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Hauptmann last won the day on March 31 2012

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    All types of militaria from many countries and periods.
    Metal detecting.
    Coin/currency/stamp collecting (U.S. & Foreign).
    Collecting pocket watches.
    Collecting pocket & sheath knives.
    Collecting antique lock & keys.
    Science Fiction.
    Collecting movies & television series.
    Model building.
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    Lost ships and aircraft: Titanic, Lusitania, Andrea Dorea, Hindenburg to name but a few.

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  1. Been a long time but finally managed to get the other pin type. I've seen the type I already had referred to as the female award... no idea if this is true or not. But, here's the other type.
  2. Many thanks Andreas! Deeply appreciate the help. I wish I had better references on Imperial that got into more detail. Just can't afford them now... prices on them have gone insane. Had to fly mostly on the net but some really had me stumped for a good while. Many thanks! I sure hope so too. Lord knows Rick Lundstrom would have probably figured it out in about ten seconds. Sure miss him! But keeping my fingers crossed that someone can ID it. Be so nice to be able to put a name to it.
  3. Hi Andreas. The night we got it I did searches online to try to ID each piece. If I'm incorrect on this one please let me know what it is? Any help is deeply appreciated. Many thanks! Dan
  4. My latest. Any chance of ID'ing the original recipient of these awards?
  5. Many thanks! Who tends to ID such things nowadays? I so miss Rick... he'd have taken one look at it and I'm positive if it could be ID'd he could likely do it right off the top of his head. When we lost him it was like losing the library at Alexandria and then some all over again. Anyhow, is there another section I should post it in for possible ID help? Many thanks in advance! Dan
  6. Just won this one tonight for my sister (from another mother). I just finished up the ID's... hope I nailed them all. Any chance for ID'ing the original recipient on this one? Only pics I have at the moment (sellers). Vatican Equestrian Order Of The Holy Sepulchre Of Jerusalem with Crown. Reuss Honor Cross 2nd Class Gold. Württemberg Order of the Crown Knight. Bavarian Merit Order 3rd Class Without Swords. Prussia Order of the Crown 3rd Class Knights Cross. Prussia Order of the Red Eagle 3rd Class Knights Cross. Saxony Albrecht Order 1st Model (1851 to 18
  7. Every try to find a Bundesmarine dagger? I've seen two since starting to collect in the 70's. One at a shop in Minneapolis/St. Paul ($100 and so wish I'd grabbed it!) in the mid 80's and one I managed to snag off Ebay a couple years ago. Sadly that one had the pommel changed out to the WW2 version. I've always been told that so many of these had that same fate... having the WW2 pommel put in place of the post war Bundesmarine pommel which replaced the swaz with the anchor. I'd very much like to be able to obtain one of the Bundesmarine pommels to put my dagger back to it's original f
  8. Hi all, Hoping you can tell me if this is a good one? It's up for $750. Good price or ? Any help would be deeply appreciated! Many thanks! Dan
  9. A quick question. I cannot find my Cuban ODM's book at the moment... are these made of real gold or are they another metal that is plated? Many thanks! Dan
  10. Have the helmet in hand now. Will include pics of the markings. Seems it's a British Brodie... BMB (Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd of Dagenham. 1939 - 1943) made in 1942... the other markings I don't know... size? Still learning. Again any help appreciated. Also probably best if this can be moved to the appropriate section for WW2 British helmets. Thank you! Dan
  11. Hi all. Again another area I'm not nearly as versed in as I'd like to be. No liner. Not in hand yet... be a few days but got for a song. Just don't know if this is a WW1 Doughboy, a pre to early WW2 or what? Any info would be deeply appreciated. Also does anyone know where to get a replacement liner for a reasonable price? I saw WW2 brodie helmet liners to size from International Military Antiques for just under $40 with free shipping... would those work just as a liner? Be nice to have whatever is supposed to be in it but depends what's available and for how much. Again I'm in the dark so hop
  12. Hey Mike, No idea on Primer... but definitely no powder and left the hole he made in the side. Sits on a shelf. Dan
  13. On this one... a friend who was in the army... came out as a Sergeant and dealt in such things ID'd it as: 20mm x 102mm Pele Round Penetrator with enhanced lateral efficiency. He drilled it, removed the powder and it's safe... now just a paper weight which is best. :-) Dan
  14. Hi Drugo. Many thanks for getting with me on this. I totally agree... I do NOT want to do a full blown restoration ie: stripping, etc. I simply want to clean it as well as I can and preserve it. I also agree it's a fairly nice one. Yes, was one of the Spanish CW ones. Was hand picked for me and I'm extremely grateful to the seller. However, on doing some reading my understanding is that oxalic acid is nothing to be fooled around with, can be extremely dangerous, etc. Not something I'd prefer to mess around with. Not even sure it's something I could easily come by. Can you recommend s
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