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ccj

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  1. It doesn’t seem like 7 years. I too miss Rick and for me the hobby hasn’t been the same without him. and yes, I think about Rick often, especially when on forums or when I get a new ribbon bar or medal.
  2. I live and grew up in the south (USA) and the drink of choice 7 days a week was cold sweet tea. I was unaware Lipton was British because that’s what most southern use for brewing tea. When I joined the army I learned most people in the north and western parts of the USA drank unsweetened tea and that was perplexing to my young brain. Now days I can’t stand sweet iced tea but it’s still the most common drink in the south, but, you can get unsweetened ice tea in the south. Im familiar with hot tea as my dad’s sister, who lived in California, used to ship him crates containing a great variet
  3. I’ve wanted one of these for years and either procrastinated or missed my opportunity. I could a descent one a couple years ago to display on a tunic but just got one I think rather nice with its case of issue. I’m happy with them even though the first one has lost gilt to the swords I wonder why that seems to happen to so many awards. I think my focus may been more on the ek in the photo of the first Crown my new cased Crown
  4. Here’s the Kleiner Rock on a torso. camera in my phone not great
  5. It’s not my bar. As stated, it’s on a tunic listed on Weitze’s site and shown in Baldwin and Fisher’s book. I don’t like the bar and it’s always annoyed me to be honest. I wish it had been removed for the book and it needs to be tossed. im not sure what to think of the tunic as it appears the shoulders once held sewn in boards but now sport boards that are sewn down. I’m not saying the tunic isn’t a real generals tunic but... I do like the collar tabs
  6. I learned it yesterday and was shocked. Karel was very friendly and helpful to me. I didn’t know him other than as a fellow collector but based on all conversations he was a first class man. It’s a tragic loss to his family and all of us collectors.
  7. Nice shoulder boards. I think I like the subdued boards better than the earlier patterns.
  8. Hi Chuck, I’m pretty sure the first ribbon is/was an EKII that the white stripes have worn off or become dark. I’ve seen the white stripes wear harder than the black. Ribbon guys may know why.
  9. Correct... and not much opinions on the Aviation Kleiner Rock
  10. That’s a good question... would be a great question had I known the answer.
  11. Yes, General Staff correct, could be Mecklenburg Schwerin or Strelitz
  12. I had a feeling it was me... confirmation is always helpful.
  13. Nice- I need to create a display wall in my collection room but I’m lazy when it’s nice I like to site outside in the backyard and drink beer and scotch and it’s finally very nice outside sunny and 80°
  14. I’m not sure who owns this tunic now but it’s a real beauty
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