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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Jean-Claude
Beautiful and extensive collection of birds...

Beautiful and extensive collection of birds Lloyds: congrats!

Dont feel bad...My 47 year old son feels ALMOST the same about my collection but being an "astute" accountant (the only polite term...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,464
Posted By Jean-Claude
Forgot about this thread! I didnt have one when...

Forgot about this thread! I didnt have one when the thread started but I do have one now that I posted for opinions a while back. Far from mint but still great detail: IMO Deumers dont seem to...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-04-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Jean-Claude
Thank you for the additional insight Mark, much...

Thank you for the additional insight Mark, much appreciated

Best regards

JC
Forum: Political Organizations 04-04-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree: SA leader school Ty rune. I always loved...

I agree: SA leader school Ty rune. I always loved the looks of that one but you dont see them often

Attached is a beautiful embroidered variant from my archives (offered by Weitze some years ago)....
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 04-03-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 734
Posted By Jean-Claude
Neither am I Mario! The detail on those ribbon...

Neither am I Mario!
The detail on those ribbon bar EK II spange minis (and lapel pins which used the same dies but mounted on long pins rather than the clips used on ribbon bar devices) is often...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-31-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Jean-Claude
Thanks Mark, great reference pict. As they say a...

Thanks Mark, great reference pict. As they say a picture is worth 1000 words. Judging from your enlargement the design is the same as on a KM one I posted before in one of Fred's threads. Still not...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 03-30-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,702
Posted By Jean-Claude
Superbe ! Beautiful and large collection....

Superbe !

Beautiful and large collection. That new minty D2 pilot is especially nice thumbsup

PS: glad to see you are still around & continue kicking asssmilewink

Salut

JC
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 03-30-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By Jean-Claude
No expert but I agree: a very nice medal bar! The...

No expert but I agree: a very nice medal bar! The Luftwaffe eagle used on your 4 year Dienstauszeichen is the smaller size version normally used on ribbon bars (the medal bar version is larger) but...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-25-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Jean-Claude
The Luft summer eagle (#1) is a nice Assmann...

The Luft summer eagle (#1) is a nice Assmann (marked A) bird in zink with better silver finish than average

JC
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 03-25-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Jean-Claude
Summer uniform breast eagle is also good: zink...

Summer uniform breast eagle is also good: zink version with most of the silver finish gone which makes its either Heer (army) or KM Beamte (Navy admin)

Gold version of the same bird (but an...
Forum: Political Organizations 03-25-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Jean-Claude
Its all lumpy and uneven which is typical of fake...

Its all lumpy and uneven which is typical of fake enamel made from poured coloured epoxy resin which shrinks after it cures. True enamel is a powdered glass which is applied and melted in a kiln is...
Forum: Political Organizations 03-24-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Jean-Claude
Please to meet you and welcome to the forum...

Please to meet you and welcome to the forum C-Reveille

Wait for the experts but I tend to agree with you: nothing original here I am sorry to say just by looking at the "enamel".

JC
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-22-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Jean-Claude
Thanks Lloyds. Every reason to be proud: very...

Thanks Lloyds. Every reason to be proud: very nice set you have there. I'll dig mine out of mothballs & check it with a magnet. It has a lot less finish on the back than yours but I always beleived...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-22-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Jean-Claude
Beautiful family of cap insignia Lloyd....

Beautiful family of cap insignia Lloyd. Interesting to hear your early set is made of steel I taught they were made of either nickel or tombac

JC
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 03-22-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 734
Posted By Jean-Claude
Beautiful storage case Ian (I saved your picts...

Beautiful storage case Ian (I saved your picts for reference)

Great for ribbon bars but judging from your pictures the drawers are probably deep enough to accomodate a lot of different stuff...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-22-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Jean-Claude
Hi Carlo, I gather you like Pilot badges?...

Hi Carlo,

I gather you like Pilot badges? :laugh: Great family you have there!

JC
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-22-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Jean-Claude
My first one was identical in the early 70's....

My first one was identical in the early 70's. Folded clips/pins (instead of rivets) are never a good sign

JC
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-22-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree! Beautiful Deumer GAB 1st pattern in...

I agree! Beautiful Deumer GAB 1st pattern in tombac & excellent condition thumbsup

JC
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-21-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Jean-Claude
Very nice Never saw that poster but to me...

Very nice

Never saw that poster but to me its very representative of what a lot of us would have perceived as a "dream collection" (and display) when I started in the early 70's

Thanks for...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-20-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Jean-Claude
Agreed! All the ones I have seen so far look...

Agreed! All the ones I have seen so far look aluminum and there may be tombac or nickel ones like the Heere 1st pattern too

Nothing to do with the Luft 1st pattern discussed here but I just...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-20-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Jean-Claude
Wait for the experts (like Jos) but wether...

Wait for the experts (like Jos) but wether original or not I find your eagle interesting because I have what looks like the same identical bird design with different hardware (crimped round copper...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 03-19-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Jean-Claude
Not sure what you mean by "tell-tale things" & "V...

Not sure what you mean by "tell-tale things" & "V eagles on buckles" Brian but as far as I know Pith helmet shields were either made of tombac, aluminum or zink and tombac ones were the best IMO....
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 03-19-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Jean-Claude
Looks like a nice original tombac set to me

Looks like a nice original tombac set to me
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 03-19-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Jean-Claude
Better safe than sorry Jacques...There is a...

Better safe than sorry Jacques...There is a fairly decent copy of the Schmidhäusssler spange floating around out there (shown at right)

Cheers

JC
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 03-14-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Jean-Claude
Wait for other opinions but your ribbon looks...

Wait for other opinions but your ribbon looks good to me. I got a similar single bar from a dealer on 25mm ribbon (15, 25 & 30mm ribbon were used on ribbon bars) with a different back set up than...
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