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Stuka f

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    Belgian Congo up to 1960, anything related to the city of Antwerp and militaria in general from ancient times to 1945.

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  1. Stuka f

    Congo chief medal

    These medals have always been on my wanted list, but didn't want to pay the high end prices some people ask for them... I was sure to find one, one day om my daily path of house clearing, and flea market visits. It took some time, but it was worth waiting for this one. I managed to find the youngest among those medals, but also the rarest one. "Chefferie" medals with the mention "chefferie" or "sous chefferie were meant to be given to chef's of over 6.000 villages , city's or tribes, from the 1920's until 1958. The one I got, mentions "secteur indigéne" and were ment for bigger regions/concentrations and were in number just over 500. 3 types, of the "secteur" medal, have been made over a shorter period of time (1930's to 1958), the one I am showing was made from 1949 on. The measurement (7 cm), the lack of adornment and the spelling shows this. It is know that Belgian officials complaint many times about the lack of "secteur" medals, during there time in the colony, so apparently these medals were all ready scarce at that time...:-)and the spelling shows this.
  2. Seems like the top of the spike didn't grow old with the other parts of the helmet... But a nice helmet never the less. Got my self one like that too, in lesser condition, hope to get it next week.
  3. Stuka f

    BWM to Belgians

    Just got my second in! Never thought I would be that lucky. And I should have buy the medal Chris sold....
  4. Found this vintage school poster today; And some new toys on my laptop picture tool....
  5. Stuka f

    Ships , anyone?

    The wheel is new to the collection;
  6. Very nice and informative.
  7. Hello, I can live with the damage! Lesson learned.... I am a restorer by profession and hardly(in fact never) touch the militaria I collect. But let me warn you about the polystyrene heads, like the one you are showing your helmet on. They decompose by time and can leave your liner with serious damage. That doesn't happen over night, however. It takes time, but never the less better safe then sorry .
  8. so glad I could lay hands on one! It was high on my list, of the "items I would very much like to have, but it will probably never happen!".
  9. Stuka f

    Ships , anyone?

    The Mercator finally home. (the port of attach for that ship is in fact Antwerp, but it can be seen and visited in Ostend, for many years, and a (heavy)discussion between the two towns started since...) This one is 75 by 120 cm.
  10. Stuka f

    marking on French belt plate...

    It could be indeed! Didn't even think of it! Guy, would be the right man to ask.
  11. Ok, thanks for your input! And what is it made for? Letter clip...?
  12. Stuka f

    marking on French belt plate...

    Don't know what the "3" and the "A" could stand for, but as it is a "genie" buckle, the "G" seems logical...