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Dave B

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    WW1 British awards especially gallantry medals, WW2 military brooches mainly RAF also US qualification wings.Also WWI/WWII German awards especially the Iron cross.
    WWII aviation and online aviation gaming.[BFs]adler26
    Star Wars collector plus I'm an Imperial Stormtrooper with the 501st Legion, see my personal photo ;)

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  1. Dave B

    Japanese sword help! WWII??

    Great looking sword George mate and an interesting story, thanks for sharing!
  2. Dave B

    Japanese sword help! WWII??

    Hi Brian, Many thanks again for your help, it really is greatly appreciated and thank you for your opinion on the 24 stamp. It definitely makes sense. There is no bamboo pin but a screw with nut type arrangement. I've taken a photo but unfortunately it's dark here so please forgive the quality of the photos. Yes there is a corresponding notch in the scabbard to accommodate the spring catch, again please excuse the quality of the photo. I agree with you about the leather field cover, it's a feature that really finishes the sword off. Cheers Dave
  3. Dave B

    Japanese sword help! WWII??

    Hi Brian, Many thanks indeed for replying and I'm pleased I wasn't too far off the mark with my guess :-) You are correct, there is no hamon so it's probably just a standard factory blade. Any significance to the 24 stamp on the scabbard? Thank you again for your help mate! Dave
  4. Hi guys, I was hoping for some help in IDing this Japanese sword. Unfortunately I know virtually nothing about these things but if I had to hazard a guess I reckon it could be a late WWII officers sword, how far off the mark am I? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dave
  5. Thanks for the reply John, I was hoping you would comment on this! Shame about the eagle, it's a nice looking bird Thanks again mate.
  6. Hi guys, What's the opinion on these Assmann Lufty summer tunic eagles now, good or bad? I know there was a lengthy discussion on them a few years back but I can't remember the result? Cheers Dave
  7. Sorry for the thread resurrection but a friend of mine in the States has sent me an interesting military class ring. It's an Operation Desert Storm ring that's engraved inside R.C.-1067, do any of you US military guys and gals know what this means...unit designation?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Dave
  8. Thanks for the replies guys! Sorry it took so long in getting back to you, I thought the thread had died I pretty much thought it was a repro but it cost me nothing, so no harm done. No I don't collect US Police badges although saying that I did get a nice obsolete cap badge the other day, this one is ok though (I hope lol). Thanks again guys!
  9. Hi guys, An antique dealer friend of mine bought in a box full of police memorabilia from around the world the other day and this badge being shiny caught my attention I know absolutely nothing about US police badges but a quick internet search revealed that police badges are reproduced, who knew! The internet search also showed me the most common reproductions have the number 307 and these numbers are intergral to the badge while on the example I have the numbers are seperately attached. The repro badge also has completely different die characteristics to this one too. So, is this badge ok and is it also of an obsolete pattern? Any help would be gratefully received. Dave
  10. Brilliant, thanks for the detailed response Chris!
  11. Hi guys, Saw this shoulder title at a local medal dealer shop and was wondering if any of you know the meaning of Wrexham No.JIG.T.C.COY? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Cheers Dave
  12. Hi guys, I've collected a few of these over the years but this is the first I've had that has it's original box. I don't really collect Masonic jewels but I've always been drawn to the Royal Masonic Institute for Girls 1927 jewel, I suppose for it's military look and it being made from sterling silver. I've come to realise that I know nothing about this jewel or Masonic pieces in general, just what were they "awarded" for and when were they worn and by whom? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Dave
  13. Hi guys, Just wondered if the below Juncker marked Spanish Cross stands any chance of being original? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Dave
  14. 3 more class rings just in. From left to right... Carson High School class of 1981, maufactured by Jostens and made from "Lustrium". Bethany Christian High School class of 1987, unknown maufacturer or material. Sunny Slope High School class of 1989, manufactured by Gold Lance and made of "Trillium". I believe all 3 are made from a jewellers grade stainless steel type metal and Lustrium, Trillium etc are just trademarks.
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