Yorkstone

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  1. GreyC, Mounted SA from Stuttgart thank you for that. sadly the link will not work. I have had these items for years and Now I now where they have come from, does any one have an image of mounted SA? Thank you again GreyC stephen
  2. maker Marked Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid
  3. i originally posted in wrong section, can any one advise as to Which the unit these are to? If indeed they are SA. backing cloth is clearly dark brown in Day light regards Stephen
  4. some more items from my collection Gauleiter roundel from cap and part buckle, the quality is very nice as you can see from the image. regards Stephen Back of roundel
  5. Brett,Nicolas, thank you for your nice comments Jack was ortiginaly a Londoner who worked on the Fish Markets. his father died during WW1 and Jack was a memorable man on many levels. he worked with my father and was our next door neighbour until I joined up at 18. he was a great storyteller and good friend to our family. He saw me start collecting in my early days and was always interested in any new acquisitions I may have,often finding others who had badges to pass items on to me. From a long our street I was given German WW2 Army belt and buckle,a SS letter some RLB items and a nice K 98 Sawback bayonet Dynamo torch. All items with history I still have them plus many British items. Jack told me that although he brought these items back he dumped a Luger and numerous dress daggers over bord on his return to UK not trusting that his RMP uniform would get him through unchecked as it happend he was not checked and was frustrated in the loss of the daggers. sadly his loss gave me custody of the above and I do try and keep items together as brought back much to the frustration of some of my palls. I have now been collecting over 45 years. Many thanks Stephen
  6. can any one advise as to the unit these are two backing cloth is clearly dark brown in Day light regards stephen
  7. Dear all Images of items brought back by my old neighbour Jack. As you can see a mixed bag he served with the Military Police he arrived in Normandy D-Day + 12 he was in Arnhem during the clearing up process and was involved taking the surrender and searching POW after the Rhine Crossing he returned to my old Town of Stone Staffs during 1946. The Gorget is a particular favourite of mine, the plaques are interesting souvenirs obviously produced to take back post war and the Kuban Shield is in great condition. i have his Helmet given to me when I was about 5 years old well played with,along with the German police cap badge and cockade they were originaly mint but have sufferd a young collectors hand (mine) i have his records cap and CMP shoulder titlts 30 corp flash and his Records. Plus many photos some showing him Searchng German Soldiers at Arnhem (dated) the ID card is to his Wife I have numerous other British items from same source WW 1 and WW2 The rest of the collection show hear were given to me by his Wife. hope you all enjoy the photographs regards Stephen Back of Flak Plack Back of wound badge Se link re Glider badge above then scroll upwards regards Stephen
  8. Hi JTW images of items brought back by Jack as you can see a mixed bag The Gorget is a particular favourite of mine, the plaques are interesting souvenirs obviously produced to take back Kuban Shield is in great condition. i have his Helmet given to me when I was about 5 years old well played with,along with the German police cap badge and cockade they were original mint but have sufferd a young collectors hand (mine) i have his records cap and CMP shoulder titlts 30 corp flash and his Records l plus many photos some showing him Searchng German Soldiers at Arnhem (dared) the ID card is to his Wife I have numerous other British items from same source WW 1 and WW2 hope you all enjoy the photographs regards Stephen
  9. JTW do you have Any Other images of this older Patten, do you know the time period produced i have perused the forum Internet and my books heavily this week and not found any thing like this described as a known copy, I have found other CEJ pilot badges with clear casting marks and an inferior look to them in distinct maker marks. Is it the maker mark? it is clearly added afterwards not cast in to the eagle as I would expect on a cast copy. IMO the eagle is German silver note the colouring on the back of the badge typical of a private purchase badge not a issued Patten. The quality is very good overall on the feathering and fretting out of the wing tips the wreath IMO is also silver and has been finished off and polished as is the eagle. i am struggling to see this as a fake and this must have fooled many a collector if it is. thoughts appreciated does anyone else have this Patten of badge in their collection or had one? it feels so good in the hand also. sadly their is no history to this badge it came from a older collection about 15 years ago in a trade. regards Stephen
  10. JTW Now i had expected the thumbs up on this badge, it appears to be correct by the many book description's I see no signs of it being cast what so ever. The silver wash also apears correct the repair to the hook appears contempery also. but admit I had my doubts on the pin being replaced not the hinge. This Glider badge came from a veterans bring back stash, and was given to me the vet came back from Germany 1946 and served with Military Police from D-day +12 took surrender of prisoners at Arnhem and Rhine crossing. I have numerous items from him mostly Army. regards Stephen
  11. Well two of my big birds have turned out to be post war fakes let's see if I can make it a hat trick. The hook is missing and has been obviously repaired at some time and possible replacement pin. See attached I am of course hoping otherwise regards Stephen
  12. J T W thank you pall Well it would seem my two Pime birds of my Lufftwaffe collection are indeed Turkey's i will try again later and see if I can get a Hat Trick. Stephen
  13. No answers on this badge it does not sound positive, ah well possible two Eagles. Should be called Sparrows? link to my pilots badge follows Regards to all Stephen