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Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum Yesterday, 05:06 PM
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Views: 1,372
Posted By PaulW
Hi OSS, can't comment on Schade caps, but in...

Hi OSS, can't comment on Schade caps, but in regard to the first part of your comment I can only surmise bombed out factories or factory re-purposing followed by renewed demand for tropical caps...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 03-29-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By PaulW
It's with some sadness to report that I was told...

It's with some sadness to report that I was told that Werner died a couple of days ago (28-03-20 ?), and that it was not Coronavirus related.

I had the pleasure of spending some time with Werner...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 03-29-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By PaulW
The Willing Flesh (Cross of Iron)

Have just finished reading "The Willing Flesh" (aka Cross of Iron), a 1956 dated hardback as I wanted to make sure it hadn't been 'sanitised' when reprinted in later years. A superb read IMHO,...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 03-29-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 256,962
Posted By PaulW
If anyone can sit this Pandemic out it's you...

If anyone can sit this Pandemic out it's you Jacques. Just retire to the Bunker until it blows over.

Stunning DAK tunic. [love]

BTW - Many years ago (early 90's maybe?) I remember visiting...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 03-29-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By PaulW
Fantastic, love anything "Der Spiess" related....

Fantastic, love anything "Der Spiess" related. thumbsup

Some juicy stuff in the background too Todd!

(Yes, I suspect many of us have retreated to 'The Bunker'.)

Best regards, Paul
Forum: Collections Display Forum 03-29-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By PaulW
Great collection and well displayed too. thumbsup...

Great collection and well displayed too. thumbsup

I detect a trend for (Corona Pandemic) trapped collectors suddenly having more time to photograph their collections!

I particularly like the...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 03-29-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By PaulW
Very nice Wilhelm, looks like Sgt. Steiner...

Very nice Wilhelm, looks like Sgt. Steiner dropped his kit for a few minutes while he had a brew. ;)

The helmet looks particularly nice with great wear, would love to see more pictures if you have...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 03-29-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By PaulW
Very nice display, and love the Krim shield on...

Very nice display, and love the Krim shield on blue cloth! thumbsup

You might start a trend, one good thing at the moment is that you don't have the neighbours straying in saying "Why have you got...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-25-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 226,788
Posted By PaulW
Might have seen it before I think but really...

Might have seen it before I think but really don't care, it's so good it can be enjoyed again and again, so thank-you Ian! thumbsup

My observations - the footwear, the different shades of M40...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-09-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By PaulW
Agree. Great looking set! thumbsup Regards,...

Agree. Great looking set! thumbsup

Regards, Paul
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-02-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By PaulW
Totally agree, except for the value, I would say...

Totally agree, except for the value, I would say that originally applied insignia always 'wins' in the end when it comes to value/ desireability etc. thumbsup

If you add it to your collection, I...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-02-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 923
Posted By PaulW
Tom, a great addition to your collection!...

Tom, a great addition to your collection! thumbsup

It's been through some prestigious collections, probably quite a few since WW2!

I admired it when it was on Mike Davis's Virtual Grenadier...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-04-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 116,891
Posted By PaulW
That did leap out at me too! Superior image...

That did leap out at me too!

Superior image Bryant, thanks for posting! thumbsup

Regards, Paul
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-02-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,930
Posted By PaulW
Thank-you both! thumbsup Am primarily a mid...

Thank-you both! thumbsup

Am primarily a mid to late-war collector, but also have a weakness for the 'Der Spiess' piston rings so made an exception for this one.

Jacques - I see you have a Der...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-02-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,930
Posted By PaulW
Here is a contribution, hopefully there will be...

Here is a contribution, hopefully there will be more! Later 1940 issue but it has the factory collar and the collar tabs appear original to the tunic, perhaps one of the last M36's to be made.
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Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-30-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,302
Posted By PaulW
1917 - Had mixed feelings about this one...

1917 - Had mixed feelings about this one (overweight "Blake" character who looked like he'd been shoveling Pizza down every night not WW1 rations... :banghead:), but as others have said it's a film...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 01-28-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4,413
Pinned: Any DAK items
Views: 837,225
Posted By PaulW
A few tropical related items.

Hi, this is a big (but excellent) thread to read! Managed it in installments (admittedly mainly looking at the M40 caps - drool.... [love] ).

I don't class myself as a DAK or tropical collector...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-27-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 201,516
Posted By PaulW
Great update Bill! thumbsup I did notice the...

Great update Bill! thumbsup

I did notice the lack of cuffbands, even on the NCO's.

I think this was quite normal for greatcoats (rarely, if ever seen on them I believe). Regarding the...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-27-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 510,165
Posted By PaulW
Amazing contributions, thank-you for showing!...

Amazing contributions, thank-you for showing! thumbsup

Regards, Paul
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-18-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By PaulW
Excellent news! thumbsup

Excellent news! thumbsup
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-17-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By PaulW
Good things come to those who wait! I don't...

Good things come to those who wait!

I don't own this but a very kind WAF member (who wishes to remain anonymous) has kindly sent these pictures of a Feldherrnhalle 'Bevo 1943' type cuff band...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 01-17-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,718
Posted By PaulW
Hi JR, a very nice (high quality) 'retreat'....

Hi JR, a very nice (high quality) 'retreat'. Looks great. thumbsup

Love the leather tub chair btw - a nice chair can really set a room off, perfect for putting friends/ victims in and annoying...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 01-17-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,691
Posted By PaulW
Well deserved and well done Sir! thumbsup

Well deserved and well done Sir! thumbsup
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-13-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 510,165
Posted By PaulW
Hi longislandercjv, (ref post #1765), yes I think...

Hi longislandercjv, (ref post #1765), yes I think they are. thumbsup


Schulterklappen - Holy Smoke! [love]
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-02-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 84,973
Posted By PaulW
Yes indeed! :laugh: Ref the Infanterie Sturm...

Yes indeed! :laugh:

Ref the Infanterie Sturm Abzeichen worn with dark piping (Pioneer?) I think it was the case that the first Assault badge issued was often the one that was kept throughout the...
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