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  1. German Police Double Decal Helmets

    Thanks James, I had a look, but I think David is the best man for fire helmets, I'm sure he will be along soon
  2. Quist Cessation of Production

    That is very significant David, it's amazing sometimes how little information is actually known about certain aspects of collecting. I find this all the time when researching items. With things like Iron crosses pretty much every variant and maker is known.Whereas something unusual and obscure such as a Third Reich Feuerwehr overseas cap, very little is known and how to detect it from an early post war cap is very difficult. I'm actually researching one now so will try to post some pictures later on in the week. You should post some pictures of your helmets David, Quist is one of my favorite makers.
  3. German Police Double Decal Helmets

    Hi James, yes that's the best bet, as it's only a sticker of relatively low value, best to remove it and get the helmet back to it's original state as the helmet it'self is a nice example.
  4. Seefahrt day badge and Photo

    Yes, they have been faking these for a while now. Leons example is made from aluminum, and is to commemorate the Tag der Deutschen Seefahrt or Day of German Seafaring, a nautical event which occurred in Hamburg, Germany on May 25-26, 1935. Here is a poster from the event, showing the day badge design and “Hamburg Ruft!”Hamburg Calls! underneath.
  5. German Police Double Decal Helmets

    Hi James, welcome to the forum. I think it very unlikely any British Fire service would trial the German style helmet. More likely some sort of exchange visit between fire brigades but even then this seems quite unlikely without proof. As you say most likely some one has just added the sticker to make it more interesting. Yes please post the other helmets
  6. Kunst & Krempel, Bavarian Antiques TV Show

    It is a very nice helmet, lovely condition too.
  7. Yes I agree Cato, and an Anne Frank costume is pretty sick, to say the least
  8. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders glengarry Gengarry courtesy of Buster The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders wore a a dark blue glengarry with red and white dice and a red toorie. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until amalgamation into the 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland in March 2006. The regiment was created under the Childers Reforms in 1881, as the Princess Louise's (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders), by the amalgamation of the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot and 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, amended the following year to reverse the order of the “Argyll” and “Sutherland” sub-titles. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was expanded to fifteen battalions during the First World War(1914–1918) and nine during the Second World War (1939–1945). The 1st Battalion served in the 1st Commonwealth Division in the Korean War and gained a high public profile for its role in Aden during 1967. As part of the restructuring of the British Army's infantry in 2006, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were amalgamated with the Royal Scots, the King's Own Scottish Borderers, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) and the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) into the seven battalion strong Royal Regiment of Scotland. Following a further round of defence cuts announced in July 2012 the 5th Battalion was reduced to a single public duties company called Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Their cap badge consisted of a white metal badge with a circlet inscribed ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND. Within the circlet, voided, the cypher "L" of the late Princess Louise, interlaced and reversed. On the left of the cypher is a boar's head and on the right a cat-a-mountain (wild cat). Above the cypher and overlaying the top of the circlet is the Princess's coronet (a Royal Ducal coronet), all within a wreath of thistles. Below is Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Campbell Mitchell (17 November 1925 – 20 July 1996) he was a British Army officer and politician. He became famous in July 1967 when he led the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the British reoccupation of the Crater district of Aden. At that time, Aden was a British colony and the Crater district had been taken over by nationalist insurgents. Mitchell became widely known as “Mad Mitch”. His reoccupation of the Crater became known as "the Last Battle of the British Empire". The event marked the end of an era in British history and made Mitchell famous.
  9. German Kriegsmarine Ship's Clock Here is a Type W246 used on surface ships and U-Boats.8 day movement.Bakelite mounting with opening glass door face.In working order and the key is present.The eagle and swastika marking has been erased beneath the winding mechanism on the clock face. Maker J.UNGHANS.
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    Type W246 used on surface ships and U-Boats. 8 day movement. Bakelite mounting with opening glass door face. In working order, key is present. The eagle and swastika marking has been erased beneath the winding mechanism on the clock face. Maker J.UNGHANS.


  11. The German Pickelhaube

    Thanks Paul, that's fair enough but it would make a very long title, instead I have just changed it to The German Pickelhaube
  12. 1/6th scale knight in armour

    Hi Mick, both these figures are discontinued, but if I come across a second hand one will let you know
  13. Leather skull patch

    who is this Paul?
  14. Leather skull patch

    Well done Colin, that's the one thing we did not think of, submarines.. not too surprising really as the skull and crossbones has always been used as a submarine symbol, Alex was not too far out with his pirate suggestion. That must be a scarce patch. Royal navy · HMS Safari crew members with their Jolly Roger The personnel of the British submarine HMS Utmost showing off their Jolly Roger in February 1942. The markings on the flag indicate the boat's achievements: nine ships torpedoed (including one warship), eight 'cloak and dagger' operations, one target destroyed by gunfire, and one at-sea rescue The submarine Onyx returning from the Falklands war. Royal Navy submarines hadn’t flown the Jolly Roger since WWII. The dagger on the flag indicates the Onyx was involved with clandestine ops, most probably in support of special forces personnel, SAS or SBS. The origins of the Jolly Roger and the British submarine service came about at the beginning of the 1st World War when the British Admiral Beresford stated that all submariners were pirates and if caught should be hung. He probably only meant the German UBoats, nevertheless his remarks were not missed by British submariners. The Jolly Roger was quickly adopted as the symbol of a successful patrol.
  15. The German Pickelhaube

    I only stopped collecting Pickelhaubes as I had to sell them to buy my first flat, so they went to a good cause.... I like to think my flat was subsidized by the Imperial German Army