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Chris Boonzaier

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  1. Wow.... http://www.ebay.de/itm/Eisernes-Kreuz-1-Klasse-1914/302085184248?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D39275%26meid%3Dd7958d4b692543b4a15392afbd19263f%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D272384882336
  2. Folks.... watch this space. Within 3 days I hope to post the ultimate holy grail of fighting EKs... either that or a photo of myself crying and cursing... Either one will be worth the wait.... Just to get your anticip-p-p-p-p-pation up and running.....
  3. True dat..... fighting to preserve history is a thankless task!! ;-)
  4. Nah, I think I paid about EUR120 for mine on ebay, postage included....
  5. Still 20 minutes to go.... https://www.ebay.de/itm/Schulterstück-Bayern-Leibregiment-SET-Mannschaft-Infanterie-Reg-1-WK-650/352371774531?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  6. Chris Boonzaier

    Which South American country? Proofmarks....

    It may very well be uruguay
  7. I just saw what I understand to be a "Gaucho Knife" I am not sure if it is Brazillian or Argentinian, but it does have some prrofmarks. On the back, is a Crown above the letter D, on the front is a F.G. in an oval. My non existent spanish makes me think the seller was saying the Drown above the D dates up until 1912. It also has the makermark Scholberg whish was apparently present in South America and Belgium. Does anyone have any ideas? Thans Chrias
  8. I put in about 50 low bids at a postcard auction house... expecting to get 2-3 cards... and ended up getting 28! The wife was not happy......
  9. I have reached the halfway mark... 7 cards out of a set that had 14...... does anyone have any others?
  10. I accidently picked up some more Sturm related cards.......
  11. Nice cap.... a kind of "Beginning of the end" production...
  12. Not that comman to find a Prussian group with a bavarian medal..... and a very early one.... probably because he was on the regt staff..... and he was 1.55m !
  13. Hi Dave, thanks for the info! ... yup, of course the Bavarian connection was the main driver. I find it fascinating that he was only 1.55cm.... I dont know if you can join any western army in the world today if you are 1.55...
  14. Very nice indeed!
  15. I just picked up a new set (Left), I assume for the Blue Litewka?
  16. Ages ago I used to have one of these with a LW eagle, now a friend has one from a LW source.... does anyone know anything about these?
  17. Hi, I am guessing there were no issue compasses in WW1? This seems to be the one most people call a "WW1 German compass"... they dont have any marks or makers as far as I know. Obviously the artillery had bigger and better, but would this be the correct one for a regular infantry officer/NCO ? I assume they are private purchase and that it was a producer who churned them out in huge numbers.
  18. I shoulda had a camera with me yesterday... I spent a couple of hours in my canoe on the Main river yesterday... A Wasserschutzpolizei boat overtook me (barely).... it was a small motorboot with a canvas roof... both of the guys were just in pants catching rays. One standing and steering, one guy laying in the front sunning himself... if there had not been a blue light and siren you would not have recognised them as cops! :-)
  19. Very nice! I assume he was civil defence or first aider in WW2?
  20. As for the "Eigentum" German army issue version.... there is one on ebay, but just with the company stamp......
  21. Thanks Andy, Poor lad was KIA in august 1917 with the 1st Jäger Battalion then....
  22. OK, Shell splinter, Eye damage? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Chris
  23. Jakob may have been a bavarian Jäger.... can anyone take a stab at his last name? Thanks, Chris R...enauer