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Eric,

You're right, that's not a Salzbeutel, but still very cool and another thing to add to my needs list. Damn!

Is that scarf wool or cotton? I have a Halstuch marked to IR92, so I think that pouch needs to come my way. :sleep:

Chip

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Eric,

You're right, that's not a Salzbeutel, but still very cool and another thing to add to my needs list. Damn!

Is that scarf wool or cotton? I have a Halstuch marked to IR92, so I think that pouch needs to come my way. :sleep:

Chip

Chip

Cotton and jute, stamps are faded but its dated 1916 I had a wonderful grunt transitional 92 tunic with board covers that went to a dealer with my collection six months later saw he still had it, so I grabbed it back along with a pr of 07 pants. Home I realised with horror owed 6k so sent them back its called my 'confused period' or collector menopause. :blush:

Eric

ps I'll swap the pouch for your mg drag strap :unsure: uumm and throw in my mum's recipe for Yorkshire pudding :wacky:

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I'll swap the pouch for your mg drag strap :unsure: uumm and throw in my mum's recipe for Yorkshire pudding :wacky:

Hmmmm. Tempting, but I'd need more than one recipe. ;)

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I am surprised we have not seen more in this thread so far.

The two items below have already been shown before, but that does not detract from their rarity. They both belong to groups and are not single "lost" documents.

Hessen Kriegerehrenzeichen in Eisen. As a bravery award for front-line service with only some 2000 bestowals, it makes the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross look common by comparison:

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Mecklenburg-Strelitz Kreuz f?r Auszeichnung im Kriege, "Tapfer und Treu". In terms of numbers awarded, this is theoretically a little more common than the Hessen document shown above, but still very much in the "hens' teeth" league for rarity:

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The groups to which the above documents belong, as well as a couple of L?beck Hanseatenkreuz groups (which you do not see every week), will have to wait until I have done a bit more homework on their recipients.

Don't be shy, show your rarities, whatever they might be!

I know this is really old thread, but I live in the village of Wieseck (it is now part of Giessen, and there are a LOt of Balsers still around!

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Indeed hard to find items!

Here's some hard to find luger stuff...

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Real nice Karel :love:

My mate has to make do with a reproduction mag slide for example.

Think most of my gear is common as muck I'll have another look around.

Eric

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Maybe not rare but certainly scarce a m87 Kochgeschirr by Berg date '07 with detachable handle the other example has a steel fryer lid unfortunately missing the separate handle.

Together with probably still my favourite a '15 dated kit by Bing, note the zinc interior and the bale stop. I've been trying to find out what date the German Army first started using the spork and would appreciate any help or posted information.

Eric

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Probably the most rare piece in my collection a field made helm cover.

Regards

Eric

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I looked at your awesome stuff for a while, trying to see where the Luger itself is? Where is da Luger?

Wooooah....just had a brainwave...what if we did huge complicated drawings of trench warfare in ww1,

Then just like "where's Wally" books, we call it "where is the Luger" you have to find the guy with the Luger.

Patent office here I come:-)

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These little panoramic cameras are probably rare used by the Germans at Verdun and The Somme, a breast-mounted pneumatically delayed timer camera with a swing lens strapped to a Hun pigeon to spy on Allied lines the kiosk on the back of the wagon is a little darkroom lab.

The inventor was Julius Neubronner the CIA later developed a model that to this day remains classified.

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Hard to believe that you could get any usable intelligence from a photo taken by strapping a camera to a bird. How would you get them to fly away over enemy territory and then return? How would you delay the camera so that it would take a photo at the correct time? I have the same incredulous look as the do the birds in these pictures!

Chip

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Chip

I had to look up the def. of incredulous the little blighter didn't have to press a button lol! I read a little the other night most went in one eyeball and out the other but they still use something similar with trained birds in those wide life programs etc. Anyway it was dropped by the Germans post W1 because of the advance of air power.

Eric

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On 22.10.2013 at 19:33, Hoss said:

Chip

I had to look up the def. of incredulous the little blighter didn't have to press a button lol! I read a little the other night most went in one eyeball and out the other but they still use something similar with trained birds in those wide life programs etc. Anyway it was dropped by the Germans post W1 because of the advance of air power.

 

Eric

Do you have one of those cameras??

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These are kind of neat and not that easy to find in good condition this one I passed along to a friend, sometimes they pop up on ebay.de. a matchbox protector.

Eric

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interesting, i wonder if this matchsafe maker has anything to do with the screwback ek1s that have "victoria drgm"  faintly stamped on the disc

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