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LarryT

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  1. Just picked up this nice Torpedo Mechanic patch in wear portrait. Cheers, Larry
  2. Thank you very much Morten and Martin. I am very happy to have this photo in my collection. Here is what is written on the back. Cheers, Larry
  3. Thanks Morten. Here is a recent addition to my collection. It shows a Bootsmannsmaat wearing the metal version of the Bootsmann patch. Underneath are the pre-1940 Fla. -E- Messer (AA guns rangefinder operator), Fla. Maschinenwaffenschutz (Gunner anti-aircraft weapons) and bottom is the Sperrvormann (Blockade weapons foreman) badge. In the photo he has been awarded the EK 2 medal and has earned a Minesweeper badge. He must have seen action early in the war as he is still wearing pre-1940 trade badges. I guess transition to after 1940 badges took some time to implement. Cheers, Larry
  4. Nice photo Morten. Also wearing Wehrersatzwesen (Replacement service career patch). Cheers, Larry
  5. Heer admin. official wearing two grades of the badge. Cheers, Larry
  6. Bringing History to life...

    Than you Peter for you kind words. Very nice realistic work Erwin and thanks for posting here. I hope to see more of your colourisations. Nice work Alex, I enjoy seeing your excellent colourisations. Here's another of mine which was posted in another thread but should also be here. Cheers, Larry
  7. Hi, Post war copies are easy to spot if you know what to look for. Invest in a good reference book (there are a few good ones out there) to increase your knowledge. Genuine badges come with a variety of backings so you can't always tell good from bad by that. Buy from reputable dealers eg Weitze, The Collectors Guild to name a couple. There are a few very nice metal insignia patches for sale at the moment just Google for them. BTW nice patches you have collected. Cheers, Larry
  8. Hi, Does anyone know whether this KM badge is authentic. Looks to be hand embroidered. All comments appreciated. Cheers, Larry
  9. Thanks Morten and PREM. There are a lot more people out there collecting KM trade and specialty patches than when I first started collecting them. There is such a large variety to collect and now it is very hard to find the rarer ones. They are also becoming more expensive as well. Insignia such as the nice Unterwasserhorcher patch photo posted by Morten are hard to find as well. There are a few of the rarer patch photos posted in the "Kriegsmarine Specialty Badges in Wear" thread. By the way, I posted the the Unterwasserhorcher patch upside down. I am concentrating on collecting cloth versions only. I would like to see what others have in their collections. Please post them here. My collection as it stands at the moment: Cheers, Larry
  10. Entfernungsmesser Flak (rangefinder AA guns). As above (white uniform). Torpedohilfslehrer (auxiliary torpedo instructor). The search continues, thanks for looking. Cheers, Larry
  11. Spielmann (drum and fife corps). As above (white uniform). Unterwasserhorcher (hydrophone operator - white uniform).
  12. HI, I thought I would post an update of my pre-1940 KM specialists badge collection. Kraftfahrer (motor driver). Verwaltung (administration). Artilleriewaffenleitvormann (artillery control foreman). Waffenleitvormann Flak (AA weapons control foreman). Geschutzfuhrer T (gun turret chief after 6 years). Geschutzfuhrer Einzelgeschutz (single gun leader). As above (white uniform). Geschutzfuhrer Einzelgeschutz (single gun leader after 3 years). Motoren III Lehrgang (motor specialist III). As above (white uniform).
  13. Very nice photo Morten. Another from my collction. Stab (Staff personnel) Marineartillerie Rank chevrons (Obergefreiter) Leichten Flakartillerie Cheers, Larry
  14. I agree, a very nice focused collection. Here is another portrait from my collection. Cheers, Larry
  15. Nice photo showing tropical uniforms in wear. The car is a Mercedes Benz 320. The symbol on the left fender (as far as I know) shows they served in 4 Marine Kraftwageneinsatzabteilung. More info here. http://www.axishistory.com/axis-nations/373-germany-kriegsmarine/kriegsmarine-landgestuetzte-verbaende/7532-4-marinekraftwageneinsatzabteilung Cheers, Larry
  16. Pre-1939 Coastal Artillery Oberfeldwebel with with "O" (Ostsee) cypher on his shoulder board. Cheers, Larry
  17. Another from my collection. Cheers, Larry Another.
  18. Thank you very much Morten. I was lucky with this photo. I bid on quite a few and miss out on a few as well. I wonder who won that very nice KM Pfarrer (Chaplain) photo that was on Ebay recently. I was outbid on that one. Cheers, Larry
  19. Marineschule Kiel portrait. Cheers, Larry
  20. I agree, great photos, thanks for posting them here. Here is a photo of a Kontadmiral inspecting Coastal troops. Cheers, Larry
  21. Thank you Odulf for the great information about my photo. I believe you are correct about the Kapitan zur See being Herman von Bredow. Cheers, Larry Nice photo GreyC. I have a photo coming to me showing the same tally being worn. I will post a scan when it arrives. Cheers, Larry
  22. Thank you very much. Here is a TeNo Vormann wedding portrait. He wears the AD (Allgemeiner Dienst) patch on his left sleeve. Cheers, Larry
  23. Nice photo. Here is a TeNo Luftwaffe portrait from my collection. Cheers, Larry
  24. Thanks GreyC for your input. Cheers, Larry
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