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Michael R

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  1. Hi Alf, Thank you for your comments. Yes, I do have other Flag, General and Air rank stuff so if you give me an idea of what you would like to look at, I'll start a thread. Cheers for now Michael Hi Paul, Thank you for showing your MD jacket. I have sent you a couple of messages. Cheers Michael
  2. PS, I see your logo is an Imperial Iron Cross.  Do you collect them?  I also collect Imperial and TR cased medals and medal bars along with a variety of other stuff.

    Cheers again Michael

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      Hi Michael,

       

      Not anymore these days, was amassing a large RNZAF WW2 collection and am now getting rid of it all as funds are needed elsewhere...

      Used to enjoy collectiong Imperial medalbars and had quite a collection some years ago

       

      Cheers

      Paul

  3. Hi,  Just read your response to this thread and taken a look at your MD jacket.  Unfortunately, the guy was in the wrong air force for me as I try, not with much success, to stick to RAF!!  However, having said that, what are you looking for in either cash terms or trades??  Do you have any other RAF gear for down load??

     

    I too lived in Singapore for about 2 years at RAF Seletar.  Did not want to come home but had to!!

     

    Cheers  Michael

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      Hi Michael,

      Looking to sell his entire lot as one, to keep things together you know...wanting at least 500Quid for that lot, quite rare to see stuff to a NZ RNZAF Air ranker will send pix when required

      What other items are you after? i have an extensive collection ( Mainly RNZAF) to sell, funds are needed elsewhere...

       

      Regards

      Paul

  4. Still with US Navy Junior Officer's caps. Item 24 to 30 These are all basic Junior Officer's caps of varying age and wear. All have metal insignia of two part construction and gold metallic chin straps. They are all of early style manufacture dating from WWII through to the 60's. All have white winter covers.
  5. Board 18 RN Chaplain's headdress and shoulder insignia. Col 1 comprises visor cap badges worn by all grades of chaplain. The badge depicts the Monarch's crown (Queens's Crown Post 1953) surmounting the traditional insignia of the RN, a silver fouled anchor partially encompasses by a black silk laurel open top wreath outlined in gold wire. Col 2 top, the cap badge as described but with a King's Crown and of WWII vintage. Two variation Chaplain's beret badges which are identical to those already described but slightly smaller and a variation cap badge. Three Chaplains epaulettes or shoulder boa
  6. Some Officer and Enlisted hat and cap devices. The first board contents is a variety of miniature "garrison" cap insignia to various Naval and associated Services. The badge at bottom left is carved in wood?? The second board is of enlisted insignia.
  7. Some other, non military West German visor caps. Customs Official with embroidered National cockade and roundel. Railways Police Officer with metal star device and meta National roundel. Berlin Police Officer's cap with all embroidered insignia. I am not a collector of West German civil headdress so if any of my descriptions are incorrect, please feel free to correct me!!
  8. Item 20 This is an obsolete Junior US Naval Officer's visor cap with a dark blue cover and probably of WWII vintage. The cap has a later pattern two part cap device with a silver eagle facing to its right surmounting the National Shield centered on and over a pair of crossed fouled anchors in gold. The badge is manufactured in metal with double screw back fittings to the reverse and is centered on a shaped dark blue materiel field. The chin strap is of standard gold metallic wire braid on a leather backing and secured by Naval pattern buttons in gold metal. Item 21 A similar cap but of
  9. item 25 This cap is identical to Item 23 but with the addition of a General Officer's gold metal cap device on a shaped dark blue field replacing the standard Officer's badge and an additional inner arc of metal visor embellishment. The chin strap, like the other General Officer's caps, already shown, is of gold metallic thread. Item 26 A second Flag Officer's cap of identical style to that detailed above at Item 25. However, this is probably a copy! The cap badge and visor embellishment are both executed in gold metallic thread/wire and the chinstrap is of the standard leather pattern
  10. Item 17 This is an early cap worn by USN Petty Officers. The visor is plain black as is the chin strap whilst the buttons are gold coloured metal The badge depicts a standing fouled anchor in gold metal across the center of which are the initials "USN" in silver. This is an early style badge with the initials in an arc above the blades of the propeller and is scured by a bolt and nut reverse fitment to a tomb stone shaped field sewn onto the cap band. Item 18 Is a visor cap also worn by a Petty Officer but of far later manufacture and style. The cap device is identical to that featured i
  11. A pair of Bundesmarine Flag Officer's visor caps. The first cap is something of an anomaly to me and your opinions are welcome. The cap has a white cover and cloth covered visor. The visor is embellished with a pair of double arcs of gold wire embroidered oak leaves of high quality and the chin strap is of standard pattern shinny vinyl with gold metal buttons. The cap deviates from the norm in that it has a metal National Roundel centered on a blue materiel field rather than the usual Officer type roundel in gold wire. My theory is that perhaps the metal roundel has been used to facilitate the
  12. Item 23 This is a Volksmarine Senior Officer's visor with blue winter cover. Identical to the cap detailed at Item 20, the only variation is in the visor embellishment. Rather than the scalloped effect, the embellishment comprises a pair of single arcs of gold coloured metal oak leaves. Each arc is formed by seven overlapping oak leaves positioned around the outer edge of the visor. The chinstrap, common to Naval caps, is of good quality mat finished leather and of a standard design. The strap is superior to that worn on the Bundeswehr equivalent caps. The cap device is identical to those w
  13. Volksmarine. Item 20 Junior Navy Officer's visor cap with gold coloured metal visor trim of similar pattern to the Bundesmarine equivalent grade cap. Item 21 Navy Petty Officer's cap with unadorned shinny black visor. The cap device is of similar design to the officer's but made from embroidered silks with a metal national emblem at its center. Item 22 Naval Officer's garrison style chip bag cap with small embroidered national roundel and gold trim to the crown.
  14. Hi Gus, Thank you for your message, photo and name!! Yes, my primary collection is TR but as things have become more expensive and copies better, I have tended to fly off at tangents, sadly to the detriment of TR. Having said that, I still buy German swords when I get the chance but really enjoy dabbling in other fields such as Visor caps, RAF, RN US, Russian, E/W/TR German insignia, uniforms, medals and flags etc. I have a veritable house full of junk (my wife's description not mine). Nice "34" and my imagination is running wild regarding the goodies hidden behind the polythene!!
  15. Hi Again, I am not sure what but something tells me that you like post WWII German militaria etc. LOL. Like you, I too lie uniforms but they take up an inordinate amount of space even when not displayed like yours. What else do you collect?? You appear to have a distinct interest in para so are you also interested in other nationality para gear?? Another fine selection of goodies and nicely displayed. May I ask what the dagger is in the top right corner of your photo? Thank you once again Michael
  16. Hi, And to finish up. Item 14 Is a US Coast Guard (Auxiliary) Admiral's visor cap.The cap is Identical to Item 6 above. The only visible difference in the caps is the lavish use of silver bullion wire embellishment to the visor which is identical to that shown in Item 8, the regular USCG admiral's cap but in silver rather than gold. Onto a bit of a tangent. Item 15 A nice Sea Scouting Officer's visor cap for a junior officer. This is a current style cap with a white cloth cover and a silver chin strap. The cap device comprises a central motif of a vertical clean anchor over t
  17. Hi, Three more Bundeswehr Naval visor caps for review. All are for wear by senior naval officers and feature a pair of single arcs of gold wire embroidered oak leaves running around the outer edge of the visor and a gold embroidered cap device featuring a fouled anchor encompasse by an open top oak leaf wreath and ensigned by a National Cockade. All have removable cloth covers and black vinyl chinstraps. The final cap is, I believe, worn by a Federal police officer. The chin strap is very similar to that shown on the PO's cap in Post 41 above. Shown for interest and reference.
  18. Hi Gordon, Thank you very much for your message and information. I took the cord off that cap a few months ago but the photo pre dated the change. I wondered if it was perhaps a customs cord or police etc?? In any event, the cap currently wears a plain black chin strap so thank you for your confirmation!!! As a matter of interest, I acquired a box full of chin straps a few years back and haven't got a clue what they are. There is an interesting variety of them so if you want a research project, let me know and I'll photograph them!!! LOL. many thanks Gordon Cheers Michael
  19. Hi Paul, Thank you for your comments. Hi Gigoo, Thank you for showing us all your Feldjaegar caps. All very smart and I see you have two officer's caps!! Very nice. keep em coming please. By the way, may I ask your name rather than using your tag name please?? Cheers and best wishes to all Michael
  20. The following selection of insignia, although not strictly of a medical nature, are worn by personnel usually closely associated with the medical functions and they are Chaplains. Board 13 Top Row left is a pre 1953/WWII cap badge for a Special Duties Chaplain's Assistant and right is the same badge but post 1953 and current. Center left is the cap badge of a Chaplain holding any commissioned rank pre 1953/WWII and right post 1953 but now obsolete. Center is a chaplaincy blazer badge pre 1953. Col 1 A second variation pre 1953/WWII Chaplain's cap badge over a wooden shield removed
  21. Back to the Bundeswehr. Some Marine caps. The first two are junior officers caps whilst the third item is a PO's cap and the final cap is also a PO's cap but with a coloured chin strap which probably does not belong with the cap?? Your opinions are invited.
  22. A few more US Coast Guard Auxiliary officer's hats as worn by female personnel. Item 10 A tan summer hat bearing a high quality silver wire embroidered cap device as per Item 8 above. This cap would have been worn by a female officer of the USCG (A) in the rank of Commander or Captain, the rank being denoted by the conjoined pair of single arcs of oak leaves also embroidered in silver bullion wire. This is a later hat with a semi hard domed skull. Item 11 The same cap for wear by Lieutenant Commanders and below but with a white winter cover.The rank insignia is replaced by a plain s
  23. A few more Border Guard caps to view. Item 15 BG Enlisted cap with green materiel chin strap and alloy device. The cap materiel is of a woolly consistency. Item 16 Officer's cap with the larger stamped silver metal device and aluminum braid chinstrap. Item 17. Enlisted chip bag with small embroidered National Cockade. Item 18. Ditto. Item 19. Enlisted ranks cap identical to Item 15 but with a black vinyl chinstrap.
  24. Hi Gigoo, Thank you very much for adding some of your headdress to the thread and please continue to do so. Yours is one of the smartest and nicest headdress displays that I have seen!! You obviously take great pride in your displays and collection and must have a lot of space to play with? Very impressive. Thank you once again With regards and best wishes Michael
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