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About Hauptmann

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    Carrington, North Dakota
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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.
    Computers and computer/console gaming.
    Sherlock Holmes
    Lost ships and aircraft: Titanic, Lusitania, Andrea Dorea, Hindenburg to name but a few.

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  1. Grand Cross/1st Class = Sash badge, Breast Star. Grand Officer/2nd Class = Neck Order, Breast Star. Commander/3rd Class = Neck Order. Officer/4th Class = Gold finish, worn from chest suspended from triangular ribbon. Knight/5th Class = Silver finish, worn from chest suspended from triangular ribbon.
  2. Many thanks!!!! That's terrific... have a first name now. Think I'll try and grab it. :-) Thank you so much!
  3. Hi all, Considering a WW1 war medal named to: 5651 PTE.F.WATSON. 9-LOND.R. I try to get Watson named medals when I can. Wondered if any of our members might be able to help me with any info on this individual? Many thanks in advance! Dan
  4. Nearly forgot... have another but it's on a M88 Commission rifle. There were other markings on another of the barrel bands but I don't have pics and they're all X'd out anyway.
  5. Okay, have another one if someone can help... this one on a DWM 1921 Artillery. Many thanks!
  6. Hi all, I've posted this in the firearms section but wanted to put here too in case one of our members who reads Russian might see it quicker. Could someone please translate the inscription on this Hungarian FEG for me? Many thanks in advance! Dan
  7. Hi all, Can anyone translate the inscription on this FEG? Many thanks in advance! Dan
  8. Just saw this one. Again my DEEPEST thanks for all this info you've found. I really appreciate it. :-) Merry Christmas!
  9. Well, no replies yet. Managed to get some further info on a note included when the medal arrived: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Russell,_12th_Duke_of_Bedford Pretty interesting info. Dan
  10. Hi all. I managed to win said 1911 King George V Medal, privately named to Sir William Fleming Russell Kt. I wondered if anyone might be able to provide me with any information on Sir William? I believe I found a couple of pictures of him (by Bassano Ltd.) and a small amount of information (1851-1925) President of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. Hoping some of our members might be able to provide more information on him. Many thanks in advance! Dan
  11. Many thanks for the additional info. It may take me a bit as the den has a ton of extra stuff in it right now and I'll have to dig around to find it... but soon as I can I'll be happy to do good scans (originals were pics the seller took) and can either post or can send them over to you... whatever is best. God bless, Dan
  12. Thanks Richie. Was hoping someone would jump in. I'm not familiar with many individual German units from WW1 so need any help I can get on this one. So far it's the only firearm I have which is specifically unit marked. So would love to learn all I can about it's history and the history of the unit to which it belonged. God bless, Dan
  13. Hi all. Posted this down in the firearms section... lots of looks but no replies. Hoping perhaps someone in this section might be able to help. Would like help re: a unit ID and any info on same, if possible re: the unit marking on one of my artillery Lugers. Many thanks in advance for any info. God bless, Dan
  14. Hi all. Could use some help if possible. Have this unit marking on an Artillery Luger. Would deeply appreciate any info, etc. Mucho thanks!!!! God bless, Dan
  15. Many thanks! I'll stay in a holding pattern and keep my fingers tightly crossed.
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