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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-14-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Albert
thumbsup Absolutely! Another sobering...

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Absolutely! Another sobering reminder of what is behind the things we collect U.S., German, etc...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-14-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,505
Posted By Albert
Thank You! And thank you for turning stories...

Thank You!

And thank you for turning stories into history!

Your way to collect is, in my opinion, the best, but not everyone is in the same lucky position in terms of access to German vets,...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-14-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,505
Posted By Albert
What really does not work is, creating one's own...

What really does not work is, creating one's own reality (which in itself is ok, we all do that), then mating it with an "either-or" mentality (which to a certain degree is also ok, we all do it...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-14-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Albert
Indeed, no need for more pics, itís a fake...

Indeed, no need for more pics, itís a fake...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,505
Posted By Albert
Iím so glad I quit collecting coins and stamps...

Iím so glad I quit collecting coins and stamps decades ago. Iím learning now that there is no history in this sheeat, only metal and paper.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Albert
Pete, can you please post a photo of the part of...

Pete, can you please post a photo of the part of the sleeve shown below. Is it a perfect rectangle or does it get wider towards the bottom as in this photo:
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-14-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Albert
Seems to be a Jahnke fake.

Seems to be a Jahnke fake.
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 09-07-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Albert
To add some pics to this thread. Credit to...

To add some pics to this thread. Credit to mirbat-1 from Latvia.

1988 jacket of a senior sergeant with added short-timer "ornaments" consisting of officer candidate year stripes and a red base...
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 09-07-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Albert
These particular ones were worn by officer...

These particular ones were worn by officer candidates in college (kursanty) and signified their progression in class; the ones on the jacket signify the completion of two semesters, or years don't...
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 09-06-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Albert
Probably an unofficial addition to signify the...

Probably an unofficial addition to signify the completion of the mandatory two year service (dembel'); goes along with the addition of the red branch chevron base. This would be a very modest...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 08-22-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,917
Posted By Albert
Hi Norm, I did not say the Dremel tool was...

Hi Norm,

I did not say the Dremel tool was applied to the die. If the theory was to be followed, then who ever deepened the veins and leaf contours, whether on an existing original tool or a...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 08-22-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,917
Posted By Albert
This is a most interesting thread! I have been...

This is a most interesting thread! I have been following it with great curiosity a have learned a lot, thank you!

I have zero knowledge of Juncker Oaks, but the tool aspect, as a stand alone...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 07-28-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Albert
Good morning Dietrich! Thank you for taking...

Good morning Dietrich!

Thank you for taking the time and sharing your thoughts.

Best,
Al
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 07-27-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Albert
Hello Dietrich, Could you please share the...

Hello Dietrich,

Could you please share the logic behind the above. Why not the other way around?

Thank You!

Al
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 07-23-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Albert
RK of the EK is a fake Not too familiar with...

RK of the EK is a fake
Not too familiar with RKs of the KVK but also looks like a fake to me. Others may correct me...
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 05-18-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Albert
What are the odds?! ... I have the twin pair of...

What are the odds?! ... I have the twin pair of your Arty MAJ boards:
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 05-12-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Albert
Border Guard Cammo Uniforms

Dear All,

Would you please post pics of you Border Guard cammo uniforms. I am particularly interested in seeing the birch tree pattern with the yellow leaves. Jackets, pants, boonies, berets,...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 04-29-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Albert
Jim, thank you very much!

Jim, thank you very much!
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 04-29-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Albert
EK 1 Clasp opinion please

Dear All,

Could you please give me your opinion on this clasp:

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1002105

Thank You!

Al
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-22-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,710
Posted By Albert
Since this includes post war items produced in...

Since this includes post war items produced in Germany... here is a pair of COL shoulder boards, and a side cap produced by ErEl in 1950:
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 04-14-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Albert
Thank you, Joel, So it's even earlier than I...

Thank you, Joel,

So it's even earlier than I thought. Nice little badge designed, I guess, under heavy soviet influence, with that big red star.

Best,
Al
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 04-13-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Albert
Fuer aktive Arbeot - early badge

Dear All,

Can you please help me out with info on this early badge? It is a high quality piece made of some heavy metal and hot enamel, and features the early black-red-gold colors.

What I...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-29-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,098
Posted By Albert
Gorgeous crusher! I used to have its medical...

Gorgeous crusher! I used to have its medical cousin in my collection:
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-12-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By Albert
Not sure about the pants, but the tunic is fake...

Not sure about the pants, but the tunic is fake...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 03-10-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Albert
Looks like a Sedlatzek cross.

Looks like a Sedlatzek cross.
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