QUOTE(pmargulies @ Apr 3 2007, 01:59 )
Hey, I got my early sub badges for about 50 US while in Belgrade, but could never find the 70 era sub badges - finally got them off of Manions. And Christian, once I find my militaria stash I will have to give you a shop in Vienna -you probably already know it - a woman owns the shop and she only takes cash - I think not too far off Operring - I could walk it from the Consulate in about 15-20 minutes. She had a very nice Order of the Flag at one time, but it was too steep for me. I bought a nice Ante Pavelic ribbon bar (vrbsa) from her for about 50-60 euro.
congratulations to your early YU sub badge for only USD 50,- you got 2005/06 in Belgrade
. I paid for mine one - some years before - in Vienna USD 85,-
. I also never found the later model. The collecting of authentic sub badges is rater expensive hobby
. You have also US-Navy sub badges in your collection
It is the finest dealer in militaria, orders & medals - and my favorite one - in Vienna, you mentioned above
The shop is called Antiquit?ten "Zum Doppeladler" C. Rochowanski
. Adress: Opernring 9 (almost at the other side of the "Staatsoper"), 1010 Vienna, mobile phone: +43 (0) 676 33 22 781
, opening hours: monday to friday: 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 18:00 and on saturday: 10:00 - 13:00. Neither a website, nor an e-mail-adress
and her husband Hartmut Rochowanski, MA
run the shop. Mr. Rochowanski is also a Major of the reserve of the Austrian Army and in terms of phaleristics maybe the
expert in Austria. He acts as the Vicepresident of the "Austrian Orders Research Society" http://www.ordenskunde.at/index-e.html
, which has strong ties to the "Austrian Museum of Military History" http://www.hgm.or.at/eng/
: Another place nobody should miss, when in Vienna: http://gmic.co.uk/in...p...st&p=163392
. At that museum you will find a complete collection of all the "Sarajevo-1914-stuff": Ferdinand's bloody tunic, couch & car.
Rochowanski is maybe the largest dealer in the world for old Austrian Imperial Militaria & Orders, who offers always a hughe and comprehensive collection of these items. He often has also some YU-stuff, but mainly pre-communist orders. The prices at Rochowanski are rather fair and moderate (for a shop in the EU!). They had been also the last dealer in Vienna to offer some good stuff from the Soviet Union years ago (the Russians bought everything from the shops in Vienna
) and I got there an Motherland 2cl, Nevsky T 2 and other fine items still for a bargain.
Please phone at the shop, if you want to visit, so that Mr. Rochowanski is there. Rochowanski's shop is also worth seeing, if you don't want to buy anything and the couple is very friendly.