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Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 11-19-2014, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Ray F
J C Gray - Thank you immensely for your reply to...

J C Gray - Thank you immensely for your reply to my question. Your answer is exactly what I was hoping for!thumbsup What prompted me to ask was that I have seen several medals/crosses for sale that...
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 11-19-2014, 09:36 AM
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Views: 634
Posted By Ray F
Cornflower blue ribbon

Question:
Do the Army/Airforce/Navy long service medals, Police long service and 25 & 40 year long service crosses etc etc use exactly the same shade and width of blue ribbons? :confused:
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 11-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ray F
Interesting. I saw some of these for sale online...

Interesting. I saw some of these for sale online and I had never seen them before and wondered if they were authentic period ribbons. It stated that they had all been unstitched from uniforms...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Ray F
By 'good' I, of course, mean 'original'! smilewink

By 'good' I, of course, mean 'original'! smilewink
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-05-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Ray F
Question ID tags - Anything good here?

Could I have your learned opinions on these 3 dog tags, thanks. (bottom photo is reverse of 9 SS
...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-13-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ray F
Many many thanks for your all your valuable input...

Many many thanks for your all your valuable input - you guys ROCK! :smokin:.
So much to learn, so little time!!:laugh:
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-13-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ray F
ups! SD W-SS M40 Quist helm.

I have been told that the decal is fake and on close inspection of the helmet surface it looks like it has been cleaned with abrasive and re-sprayed? I noticed some fine lines (scratch marks from...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Ray F
Hi Pauke... I've had a close look, and IMO the...

Hi Pauke...
I've had a close look, and IMO the cover has not been dyed or repainted. Re-covering is a possibility, but I'm no expert on this. The 'unusual wear' by the edge, on close inspection, is...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Ray F
Thanks for your input Rene. It was a guess by...

Thanks for your input Rene.
It was a guess by my friend who gave it to me about the German giving to a Dutchman. :11doh:
Your thoughts are probably correct! thumbsup
I had never seen a plain...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Ray F
Mein Kampf with dedication 1942

Just thought I'd show this plain cover edition of Mein Kampf, dedicated by a German to a Dutchman. Maybe this was a re-covered edition so that the Dutch guy did not get trouble with the local...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 02-04-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Ray F
Thank you gentlemen for your speedy replies. You...

Thank you gentlemen for your speedy replies. You have confirmed my feeling about this item.
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 02-04-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Ray F
Question Luft Flak Abz. Fake??

O learned ones!.....is this an 'imposter'? It has a slightly 'bronzie' colour to it (definitely not zinc) - whaddya think guys! :confused:
...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-01-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Ray F
Question Grey wrap over army tunic info please

My friend sent me this photo of a grey army wrap-over tunic he has, and it confused me :confused: - I was under the impression that grey Army wrap overs were used by members of SP guns/Armoured...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-08-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Ray F
No sweat guys - my buddy had this 'on...

No sweat guys - my buddy had this 'on approval'.........or in this case - 'non-approval'! hahaha!
And many thanks for your learned opinions, you've saved him some money thumbsup
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Ray F
Japanese sword help needed

My buddy has acquired a Japanese sword. This is not my field and I told him I would post some pics here to see if anyone of you learned gentlemen can help with identification - and possible meaning...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-26-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
...and here they are all together. I have not...

...and here they are all together. I have not cased them up yet as next year I am emigrating and it will be easier for transportation for me to wait until I have moved and case them after.
...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-23-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
and now, my Customs set... ...

and now, my Customs set...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/rockolaray/CUSTOMSpr_zps5055de1c.jpg (http://s78.photobucket.com/user/rockolaray/media/CUSTOMSpr_zps5055de1c.jpg.html)
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-21-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
....and a LUFT set. Eagle has 3 blades instead of...

....and a LUFT set. Eagle has 3 blades instead of pins.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/rockolaray/LUFTpr_zps8b8540e9.jpg...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-21-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
Next up, an N.S.D.A.P. cap set...very difficult...

Next up, an N.S.D.A.P. cap set...very difficult to capture the proper colour of this! (and only one surviving pin on the birdie!)
...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-20-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
OK Dave, here is a pic of the smaller RZM eagle...

OK Dave, here is a pic of the smaller RZM eagle that I got today @ 46mm wingspan. (at bottom)
Above it for comparison is the RZM eagle from my Reichspost set @ 55mm wingspan.

Perhaps my latest...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-20-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
Question Forgot to say - I have just today received a left...

Forgot to say - I have just today received a left facing (viewed from front) cap eagle. RZM M1/17 with a wingspan of 46mm x 31mm height. I think this is designated as an M38 model?
Question is:-...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-20-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
Sorry Dave, didn't mean to leave you hanging...

Sorry Dave, didn't mean to leave you hanging there, but we're on different time zones with me being in the UK and you being in the US.
As for me posting pics, well I just do what I have always done...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-19-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
OK, first upload is my Reichspost set, showing...

OK, first upload is my Reichspost set, showing fronts and backs.
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j83/rockolaray/POSTpr_zpsfe0e725b.jpg...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-19-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
I am waiting for an eagle to arrive for my...

I am waiting for an eagle to arrive for my Forestry set. I will then have a humble 6 sets. I fear I shall never be able to afford an SS set because of the high prices they sell for. My next set (when...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 08-18-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,147
Posted By Ray F
Dave.......I REALLY like your growing collection...

Dave.......I REALLY like your growing collection of cap insignia. thumbsup
In fact I liked it SO much when I first bumped into this thread that It INSPIRED me to follow suit. smilewink
I now...
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