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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-29-2019, 09:17 PM
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Posted By leproc
If anything, I think he is asking a bit too high...

If anything, I think he is asking a bit too high for the item. Of course, I tend to restrict my stuff to the lower 100s.

Thanks for the translation. It looks like this isn't really from an...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-26-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By leproc
Okay. So it is to commemorate the naval...

Okay.

So it is to commemorate the naval review that happened as opposed to commemorating it in regards to a certain warship.

That is interesting.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-26-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By leproc
Okay. Thank you. I wonder if this is just...

Okay. Thank you.

I wonder if this is just an artifact commemorating a naval review, not necessarily belonging to a specific ship.

That is very interesting...

Thanks!
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-25-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By leproc
I got additional pictures from the guy that focus...

I got additional pictures from the guy that focus on the far right lines.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-25-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By leproc
Okay! Which text is unclear? If you want, I...

Okay! Which text is unclear?

If you want, I can give you the link for the item. I can also contact the seller to see if he can give me a clearer image of the unclear thing.

Thus far, it...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-25-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By leproc
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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-25-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By leproc
Japanese Commemorative Vase...possibly from an aircraft carrier?

Hello! I stumbled upon this curiosity while perusing the Internet. The seller claims that it was from an aircraft carrier due to the anchor and chain seen on the vase. However, he has no idea...
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 11-21-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By leproc
Nautical Wheel for Russian Submarine Launchings? Please look!

As some of you guys know, I love to collect naval artifacts and militaria. This is something I need the community's help for though...because I've never seen something like this before.

The item...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-21-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Oh! What were you going to link? Did you find...

Oh! What were you going to link? Did you find out some info on this Hiryu paperweight?
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Oh! That is interesting, especially with the...

Oh! That is interesting, especially with the missing fighter.

I'm still looking on my end. Nothing made of solid brass though except for the typical Takao heavy cruiser model and a handful of...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-20-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Kaga Paperweight Found?!

Hello! I think I found it.

Is it this model? It looks similar, but different. This one looks a bit rougher than the Hiryu model.

I've been searching Japanese websites and I haven't found any...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-19-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Oh! Just to tag onto a further question about...

Oh! Just to tag onto a further question about the Kaga, do you have other paperweights that look like this that pertain to a specific ship?

See if you can post the Kaga one, if possible. These...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-18-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Hmmmm...maybe try and shrink the file? This...

Hmmmm...maybe try and shrink the file?

This is definitely a fascinating piece overall and I'm happy that somebody found another carrier-style paperweight.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-17-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Oh! So this was a paperweight, so possibly as a...

Oh! So this was a paperweight, so possibly as a souvenir. That makes sense! So were they tied to the launching of the ship or during the run-up to the war? I have never seen something like this...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-17-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Oh! So it is called a bunchin model? Does it...

Oh! So it is called a bunchin model? Does it look just like your Kaga? What was the purpose of a bunchin model - were they used for training or souvenirs? It looks like it could've gone for...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-17-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By leproc
Brass Aircraft Carrier Model (possibly war-era?)

Hello! I saw this for sale and it caught my eye. It is a brass aircraft carrier model with a pedestal.

The main problem is that there is no name available for the model, so I don't think it is...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 09-25-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By leproc
In my experience, they come here and there. ...

In my experience, they come here and there.

I personally was looking for the Blucher crest because I'm a big fan of the historical namesake. I've been searching for it for about a year and this...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 09-21-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By leproc
Heavy Cruiser Blucher Plaque

Hello! I recently got this and wanted to show the community it: a plaque attributed to the heavy cruiser Blucher.

I've been frankly looking for this plaque for some time since I love the namesake...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-16-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By leproc
Wait. Which thought? Is it war era or post...

Wait. Which thought?

Is it war era or post war?
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-16-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By leproc
HMS Malaya Mess Badge / Plaque?

Hello! I've seen this around a few times, but I can't find any complete information concerning this item. I did find it in this article though:...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-29-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By leproc
Okay. So it is possibly a display piece? If...

Okay. So it is possibly a display piece? If anything, my guess was that it was procured by the wardroom officers of the U.S.S. Nevada for some occasion?
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-29-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By leproc
Okay. So they were handed out freely to those...

Okay. So they were handed out freely to those affiliated with the wardroom?

How do they determine which pieces get handed out?

I'm just asking because I got a piece that was given by officers...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-17-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By leproc
Does anybody know about US warship wardroom / junior officer silverware?

Hello!

This is more of a general question, but I was wondering if anybody can supply some information on a pretty niche topic: US warship wardroom / junior officers silverware.

What I am mainly...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-16-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By leproc
Battleship Alabama Brass Dish - Museum souvenir or wartime relic?

Hello!

I recently stumbled upon this - a brass dish for the battleship Alabama from WW2.

It's nice and looks pretty old, but I'm wondering whether this is a souvenir from her time as a museum...
Forum: Living History Forum 02-24-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By leproc
That's what I was thinking. If anything,...

That's what I was thinking. If anything, collectors are probably giddy because it makes the gun value go up for this publicity stunt.
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