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Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-29-2020, 08:14 AM
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Posted By fredswiss
The printing of the verbiage on the back should...

The printing of the verbiage on the back should be crisp & clear (no breaks in the lines, bo blurred characters, etc.) and the card stock should not “glow” under a UV light.
I’m sure others more...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-27-2020, 09:36 PM
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Views: 218
Posted By fredswiss
Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-27-2020, 10:44 AM
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Views: 85
Posted By fredswiss
Luft Officer Photo - my favorite

I recently acquired this photo and it’s one of my favorites......white visor & tunic, wearing 2nd model dagger, the dog, etc. it measures approximately 5” x 7”. I hope you like it. Sorry for the poor...
Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum 03-25-2020, 08:28 PM
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Views: 106
Posted By fredswiss
It is original.

It is original.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-22-2020, 02:47 PM
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Posted By fredswiss
Very, very nice! I’ve collected daggers for over...

Very, very nice! I’ve collected daggers for over 40 years and never owned either version.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-11-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By fredswiss
Thanks for your feedback Guy. I have a book on...

Thanks for your feedback Guy. I have a book on Third Reich signatures by Emily Caldwell Stewatf which includes Johanna Wolf’s signature and it is noticeably different than the one on this example so...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-11-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By fredswiss
Help IDing Signature

Any Help identifying the signature would be great appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-06-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By fredswiss
It appears to have a merrowed edge with a “pig...

It appears to have a merrowed edge with a “pig tail” seen in the upper left corner in the photo of the back. If so, it is definitely post WW2.
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 02-23-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By fredswiss
Wow! Well done Tom!

Wow! Well done Tom!
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-17-2020, 09:26 AM
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Posted By fredswiss
Unknown (to me) Patch - Help Please

Any feedback pertaining to the identification of this patch would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 02-14-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By fredswiss
I would as well.

I would as well.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-08-2020, 12:59 PM
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Posted By fredswiss
RAF Pocket Patch - Help please

This came in a small group of US and British patches from the estate of a US WW2 veteran. I assume it’s WW2 vintage because I believe it to have the king’s crown. Any information about it would be...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 02-08-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By fredswiss
I like it as well.

I like it as well.
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 02-07-2020, 05:15 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By fredswiss
State Services Fllag

I believe this is original based on the source, nothing “glows” under a UV light, etc. but I’m certainly not an expert so all opinions are well. It measures approximately 4’9” x 7’9”” and there are...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 02-03-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By fredswiss
Black handled Luft daggers have been called...

Black handled Luft daggers have been called “funeral” daggers by some but in reality there is no such thing. The point was do not remove the white paint on the handle to expose the black finish under...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-03-2020, 08:18 AM
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Views: 314
Posted By fredswiss
They are not SS.

They are not SS.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-21-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By fredswiss
Thanks for the quick feedback gentlemen. I let...

Thanks for the quick feedback gentlemen. I let him know that it’s a reproduction.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-20-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By fredswiss
Flat wire Eagle - Original?

A friend of mine sent me these photos asking my opinion on originality but I’m far from being an espert so I’m posting them for feedback. All opinions are well.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-19-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredswiss
AndyB: Yes, I know it’s not a bayonet but has...

AndyB: Yes, I know it’s not a bayonet but has been called that for many years by most dealers and collectors. Thanks for your feedback.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-19-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredswiss
Thanks AndyB and Saufaenger Kid. Your feedback is...

Thanks AndyB and Saufaenger Kid. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-18-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredswiss
Any other thoughts on originality please?

Any other thoughts on originality please?
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-18-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredswiss
FP, if I’m understanding correctly, you believe...

FP, if I’m understanding correctly, you believe these are all postwar.......correct??
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-18-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredswiss
Billy G, I only have these photos at this point....

Billy G, I only have these photos at this point. Thanks for your feedback.
Anyone else have an opinion about originality?
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-17-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredswiss
FP, I am aware of all the points you made. As we...

FP, I am aware of all the points you made. As we both know, dealers generally refer too them as Luftwaffe Forestry Bayonets (Tom Johnson has one on his website using that nomenclature). The only...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-17-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredswiss
Luft Fotestry Baone - Origami?

Is this original or one of the super fakes? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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