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Hey gang! Paul was asking if I had a pic of my buckle collection posted and I realized I did not. I just recently set my buckles up in a series of pull out drawers that are pretty neat.

SO.....took some pics and thought I would share.

I collect using the 'one of each' principle...but there are many variants out there: one piece, two piece, material used, with tab, without,.....the list goes on and on...so it's nice because that allows me to keep collecting.

Here are the pics!

Cheers!

Rob

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...and just a few more of the buckles with belts. I have a few more belt buckle and belt combos that are not pictured here as they are used in other displays.

Cheers!

Rob

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That is one hell of a collection of belts and buckles. How long did it take you to amass all of that? Also, where did you find that collection cabinet?

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Hey guys! I started when I was 12 with a belt and buckle from Invicta Int."l.....a small surplus store in Ottawa, Ontario that is LONG gone....I was 12 and wanted to look 'bad-ass' with a belt buckle that had an eagle clutching a swastika...I bought the belt and buckle (early pebbled heer) for next to nothing, brought it home and - lo and behold - the belt didn't fit in the belt loops of my jeans!! Damn!! (small jeans - I was only 12! hahahaha)

Anyways...then I fiigured out what Gott Mit Uns meant....what? How could God have been on their side? They were the bad guys, no? Again: I was 12 and didn't realize that most German soldiers were fighting for their country...not the NSDAP.

Anyways...got me interested in it and 31 years later at the age of 43...I'm still collecting.

Of course there were many dry spells when money had to go to Univ., cars, mortgage downpayment, kids and stuff....but the passion has never abated.

As for the display cabinet. It is part of the house. These cabinets (there are two of them) are on both sides of the fireplace hearth I got lucky: the drawers and everything came with the house...I didn't have to install them or anything. Beforehand, I used to keep the buckles in riker mount display cases.

Hope that helps answer your questions.....Cheers!

Rob

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Hi Rob, fantastic collection! It would be good to see a few more in close detail if you get time….I’d be interested in seeing your SA and tropical buckles in closer detail, items I’m thinking of getting for my own collection at some point.

Regards, Gregg.

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Yes! Group photos of each branch? It would be cool to see the different variations from each branch next to one another for comparison! Just a thought.

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I'll see what I can do lads.....but there's quite a few buckles in the collection! :)

Glad you like what I have collected over the years!

Cheers!

Rob

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Ha, see what you started. :)

Congratulations on a dedicated collection.

Some rare examples there.

--dj--Joe

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I agree! Mindblowing is an understatement.

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Hey! Thanks guys! It's nice to be able to go and have easy access to the collection in this manner.

Cheers!

Rob

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Those Imperial buckles are really nice. On the first column(left side), second one from the top... who used that one?

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A very nice looking collection!

PVON

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