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  1. Gents, One of my passions is collecting German Trench Photos. I look at their facial expressions and contemplate what they must have been thinking. Trying to put their minds in a better place of being home with their friends and family or are they trying to forget the horror and carnage of a War thought to end all Wars.... Cheers, Joel
  2. Gentlemen, What great additions. I got to get hunting for some new pictures to add.
  3. Chris, Same here! Thank you.
  4. Chris, Indeed it does! Good to see you my friend and I hope all is well?
  5. Gents, This thread deserves to be revived for this topic has recently surfaced on another forum and I had no clue as to the US Government sending these women on Pilgrimages to Europe to see the graves of their loved ones. What got me interested is that I recently bought a small lot of military insignia and other items. Amongst the items was a, Pilgrimage of Mothers and Widows Identification medal. Though the ribbon and name tag are missing there still is a serial number on the reverse of the medal and I hope to find the database to look up the original recipient. Thank you so much for your interest and I'm sorry it has been a long time since I have posted in here. I look forward to seeing old friends and fellow collectors! Regards, Joel
  6. Love the picture! Well done! Joel
  7. Gents, My apologies in not being around for a while. I've been very busy with handling work related details and things about our house. So with the need for a much deserved break, my Wife and I decided to take a little time off and go for a Sunday drive over to Vermont. Once there, I happened upon a Flea Market and decided to purchase this item. It is a French Issued Death Certificate for a US Doughboy by the name of, Roy E. Parrish. I've seen all types of Death Certificates in my day however, never had the chance to purchase one for a decent price. I brought the item home and decided upon seeing if there was any information on the said name. The interesting part of this whole story is that I intended to find little information on the soldier except for a draft registration card or the like. The one interesting facet to this story is that there was a small picture of this Gentleman in the lower right corner of the frame and I noticed there there is quite a story behind this Soldier once I tied in a face with the name... Here is the link I found.. http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/vets/parrishroy/parrishroy01.html One in the same? I think so... What is a document originating in West Virginia doing up here in the hills of Vermont? The mystery continues... The floor is yours Gents..
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    One in the Same? Death Certificate

    Still no response from The West Virginia History Dept.
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    EKI Spange collection

    What an incredible collection! Very nice!
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    favorite EK2

    What a fantastic cross! Love the detail of the core. Regards, Joel
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    My newest acquisition M1874 McKeever Ammo Pouch

    Thank you Stormrider. Definitely a first of its kind in my collection. Thank you again. Regards, Joel
  12. Gentlemen, I recently ventured a little bit out of my collecting interests to obtain this piece. It is a Model 1874 Ammo Pouch for the McKeever 45-70 round. These ammo pouches were issued most likely for the Indian Wars. (A rather dark period in American History) This item has a Watervliet Arsenal mark as well as being stamped with a "16" and letter "D" on the enclosure flap. I'm thinking this was issued to the 16th Infantry Co. D? For those in the know, please feel free to chime in. What is interesting though the primers have been fired, all of the ammunition is period and has power in them. (Scratching head) Thank you so much for any additional information you can provide. Regards, Joel
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    EKI Wiederholungsspangen

    Gentlemen, fantastic examples! Thank you for sharing. Though I don't currently own an EK1 Spange, it is good to know that I have these to compare if I stumble across one. Regards, Joel
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    My newest acquisition M1874 McKeever Ammo Pouch

    One last question... Is there any significance with the stamps?
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    My newest acquisition M1874 McKeever Ammo Pouch

    Stormrider, Thank you so much for your insight. This is the first piece of its kind in my collection. I'm more in tune with Imperial German collecting but will welcome all other historical artifacts. Thank you again! Regards, Joel
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    My newest acquisition M1874 McKeever Ammo Pouch

    Peter, I have not pulled the bullets from their cases. Most likely, your explaination is most plausible.
  17. Gentlemen, Thank you so much! I agree the cypher does look as though it is for Ernst Ludwig! The mystery is solved, I believe?
  18. Gents, It has indeed been a while and I hope is well with everyone. I happened upon this item and most likely a family time and not military, However was curious if anyone could shed some light on this piece? Thank you so much and seeing that it is most likely Scottish, I wanted to give it a whirl. Kind Regards, Joel

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  20. Farkas, I thank you for your help. Interesting piece none the less, and the mystery continues.
  21. Great Pictures Gents! I'm way behind on my contributions. Search is on. Regards, Joel
  22. I see why these can become addictive. Very nice collection of interesting items.
  23. Peter, I agree! It will definitely will adorn one of my shelves. Thank you again. Kind Regards, Joel