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  1. I bought an 'EREL' cap for my photography trips. I'm no collector but I can assure those caps are unmistakably reproductions. For instance the label thingy is woven into the cap. So far what I have seen that company is very open to the fact they deal in reproductions. In my opinion their price is fair. Any custom made cap with those materials will also set you back that amount. Before the 'EREL' I tried an 'el cheapo' unbranded version of the same model. The size wasn't correct, the visor was not attached in the middle, the wool was of synthetic quality and the seems were average. It ended up in the garbage bin. So yeah my conclusion is that the 'EREL' caps are reenact quality. Any buyer thinking he bought an original should really scratch behind his own ears in this case.
  2. Mattyboy, I hope you don't mind me making this a collection thread? From my own collection titled; 'Gertrud und ich in kastel'. I wish I knew the soldiers name.
  3. Napoleonic images

    Very nice!
  4. I'm kinda new to WW1 research so I have no idea what an Austrian is doing there. But maybe this deserves it's own topic, apart from the translation bit. So the right soldier could be an Austrian officer from IR59 accompanying the Major?
  5. Yes that's the guy we are looking for. Just did a search on him and this match came up from http://www.rainerregiment.at/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106&Itemid=118
  6. Yes sorry. It is '221'. The one is a bit blurry. Any idea who the Major is?
  7. Not the entire photo, but Ill post the bit what is important. I have actually 2 photo's of the same officer group but in complete different setting. Both will be 'published' some time though. The left guy has '22' on his boards. The Oberst in the middle as said before has '55' on his boards. The right guy most likely has a 2 digit number starting with a '5'. So yes. If the captions are correct, he fell the day after the photo's were taken. Thanks so far, already more information that I could hoped for.
  8. Thank you very much! Then this would be Oberst Gottberg. Funny thing is that there's still number 55 on his shoulder boards.
  9. Hi, would like some confirmation with these ones. Esp. with the name on the last one; "Oberstleutnant Gottberg zum 17.8.18 gefallen" ? Thanks in advance.
  10. Bringing History to life...

    Hello all. I used this forum for research for quite a while now. Maybe time to show what I do with that gathered info. I prefer to colour photo's from my own collection but I also do photo's from public collections.