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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-30-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Robert Shoaf
If you can locate a copy of "Kitchener's Army"...

If you can locate a copy of "Kitchener's Army" by Ray Westlake, you will find a nice summary of the 19th ( Western ) Division's war service.

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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-29-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Per "British Regiments 1914-1918" by Brig. E.A....

Per "British Regiments 1914-1918" by Brig. E.A. James:

5th Service Battalion ( Pioneers)
Formed Brecon Sept. 1914 -K2- 58th Brigade, 19th Division, Dec.1914
10.1.15 became Pioneer Battn....
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 05-29-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Helmut Weitze has Emperor Franz-Joseph I's visor...

Helmut Weitze has Emperor Franz-Joseph I's visor cap as Chef of Husaren Regt.nr. 16 for only 3,000 euros. Tha's a real bargain compared to this cap!

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Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 05-18-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Salty, but original dragoon officer's...

Salty, but original dragoon officer's helmet.thumbsup

Bob Shoaf
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-18-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Robert Shoaf
As previously mentioned " British Battles and...

As previously mentioned " British Battles and Medals" is a must have for any serious British medal collector.
I would also add "Medal Yearbook", published each year, which places values on all...
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 05-08-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Robert Shoaf
I agree with the earlier comments, although I...

I agree with the earlier comments, although I think "retail"on this cap is likely a bit higher, but that's just my opinion.
Nevertheless, this was an absolute steal; you just need to add a state or...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 05-05-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Not really an alter art, as it would need a soft,...

Not really an alter art, as it would need a soft, pliable leather peak.
Cap looks like it was made yesterday.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 04-29-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Can't tell for certain, but if it is black & red,...

Can't tell for certain, but if it is black & red, it is Wurtemburg.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-27-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Kings Crown badge, so pre-1953 cap. With that...

Kings Crown badge, so pre-1953 cap. With that thin chinstrap & militia buttons, possibly even WWI era.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-27-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 54,644
Posted By Robert Shoaf
A really great condition, virtually mint...

A really great condition, virtually mint artillery officer's visor cap went for $920 on Ebay yesterday; crazy price IMHO & it had 63 bids!
Cap was a Deutsche Wertarbeit example, but looked authentic...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 04-26-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,957
Posted By Robert Shoaf
I read this book a few years ago, and I have to...

I read this book a few years ago, and I have to say that I was disappointed.
IMHO, Alistair Hornes's "To Lose a Battle", written many years ago, is a superior work.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-24-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Robert Shoaf
A actual authentic Holters made cap.; great to...

A actual authentic Holters made cap.; great to see, thanks.thumbsup

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 04-23-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Robert Shoaf
"Panfilov's 28 Men"

I just came across this recent Russian film surfing through YouTube, which has the entire movie available at no cost.
The subject is the Russian defense outside of Moscow in November,1941.
It is...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-21-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Robert Shoaf
The photo is actually of the Garrison Sgt. Maj....

The photo is actually of the Garrison Sgt. Maj. London District.
The RSM of Foot Guards regiments wears the badge of the Royal Arms, no stripes.

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Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-12-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Personally, I think there are better choices...

Personally, I think there are better choices available, including the other example at CG for $1190. The cap shown is not worth the asking price, IMHO, especially with the enlisted insignia.
If I...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-09-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Looks like a rebadged US Army khaki visor cap. ...

Looks like a rebadged US Army khaki visor cap.
Who is the purveyor of this abomination?

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-08-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 54,644
Posted By Robert Shoaf
I saw the $990 infantry cap on Gottlieb's latest...

I saw the $990 infantry cap on Gottlieb's latest auction; absurd price.
However a nice Pionier officer cap went for only $495 I believe at the same auction.

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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-07-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Post war they did, especially in Malaya, but I'm...

Post war they did, especially in Malaya, but I'm not aware of any SAS operations East of Suez in WWII.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-07-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Robert Shoaf
The shield patch with red & white stripes & two...

The shield patch with red & white stripes & two types of stars on blue is the patch for the US CBI Theater,or China-Burma-India.
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 03-24-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Robert Shoaf
I have always thought the the second edge above...

I have always thought the the second edge above the peak is indicative of an officer's helmet, although the Garde Star is not officer quality.
One can always learn, and I try to do so.

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Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 03-23-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Robert Shoaf
These are highly sought after helmets, but I...

These are highly sought after helmets, but I would not say they are rare; a quick internet search will find multiple examples for sale. Two regiments wore the same helmet, the GdC and the Garde...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-14-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 54,644
Posted By Robert Shoaf
That Cav price is ridiculous, especially in this...

That Cav price is ridiculous, especially in this market.
I paid $700 for mine, about 6 yeras ago,made by BAMUFA, in very good condition.
Not many bargains at Emedals, IMHO.:nono:

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Forum: Model Building and Display Forum 03-10-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Robert Shoaf
It's on Netflix, in the original color. ...

It's on Netflix, in the original color.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 02-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Robert Shoaf
It's a Potemkin Village of a general's...

It's a Potemkin Village of a general's cap.:1no_way:
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 01-31-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Superb.thumbsup Bob...

Superb.thumbsup

Bob Shoaf
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