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  1. I am thinking it is not a specific ribbon bar to this gentleman. The angle of the photo looks like the ribbons are too big compared to the ones in the photo. Some advice an advanced collector told me (not being a smart ass here just trying to help)--> "Buy the item, not the story."
  2. You can post in the Classified Adverts Page. BTW, if you have a nice SA Treffen Badge (Type II Stamped or Solid Back with Vertical Pin) I would be interested

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    Original and very extensive document bundle of papers of the major from 5. Baden field artillery regiment Nr.76 from the time before 1918. Erwin Ludwig von Steinberg, born in Oberkirch, Baden, on 17 May 1867. Married 4 October 1894 to Luise Agnes Gustava Elsbeth (Else) Freiin von Berg. After leaving active duty, they lived in Eschenhof bei Winterbach, Baden. They had one son, Heinz Martin Alexander Erwin Bernhard, born 4 April 1909 in Eschenhof. Career Statistics: 16.05.1888 - Portepée-Fähnrich, 1.GFAR 15.01.1889 - Sek.-Lieut., 1.GFAR 15.02.1890 - transferred to Reserve of 1.GFAR, commanded to FAR 15 19.05.1891 - returned to active duty with FAR 15, with Patent of 15.02.1889 18.08.1896 - Prem.-Lieut., transferred to FAR 10 01.04.1899 - commanded to the Great General Staff for one year 01.04.1900 - transferred to FAR 46 01.10.1900 - promoted to Hauptmann (no Patent) 01.04.1903 - transferred to FAR 14 as a Batterie-Chef 27.01.1904 - Patent as Hauptmann (P3p) 17.11.1906 - Retired 14.11.1916 - char. Major I got this document grouping from a member here about 10 years ago. It includes: 1. Urkunden Reifezeugnis zum Portepeefähnrich, 2. dem Reifezeugnis zum Offizier, 3. dem Patent zum Portepeefähnrich, 4. dem Patent zum Second Lieutenant, 5. dem Patent zum Premierlieutenant, 6. der Urkunde zum EK I 7. und EK II 8. dem Kreuz der Ritter vom königlichen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern, 9. der Medaillie zum 100 Geburtstag von Kaiser Wilhelm I , 10. dem Roten Adlerorden 4 Klasse 11. dem Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwerter des Ordens vom Zähringer Löwen.


  4. Gents I have a very nice EM Pionier Waffenrock that has everything original to the tunic minus the Collar tabs. If you have a matching set or know where I can find them, please direct me to the source or let me know. I am looking for the standard issue ones. I have checked most sites over the last year and spoke with friends, but no one seems to be able to find them. Any help would be appreciated. If I posted this int he wrong section, I apologize in advance.
  5. $3-6k USD. You may lose some value off the high end because all of it needs to be restored, however As it is named, so it could add value off the mid-end
  6. Truely wonder. You are blessed to have all of that
  7. There were a series of APB's awarded mainly to the 24th WSS Kartsjager Division. I dont have my book in front of me, but the numbers were really low. 8x Gold (and special variations), and a couple thousand in Silver and Bronze. Most APB's that you find now are fakes. If you find an authentic one you are looking between $2500 USD and up. I will never trash another man's treasure, but just from the picture that I see, having a Gold CCC (very rare) is something that I question, especially with that patina (looks too new). You really need to look at the liner, cuff title, and other things. There is a specific stitch patter to the cuff titles, but a big indicator that doesn't take long to establish is hitting it with a black light. If the white glows it is a repro. Hope this helps brother.
  8. Thanks. Thank you. Thanks again for your reply, but check this link out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_French_Foreign_Legion
  9. beautiful uniform. Is this something that you put together or is there a story behind it?
  10. Every has some great groups but I am always partial to the Badeners
  11. What document do you want and what for.
  12. Looks like like 3D US Army, WWI Era
  13. M-1 Carbine. I just don't know what manufacturer. Another interesting fact, is that the Brits and Aussies also used M-1 Carbines in Korea I believe. An of course I love this picture...
  14. This is true, however, Campaign and Service Medals will always have a small Bronze Service Star Device (ie: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals) no matter what service. As for Joint Awards, like the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, etc, will always use a Oakleaf Cluter no matter what service. This is one of the nicest Vietnam Era Ribbons bars that I have seen. Only thing missing from it is on the last Ribbon (1960 Streamer). This is normally the case, however, this is definitely a clerical error. It would rate a Bronze Service Star, however, if you would build or aquire a ribbon bar with his exact awards, I would put a OLC as his records states.
  15. I have not posted all of my stuff, but believe me, I won't do much now. Also, as I do with my guns/firearms, my collection room will be off limits besides only to a trusted few when they come over and doors shut and locks lock when maintenance people come over.
  16. This almost makes you want to not show your friends your collection. I hope you get it all back some day.
  17. I am thinking it is a M-1 Carbine Mag. Are there any markings on it? Check this link out. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/3-pk-15-rd-m1-carbine-magazines?a=556322
  18. Use Pecards leather dressing. Use light coats and rub with finger in small areas. After each coat let sit for 24 hours. After it starts getting glossy let it sit for a week or so and let the leather suck all of it up. Boom it's done. Do not add polish or anything else. i just did this to a pair of mine. I was even able to save the original laces using this method. Also take a tooth brush with the pecards and get in the creases of the boots. Also do the inside of the boots. Finally put pecards in the soles to stop the hobnails from continuing to rust. Trust me this works and is the best method!!!
  19. What a treasure. Congrats. Those always make the best pieces of a collection; straight from the family. I hope you hold on to this and cherish it for a long time. You should try to get a phot or at least a copy also.
  20. To me it looks like an unissued M-1 Carbine 15rnd mag, but the pictures could be fooling my eyes. If the pictures could have something next to it for size comparison like a ruler or pencil then it would be easier to give a 100% answe.
  21. I have some items that I could part with. Tell me what your looking for. I have some Sports badges, Infantry and General assault badges, HJ badges, and some other WSS stuff. Let me know and I can send you some photos. You could never go wrong with a nice SA Sports BAdge, Iron Crosses, and Infantry Assault Badges. I just need you to narrow it down.
  22. Can you post an image of the Cadet uniform? I think it may be a Senior Privates Uniform for the Military College of South Carolina, Citadel. Also, that US Army Dress green jacket is a little shady. The insignia on the left sleeve is for Special Forces. If it is dated for around the Vietnam era, they never wore a Special Forces Tab, they only wore the Black and Yellow Airborne Tab because it was not created at the time. If it is dated for more Modern times, before the US Army switched to the ASU, then the patch was just sewn on there. The Special Forces tab should have a Black and Yellow Airborne tab underneath it. The Arrowhead with Airborne tab signifies the unit, the "long tab" is qualification. That uniform is not accurately put together. All you would have to do is get the brass and insignia, move the arrowhead down and sew the airborne tab underneath it. Great find though.
  23. Honestly leave it alone. I agree with Claudius. You devalue the item when you clean it and a lot of the cleaners have stuff in them that will ruin your piece over time. I wanted to restore a pair of Bergschuhe and was going to clean them to pull the dirt out of them. My leather was really dry. I was going to polish them after cleaning them. Instead I just put a light coat of Pecard Leather Dressing on them to soften the leather up; with my finger. That is it, and they are fine. Be very careful with cloth.
  24. I never heard of the Ketchup, but I will have to remember it. I always try to not remove Patina, however, when I do cleaning I use a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol just to clean out dirt and the yuck, but I never try to remove the Patina. Good luck Marine.