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Kornel R.

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  1. Very informative info Brian - thank you ! I wasn't on the forum for a while … or a bit longer .. If we are talking about Freikorps Caspari , I have few pieces from one of his former officers ( I bought them from his son ! ) - they are from WW I and WW II era , nothing from his Freikorps time … I was told he was participating in this particular Freikorps . His name is Rudolf Sies and he was very interesting man - after his Second World War he was President of the organization of German porcelain makers and one of the highest managers at Huetschenreuther Manufactur .. I'm sorry it's bit off topic .. here you have his few belongings .. I also have somewhere packed his WW I officer's shoulder board. best Kornel
  2. Hello Albert and Paul would you please tell the title of the book or show a picture of it ? I'm interested as well , so I'll try to find it best regards Kornel
  3. Peter Meinlschmidt is back in Germany for good , I spoke with him few months ago . If anybody is still interested on his book I may provide his email address . I belive he still has few copies of his book for sale with regards Kornel
  4. I know it's out of the topic , I'm sorry but couldn't resist - Laphroaig , especially 10 y.o. is my favorite one !!!! my much older ex girlfriend ( many years ago ) once said about it - you'll love it or hate it , nothing between .... I can't disagree . best regards Kornel ps.
  5. Great photo Robin ! it's interesting how bright look the helmets ( from the right side ) - probably it's the effect of the direct sun light ... or some kind of light feldgrau or maybe unusual color like .. sand /clay ? with regards Kornel
  6. Hello Hardy ! Thank you very much for your reply , but at this moment ( after some info update ) have to disagree with you and try to explain why ... On the beginning I was also very skeptical and was interpreting it the very same way , but in between did some more research and ask couple more collectors . At first glance two friends basing on the late war structure told me "that's not the one" but after I found in Peter Meinlschmidt's book info about Flammenwerfer Truppen we agreed plus a collector / historian friend very knowledgeable and interested about the subject sent me the scan from the book " Das Ehrenbuch der deutschen Pioniere " which made me sure and ... very happy - soon I'll tell you why . So the 12. Kompagnie of the III GPB was not only part of flame thrower troops , they were actually "beginners" . thank you very much , thanks to all participants and interested best regards Kornel Below both scans from : 1) Peter Meinlschmidt " German WW I Identity Tags/Discs " 2) Koenigl. Pruess. Major Paul Heinrici " Das Ehrenbuch der deutschen Pioniere "
  7. I wouldn't mind to take these shoes off ... Lena Olin for example .... .... but back to Earth - can anyone tell me if 12. Kompanie of 3. Garde Pionier Bataillon , was a part of Flammenwerfer Truppen ? best regards Kornel
  8. don't even tell me Eric ... quiet few times and the worst part was when it went underpriced or at least for less then I was ready to pay .... damn it !! I never use a sniper , but if you participating in online auctions and want to live like a human ... this is a must ! best regards Kornel
  9. Don is MgSs Capo di tutti capi ... so Eric we have organize another mob / gang - just for self defense best regards Kornel ps. Taube I love that painted badge of yours - amazing . I have only one an in mint condition but would prefer kind of front used one - a lot of character !
  10. Thank you Andreas ... You are then a Friese ! that's a part of Germany I haven't been in ( of course not the only one ) , but as far I know it's beautiful . best regards Kornel ps. I have veteran organization flag from Schleswig
  11. Thank you Andreas ... You are then a Friese ! that's a part of Germany I haven't been in ( of course not the only one ) , but as far I know it's beautiful . best regards Kornel ps. I have veteran organization flag from Schleswig
  12. ... I didn't even read .... Chris - was it on Ebay ? Last days I don't look at it at all It was very interesting disc regards Kornel
  13. Andreas ( Dedehansen ) - nice set of ID tags - do you collect any particular units or ... ? Jeff - great uniforms ! Eric - that's acrusher !! it's one of the nicest dog tag I have seen , pretty many are already in this thread . best regards Kornel ps. if you ever decide .... please let me know
  14. Great grouping Stephan ! I also took a lookat your website - very impressive . Are all these Erkennungsmarken from your collection too ? regards Kornel
  15. Hallo Andreas ! Die beide Fotos finde ich klasse ! ... obwohl ich habe das Gefuehl , dass sie aus dem gleichen Fotoalbum ausgeschnitten sind . ... oder ..? Vielleicht hast du mehrere davon . mfG Kornel
  16. nice veterinary shoulders Chris - I would like even a single one . regards Kornel Chip - never doubted you're a gent . >> Oh Kornel, I really like that Hessian pair. I only have a single. << - but maybe because that's my only pair ( one of very few )
  17. That's amazing ... it is an MG -virus , or even rather MG-epidemic !! I only have .. maybe about ten MG related tags ... I'm with Chris - please show us detailed pictures. regards Kornel
  18. very nice "classic" hat in a great shape ! Even trying to go more into field grey direction I would like to have one or two like yours. best regards Kornel
  19. Ha ha ! Eric don't bother - her expiration date may be already long gone ... ( no offense ! I'm kind of "antique" lover - most of my ex girlfriends were radically older !) best regards Kornel
  20. My congratulations Robin - great lithography indeed ! Chris , but if I have to wait 30 years for each good / interesting single item I didn't get at first .... then I have to be alive for at least as long as Galapagos' turtle if not forever best regards Kornel
  21. Eric , that's very interesting picture ! It is related to Greater Poland Uprising of 1918–1919, or Wielkopolska Uprising of 1918–1919 (Polish: powstanie wielkopolskie 1918–19 roku; German: Großpolnischer Aufstand) or Posnanian War . this was only time ( this very early years in general - I suppose to have somewhere an info about regulations to foreign awards in Polish Army ) when non Polish badges and medals were still in use . best regards Kornel
  22. I never thought and knew about Feldpost's varieties - some , as the mini flask very interesting and somehow unexpected . thank you Chris for posting them ! best regards Kornel ps. I you would like to send me one ... even better if with it's tasty content ....
  23. Yossi thank you for a very nice , nostalgic journey . last time I have been in Belarus back in 80's and I'm very curious how it comperes to what saw back then . there is a lot of places I would like to see . best regards Kornel
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