  22. 1 point
    Nice cap Buster, The Glengarry did not change much over the years. During the First world war and before they had a leather sweat band instead of the cloth sweat band worn up to present day. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders cap badge changed little too, again during the First World War and before the center of the badge was more convex, later white metal badges like yours were worn up to the 1950's and 60's before being replaced with the stay bright versions. Officers could wear silver cap badges which would be hallmarked. As regards dice colours I have looked on the net before and there does not seem to be a list of them, so I will start a new thread where we can add each regiment and their dice colours for future reference.
  23. 1 point
    Rather hard to tell with badges that don't have a Queen's or Kings's crown and are still made of traditional metals rather than staybright.
  24. 1 point
    I know the RHF had red white and black checkering but not sure about others. There's not any real age to this cap but dont know if the badge is old.
  25. 1 point
    Nice item, these look practically unchanged since WW1 and very hard to determine the age. I think most had red and white dicing, but I think Kenny will be able to answer that better.
  26. 1 point
    I just had to dig out my glengarry after seeing these posts, do any other regiments have the red and white checked band?
  27. 1 point
    Looks as though the ship could be classified as a "Hilfskreuzer".
  28. 1 point
    Does not stop them promoting and manufacturing arms and armaments for domestic and export use worldwide. Why don't they ban all armies and all wars? They could even propose to ban terrorism, which might make some sense.
  29. 1 point
    History and responsible collecting vs scare mongering that collectors must all be skin heads: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17381587 Here we go
  30. 1 point
    A Karabiner 98, later designated Kar. 98a cavalry carbine, dated and marked, ERFURT, 1916. Originally for cavalry and field artillery as a weapon for mounted troops, this was often favoured by the assault units in the trenches due to being shorter than the standard infantry firearm. With the advantage of a stacking hook below the bayonet fitting, a turndown bolt action and integrated carrying strap fittings, however, one disadvantage was the enormous flash caused by the shorter muzzle, the performance was also less favourable than the standard G.98. Remaining stocks of these were favoured by police forces up till the end of WW2. Some loss of blueing in places, also to finish of woodwork, which has become lighter due to wear and scratches, generally in a good arsenal cared for condition. Birmingham deactivation, purchased at a renowned London militaria shop around 1990.
  31. 1 point
    Two photo postcards from the estate of former Musikmeister Sippel, no text Two photos of Unteroffizier Sippel, son of Musikmeister Sippel (Sr.), partly fieldgrey with puttees Photo of Unteroffizier Sippel, wearing white summer trousers A further photo of Unteroffizier Sippel in all fieldgrey uniform and puttees (Wickelgamaschen) A photo from a studio in Düsseldorf of a Husar, presumably from Husaren-Regt. 11 in Krefeld A stool from the barracks, formerly Husaren-Regiment 15, Schemel aus der Mannschaftsstube Modern times, a fine quality pure silk tie with Wandsbek Wappen from the 1980s or 90s, now no longer made
  32. 1 point
    A two piece mid 19th Century belt plate for troops of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. Tombak and Neusilber, ca. 1850- 1867 or 1871. Mounted on the plate is the silver Wappen of Oldenburg, this slightly damaged, all over much patina. Never seen a further example. Obtained at an old junkshop in Altona in the late 197os, no longer existing. After 1867 Oldenburg maintained following units, Infanterie-Regiment 91, Dragoner-Regiment 19 and a Batterie within Feld-Artillerie-Regiment 26. As the photo is very unclear, a further picture of the State Wappen of Großherzogtum Oldenburg.
  33. 1 point
    Imperial Russian belt buckle, type for line infantry, ca. 1914. Heavy brass with a with a single iron claw for attachment to belt and a hook to fasten. The hook is stamped in Russian charakters: L.K. RA....., Warschawa, name partly illegible, Warsaw maker's mark. Good condition considering age and use. There were two other variations, one in white metal with crossed axes below the eagle for Pioniers and another in brass with crossed canons below the eagle for Artillery. Scarce to find item.
  34. 1 point
    Patronentasche (Cartridge box) M.1895 for Gew.88 or other munition, with internal divider, spaces for 4 cartridge clips. Worn in pairs to the front of the belt to either side of buckle, there are brass suspension pieces to the rear to attach to the pack straps. Was worn during WW1 by second line units as well as active troops, when not enough of the new type were available. Brown leather, blackened. Stamped inside: P.B.25, 1.K. II. Pionier-Bataillon 25, 1.Kompanie, the "II" refers to the condition of the equipment.
  35. 1 point
    Patronentaschen M.1908. Natural brown leather with a pebbled surface, slightly mismatched, one slightly darkened, the other almost the original colour, both dated 1914, one by Alf.Bühler, Stuttgart and with a stamp of Bekleidungsamt IV. (Magdeburg) within, the other by G.A.Hofmann, Berlin. Both with the early brass fittings. First introduced in 1908 for wear with the fieldgrey uniform.
  36. 1 point
    Ja, wenn alle Quellen erschöpft sind, weiß ich nicht wo man weiter suchen soll. Aber wenn man ständig oder regelmäßig im Internet sucht, erscheint vielleicht eines Tages das richtige Werk mit der gesuchten Information?
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  38. 1 point
    I also can understand a ban of Holocaust related items, I will never purchase or even accept any items related to it even if it was for free for my collection. But a general ban of anything Nazi related ? What a load of s**t! These MP's should be more worried about the terrible state this country is in, and not banning all us fair and honest collectors of "historical" memorabilia! Lets be honest though, how the hell do they think a tray promotes hatred... It is like saying my toaster promotes arson! What's next? A ban on owning Stalin related items?
  39. 1 point
    Very unlikely to go through,more important things on the government agenda.Possibly a ban on holocaust sale items and to be honest i can understand that, never understood the appeal,very macabre, but pure militaria is unlikely. Another loony Labour MP I see.