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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: 123
Posted By fredswiss
I would as well.

I would as well.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-08-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
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: 251
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
Replies: 3
Views: 219
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: 229
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
Replies: 3
Views: 289
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: 267
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: 267
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: 962
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: 962
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: 962
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: 962
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: 962
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: 962
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: 962
Posted By fredswiss
Luft Fotestry Baone - Origami?

Is this original or one of the super fakes? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-15-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By fredswiss
Ok. Thanks.

Ok. Thanks.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-15-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By fredswiss
Officer Sleeve Eagle- Original?

Officers Eagles are something I’m not very knowledgeable about. Any thoughts about the originality of this one would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-07-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By fredswiss
I’m quite sure he means $450-$550 each.

I’m quite sure he means $450-$550 each.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-02-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By fredswiss
The condition is so poor it has minimal value IMO.

The condition is so poor it has minimal value IMO.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-30-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By fredswiss
Hi Mike, Thanks again for the additional...

Hi Mike,
Thanks again for the additional thoughts. Your knowledge and willingness to share it is greatly appreciated.
If I get the opportunity to have another look at the badge I will attempt to...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By fredswiss
Sorry for the typos....

Sorry for the typos....
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By fredswiss
101combatvet, they are diestruct. Mike, thanks...

101combatvet, they are diestruct.
Mike, thanks for the additional feedback. It is appreciated. I did take a couple of additional photos when I had it in hand. It is clearly marked “BROnzee”. Do you...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-28-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By fredswiss
I greatly resspect both Mike and Gary’s knowledge...

I greatly resspect both Mike and Gary’s knowledge and opinions and did not purchase the badge. However, I also sent photos to a highly knowledgeable collector/dealer located in the Midwest who stated...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 12-28-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By fredswiss
While that would certainly indicate they belonged...

While that would certainly indicate they belonged to a German soldier, it does not mean that they are not a commercial item that was purchased by a German soldier. There are many examples of American...
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