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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 07:58 PM
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Posted By peter monahan
Try a shop which sells boots to workmen - some...

Try a shop which sells boots to workmen - some still prefer leather laces and most good shoe/boot stores should have them.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By peter monahan
Very very 'minty', all of them. just my HO,...

Very very 'minty', all of them. just my HO, though. I'd save my shekels.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By peter monahan
I would say that it is meant to go on a...

I would say that it is meant to go on a 'windbreaker' [jacket] - probably worn by a vet or family member, not an issue item. It's not uncommon to see such things worn on civilian jackets by former...
Forum: International Militaria Forum Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By peter monahan
Another mystery solved! Good call, Didier and...

Another mystery solved! Good call, Didier and Bubble.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By peter monahan
I was interested but checked out the illustration...

I was interested but checked out the illustration SMP steered us to again and see that it is listed as "production date 1940s", so not my meat. :( And that, of course, invalidates my comments above...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By peter monahan
And our guys out in India/Pakistan with the UN...

And our guys out in India/Pakistan with the UN woukld have worn the sky blue UN beret, not their Canadian issue head gear. If they did occasionally wear their issue gear, certainly not often enough...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By peter monahan
Very nice - clearly marked abd so on. The...

Very nice - clearly marked abd so on.

The nail pattern on the sole is interesting too - its usually done in two rows round the outside to hold the sole to the uppers but this pattern is clearly...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By peter monahan
I suspect you're right, James. Possibly made for...

I suspect you're right, James. Possibly made for the modern French Army, if they're jobbing stuff out theses days, or one of the many French speaking African or Asian nations formerly colonies of. ...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By peter monahan
I agree, Paddywhack.

I agree, Paddywhack.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By peter monahan
The Commonwealth war Graves site will give you...

The Commonwealth war Graves site will give you details of the deaths, where they are buried and perhaps some details of the families, if the families chose to have that put on the stones. The site...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-16-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By peter monahan
Yes, the uniform, cap and hair styles are...

Yes, the uniform, cap and hair styles are definitely WWI or just after. I suspect it was printed up for what we'd call 'civil defence' volunteers rather than the army, as I belong to a WWI living...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By peter monahan
The Africa Star [WWII] and the GSM ribbon,...

The Africa Star [WWII] and the GSM ribbon, presumably for the Borneo operations, can't be that common to an RN bloke. A very nice uniform for a WWII and after collection! Please do save it if you...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-16-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By peter monahan
Now I'm confused, Chris. If it's Civil War...

Now I'm confused, Chris. If it's Civil War veteran's, why would it be Polish?

Peter
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 469
Posted By peter monahan
Yes, I'd be happy to own that one too, Mike. As...

Yes, I'd be happy to own that one too, Mike. As you say, honest use and an interesting story in the broken wrist with embedded [shrapnel, belt buckle, ???].

Lovely piece and certainly original...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By peter monahan
Very roughly: We received your letter with...

Very roughly:

We received your letter with pleasure seeing that you're home safe, as well as your friends. We,re very pleased we were able to do a small thing to remind you of your home and give...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By peter monahan
Looks like a survival knife, with water...

Looks like a survival knife, with water purification tablets and a compass. The attachedment on the tip of the scabbard and the slot in the blade make it into a wire cutter too, i think, which...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By peter monahan
A nice way to start a Rifles collection too. ...

A nice way to start a Rifles collection too. "There's something about a man... in dark green and black." :)
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By peter monahan
Hard to say much without seeing pictures. I do...

Hard to say much without seeing pictures. I do know a little bit about kukris but really can't say anything useful without photos, except that I would expect the scabbard to have broad arrow...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By peter monahan
Yes, I'd guess Turkish, nineteenth century. ...

Yes, I'd guess Turkish, nineteenth century. Here's an example of one with a very similar butt:...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By peter monahan
Full dress/mess dress for a Canadian militia...

Full dress/mess dress for a Canadian militia regiment of the WWI period. The regiment was reduced to 'nil strength' in 1965 - ie, does not really exist. The QV corwns may be an add-on or part of...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By peter monahan
Partisan That's what Chris is saying, yes,...

Partisan

That's what Chris is saying, yes, and I agree with him: looks good as a late war manufacture, over stamped latter for export. Nice find in that condition!

Peter
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-28-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By peter monahan
I believe the eagle headed one may be Italian :...

I believe the eagle headed one may be Italian : the Cross of Savoy arms in photo 8 and possibly Air Force, if the device in photo 6 is meant to be a propeller.

The other looks to be a European...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By peter monahan
Klaus I forgto to ask: are there any...

Klaus

I forgto to ask: are there any markings at all inside? Civvy boots won't have much other than size, but military issue usually has a few QM markings - size, model number, etc.

Older...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-25-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 469
Posted By peter monahan
There are a lot of repros. out there, plus all...

There are a lot of repros. out there, plus all the ones made in India/Afghanistan/Pakistan over the last 100 years and then more recently for the tourist trade. Plus, a US dealer just bought out...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-25-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By peter monahan
A very nice lot. Any identification of the...

A very nice lot. Any identification of the original owner?
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