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Stuka f

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  1. These medals have always been on my wanted list, but didn't want to pay the high end prices some people ask for them... I was sure to find one, one day om my daily path of house clearing, and flea market visits. It took some time, but it was worth waiting for this one. I managed to find the youngest among those medals, but also the rarest one. "Chefferie" medals with the mention "chefferie" or "sous chefferie were meant to be given to chef's of over 6.000 villages , city's or tribes, from the 1920's until 1958. The one I got, mentions "secteur indigéne" and were ment for bigger regions/concentrations and were in number just over 500. 3 types, of the "secteur" medal, have been made over a shorter period of time (1930's to 1958), the one I am showing was made from 1949 on. The measurement (7 cm), the lack of adornment and the spelling shows this. It is know that Belgian officials complaint many times about the lack of "secteur" medals, during there time in the colony, so apparently these medals were all ready scarce at that time...:-)and the spelling shows this.
  2. Seems like the top of the spike didn't grow old with the other parts of the helmet... But a nice helmet never the less. Got my self one like that too, in lesser condition, hope to get it next week.
  3. Just got my second in! Never thought I would be that lucky. And I should have buy the medal Chris sold....
  4. Found this vintage school poster today; And some new toys on my laptop picture tool....
  5. Hello, I can live with the damage! Lesson learned.... I am a restorer by profession and hardly(in fact never) touch the militaria I collect. But let me warn you about the polystyrene heads, like the one you are showing your helmet on. They decompose by time and can leave your liner with serious damage. That doesn't happen over night, however. It takes time, but never the less better safe then sorry .
  6. so glad I could lay hands on one! It was high on my list, of the "items I would very much like to have, but it will probably never happen!".
  7. The Mercator finally home. (the port of attach for that ship is in fact Antwerp, but it can be seen and visited in Ostend, for many years, and a (heavy)discussion between the two towns started since...) This one is 75 by 120 cm.
  8. It could be indeed! Didn't even think of it! Guy, would be the right man to ask.
  9. Ok, thanks for your input! And what is it made for? Letter clip...?
  10. Don't know what the "3" and the "A" could stand for, but as it is a "genie" buckle, the "G" seems logical...
  11. looks like pewter but weights like bronze, no marking. It is 22.5 by 11 cm and weights nearly 1 kg!
  12. First answers are positive. It is a nice WWI pilot brevet, but dating it is quiet difficult; it could be post war, up to 1920.
  13. I could ask on a French forum if you want!?
  14. l am quiet confident in it being genuine. It reveals a dove tail construction, like one would expect on originals. Also have a few of them to compare it to.
  15. Thank you! I did try to google it, but it didn't give anything over here... I did manage to find the regiment with google.
  16. hello, could some one en-light me on what the badge under the regimental badge could mean.
  17. Thank you. And no need for translation, I am ok with Spanish.
  18. Interesting site. Thanks for pointing it out. Amazing number of different swords they have had. I had no idea. Wish there was a list like that about Belgian blades. Any way, here it is;
  19. Thank you! I'll have a look.
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