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Fritz die Spinne

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  1. Soldier's name (it seems to be incorrect, or unusual), city of Offenbach (am Main) , street/house of Kaiserstrasse #63 , born 13th Septemmber, 1877. 1. Kompagnie, Armierungs Bataillon 166, Stamrolle number 314.
  2. In haste I can't find the link--there is a topic online about it. There would be less artistically perfect lithophane artwork, and the handle itself should be a smooth one--no "bump" inside the loop. The lid should be shiny inside, and dull out. You won't find Artillery atop an Infanterie Krug, and the name of the soldier on the piece should also be in the list at the sides. No airships, planes and clutter behind the artwork.
  3. Combination of several things--the seller did not pack it well, and there are customers who ship heavy boxes in UPS, and do not properly label those heavy boxes. We had thousands of dollars of product destroyed, and later learned one shipper was mailing 35-40 kg parcels and not labelling them. UPS separates those heavy boxes, to keep from damaging things in their conveyor systems. Sorry about this beautiful helmet. It will still display nicely.
  4. Any thoughts on this one? I have a young reenactor friend who turns up some nice pieces for me, and in turn I pay a fair price and assist him with his historical impression. Some interesting items turn up in Pennsylvania, USA.
  5. This is tonight's porn viewing. Gorgeous to see in 'new light.' Not enough Bavarian pieces, of course, and what's with the other stuff? Go on, give Chip the Jäger stuff!
  6. Thank you, gentlemen! I keep getting lowballed on what I was always told in person appears to be a ground Rohm blade. A couple of guys asked me to take it apart to figure out the maker before they would make an offer--not something I would ever do! Am trying to resolve this 'pickle' and did consider pawning, but I am in the sticks of middle Connecticut. A pawn shop may not even see 42k selling this. I have some classic 30's horror film posters, autographs and 1902-1930's Dracula editions in the mix, so hoping those sell and let m keep Uncle Sonny's dagger!
  7. Hallo, I'm in a pickle and need to sell the SS dagger my uncle brought home to get back on track with a new car. He was a US 110th Inf Rgt, 28th Div. A sergeant, T4, who drove a jeep. The dagger is a 12th SS Panzer field carried early war nickel fitted Roman numeral "I" marked dagger with straight hanger. Back of blade is blank. I'll include the captured enemy property certificate which has his name a S/N as part of the sale. What are my best options, or the right place in this forum to do so? My attentions are usually for WWI Bavarian research, not selling something like this. My usual sale outlets are banning the item outright. Vielen Dank! Fritz.
  8. Chip would have guessed with his eyes closed. That darker crown is a mystery, though. Is it metal, or felt with a slightly different pigment that shows darker, perhaps?
  9. Chip, have you got a date in 1918 for that? Were these a softer bill, or hard bill?
  10. Hah--so there is. "1917 E. Koehn, Geneve, Suisse" and a small arrow are more or less etched in like an inscription, as opposed to die stamped in the back of the compass. Top of the case has a more traditional "Verner's Pattern VII" inscribed. Dial has mother of pearl. The 1916 dated cover I now see a broad arrow. This was procured from a seller in Bavaria. May have lucked into something with this, eh? I thought it was more a generic Suisse, not thinking I had military markings. An early reenactor item for me--I barely got to look it over until now and also see the N-S-E-W lettering.
  11. I have this Swiss one dated 1916. I thought it may be something that would be private purchase. FOr $30 I felt it worth the shot.
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