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  1. Was there a body or anything found. If not, maybe Einecke buried the stuff himself. Either way It is such an amazing find.
  2. Thanks for the info and links regarding the GPB. I normally am not interested in this topic, however, i have been looking for information on a specific GPB holder. This will help.
  3. I can't read the first name but the last name definitely looks seems to be Einecke. If this is the case, the guy scored big time.
  4. Did you dig that. I have never seen a Golden Party Badge number that low before. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Thanks for the information. As for Hass' stuff, my collector buddy told me the following about all of the original grouping: in the 1960s, the Hass family gave the grouping up to Weitze or another private collector. It consisted of two uniforms (one with a sewn on DKiG and one with all of the metal badges )golden party badge, wehrpass, soldbuch, photos, mug, dog tag, a bunch of award documents, and enlistment document. Finally when it all came to weitze at some point the entire group was split up and went to the four winds. Kind of sad. I would love to find out what happened to him after the war because I am thinking since Hass had been a NSDAP golden member since 1933, he was probably put in a POW camp somewhere. Well if I find anything else, I will let you know. Thanks again
  6. Can anyone provide me some information on what happened to this guy after WWII? I have done some extensive research on Hass, have units, awards, and some other stuff, but I cannot find anything on if he was captured, disappeared, or lived out his life. Any help would be appreciated. The last known rank was Hauptmann dR and it was either as Commander of 7th Pi BN or as a Kompanie Fuhrer (Commander) in 198th Pi BN. It ends there. Thanks
  7. Yes, this is true. The original source of this article came into effect this past January across all services. The Navy and Marine Corps used to give a "V" device in two ways: 1) For a Combat Distinguishing Device, now like the "C" device; and 2) for actual Valor. The Navy and Marine Corps could actually get one on their NAMs (Navy Achievement Medal) also. That is why you see the current CJCS with a "V" on his Legion of Merit. He got it as a Regimental Commander for a Combat Achievement during the Invasion of Iraq, not for Valor. The USAF, would give out for Valor, but they also have some unit award that could get a V. The Army would only give out a "V" for VALOR ONLY and this would only go down to the Army Commendation Medal. (I have one of these). DoD did this to try to get all of the services on the same page with the "V" device. Hope this helps.
  8. 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."
  9. 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.


  11. 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.
  12. $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
  13. Truely wonder. You are blessed to have all of that
  14. 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.
  15. Thanks. Thank you. Thanks again for your reply, but check this link out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_French_Foreign_Legion
  16. beautiful uniform. Is this something that you put together or is there a story behind it?
  17. Every has some great groups but I am always partial to the Badeners
  18. What document do you want and what for.
  19. Looks like like 3D US Army, WWI Era
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. This almost makes you want to not show your friends your collection. I hope you get it all back some day.
  24. 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