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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-14-2019, 04:04 PM
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Posted By CWP
In most cases there were many soldiers with the...

In most cases there were many soldiers with the same name.


There is a database of soldiers killed in the war but it is not complete.


There is no comprehensive database of soldiers who...
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 10-30-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By CWP
These flags are really common things and if there...

These flags are really common things and if there is some kind of superfake that is very difficult to evaluate in photos, it is unknown to the collector community. You already have OFW telling you...
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 10-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By CWP
It is not at all reasonable to expect a lifetime...

It is not at all reasonable to expect a lifetime guarantee from a private seller. If you need that, you will need to buy from a dealer who offers that, and you will pay more. Most Facebook deals are...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-21-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By CWP
Sometimes the backed tabs were added right on top...

Sometimes the backed tabs were added right on top of the factory applied Litzen. I agree, it would be interesting to see the stitching on the breast eagle, to evaluate this.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By CWP
I have seen direct woodwork finds with insignia...

I have seen direct woodwork finds with insignia application that makes this look good by comparison.


I've see worse applications in original photos.


This work very obviously was not done by...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-06-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By CWP
Regulations for cleaning and maintenance of...

Regulations for cleaning and maintenance of uniforms and equipment: http://sichrgt195.blogspot.com/2017/12/wwii-german-army-regulations-on.html
Forum: Political Organizations 08-16-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By CWP
These have been copied for a long time and are...

These have been copied for a long time and are hard to authenticate but I like this one.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 08-15-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By CWP
Is there any documentation to support that theory?

Is there any documentation to support that theory?
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 08-09-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By CWP
For me these are early postwar civilian items...

For me these are early postwar civilian items constructed from leftover wartime parts or bread bags that were not completed before the end of the war.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 08-01-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,200
Posted By CWP
Very impressive. Well done!

Very impressive. Well done!
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 07-31-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,153
Posted By CWP
Fantastic example.

Fantastic example.
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 07-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By CWP
I agree. Original national flag, not for vehicle...

I agree. Original national flag, not for vehicle ID.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-28-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,726
Posted By CWP
This is and should be the bottom line here. ...

This is and should be the bottom line here.


Claiming this could have been done by a German soldier during the war is laughable and absurd.


I had a helmet with a big postwar added swastika...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-14-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By CWP
On the first page, the clerk wrote the guy's...

On the first page, the clerk wrote the guy's first name in his regular handwriting and the last name in Latin block letters so it would be more readily legible. He didn't bother doing this on page 3....
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-18-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,503
Posted By CWP
Looks like Photoshop to me.

Looks like Photoshop to me.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-27-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By CWP
I believe the tunic is original. The...

I believe the tunic is original.


The eagle and tabs appear to have been touched up with white paint?
Forum: Collections Display Forum 03-26-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By CWP
Fantastic display.

Fantastic display.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-26-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By CWP
The tunic itself appears to me to be an original....

The tunic itself appears to me to be an original.


I would be interested in seeing a close-up shot of the buttonholes.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-07-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By CWP
Is this definitely a Gebirgsjäger pack model or...

Is this definitely a Gebirgsjäger pack model or is that just a theory?
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 02-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,159
Posted By CWP
Some of these were simply made without fur. It...

Some of these were simply made without fur. It could simply be that the fur was not available.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 02-15-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By CWP
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 02-15-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By CWP
Gebirgsjäger packs continued to be made until the...

Gebirgsjäger packs continued to be made until the end of the war. The pack you show is not a Gebirgsjäger pack; it is a late war Heer large rucksack of a pattern that first appeared in 1943 at the...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-15-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By CWP
Real coat with postwar applied buttons.

Real coat with postwar applied buttons.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-19-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,882
Posted By CWP
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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-17-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By CWP
Czech or Austrian IMO

Czech or Austrian IMO
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